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Background:I have known of my bouncing timing mark for sometimes and have learned one of the root causes is ignition distributor shaft axial and/or rotational play. So I called well known distributor rebuilder and told me rebuild time is approximately...
I wanted to make this a separate thread from the long one about my fixing Brian Ach's rust-contaminated tii to make it easier for other folks to find the pertinent information without having to look through pages and pages.Pursuant to the other thread,...
Spray castle nuts with penetrating oil several times over a course of a few days and let it to break loose surface tension rust and corrosion. Jack up and support vehicleRemove tireRemove cotter pinReplace tire and lower car to groundApply parking brak...
My son and I completed the installation of an electric fan in our 1970 Chamonix 2002. As with most things with this car, it wasn’t particularly difficult. It did require a little research (on this site), access to a couple of wiring diagrams, a small p...
1. Basic Description of 02 Charging/electrical SystemThe 02 charging system converts mechanical energy into electrical energy when the motor is running. Your 02 requires electrical energy to (i) start the motor and run the ignition system, and (ii)...

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Completed assembly of the E21 250 mm brakes. Also picked up the powder coated diff cover to close up my LSD.
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Contacted from Zimbabwe

petermeyer's Blog 02 Jul 2015
I have posted a few requests on this forum since I joined and have generally found constructive advice but my latest request elicited a reply from a "chap" in Zimbabwe who claimed to have been "min...
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2002 factory turbo parts blocked by BMW USA

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I should start out saying that I have bought $15k worth of parts through Mobile Traditions over the last 10 years for my turbo restoration. I have been satisfied up to the last 2 years when BMW swi...
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The Thing About Cars 01 Jul 2015
Years ago the new cars were revealed with much fanfare in September and October. Nowadays, not so much. I remember back in 2009 when Chevrolet introduced its newly updated Malibu they had a set of...
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Can you help me identify my model type

MY2002's Blog 26 Jun 2015
I have an old 2002 that I want to sell for parts, The body is in bad shape. I'm am not sure which model of the 2002 it is ? Can anyone help. Attached thumbnail(s)...
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Ignition Distributor Rehab

May 22 2015 04:25 PM | Buckeye in Electrical and Ignition

Background: I have known of my bouncing timing mark for sometimes and have learned one of the root causes is ignition distributor shaft axial and/or rotational play. So I called well known distributor rebuilder and told me rebuild time is approximately...

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What I Learned Pulling the Head Off the Kugelfi...

Jun 29 2015 06:54 PM | thehackmechanic in Engine and Drivetrain

I wanted to make this a separate thread from the long one about my fixing Brian Ach's rust-contaminated tii to make it easier for other folks to find the pertinent information without having to look through pages and pages. Pursuant to the other threa...

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Installation of 12” SPAL fan with Massive Mount...

Dec 12 2010 07:51 AM | duckdudess in Engine and Drivetrain

My son and I completed the installation of an electric fan in our 1970 Chamonix 2002. As with most things with this car, it wasn’t particularly difficult. It did require a little research (on this site), access to a couple of wiring diagrams, a small p...

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The 02 Charging System

Jun 04 2015 10:19 AM | Chris_B in Electrical and Ignition

1. Basic Description of 02 Charging/electrical SystemThe 02 charging system converts mechanical energy into electrical energy when the motor is running. Your 02 requires electrical energy to (i) start the motor and run the ignition system, and (ii)...

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Valve Adjustment for BMW M10 Motor

Jan 03 2013 04:23 PM | Collinster742002 in Engine and Drivetrain

Article 1: Original Author: Sam Schultz Valve Adjustment for BMW 1602-2002 M10 Motor The process of adjusting the valves needs to be done at every major service. This service happens every 15,000 miles or so. Failure to properly adjust the valves wil...

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How to use search

May 20 2015 05:56 PM | visionaut in FAQ Use

I'm guessing most folks are thrown off by the Search box's default search location tracking with their current location within the site (aka Inline Search), and/or the fact that a "search scope" is even being employed, indicated by the menu label on th...

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Replacing the front main seal

Jun 02 2015 05:31 AM | Stevenc22 in Engine and Drivetrain

If you have an oil leak from the front of the engine, it may just be the front main seal. You should first rule out items higher on the engine like the valve cover and the timing chain cover, but once you decide it's the front main seal, replacing it i...

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