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    Hi Ted My understanding has always been that -...

    Hi Ted
    My understanding has always been that - as you say, oil drains away from the top of the engine. So if you are starting it for short periods you are repeatedly running it with a suboptimal...
  2. Thread: Tires

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    Run flat

    Those tires are pretty old. I am not sure if the newer run flats are much improved. When I bought my car (7000 miles) the inner casing of the run flats had begun to decay. There were literally...
  3. Thread: The Virus

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    Do as you will. Just keep in mind that the...

    Do as you will. Just keep in mind that the experts are the same people at the greatest risk of contracting the virus. And recommendations come from the same people who are advising you to: lose...
  4. Thread: The Virus

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    And I meant to say that gloves ARE a good idea. ...

    And I meant to say that gloves ARE a good idea. Masks are no help unless you are trying to decrease transmission to others
  5. Thread: The Virus

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    From an emergency physician - stay safe. Gloves...

    From an emergency physician - stay safe. Gloves arent a good idea Andrew. A mask, however, isnt going to help anyone unless you are infected and trying to avoid spreading it to others.

    Use...
  6. Rear Light

    I attempted to get in touch with this company a while back. Crickets.

    dave p
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    I used an aftermarket top from GAHH. It has held...

    I used an aftermarket top from GAHH. It has held up with no issues and is high quality.
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    Hey satch - I knocked mine off and it rolled down...

    Hey satch - I knocked mine off and it rolled down a grate. sigh! That was a few years ago. I couldn't find the part # either - let me know if you source one

    dave P
  9. Agreed as well. Bringatrailer has been a good...

    Agreed as well. Bringatrailer has been a good site. Ive bought and sold a few vehicles through the site and had no issues. I did buy one car through ebay (my z8 ironically) - but I saw it in...
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    Sticky: Poll: I was told "not a North American Z8 problem". I...

    I was told "not a North American Z8 problem". I had the dealer here in North Vancouver try as well. They were hopeful but made no more progress than me. Its interesting - when I press on the top...
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    Wowza. The BAT buyer did well.:)

    Wowza. The BAT buyer did well.:)
  12. Thread: New guy

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    hmmmm where is the car located?

    hmmmm where is the car located?
  13. vanos? nope

    I had a 'vanos' issue. The dealer told me the vanos needed replacement. I replaced the sensor for about 60 bucks. Totally fine since. This is one of the problems with computers - they may...
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    Sticky: Hi Deb I had my soft top window repaired...

    Hi Deb I had my soft top window repaired several times. It kept coming apart. The problem is that the lip of fabric is not wide enough. I ultimately bit the bullet and replaced my soft...
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    Interestingly, whenever my battery is absolutely...

    Interestingly, whenever my battery is absolutely fully charged(just come off charger or after 20 minutes running) my signal light works perfectly. If the battery isnt 100% i lose the lowest bar of...
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    My reading indicates that BMW switched to 75-140...

    My reading indicates that BMW switched to 75-140 for the M3. I really dont see a downside to a higher standard (other than a theoretical slight increase in drag)
    My BMW fanatic friends at...
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    I did this quite a few years ago. Its pretty...

    I did this quite a few years ago. Its pretty easy to do yourself even if you are not mechanically inclined. You just need strong fingers
  18. It suspends particles within it, as opposed to...

    It suspends particles within it, as opposed to non detergent types which stick particles to surfaces. The problem beinv that galleys and journals get slowly blocked
  19. Is it a detergent oil? If so it has simply has...

    Is it a detergent oil? If so it has simply has suspended material in it. Thats not necessarily bad - as long as you have been changing your oil regularly. There is a point where it becomes...
  20. I deal extensively with police on a daily basis...

    I deal extensively with police on a daily basis and have a lot of RCMP (the mounties) ties so, I would say that I am likely more 'pro' police than many. The vast majority of these individuals are...
  21. Hey Carter - send me a pic of the grille. I...

    Hey Carter - send me a pic of the grille. I am pretty sure that you put your fingers between the slots and squeeze a little and then pull. I can't get to my car right now or i'd test it for...
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    Good to hear they are available but far from...

    Good to hear they are available but far from ideal. 1600 euros for a defective lamp assembly doesn't leave me with a feeling of goodwill. Its almost worse that some were given allowance and not...
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    BMW glue seems to be somewhat less than ideal. ...

    BMW glue seems to be somewhat less than ideal. My car lived in Vegas for most of it's life. I haven't any hardtop liner issues yet. I do have dash delamination though.
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    Lucy :: 1959 Austin Mini

    Lucy :: 1959 Austin Mini (2016-03-17 03:58:10)
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    Brenda :: 1971 Ford Escort

    Brenda :: 1971 Ford Escort (2016-03-17 03:44:29)
  26. ford escort

    Very nice. I have a 71 Escort. The cars sold in Germany were left hand drive
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    Interestingly - I just did a long charge. Light...

    Interestingly - I just did a long charge. Light is normal again. This could be coincidence. I'll post if it loses the lower portion of the light and starts blinking quickly again
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    OK Norcal, When you are ready let me know how...

    OK Norcal,

    When you are ready let me know how I may be of help

    dave p
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    You can count me in too - even with my battered...

    You can count me in too - even with my battered Canadian dollar. Ive no headlight issues but i am happy to help. Let me know. Dave p
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    Theres one on ebay for 75 dollars Dave

    Theres one on ebay for 75 dollars

    Dave
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    I have a '59 mini called Lucy. A parody on...

    I have a '59 mini called Lucy. A parody on 'loose' pieces
    and a bright orange Ford Escort rally car called Brenda Lee - Brenda was the code name for the Escort during its development and the car...
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    I finally got thru today. Absolutely no luck...

    I finally got thru today. Absolutely no luck here. BMW Canada says call USA. BMW USA says call Canada. The Canadians say they "have never even heard of a PUMA # nor any recall issue with the z8...
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    Dieter Please send me the correct contact...

    Dieter

    Please send me the correct contact information as well. Dave P (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
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    Poor show from BMW. I will take my car to the...

    Poor show from BMW. I will take my car to the shop but at this stage I feel as though i am being treated as a second class citizen. Will see what comes of this from the shop......
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    Hey Ted. Yes. I'd considered that. Keep your...

    Hey Ted. Yes. I'd considered that. Keep your fingers crossed that it misbehaves on the day
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    Actually - it may be. Amazon.ca is limited and...

    Actually - it may be. Amazon.ca is limited and until recently it was just sad. Getting better slowly
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    In floor heating dave

    In floor heating

    dave
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    Hi Dieter Thanks to everyone for their stellar...

    Hi Dieter

    Thanks to everyone for their stellar work on this.

    I 'think' you have my info, which I emailed to you, but I am not sure. Do you plan to send out a list of those who have...
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    no - 'Pneu Canada' (Canadian tire) :)

    no - 'Pneu Canada' (Canadian tire) :)
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    Great news. European or North American lights? ...

    Great news. European or North American lights? I gather BMW canada will do the same. Dave p
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