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  1. Awesome info! I had already replaced the shift...

    Awesome info! I had already replaced the shift knob myself. A mechanic will be replacing the other bits mentioned as well as other repair items. So at a mechanic's rate, I was hoping for a simple...
  2. Replacing bits under the center console (shifter trim, seat heater switches)

    I'm about to have the shifter painted trim insert replaced as well as the heated seat switches, both for cosmetic reasons.

    Question is can the shifter painted tray insert be removed without having...
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    Definitely not with color `impregnated' for parts...

    Definitely not with color `impregnated' for parts coming from BMW now. Both the seat plastic side trim and seat back plastic trim comes without color. I guess it's a cost savings move by BMW to just...
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    These parts are NLA painted from BMW...they only...

    These parts are NLA painted from BMW...they only now come in unpainted black plastic. Is the interior trim paint code for Black also 668 (exterior paint code) or something else? I'm having new seat...
  5. Thread: CT DMV Present

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    Can't speak for CT, but for CA a classic plate...

    Can't speak for CT, but for CA a classic plate also `requires' that the car is seldomly driven (ie, not a daily driver). I just got the renewal for the classic plates on my 507 and it went up a...
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    I insure all 4 of my classics, including the Z8,...

    I insure all 4 of my classics, including the Z8, with Chubb for agreed value, zero deductible. Way cheaper than Hagerty. Although I've had no claims to deal with, I've had no issues with my...
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    Sticky: Correct...OEM cloth is NLA But here's a...

    Correct...OEM cloth is NLA
    But here's a non-logo'd version to check out...scroll down to Rear Window Guard/Protector - Z8

    http://www.roadstersolutions.com/page42.html
  8. Thread: sticky knobs

    by dinoz8
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    Appears prices have jumped since I bought them in...

    Appears prices have jumped since I bought them in Feb...now more like $188ea. Part No. 64116902826
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    - - - Updated - - - Have you found that...

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    Have you found that info, or the column you wrote? My mechanic is about to embark on a journey of removing the center console in order to replace the console trim, the seat...
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    Shop around for parts...BMW dealers are notorious...

    Shop around for parts...BMW dealers are notorious for price gouging. My go-to site is mybimmerparts.com, although they've eliminated their free-shipping-for-orders-over-$99 policy...now the threshold...
  11. Thread: Color Premium

    by dinoz8
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    Rare (low production) colors always seem to bring...

    Rare (low production) colors always seem to bring in more money, all other things being equal. Of course there are some colors that are rare but so hideous that the value is hindered by the color.
    ...
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    I suppose if you don't have the original window...

    I suppose if you don't have the original window sticker, then it's factory documentation of the car's config
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    Link to form ...

    Link to form

    https://www.bmwgroup-classic.com/content/dam/grpw/websites/bmwgroup-classic_com/services-&-shop/restaurierung-und-expertise/Order_Form_Certificate_engl.pdf
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    There is/was a TDMA BMW flip phone on eBay, but I...

    There is/was a TDMA BMW flip phone on eBay, but I believe the early Z8's had the CDMA version...correct?
  15. Sticky: Have you forgotten to add in the 12.5% buyers fee...

    Have you forgotten to add in the 12.5% buyers fee ($50+k) and cost to ship it overseas (preferably not on a container ship that's also carrying a bunch of EV's)?
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    Sticky: Poll: Impressive difference! Can anyone point me to the...

    Impressive difference! Can anyone point me to the step-by-step procedure for removal of the headlamps so I can send mine for refurbishment?
  17. Sold at $275k + buyer premium (12% on 1st $250k,...

    Sold at $275k + buyer premium (12% on 1st $250k, I believe 10% on amount above $250k)
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    The gasket is NLA...any chance you could create a...

    The gasket is NLA...any chance you could create a template drawing so others can reproduce the gasket for their performance package?
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    Does anyone have a template for the NLA gasket...

    Does anyone have a template for the NLA gasket and a recommended source for the material?
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    When the full front PPF was installed, the...

    When the full front PPF was installed, the installer was able to cleanly remove the hood emblem for me. For the trunk emblem, I simply and carefully used a Dremel tool to cut the old damaged emblem...
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    New hood struts are ordered, but do they just pop...

    New hood struts are ordered, but do they just pop off at each end or is there any special way, or preferred tool, to remove the old and attach the new?
  22. Sticky: You do realize that a brand new OEM hardtop stand...

    You do realize that a brand new OEM hardtop stand can be purchased from BMW for $500+shipping...
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    Understood, but that was 10 years ago. Surely...

    Understood, but that was 10 years ago. Surely they would now issue certificates for BMW's that are 20 years old.
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    Bump... ...

    Bump...

    http://www.bmw-classic.com/2/webmill.php?id=630867

    This link doesn't seem to get me to where I could attempt to order a certificate. Is there an updated link?

    Found it...
    ...
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    https://www.mybimmerparts.com/oem-parts/bmw-hardto...

    https://www.mybimmerparts.com/oem-parts/bmw-hardtop-trolley-h8210d-82157037901

    Only $8 more, but shipping is free and they've never charged me sales tax, which can be significant on a $500 item.
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    I guess I needed to clarify...I only shop US...

    I guess I needed to clarify...I only shop US parts providers, which includes US BMW dealerships. The cost for international shipping is pretty outrageous. Since the link provided does not show the...
  27. I understand the desire for a low miles car (let...

    I understand the desire for a low miles car (let somebody else resolve the problems), but never understood the big premium for an ultra low miles car. You can't drive it or you erase that premium you...
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    I haven't been able to find them, so where...

    I haven't been able to find them, so where exactly are you referring to when you say BMW?
  29. But you have to toss out the Alpina’s to make a...

    But you have to toss out the Alpina’s to make a fair assessment, don’t you think?
  30. Guess I'm missing something...the last several...

    Guess I'm missing something...the last several red Z8's sold for well under $225k, so how is $275-350k in line with recent sales? I understand the extra low mileage plays a factor, but that much of...
  31. 2002 Z8 (#61799) Red/Black 2200mi Z8 sold at Gooding, Amelia Island for $307,500 in total

    Seems pretty aggressive with an estimate range of $275-350k.

    https://www.goodingco.com/lot/2002-bmw-z8-1/
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    Video left out shock tower support install.

    Video left out shock tower support install.
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    I've found that ECS Tuning can be significantly...

    I've found that ECS Tuning can be significantly more expensive than MyBimmerParts; $610.17 for struct brace from ECS Tuning vs $519.52 (plus free shipping) from MyBimmerParts. I price compare...
  34. Thread: sticky knobs

    by dinoz8
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    I've located a source for these knobs for $149ea

    I've located a source for these knobs for $149ea
  35. Thread: sticky knobs

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    So if the knob black tabs are replaceable, where...

    So if the knob black tabs are replaceable, where can they be found?
  36. Thread: sticky knobs

    by dinoz8
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    I need to replace my heater knobs, not because...

    I need to replace my heater knobs, not because they're sticky, but because the black portions are cracked (maybe from living in TX?). So did you ever figure out how to remove the knobs?

    And is...
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    I just received all the performance package...

    I just received all the performance package parts, except for the NLA gasket, from Bimmerparts.com

    Also, ignore the prices shown on the realoem site. The related site with current pricing is...
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    Sticky: Poll: In case it hasn't been covered before, I doubt...

    In case it hasn't been covered before, I doubt many Z8 owners are willing to remove their headlights without having a reasonable expectation of when they'd be done and returned so their Z8 can be...
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    The local BMW dealer quoted me something absurd...

    The local BMW dealer quoted me something absurd like $4700 to fix that radio/nav cover issue...about $600 for the mechanism and the rest in labor! Maybe I'll try wiggling it first...:rotflmao:
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    Any update on this stuck open issue? My 2001 has...

    Any update on this stuck open issue? My 2001 has the same problem...always open, will not stay closed when I push the panel to cover up the radio/nav display.
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