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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

    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

    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.

    Los Gatos Neue Klasse and Kaffee

    08/17/2024, 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

    steve k.
    steve k.
    Events
  • FMVSS Sticker Question

    Hi Everyone, This is my first topic post here. I've been looking to buy my first 2002 for quite a while and so far, I've not had much luck. As I'm sure you all know, it's not easy to find anything for sale locally (SF Bay Area) that's running and in decent condition. So I've recently started looking outside California and have found a couple prospects.   Which brings me to my question. The way I understand it, in order to register a 2002 (or any car) from another U.S. state, CA DM

    billy g
    billy g
    BMW 2002 and other '02 42

    replacement radiator for tii

    Can someone confirm if these radiators from Blunt have the correct up turned lower hose connection for the tii? These are the two that are shown when selecting for a tii but the picture shows the straight outlet.   Thanks.

    gambitpaul
    gambitpaul
    BMW 2002 and other '02 23

    Sanden compressor 5 or 7?

    Stumbled across this compressor on cold hose.com. Is 7 better than 5? Same price as the 508 and same shape?    Sanden 7h15 New Genuine Sanden SD7H15 a/c compressor. A SD7H15 compressor has seven cylinders in comparison to the SD508, SD510 and SD5H14 compressors which only had five cylinders. This compressor has a...    

    Highnote1
    Highnote1
    BMW 2002 and other '02 7
  • 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

    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
  • 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) 2

    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 2
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