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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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  • Zakira's Garage plus Larry Gray's Garage

    08/17/2024, 01:00 PM    03:00 PM
    We will start out our morning at Zakira's Garage in Blue Ash: 4480 Lake Forest Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Their cars and coffee event runs from 9AM until 11AM. From there, we will head to Larry Gray's garage in Fairfax where he has been "refreshing" his 1970 BMW 2002. Larry will offer up lunch, drinks and dessert while we are there. Bring your 02 and have some bimmer talk with friends.

    SF Bay Are Neue Klasse & Kaffee + Rally + BBQ

    09/21/2024, 03:00 PM
    This month, to celebrate the end of Summer, in addition to the usual Coffee talk, we will take a three-hour drive through the mountains, see the ocean, see more mountains, and end up in Scotts Valley for a BBQ.   8:00 AM - We will gather at our usual spot, downtown Los Gatos, in Parking Lot 3 behind Loma Coffee Bar. 8:45 AM - We will hold a drivers meeting where you will get the sticker, suggested route, and the final destination for the BBQ 9:00 AM - We will depart. The drive should

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    Los Gatos Neue Klasse and Kaffee

    10/19/2024, 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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    steve k.
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  • BEST ENGINE SWAP- Bang for your Buck??

    Alright, like everyone else, i am getting sick of having a car that struggles up hills. Dont get me wrong, i love my 02 but after driving my dads E36 M3 for a couple of weekends, some power would be nice. Now, i know that many people have dont the M20 swap, which would be most desirealbe, but money is a problem of course, as well as time. I have also heard of the M42 from the E36 and late E30 318 transplant, which seems like it would be easier than the M20 because of the obvious difference in

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    752dbl02
    BMW 2002 and other '02 42

    How to R&R the chrome tops from the rear armrest cards?

    Hey! I bought a new set of door and rear quarter (back seat) armrest cards, they did not come with the chrome piece that clips along the tops of the rear cards, lucky for me mine are in great shape. How do I remove them without ruining them or the clips that hold them on? Is there also a tutorial on how to install them? Mine were out of the car when I bought it and it looks like there is only one hole for a clip toward the center of the from of the cards.

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    lunarkingdom
    BMW 2002 and other '02

    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  

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    Berk Ergin
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  • European Turn Signal Wiring

    European turn signals use only a single wire to power their lights while US turn signals use 2 wires. When you to go install your European turn signals on a US car you are faced with a dilemma. Do you use just one wire to power the European turn signal or do we modify the European turn signal to accept both wires. The answer is you modify the turn signal to use both wires!   Trying to use only one of the US wires to power the European indicators doesn't work because the flasher relay t

    Stevenc22
    Stevenc22
    Electrical and Ignition 13

    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 6

    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
  • 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

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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
  • I Can See Clearly Now...

    After 50 years of life, Conrad's windows had seen their fair share of hard water.  Almost all of the windows had a thick film, hard water spots, and were difficult to see out of.  So, I went to my trusty foaming glass cleaner and went to work, only to be sadly disappointed by the result.  Sure, it cleaned the dirt off, but didn't touch the baked on hard water spots.  Out came the Bar Keepers Friend.  It is sold in all grocery stores and hardware stores with the Comet cleaner.  I chose the powder

    bergie33
    bergie33
    1974 2002tii Resto (Conrad) 1

    Sunroof Dome Light Panel Rebuild

    As is very common, the dome light panel that attaches to the roof behind the sunroof opening (in a sunroof car, obviously) was warped, swollen and crusty.  I had some 1/8" melamine/whiteboard material, so I thought why not?     Luckily mine was in decent enough shape to use as a template.  Cut it out, marked the appropriate holes for the panel clips, headliner rod brackets, the dome light and the wiring clips.  After I got all of the holes drilled and cleaned up, I applied some urethan

    bergie33
    bergie33
    1974 2002tii Resto (Conrad)

    Raising Recaros Back from the Graveyard

    Recaro seats from a BMW E21 were at the top of the list of upgrades that I was planning for Conrad.  I have had them in my 2002s before, and to me, they are a must for ultimate comfort.   The journey for these seats is a long and interesting one.  Here are all the details, if you care to follow the journey from graveyard to resurrection...   While pursuing the internet for parts, I came upon a website that searches wrecking yards for cars and parts based on your search parame

    bergie33
    bergie33
    1974 2002tii Resto (Conrad) 3
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