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    It does not matter if you have had your Vintage BMW since it was new or if you just acquired your first one, whether you have one BMW 2002 or many Neue Klasse cars sitting in your garage, whether it is dedicated race car, or concourse queen, or a crusty daily driver, BMW 2002 FAQ is the place for you.

  • 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 5

    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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    The Hack Mechanic 5

    Chillin' Louie (Part VIII: Wiring)

    With all the major components installed and the hoses made, the next task was wiring the system up. This will be a short one (that's not an electrical joke :^), as in a car like this, the wiring is trivial.   Wiring diagram   Someone (Conserv, probably) had posted a copy of the Clardy wiring diagram. It is below.     More general, and probably more useful, is the diagram I have in my a/c book:   Generic wiring diagram from Just Needs a Re

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    The Hack Mechanic
  • 20th Annual 020202 Show and Swap

    02/05/2022, 05:00 PM    08:00 PM
    Hard to believe, but it's the 20th Anniversary of our annual 020202 Show and Swap event.   WHEN: February 5, 2022, 9am to 12pm WHERE: Don Armeni Boat Ramp Parking Lot, 1222 Harbor Ave Sw, West Seattle 98116    Google Maps GOO.GL Seattle, WA   Pray for decent weather, get your car in shape, gather your spare parts, and head down to our regular spot in West Seattle.    As we're still in the middle of the pandem

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    Events 1

    RGB Off Season GTG at Mecklenburg Gardens in Cincinnati

    02/12/2022, 11:30 PM    02/13/2022, 04:00 AM
    I have changed the date from January  22nd due to the NFL playoff schedule and the recent success of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Super Bowl will be on February 13th, so we should be able to work with the day before the SUPER-DUPER Bowl. If we wish, we can retire to the nearby Highland Coffee House (which sits catty-corner to Mecklenburg) afterwards for a late night coffee or night cap.   Address:  302 E. University Avenue,  Cincinnati, OH  45219.

    SF Bay Area Neue Klasse & Kaffee - Los Gatos

    02/19/2022, 04:00 PM    07:00 PM
    Neue Klasse and Kaffee is a monthly gathering of BMW Neue Klasse and other Vintage Cars in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Los Gatos events are on the third Saturday of every month. All fun cars and people are welcome!   We will gather downtown Los Gatos in Parking Lot 3 behind Loma Coffee Bar.  2002FAQ will provide coffee and Doughnuts. 2002 FAQ will be on-site from 8am to 11:00am.   http://neueklasseundkaffee.com   I will have

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    Events
  • switch to mls gasket from IE?

    Any advantage to swap to a mls gasket from IE on our race motor?  Besides tweaking quench using slightly thinner gaskets do they really hold up vs factory or leak oil etc?   Motor has S14 short block 13.24:1; block decked to use a stock S14 headgasket. We'll have the head off this winter to change rockers and use a bigger camshaft. Original intention of the build was make it around the stock S14 due to older issues with mls off the internet. It's been leak free for 4 years. Just want t

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    BMW 2002 and other '02 16

    hood latch part number

    i zinc plated the hood latch bar , after plating the bar came without the latch , picture attached . any idea what's the part number?

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    BMW 2002 and other '02 6

    Wallace

    After months of waiting, wondering, thinking this would be a scam or fall through or generally not happen, this turned up today:       We name cars in our family, so the tradition continues with the 02. With it being Christmas and all, I suggested Bob Wallace to my 8-year old son, who just said “I like just Wallace.” So he is.   So far, no brakes or clutch and the fluid reservoir is dry, which suggests that we need to flush and bleed as a first order of business. Next, driver’s side w

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    BMW 2002 and other '02 412
  • E21 race car

    So i had this and raced it. 2.2L M10 kf-injection, slides, ZF 5 speed, 4.44:1 lsd etc. It was  red when I got it.

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    Paint

    Primer: 1st DeBeer - gray 2nd 4CR - white top coat: Spies Hecker BMW Colorado some Zn spray to critical zones Black chip guard   1st time i got to paint in owen & good lights. Was fun.

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    Tzei’s Garage

    Introduction

    Hi everyone! My name is Jenna and I purchased my car on March 20th of 2020. I started to grow a fascination with cars and really wanted something to get my hands on to help me learn. I had been in search of a project for a couple of months when my one of my dad's friends mentioned a BMW he would be willing to sell that would be the perfect fit. At the time, I didn't know much about 2002's at all (and admittedly I still have a lot to learn), but it seemed like a wonderful opportunity. Me, my

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    jdbaker789
    1976 BMW 2002 Project 2
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  • Odometer Repair

    Written by Curt Ingraham Tuesday, 06 June 2006 (edited by Scott Sislane 4/12/2020)   If your speedo still works, but the odometer has stopped paying attention, you have the classic 2002 odometer failure. You can take it to a speedo shop and pay $75-150 for a repair, or pick up a used instrument cluster at a swap meet or salvage yard for less than half that. Chances are, if you are skilled with tools and patient, you can fix it yourself for free. Rear of the Instrument Cluste

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    Body and Interior 6

    Changing Front Strut Bearings

    Changing the strut bearings means getting the struts out. I can deal with engines and drivelines, but I know diddly squat about suspension, so I got hopelessly confused by both the terminology, and by what attaches to what, functions how, and can move in which way. Hence, here's a pictorial guide to changing strut bearings. You know you will want to change yours if there are large cracks in the rubber support, even though I now realise that the consequences of the rubber support failing are not

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    Suspension and Steering 2

    Installing The Front and Rear Windshields

    Parts: Windshield Seals Front - p/n 51317440154 Rear - p/n 51311817764 2 X Lockstrips - p/n 51311803265 2 X Lockstrip Cup p/n 51317440106 Materials: Clear Silicone Caulk Spray Bottle of Soapy Water 25 ft. of 3/16” Cotton Rope Masking Tape Tools: Caulk Gun Small Flathead Screwdriver Lockstrip Tool (I used this one from Aegis Tools.) Apparently, AEGIS Tools no longer sells the roller lockstrip tool. You can get it here now: https://www.hitechglazing.com/product/278100

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    ClayW
    Body and Interior 7
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