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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.

  • SF Bay Area Neue Klasse & Kaffee - Los Gatos

    10/15/2022, 03:00 PM    06:00 PM
    Neue Klasse and Kaffee is a monthly gathering of BMW Neue Klasse and other Vintage Cars in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Los Gatos events are on the third Saturday of every month. All fun cars and people are welcome!   We will gather downtown Los Gatos in Parking Lot 3 behind Loma Coffee Bar.  2002FAQ will provide coffee and Doughnuts. 2002 FAQ will be on-site from 8am to 11:00am.   http://neueklasseundkaffee.com      

    steve k.
    steve k.
    Events

    Deutsche-Klassic All German Car Show

    10/29/2022, 05:00 PM    10:00 PM
    HOME / DEUTSCHE-KLASSIC / ALL GERMAN CAR SHOW / NORCROSS, GA WWW.DEUTSCHE-KLASSIC.COM Oktober 30th, 2021. Calling All GERMAN KLASSIC CARS 25 YEARS and OLDER! Join us for a showing of German Klassic Cars and an OKTOBERFEST celebration in the HISTORIC TOWN OF NORCROSS, GEORGIA “Autoberfest” 2022. Klassic German Automobiles and more SOUTHWESTGWINNETTMAGAZINE.COM Deutsche Klassic Autoberfest, a German-themed event celebrating Klassic

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    tomphot
    Events

    SoCal Vintage BMW Meet

    11/05/2022, 03:00 PM    11:00 PM
    THIS YEAR WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 50TH BIRTHDAY OF BMW MOTORSPORT!     IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO OWN ONE OF THESE VINTAGE OR CLASSIC "M" CARS, PLEASE JOIN US IN THE SPECIALLY DESIGNATED "M CORRAL" As always the Meet is at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, which is the premier outdoor venue for car events in the LA area. Those of you that participated with us in past years already know how great a location this is!   MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT!   The SoCal Vintage BMW Meet

  • 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  

    Berk Ergin
    Berk Ergin
    BMW 2002 and other '02 9681

    A new perspective on 13 inch tires?

    I've been an advocate of the Pirelli CN36s for awhile now and am coming due for a new set.    A few days ago I was driving another performance car I own that came with Maxxis MA-P1 tires that I assumed were inferior. A friend who has the identical car has Michelin XWXs on his (the classic choice). We did some spirited driving on some great back roads and switched cars.    There was NO comparison - The Maxxis tires were considerably better. The Michelins were VERY wobbly in ha

    fastricky
    fastricky
    BMW 2002 and other '02 4

    Project 2002 Singapore

    https://garage36.wordpress.com/2021/07/16/project-2002-4ish-months-in/   Yup! It’s been slightly over 4 months since I last drove my little ’02 and because the workshop is somewhat of a drive away (relatively speaking), and being lazy, I’ve not been putting in much effort documenting what was supposed to be a “simple refresh”. This is no Project 944 but the end-game for this is to have a decent looking car that can withstand the occasional weekend beating, this will be a driving machin

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    louissingapore
    BMW 2002 and other '02 25
  • The 02 Production Run

    BMW 1600 Cabriolet BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German)—throughout their long production they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy two door sedans.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run. I’ve extracted the information below fro

    Mike Self
    Mike Self
    History and Reference 2

    Conversion to VW Disk Brakes

    I wanted to change the rear drums on my 2002 to disks. There are no problems with using drums for daily use, but in a race car i wanted to have a bit more maintenance and better consistency day after day. The rules for SCCA FSP class require the car to retain the parking brake. So one of the better ways was to go to the VW Disk conversion. Ireland Engineering sells the full kit that can easily be installed by anyone. What i installed was very similar, but i used an aluminum caliper.  

    steve k.
    steve k.
    Brakes 46

    Refreshing the '02 Flasher Relay

    By Mike Self Courtesy of BMW CCA   Introduction: If your outside turn signals work, but the inside indicator doesn't (or is intermittent), the problem may be curable by a simple procedure to refresh the flasher relay itself. The problem is that the contacts that operate inside the relay itself rely on a small brass spring, which weakens with age. By carefully bending this spring back into shape, you can save the expense of a new flasher relay to fix the simple problem of the

    hegedus
    hegedus
    Electrical and Ignition 7
  • 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 20

    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 10

    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
  • Starters, Distributors and Steering Boxes

    Another couple of smaller, but very important projects are now complete.  I now have a good, rebuilt starter and a rebuilt steering box, and a refreshed (and hopefully good) Distributor.  Let's assess the parts I had...First, the starter was old, crusty, very large and very heavy.  The distributor...just needed to be cleaned (I hope).  The steering box, dirty, oily, obviously leaking (scroll down below).     Starter:   On a previous Tii that I did some work on, I replace

    bergie33
    bergie33
    1974 2002tii Resto (Conrad)

    Engine, Trans, Front Subframe Removal

    Things have been busy over the Summer (plus hot) and I also decided to tackle a small side project prior to taking much else of the car. There was a section of dirt on the side of my house in front of where the car was currently parked that I've been wanting to pave for a while and I decided now was the time to get it done. After getting a few quotes that were quite a bit more then wanted to pay, I decided to do most of the prep work myself and just hire a couple finishers to help with the poor.

    attilars
    attilars
    SoCal `74 2002tii Restoration

    From first fire to dyno day

    I spent most of 2014 installing the engine and trans, finishing and fine tuning the Megasquirt installation, and a bunch of other miscellaneous tasks to get it ready to turn the key for the first time. Also a million and one other "while I'm there" jobs like LED bulbs for the dash, securing the oversize spare wheel, fixing the hood support, etc., etc.,...   Then it was off to a local dyno shop for tuning with some great results for a first effort.   Installing Engine

    stuff
    stuff
    1600-2 with ITBs & Megasquirt 7
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