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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.

  • WEST COAST ROAD TRIP

    08/11/2022    08/21/2022
    We have 4 cars from the PNW that will be traveling down the Oregon Coast  to Monterey for a week of festivities surrounding the world famous CAR WEEK 2022. Sadly, Paul Winterton will be there in spirit only. This trip meant a great deal to him so for me personally it will be a trip with very mixed feelings.   Our plan currently is to take 3 days or so to travel down the coast of Washington and Oregon State in series of overnights on the scenic Hwy 101. We expect to end up in the B

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    joysterm
    Events 4

    Legends of the Autobahn

    08/18/2022, 02:00 PM    10:30 PM
    Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held in Pacific Grove, California, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of North America. The annual concours events offer both corral and judged areas, awards for all three featured marques, and an open class for all other German-made cars. The show field also features displays from manufacturers, sponsors, and vendors. Ea

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    steve k.
    Events

    Festorics Turn Five Corral and Hospitality

    08/19/2022    08/20/2022
    You’re invited to come and enjoy the corral and Hospitality above Turn 5; unwind and savor the atmosphere at the Hospitality Tent offering sweeping views of the historics racing action. The ultimate day of racing awaits you at the familiar Festorics, be around incredible vintage race cars still hot from their laps on the track; revel in the intoxicating racing smell ever present in the air. Return to enjoy Festorics hospitality with your friends and family at the annual historical races  

    steve k.
    steve k.
    Events
  • Buyer Beware! Ireland Getrag 245

    The saga continues...    Following up on my "Whining after 5 Speed Swap" thread from Aug 2021. TLDR: I bought a "REBUILT" Getrag 245 from Ireland on October 22nd 2020 for $1900. It sat around for a few months before I could gather all of the other equipment to go along with the install. Once I got it in the car, I found it had a nasty whining/grinding noise in 1st and 4th gears. I took it to a third party local mechanic in Denver and he strongly recommended pulling it out and having

    nhep23
    nhep23
    BMW 2002 and other '02 12

    Oil leaks

    I appear to have a few oil leaks going on. - one in the distributor area, see pic - another directly above the front suspension see pic - and there is oil near the guibo at the back of the tranmissioin.   O ring for the distributor issue? Might I need an oil pan gasket? And Need new seal for the guibo?   thanks as always. PeterCS 74 2002 Inka 82 315 Baur  

    PeterCS
    PeterCS
    BMW 2002 and other '02

    our new-to-us 1600-2

    Hello all, I've lurked on this forum for several years, but have spent most of my time over on the e9 forum where I'm documenting an intensive (if not slow) restoration of a coupe.  But I am pleased to report that we finally brought a roundie home!!!  It is a 1968 1600-2.  My normal MO is to jump in and begin a restoration.  But with this car, I'm just trying to sort out a few mechanical and electrical items and then we'll simply drive it for a while.  Eventually, no doubt, I'll start to pe

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    autokunst
    BMW 2002 and other '02 11
  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The nimble little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits, but more importantly created an entirely new automobile type, a Neue Klasse, lite

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    d.hitchcock
    History and Reference 2

    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 20

    Retrofitting an Electronic Flasher Relay

    Written by Chris Blumenthal Friday, 30 September 2005 Retrofitting an Electronic Flasher Relay By Chris Blumenthal Introduction Most 02 pilots have experienced turn signal problems. The dreaded indicator light "no-blinkie" and flash-only-once syndromes are among the most common. Another symptom is the fast-flashing indicator. Most of these problems seem to be traceable to excessive resistance in the turn signal/hazard flasher circuit. The '02 turn signal/hazard flasher circuit is

    hegedus
    hegedus
    Electrical and Ignition 24
  • 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
  • Oh the little things...

    I have only been able to work a few minutes at a time here and there lately.  So, the little things have been getting done.  I really need a day or two (I mean full days) in order to tackle the few rust issues before the body can go to paint. Seems pointless to finish up smaller projects that can more easily be tackled while the car is with the painter, but that's all I have had time for...oh well.   Anyway, I finished up the heater box, refurbished the hood latch bar, freshened up the

    bergie33
    bergie33
    1974 2002tii Resto (Conrad) 1

    2002 pricey

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    Midweste30
    Midweste30
    Project K2002

    Slow Progress is still Progress

    I try to do something every week to get it closer to installing the front subframe with motor and transmission.  This week I continued to edge towards the S14 engine installation by figuring out what I was missing to complete that task.  One of the hurdles would be ignition and running EDIS-4 wasted spark, what to do with the S14 Distributor.  Now had I planned better when I bought this motor, I would have purchased on of Lee's S14 Massive Distributor block-off plates, but of course I didn't, an

    Mark92131
    Mark92131
    1970 BMW 1600 Restoration (Nevada) 2
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