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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.

  • 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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    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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  • Triple X Burgers and BMWs

    09/26/2021, 05:00 PM    09:00 PM
    Burgers and BMWs-Finally!   Let's meet up early at the Issaquah Coffee Company parking lot at 930am and drive in as a group. 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027   Details: Okay, it is finally time! We will be holding the Burgers & BMWs on September 26th, 2021, at the Triple X Root Beer stand in Issaquah, WA. Normally, we would do this at the end of May, but nothing has been normal this year. We got permission to use both parking lots, so let’s fill them up with

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    Lake Washington Cars and Coffee

    09/26/2021, 05:00 PM    07:00 PM
    Let's get a regular meet-up going at the Sunday Lake Washington Cars and Coffee. Mardona Park Every Sunday, 10am - 12noon 853 Lake Washington Blvd Seattle, WA 98122 https://goo.gl/maps/vfNJkAnrUaL2pvVi9   https://www.instagram.com/p/CQXekVENas3/?utm_medium=copy_link   Get there early, the parking lot fills up quickly. Also, please be respectful of the neighbors and families at the park and drive safely.  

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    Swap & Show 2021

    10/02/2021
    Swap & Show Announcement 2021 BayArea 02 Swap & Show, 2 October 2021, Marina at Brisbane, California.  As before, the address is 500 Sierra Point Parkway, along the Bay on the North side of Sierra Point. Preregister on Motorsportreg (watch this site for a link, perhaps in June).  Preregistration is $25 while the on-site fee on 2 October will be $30.  Kile Brekke continues to show his artistic flare with the graphics and has again added his art for our T-shirts and printed materials;

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  • 2002FAQ Slogan Contest!*

    I think the slogan under the page heading should be rotated based on FAQ member suggestions.   Currently it's "because passion is timeless"   My first suggestion for the temporary slogan is...   "because everyone likes ice cream"     Have at it!   *this contest not authorized by FAQ admin    Cheers,

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    Alfas are Tempting

    Considering that that some ordinary and not so well put together 02s have sold recently in the mid-30s these clean and better sorted Alfa Giulia sedans are a great deal and look really tempting.   Not that long ago a 1968-69 BMW 1600 in Florida with all the patina including toasted and cracked interior was sold for $24k to somebody in Texas.  These Alfas have peaked at these prices about 15-20 years ago. They look like they came down. Back then the 02s were dirt cheap with a clean

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    BMW 2002 and other '02

    Early E21 Recaro Knob Removal

    Anyone know how to remove the early E21 Recaro seat recline knob?  I tried prying with a screwdriver in the recessed grooves, but it just damages the outer knob.  Any tricks?  I want to get it off so I can clean these up and get a fresh coat of 2k black paint on them.

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  • Germany & Bavaria Tour 2021

    This year we shipped Vern over to The Netherlands & spent 3 weeks touring with the BMW Classic CCA. We also attended The Bavaria Tour in Oberammergau Germany.   We picked up Vern outside Rotterdam in The Netherlands. The battery was dead because the shipper left the key in position 1. Long story, greatly shortened, 3.5 hours for an ADAC flatbed, a long cab ride at 200kmh & 1200 Euros later we had a new 69 Euro Varta battery! The rest of our touring Vern performed flawlessly as

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    Andrew Wilson's Vern & Veronika Restorations & Adventures 3

    Phase 1 - The Tear Down

    I probably should have been updating this as I did it, but will start doing that more from this point forward.    The car I purchased is a 1970 BMW 2002. It's a manual non-sunroof model. At the time of purchase it was running and was fairly complete but being from Portland, OR it did show signs of rust in select areas. From what I could tell at time of purchase there was no rust in the major important areas such as the shock towers, frame rails etc. Here is how she looked when I got he

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    I am out to find some part numbers of common wire connectors!    

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  • Spal radiator fan installation with speed control (longish)

    The objective of this modification was to install an electric radiator fan with variable speed control.  Specific design goals were as follows: ·        Minimize loss of radiator frontal area ·        Mount fan flush with the radiator ·        Minimize axial motion of the fan assembly under driving conditions ·        Implement high-frequency PWM speed control ·        Control fan speed as a function of radiator outlet temperature   Mounting Brackets These

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    Retrofitting a BMW 2002 factory sunroof

    The BMW 2002 sunroof models enjoy the perfect combination of open air and security. Designed before wind tunnels and coefficient drag ratios were considered, it was placed squarely over and *in front* of the driver's view. Peripheral vision included whatever is happening in the sky overhead as opposed to modern day sunroofs which are positioned over and slightly behind the driver due to a raked roofline. When new, the sunroof option cost an additional $276, which doesn't seem much for a car with

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    Aluminum door card swap

    Found yourself with rotting, crumbling door cards like this? Is the vinyl still nice and supple, and you are struggling with the idea of spending hundreds of monies on replacement look alike cards? Welp, here is a quick tutorial on replacing just the cardboard in your door cards with the Ireland Motorsports aluminum door cards.   Found here: https://www.iemotorsport.com/product/aluminum-door-cards-front-2002/   These cost $155 for both front cards...plus shipping of course.

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