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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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  • Los Gatos Neue Klasse and Kaffee

    06/15/2024, 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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    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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    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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    steve k.
    Events
  • Dash repair…solid maybe!?

    Hey guys.  Wanted to pass on. My car is away for paint and thought I would try something. The concept of filling dash cracks with bondo never made sense to me for longevity so I found an article on someone using flexpaste and thought I would give it a whirl.    This is only after one filling of the stuff but it does feather out after a few days and it is completely flexible and appears to have adhered well.    I don’t have a before pic but you can see how baked this dash was by t

    Highnote1
    Highnote1
    BMW 2002 and other '02 10

    KFischer pump pistons frozen

    Need some help car won’t start… fuels pump is fine 29psi measured fuel filter is fine mesh fuel filter clean return line is working  pistons aren’t moving up and down (none are moving) cam shaft and flat plate move ok belt is ok and aligned ok Any suggestions? Any recommendations on a guy to rebuild the unit? signed, Up Sh@t Creek without a paddle    Thanks everyone! Rick    

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    73Inka2002tii
    BMW 2002 and other '02 13

    Stalling out when decelerating. HELP!

    Can't figure out what is wrong with my 02. I'm hoping someone here may have had a similar problem and know what's wrong, or can otherwise give advice. I've taken it to 3 mechanics - two reputable professional BMW mechanics in my area, and one general German car mechanic. None of them can identify the problem.   This is what happens: Occasionally, when decelerating to come to a stop or slow down at low speeds, the engine completely dies. Dash lights all light up. If I'm going downhill I

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    BMW 2002 and other '02 44
  • The Height of Mechanical Perfection - Brochure of the full '02 range ~ 1974

    Tried and tested on the roads of the world: Cars developed from experience by BMW    The clean lines of elegant, sporty styling.  The shape of experience. These cars have a shape to match today's driving conditions. Compact external dimensions. Generous internal dimensions. These cars have a distinct clean shape, which is reflected by factors such as safety and visibility. Not without reason has the shape remained unaltered for years.  

    dlacey
    dlacey
    History and Reference 1

    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 6

    Fitting new reFittingar quarter window seals

    I really struggled installing these seals, they are a real barsteward to fit and there are a few tricks that are not immediately obvious.  So, I have decided to share "my" method, it may differ from your method, but it works, so please if you've done it a different way, that's fine, so long as it works for you.   Firstly tools I used:   Nylon hammer Razor blade Plastic trim tool set (Ebay - less than $2) Sharpie pen Hole punch tool    

    1Eighteen
    1Eighteen
    Body and Interior 21
  • 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
  • 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

    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)

    Towing it home...

    I recently acquired a 69 2002 with an unusual history.  This car was converted to electric in the 90s and slowly updated through the 2000's and 2010's until I bought it with a DC Brushed motor, Lithium Phosphate battery and controller capable of 100+kw.        The acquisition of the car was a bit of a project, and I made it more of one by getting married in Vegas on the trip from Illinois to LA.  The trip also gave me an opportunity to meet the builder of the car and underst

    joshgoreworks
    joshgoreworks
    Electr02 2
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