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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
  • 24th MidAmerica 02 Fest Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    04/29/2024    05/01/2024
    Drives, tech sessions, car show, tech quiz, awards, giant door prize raffle Past three events have averaged 70+ 2002s from all over the US Best Western Inn of the Ozarks 479-231-3863  

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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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    Post Swap and Show Tacos and Beer at the FAQ Headquarters

    05/04/2024, 10:00 PM
    Post Swap and Show "Tacos and Beer Party" is back! Let's eat some Tacos and drink some beer after the big BayArea02 Event. Bring yourself. Nothing else is needed. We have several beds, a couple of air beds, lots of couches, and floor space if you want to stay the night. Many have done this in the past. The last time we managed to fit 12 cars in the driveway and the rest at the bottom of the hill. I think we can do better than that 🙂 I think 17 is the magic number.

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  • Dash updates from MVP

    Someone else may have posted this recently but was getting impatient so messaged MVP. Cant get here soon enough!  

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    Coolant hose kits for tii, silicone vs standard?

    Time to refresh all the cooling system on my '74 tii. Looking at the complete silicone kit from Ireland vs the kit from Blunt. It looks like the Ireland kit is more complete with the return pipe but I am not sure if the silicone is the right choice. Does it hold up, leak free, just as well? Also wondering if they are too shiny. I did some searching but only found pics of the blue set, I would get the black ones. Does anyone have a picture of them installed?         vs      

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    gambitpaul
    BMW 2002 and other '02 1

    74 tii Fuel leak by front cover inside engine

    Dear 2002 tii community, I started my 1974 tii today and the fuel smell was stronger than usual, After 5 minutes, I turned off the car, I went outside and saw that fuel was dripping beneath the engine.  After reviewing some of the discussions on this site I decided to replace the two hoses (yellow arrows).  I restarted the car and let it run, but fuel was coming out of the front cover next to the four hoses that go into the injection system ( red arrow). Hoping someone can shed some light o

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    Jangun
    BMW 2002 and other '02 4
  • 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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    BritshIron
    History and Reference 19

    Troubleshoot a Tii Cold Start Circuit

    Troubleshooting your Cold Start Circuit The Tii cold start circuit consists of several components. If you suspect the system doesn't work, a few basic troubleshooting steps with a voltmeter will help you track down the problem. And don’t be surprised if it isn’t always the cold start relay (CSR) - the biggest “aha moment” I had was realizing that the thermo-time switch (TTS) provided the timing, not the CSR. (Lesson learned - if the system isn’t spraying fuel long enough, check the thermo-t

    JsnPpp
    JsnPpp
    Electrical and Ignition 7

    Installation of BMW 2002 Door Glass and Door Components

    Installation of BMW 2002 Door Glass and Door Components Larry Gray @2002#3  and Karl Bergmann @bergie33 (6/27/23)   A door or window component installed out of order can easily block the installation of a subsequent part(s).  The result can be wasted time, lost energy, and mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual upheaval.  Therefore, a reasonable and practical order of installation of components is important to overall '02 happiness.  This tech article will cover the proper ord

    bergie33
    bergie33
    Body and Interior 10
  • 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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    thehackmechanic
    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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    thehackmechanic
    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

    thehackmechanic
    thehackmechanic
    The Hack Mechanic 5
  • Starting to get kinda wired!

    So this week I pulled at a thread and ended up getting a good bit of work done.   I got a small relay/fuse box from Amazon and was able to get it mounted and wired.    As per my previous post I installed a pair of 120 DB air horns.  I am not sure about the town you live in, but traffic here in Toronto is hand to hand combat at best.  If you can't be seen, you can be heard.    The horns require a dedicated relay and the LED headlight harness requires a dedicated relay for each light.  I

    Dudeland
    Dudeland
    Boost for Goosed 1

    Getting closer

    First I measured center line for both chassis. And rear axle line for both. So rear wheel would be in correct position in regards to 02 shell. This was very time consuming. Lowering and alingning 02 on top of E85 floor to see where to cut next. Then winch 02 up to make room to work. Back down again, aling. Repeat. When I got to about 5 cm from touch down I found out that my support cage was getting in way. I had to make cage to outside of 02 chassis and remove tubing from the cockpit. This was a

    tzei
    tzei
    Z00Z 2

    And cut

    First I confirmed rear axle line as this going to match 02 chassis rear axle line. Marked position to chassis and table. This was actually done before last supports was added.   Determided center line for both chassis and rear axle line for 02 chassis. This was very time consuming and frustrating task but I needed to get this right.   Then it was plasma cutter time. What a fancy tool! Cutting goes so painlessly and gets to places that angle grinder doesn’t. Also it’s very eas

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    tzei
    Z00Z
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