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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.

  • 21st Annual 02.02.02 Show & Swap

    02/04/2023, 06:00 PM    10:00 PM
    It's that time of year again to don the rain jacket and join us in West Seattle for the 21st edition of the 020202 Show and Swap get together.  February 4th, 10am to 2pm   Same program - bring your car and any parts you want to sell/trade, and hang out with the rest of us.    Same place: Don Armeni Boat Ramp Partking Lot 1222 Harbor Ave SW West Seattle, 918126   Google Maps GOO.GL ★★★★★ · Scenic spot  

    Teelinger
    Teelinger
    Events 5

    The Vintage

    05/18/2023    05/21/2023
    The Vintage 2023 WWW.ATTHEVINTAGE.COM   "VINTAGE BMWs" at this event are: All pre-war BMWs, 502, 507, Isetta (300 and 600), 700, 2000, 1800, 1600, 2002, 2500, CS, Bavaria, e21, e23 and e32 (1st and 2nd gen. 7-series), e12 , e28 e34(1st ,2nd, and 3rd  gen 5-series), e24 (6-series), all e30′s, e31 (8-series) , M1′s, and Z1 roadsters. All BMW motorcycles up to 1985.  

    steve k.
    steve k.
    Events

    MidAmerica 02 Fest

    06/01/2023    06/03/2023
    MidAmerica’02 Fest is the longest continuous running BMW 2002 event in the USA. The Fest is presented each year by the True Friends of Alex von Falkenhausen. * The actual on-line event registration is here, when registration begins. Join 02 drivers from all over the U.S. for three days celebrating the 2002.  We encourage enthusiasts to review the agenda and plan to join us for a super event!   MidAmerica 02 Fest – The US's Longest Running BMW 2002 Fest

    steve k.
    steve k.
    Events
  • Wolfgang is 54 today

    Per BMW Classic, assembled 4 February 1969, the 40th "second series" '69 built.  I ordered the car in January 1969, but because of a months-long dock strike all along the East Coast, it wasn't delivered until late April, to Bavarian Motors in Queens NY where I picked it up on 4 May.   Year round daily driver until 1999, now shares no-road-salt driving duties with Ludwig (73) and Georg Fredrich (91 318is).   227k miles on the original engine with only a valve job at 157k; tran

    Mike Self
    Mike Self
    BMW 2002 and other '02

    Horn stopped working, clunking/clicking noise now

    Apologies for all the questions. Don’t know why but I was surprised the horn on my car actually worked when I got it last October. the other day I was driving it around and no horn.    Tonight I was pulling the turn signal stalk and noticed the horn ring loose. In my research found that it’s held in place by the upper and lower steering column surround. Ok. I also noticed the pin sticking out, presumably that touches the metal on the ring.  I touched the pin to the ring and tried the

    Pablo M
    Pablo M
    BMW 2002 and other '02 10

    Finally a running car! Honda F20/F22 Swapped 1973 BMW

    This is my car's story.   It was acquired by my father in the mid 80's in Laredo, TX as a nonrunning but complete car.  My dad had no plans to fix it immediately, he had other projects to work on, so he gave it to a good friend of his.    This is my first memory of the car. Being 6 or 7 , going to a bbq with family members and seeing the car in pieces. Sitting beside (not underneath) a vacant carport. My dad was livid by the shape and condition of the car and said he was goin

    Wallyinc
    Wallyinc
    BMW 2002 and other '02 42
  • 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

    Neue Klasse and Early '02 Underhood stickers

    We are proud to bring one more great item to our store. Just like the warm-up regulator kits, this one is open for pre-order.   We present an underhood sticker set for all BMW Neue Klasse Cars and early BMW 2002s.  The set contains stickers for the radiator, the brake booster, the winter box, and the battery and color stickers applied to the fender. The font on the "color" and "battery" stickers is correct for early cars and differs from t

    steve k.
    steve k.
    News

    Pertronix Basics & Installation Guide

    Introduction:   The first step towards upgrading your points-based ignition system is to figure out which Pertronix belongs in your distributor. If the distributor has ever been replaced, you have to make sure the distributor matches the Pertronix you are ordering. Years BMW Model Pertronix # 1969-72 2002 excluding Bosch dist. # 0-231-115-045 1847V 1972-73 2002 with Bosch distributor # 0-231-180-003 1847V 1972-73 2002 with Bosch distributor # 0-231-180-008 1843 1972-73 2002tii 1847V 19

    hegedus
    hegedus
    Electrical and Ignition 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

    thehackmechanic
    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

    thehackmechanic
    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
  • Rear disc brakes

    So closing stages of gettiing M2 back on the road I wanted to adjust rear drums… Alert! Mission creep. Those shoe adjustment things were solid. Buggers didn’t wanna move no matter what. Then i thought f ’em, I’ll go disc. Many have done this & kits are available but after shipping & taxes cost would be too much. Because hobby I put tinkering mode on and went diy.   Called local chop chop if they had VW golf 3 or 4 rear calibers. Not surpisingly they did. Went to

    tzei
    tzei
    Tzei’s Garage 2

    Rust repair

    So much rust in the pan and tail panel i decide to just replace it, found some rust in the wheel wells and where the pan spot welds too. Slow progress but progress

    cmiceli
    cmiceli
    69 restomod

    Moving Slowly to Front Subframe Install

    I haven't posted in a while, but I've made some progress towards getting the engine mounted in the subframe and the subframe reattached to the car.  First off, the flywheel debacle is finally complete.  My 2 week flywheel lightening project at IE took over a month to return, (my fault for expecting a quick turnaround during the Thanksgiving break).  Then there was the issue of the 22mm vs 28mm ARP flywheel bolts, ordering the wrong size (needed 28mm version) set me back $75 and 2 weeks.  But wit

    Mark92131
    Mark92131
    1970 BMW 1600 Restoration (Nevada) 6
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