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  1. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Andrew.Thanks for the clarification and for...

    Andrew.Thanks for the clarification and for showing the corrected paint version and the name tag. I should have looked under my hood! It will be interesting to see what this car sells for. Phil
  2. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Andrew,OK, I'm confused. My car is "Topaz/Crema"...

    Andrew,OK, I'm confused. My car is "Topaz/Crema" and it doesn't look like these pictures. So you are saying that there is a different color officially called "Topaz Blue Metallic" (that looks like...
  3. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: It is called "Topaz Blue Metallic" so it is not...

    It is called "Topaz Blue Metallic" so it is not Topaz?
  4. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: All of the pictures of this car on the BAT site...

    All of the pictures of this car on the BAT site are that darker color. Looks like blue mixed with black. That is unfortunate as Topaz is much prettier than that. It will be interesting to see what...
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    Exactly the same thing happened to me on Tuesday....

    Exactly the same thing happened to me on Tuesday. Never happened before. I'll be watching this thread!Phil
  6. Sticky: I have Z8 (61115) in Topaz/Crema with just 3100...

    I have Z8 (61115) in Topaz/Crema with just 3100 miles. I'm not interested in selling it but I'm certainly curious what this car (61274) sells for. Given what Andrew has said about this seller, the...
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    2004 Ferrari 575

    2004 Ferrari 575 (2019-03-16 12:42:42)
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    1998 Ferrari 550

    1998 Ferrari 550 (2019-03-16 12:39:42)
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    Sticky: Well, it's the beginning of the 2019 driving...

    Well, it's the beginning of the 2019 driving season here in Western PA and click, click, click goes the starter! I'm surprised that the last post here was June 2017 - has the starter clicking...
  10. Poll: Norcal - Good points, especially since I think...

    Norcal - Good points, especially since I think that the stock wheel is perfect and would not want anything to distract from that.
  11. Poll: Z8 caliper color

    Here is an indoor flash picture (winter here outside too!) of front wheel Z8 caliper. Wear and tear - just under 3000 miles. Very dark grey in person. I would prefer yellow like the Ferrari...
  12. Thread: Transmission

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    While on the subject of the modern MINI, I spent...

    While on the subject of the modern MINI, I spent some time behind the wheel of the original Morris MINI 1971-1972 time frame. IIRC the floor was flat and the seats were chair like so the shifting...
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    "Performance package"

    Perhaps someone will contradict me but I don't think that the cross bar member of the "performance" package is necessary to protect the shock strut tower. The bolt down disks (shown in the DirkZ8...
  14. Craig,The actual name of the option that you want...

    Craig,The actual name of the option that you want installed to protect the strut towers is the Performance Package. I also suggest the you not use run flat tires as they tend to transmit more shock...
  15. Topaz color match?

    If anyone uses this system could you list your color and your sense of the color match?PhilTopaz-Crema
  16. Poll: Here are painted calipers on a Blu Pozzi 575 that...

    Here are painted calipers on a Blu Pozzi 575 that Dan MacKay did for me. This is a Big Brembo setup. I think yellow is a classic caliper color.

    Phil
    Philip Thackray
  17. Poll: Skip, I had mine done in black (topaz-crema). ...

    Skip,

    I had mine done in black (topaz-crema). Dan MacKay at Bradan on Long Island did the work. If you want a paint and/or process input I'm sure Dan would be happy to talk to you. I've sent a...
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    Sticky: Dirk, Bad solenoid contacts causing the...

    Dirk,

    Bad solenoid contacts causing the problem is consistent with higher battery voltages causing fewer non-start events.

    Do we know if the non-start events increase with increasing mileage? ...
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    Sticky: I have been a long time away from my Z8 (for...

    I have been a long time away from my Z8 (for various reasons) but I'm back to driving now and enjoying it.

    I too have the dreaded click problem but I made a little test this afternoon that...
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    Boomster, Z-acht, Thank you both. There is a...

    Boomster, Z-acht,

    Thank you both. There is a key slot next to the lid. The light was rather poor and I did not have my glasses on so the key slot just looked like a black dot to me. With a...
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    Boomster - thanks for your response. See a more...

    Boomster - thanks for your response. See a more details of my problem below:

    I have a 2001 Z8 with a year 2000 dated owner's manual (P/N 01 41 0 155 083). (There is no mention of a GPS for this...
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    Luggage Compartment Manual Operation

    My battery is dead (and not responding to a charge) so I need to manually open the Luggage Compartment (trunk :)). The owner's manual wants me to tilt the passenger seat forward, and lift the cover...
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    Sticky: Starting on second try. I have had this...

    Starting on second try.

    I have had this problem as well. My car is being serviced and the mechanic (who is very familiar with the Z8 engine but less familiar with the Z8) has suggested that this...
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    I have a 1998 540i Sport next to the Z8. V8 with...

    I have a 1998 540i Sport next to the Z8. V8 with stick and the M suspension but not the M engine. Still... great to drive.

    Phil
    61115 Topaz Crema
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    Ethanol free high Octane fuel

    Interesting blurb on fuel properties (scroll down to Four Key Properties of Fuel and Octane Numbers and What They Represent)
    http://www.vpracingfuels.com/page469659.html#Section15613263

    Locally,...
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    I have the Master Blaster too. Here is Griot's...

    I have the Master Blaster too. Here is Griot's take on it: Eight-Peak Horsepower Air Blower - Griot's Garage
    I subscribe to "don't touch the paint if at all possible".
    Cheers,
    Phil
    61115...
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    Bill,

    Bill,<O:p</O:p
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    Are the first set of strut pictures the right strut or left strut? Unless there is camera distortion the one strut is domed. The other one may be slightly domed again may...
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    Bill,

    Bill,<O:p</O:p
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    Strut tower can be damaged with little or no change in hood to fender spacing. When the hood to fender spacing begins to change the damage is worst. Look for domed strut...
  29. Gregesq, Idiocracy ? too funny! A friend...

    Gregesq,

    Idiocracy ? too funny!

    A friend and I were watching a gas well being drilled on a neighboring property. He described a scene - 100 years from now - of two men, dressed in rags,...
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    I have no idea if my radio works - I've never...

    I have no idea if my radio works - I've never turned it on!!

    Regards,

    Phil
    61115 Topaz/Crema
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    Andrew,

    Andrew,
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    I like that very much. Did you try a hint of spokes and/or wheels? There is a lot of ?marine mammal? in the sketch shown. Some wheel/spoke would short circuit that out on the...
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    Hi guys, It worked for me - nice.\! I have...

    Hi guys,

    It worked for me - nice.\! I have one of those old half helmits in the garage from my brother's motorcycle racing days in the 60's.

    Thanks Andrew,

    Phil
    61115 Topaz/Crema
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    Any time voltage meters are used, calibration is...

    Any time voltage meters are used, calibration is an issue. Here is a very inexpensive (but good) voltage reference:
    ...
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    Andrew,

    Andrew,<O:p</O:p
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    Too bad? ?It would have been glorious? (in keeping with the Star Trek theme of this thread)!!!<O:p</O:p
    <O:p</O:p
    What use of icons and letters will BMW allow? How does...
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    Andrew,

    Andrew,<O:p</O:p
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    Perhaps you could obtain the rights to use the BMW Roundel along with the letters Z8, and BMW in the appropriate font. Then partner with made to order clothing people...
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    Jerry, Tasha Yar while she was under the...

    Jerry,

    Tasha Yar while she was under the influence of the polywater virus.

    I'm afraid that I hijacked this thread with my Quatloo response to Gregesq. The Value Of This Board is an important...
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    Gregesq, It is interesting that in the...

    Gregesq,

    It is interesting that in the original Star Trek, the Captain did all the aliens (not to mention the first black/white TV kiss) but in The Next Generation, that duty fell to #2, Will...
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    Gregesq,

    Gregesq,
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    Ahhh Quatloos. It been a while since I have had dealings on Triskelion.
    <O:p</O:p
    It?s Shahna I remember most from that episode!!
    <O:p</O:p
    Phil
    61115 Topaz/Crema
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    When I was a kid driving sticks back in the...

    When I was a kid driving sticks back in the sixties we heel/toed or toe/heeled everything depending on the pedal setup. The cars we drove back then were so under powered (MG, TR, Morgan, Jag 140,...
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    Jerry, I like those too!! Phil 61115...

    Jerry,

    I like those too!!

    Phil
    61115 Topaz/Crema
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