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    BMW 2002 FAQ has been the go-to resource for all your BMW 2002 and Neue Klasse car needs for over 20 years. Founded in 2002, this site quickly became the primary resource for vintage BMW owners. Today, it boasts over one million forum posts, 300 blogs, and 200 articles covering everything from news and events to technical instructions. The site has a gallery with over 6,000 images, a wheel database, a growing video collection, and 17 location-specific clubs. With a full calendar of BMW 2002 and Neue Klass events and an ever-increasing registry, the BMW 2002 FAQ is the place for any BMW enthusiast.

     

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  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
  • Classic car event in dallas

    04/20/2024
    Would be great if some 02's came   show is on the 29th of April last day for tickets is 28th . 4/29/2023 10:00 AM to 04/29/2023 02:00 PM registration website PPC Car Show 2024 PRESERVATIONPARKCITIES.TICKETSPICE.COM Get Tickets for PPC Car Show 2024. Ticket sales close April 20th 2024. location Burleson Park (3000 University Blvd)

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    Swap & Show 2024

    05/04/2024, 04:00 PM    10:00 PM
    BayArea 02 Swap & Show, 4 May 2024, Marina at Brisbane, California. Please preregister on Motorsportreg starting on 17 March.  Preregistration is $25 until 27 April (when preregistration closes) while the on-site fee on 4 May will be $30.  Graphic artist Kile Brekke designed our T-shirts and printed materials again this year and as you see they look excellent!   Please preregister early to help us plan.  We will have a named bag for each preregistrant.

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  • Shop Manual Suggestion

    Hi - looking for a shop manual - what is the consensus on the best one to get?   BMW 2000, A, TI, Tilux, CA ,CS & 2002. 1966-71. Autobook Workshop Manual WWW.EBAY.COM A very comprehensive publication with many illustrations and photos.   or - BMW 2000 & 2002 1966-1976 Owners Workshop Manual  (the green covered manual)   or - the Haynes Manual -  Amazon.com WWW.AMAZON.COM    

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    BMW Neue Klasse Discussion

    Racing front Struts & Brakes- what do i have/identification?

    New to me 2002 Race car.  Trying to learn more about the Front Suspension/Struts and Brakes.  Can anyone help id these parts please?  Thx, Paul (location is chicago IL). 

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    BMW 2002 and other '02 5

    Cluster Connector Pin Removal

    The gift that keeps on giving.....I pulled my dash and interior and the more I dig, the more I find to fix.  My instrument cluster connector wires are a mess.  They are old and brittle and some of the repairs I am finding are suspect.  I searched the archives and found someone who posted a tool to remove the sockets from the connector, but no part number was given.  Does anyone know the correct tool to remove the sockets?  Do they even sell new sockets?   I am also guessing that this i

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  • BMW 02 Series Rear Panel Badging

    A History of BMW 02 Series Rear Panel Badging, Including Changes and Placement of Numbers, Letters, Script, Badges, Roundels, and Emblems for the Rear Panels of 1502, 1600-2, 1602, 1800, 1802, & 2002 BMW Sedans, & Touring Cars 1600, 2000, 2000tii, 1800, 1802, 2002, 2002tii, along with Baur Cabriolets and Other 02 Variants, 1966-77     Abstract The authors researched the design and placement of rear panel (tail panel) identification letters and

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    History and Reference 11

    Leather Wrapping a BMW 2002 Steering Wheel

    Are you a proud owner of a classic BMW 2002? Join me on a thrilling journey of steering wheel transformation inspired by the captivating manufacturing video on azaautowheel.com. Discover how to infuse your stock wheel with a fatter leather rim, elevating aesthetics and driving pleasure.   I have had many different steering wheels on my 1973 2002 over the years.  The manufacturing video gave me the idea of how to put a fatter leather rim on my stock wheel.      

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    Body and Interior 4

    Dropping the front subframe

    Before I dropped my front subframe, I searched the site for articles that provided the details on how to do this.  There were a lot of bullet pointed lists, one or two chronicles and a few older articles that no longer had working images or links.   Althought the process is pretty straightforward, it is always helpful to have a little detail, so here is my attempt to provide it.     Since I'm working solo on this car, I am breaking things down into one-person jobs.  I already have my e

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  • Freeing Stuck Rear Brake Adjusters

    One of my least favorite jobs on a 2002 is adjusting the rear brake shoes in order to lessen the brake pedal travel. In principle, it's easy—you just pull off the rear wheels, take a 17mm open-end wrench, put it on each of the two adjusting nuts on the backing plate behind each brake drum, rotate the drum, turn the adjuster until you can hear and feel the shoe rubbing against the drum, back the adjuster off a tiny bit, do the other adjuster, then move to the other side and do the same on the oth

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    The Hack Mechanic 21

    Front Strut Replacement The Hack Mechanic Way

    Front Strut Replacement   Overview Okay. It's time to replace your front struts. Maybe you're doing it as part of a shocks-and-struts job. Maybe you're updating the entire suspension—shocks and struts, springs, and sway bars. Maybe you're doing a full front end refresh including ball joints, tie rods, center track link, and idler bushings. Maybe you're doing an undercarriage refresh and are sandblasting and repainting the subframe and strut housings at the same time.   W

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    The Hack Mechanic 12

    Chillin' Louie: To Coldly Blow (Part IX: Firing it up, buttoning it up)

    Okay, with the compressor and bracket, condenser and fan, evaporator assembly, receiver-drier, hoses, and wiring installed, it was time to fire it up, then button it up. Similarly, with the project itself complete, it's time to button up this series of articles. As such, this is a long piece that touches on a number of topics.   Leak detection   There's a whole chapter in my a/c book devoted to leak detection, and specifically to the use of nitrogen or other dry inert gas to

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    thehackmechanic
    The Hack Mechanic 5
  • Sensor Success and Fire Safety Fun.

    So I am tidying things up in the trunk, and spent some time building out a bracket to hold my E85 sensor.  I wanted it out of the elements, so I decided to mount it in the trunk to keep it dry.  I got a PLA 3D printed mount and quickly realised that I needed to do a little better.    I built the bracket below, drilled and tapped it with my newly acquired metric tap set (amazon to the rescue). It turned out ok.  The tab that says fuel I will replace with a metal one.  It is sturdy now a

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    Dudeland
    Boost for Goosed

    EFI Plan

    I found the direction I wanted to go while watching a youtube clip of Matt Harrison's 2002 with ITBs. It just sounds beautiful.    I started ordering parts and learning about sensors and ECUs. I went with RHD ITBs, an ECUMaster Classic and some LS coils from the junk yard. While waiting for parts I started planning the wiring harness.       BMW 2002 m10 with ITB Throttle bodies and Ecumaster ecu" width="200">     I also did an upgrade tha

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    Verona Tii+ 7

    Fast forward to 2024

    I moved back to Anacortes in 2022 and reunited with the Tii, however I still didn't drive it much. In fact it mostly sat in the garage awaiting a resurgence of my interest... which happened in January of 2024.    I wanted to drive it again. But I knew that after sitting for a while it would be rough, especially since it never really ran smoothly to begin with.   As many of you know, the injection system is difficult to get right, especially if the rest of the engine has been

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