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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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  • Swap & Show 2024 Reboot on 13 July 2024

    07/13/2024
    On 4 May the rain came and the wind blew and 1.5 hours after opening for registration we closed Swap & Show 2024.  But we're rebooting on 13 July-- please add this to your calendar!  While we're still working out all of the details you can be assured that all who preregistered are automatically included and for the many of you who have yet to get your bag with Tshirt, hat, etc. we will have it for you there.  Those 4 people who have a golden ticket (you know who you are...), please bring the

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    Events

    Post Swap and Show Tacos and Beer at the FAQ Headquarters

    07/13/2024, 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. You are wel

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    Events

    Los Gatos Neue Klasse and Kaffee

    07/20/2024, 03:00 PM    06:00 PM
    Neue Klasse and Kaffee is a monthly gathering of BMW Neue Klasse andother Vintage Cars in the GreaterSan Francisco Bay Area. Los Gatosevents are on the third Saturday of every month. All fun cars and people are welcome! We will gatherdowntown Los Gatos in Parking Lot3 behind Loma Coffee Bar. We believe the Coffee Bar will be open. If it is not, 2002FAQ will provide coffee and Doughnuts. 2002 FAQ will be on-site from 8am to 11:00am http://neueklasseundkaffee.com https://www.facebook.c

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    Events
  • Solex throttle linkage

    I dropped my nut (phrasing I know), and I need the specs so I can get one from a hardware store. It’s the nut on the butterfly shaft, I think it’s M6, but I also don't know the thread pitch.

    Twix
    Twix
    BMW 2002 and other '02 2

    What is the recommended LSD from other BMWs

    Looking to understand if anyone had experience in replacing stock transfer case of  a 1600 or 2002 for a LSD from e46?

    K2002
    K2002
    BMW 2002 and other '02 1

    Alternative Heater Box Assembly Discussion - I have an idea!

    I just took my heater box out of my 74 and oh boy what a hot mess. I am going to have to spend some decent coin to refresh this half broken thing and I was wondering if anyone on this board has used anything else to replace it? Wood burning stove, fire pit.......... just kidding but how about this sweet little setup from JEGS, an Auxiliary Heater Assembly for 200 bucks? With a couple brass 5/8" Hose Barb Bulkhead Fittings and a aluminum plate

    lunarkingdom
    lunarkingdom
    BMW 2002 and other '02 28
  • Pinned Speedometer Fix

    I'd first like to credit @Mike Self with finding this fix. He published a column on this back in 2007 (which he'd be happy to forward you), I'm just adding photos to his findings.    SYMPTOMS: Main symptom - Your speedo needle pins to 120mph when you hit highway speeds. Secondary symptom - Your speedo is slightly off and or you get needle fluttering below 10-ish mph.  Unrelated symptom - If your speedo needle is constantly fluttering throughout the speed range it's more likel

    Mucci
    Mucci
    Body and Interior 5

    Headliner Installation

    How to Install a Headliner in a BMW 2002 *All the typical warnings apply. Be careful. Don't cut your fingers off. Read the labels on all tools and chemicals and try not to maim yourself. If your 2002 is in need of a headliner, a professional shop can do the job for $500-1000. I've heard of people bringing their stripped car in with the parts in hand and only paying $100, but I haven't yet found that shop. So, the following is a guide to install a headliner in your 2002 in your garage. It's

    ClayW
    ClayW
    Body and Interior 9

    BMW 2002 Torque Specifications

    It is imperative to use proper torque on all of the bolts on your car. For your convenience all the specs have been compiled technical manual and sorted as it would be in the BMW 2002 Service Repair Manual.  Data is provided in Newton meters (Nm), meter kilopond (mkp), and pound foot (lb.ft). 1 Nm = 0.102 mkp = 0.738 lb.ft   Please, use a high quality torque wrench to achieve good results.   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3  

    steve k.
    steve k.
    History and Reference 6
  • 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 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

    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
  • Backdate - 4/29/21 - Purchased the car from a fellow FAQ'er

    I bought a 2002! After looking around for quite a while and my daily commute ending, I decided to sell my newer fun car and buy the car I've always wanted. I'm an engineer at heart and wanted something that would allow me to be creative and engineer what I think is the ideal 2002. My car that was sold to purchase this was a 2011 Volvo C30R which was very fun and pretty quick but lacked the connection a vintage car gives and it felt that any upgrades were just chosen from a list that everyone had

    sczapiga
    sczapiga
    A Rolling Resto-mod Rally Car Build 1

    Replacing some Rubber and an Interim Battery

    As spring gave way to summer, I started to prioritize getting this Electr02 rolling.  My first trips on the car involved using the existing battery and equipment as it was purchased.  Although I did have some very successful cruises around town, it was clear that the batteries were past their prime and needed to be replaced.  For most of the Electr02's life, it was driven without a BMS, so cell voltages varied enough during use and charging to be suboptimal, maybe long enough to stress some of t

    joshgoreworks
    joshgoreworks
    Electr02 1

    Chasing Leaks and Tuning Idle

    Well, one good thing about getting the motor running, it does provide some quick feedback on if you have any leaks.  After going through the mis-adventure of the leaking heater core, (turned out to be just the hose clamp to the heater core on the driver's side), I did identify 3 leaks while running the motor.  I had an oil leak at the oil filter housing, a coolant leak at the thermostat and a transmission leak at the back of the transmission (output shaft seal, shift selector seal, or both).  Tw

    Mark92131
    Mark92131
    1970 BMW 1600 Restoration (Nevada)
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