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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.

  • Not the 49-Mile Drive-2022 on 10 December__Save the Date!

    12/10/2022Not the 49-Mile Drive 2022 on 10 December, 2022 is getting close!   UPDATE: We will start the rally at our old location, the West (beach) side of Great Highway across from Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park.  Meet by 9:30 AM so all cars can be off before 10:00 AM.  We’re planning for the possibility of finishing near an agglomeration of food trucks where you can buy outdoor nourishment. In any case we still encourage social distancing, masking and other protocol to make sure our rally ca

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  • Turn Signal and High Beam Indicator light not working

    1976 2002   Instrument indicator lights not working. Turn signals and high beams work, hazard switch works as well. I upgraded to a new flasher but prior to that the lights were not working. It appears both just stopped working. Not sure if it is bulbs but it seems odd that both would be bad.   Any ideas?

    Fla2002
    Fla2002
    BMW 2002 and other '02 2

    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    We had a very useful article deleted by someone Let's collect what you do your 2002 daily again im restarting  

    Berk Ergin
    Berk Ergin
    BMW 2002 and other '02 10016

    hood torsion bar adjustment?

    I just got my '76 out of the paint shop (for the second time, don't ask!) and it seems the propensity of the hood to fall with the slightest bump or puff of air has gotten worse. I've searched the archives, and, while there are excellent posts on adjusting the alignment and gaps on the hood, I don't find much useful about adjusting the spring load to hold the hood up.  About the only mentions I've found say something to the effect of, "if it wasn't really hard to put it back, you didn't do

    DavidLMM
    DavidLMM
    BMW 2002 and other '02 13
  • Installing Exhaust Manifold or Header Studs

    Written by John Aho Monday, 05 September 2005 Installing Exhaust Manifold or Header Studs By John Aho   Studs are designed to be fitted only "finger-tight" into their threaded hole in a casting. However, a locking type of nut (PTN, or prevailing torque nut) is often specified to go on the stud. These two facts present an inherent dilemma. The grip of the PTN on the stud can easily turn the stud when you don't want it to (how often have you removed an exhaust manifold nut and

    Collinster742002
    Collinster742002
    Engine and Drivetrain 1

    Renewing Rear Wheel Bearings

    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 vehicle Remove tire Remove cotter pin Replace tire and lower car to ground Apply parking brake and car in Neutral Loosen up castle nut with 36mm socket and long handlebar Jack up and support vehicle again and release parking brake Remove tire, castle nut and drum brake Heat hub for about 15 minutes. Rotate h

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    Buckeye
    Engine and Drivetrain 13

    Engine Identification

    The majority of ‘02’s retain their original factory engines. Each car’s original factory engine was stamped with an engine number that matched that car’s VIN. More specifically, the engine’s block was stamped with this engine number or VIN. Thus, even when the VIN and engine number match, you still might want to do some sleuthing to see, for instance, if the engine’s head might be original to the car. One cannot simply assume that an original block will be accompanied by an original head.  

    Conserv
    Conserv
    Engine and Drivetrain 1
  • 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 20

    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 10

    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
  • Get Your Ice Outta Here (and the tar too)

    So this adventure started back when I first bought Conrad. I checked for rust everywhere, being sure to use a hammer to test the integrity of the metal everywhere on the body. For a car that (I think) lived it's entire life in Oregon before I brought it to Utah, the rust was surprisingly limited. I knew there was rust around the gas tank, and a little probing of the front valance revealed rust in the usual spot. The floors however, felt sold.   A year later, during a thorough cleaning

    bergie33
    bergie33
    1974 2002tii Resto (Conrad) 1

    Disassembly Continues...

    As I have some time here and there, I've been continuing to take things apart. The front and rear suspension have been completely removed and fully disassembled. Overall things came apart very easily. There was plenty of dirt in areas. The rear subframe have about 3/4" of dirt built up on it, but on the plus side the subframe itself looks nearly new underneath all the dirt. Either way everything will get blasted and refinished. I found a set of Bilstein inserts in the front that look decent. I'l

    attilars
    attilars
    SoCal `74 2002tii Restoration 1

    Flocking the Glovebox, not the Christmas Tree

    Another small project down...restoring the glovebox.     I needed to restore the super crusty, ugly glovebox, and found several posts here on the FAQ and some additional info on YouTube to help with this flocking adventure.  Here is what I needed for this project:    - Acetone  - metal scraper  - gloves  - flocking fibers  - adhesive/paint  - flocking applicator  - large plastic tub  - 2 small cheap paintbrushes  - denatured alcohol

    bergie33
    bergie33
    1974 2002tii Resto (Conrad) 3
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