Pretty straightforward but figured I'd take a few photos and post. More good info here.
This is for a 1976 BMW 2002 with manual 4-speed transmission.
You will need
2 Quarts Red Line MTL
A Fluid Quart Pump
17mm Hex Driver
Tools to get a plug removed that is probably pretty stuck.
Pipe to turn a ratchet into a breaker bar.
This is the story of the swap of a later transmission and front part of the propshaft into a 1967 car, to replace the broken and bent ones resulting from an exploded flexdisk/giubo.
The problems I was facing at this point included:
-shifter platform destroyed (but bent back into shape)
-front part of the propshaft bent and flange distorted
-transmission flange distorted
-mounting point for shift platform broken off the transmission
-shift rod into the transmission w
Take lots of pictures, everything, every angle.
Disconnect everything, wires, hoses, distributor cap. You may want to remove the front grills and radiator but I don't think that was necessary.
Leave the rear wheels on the ground, well chocked.
Raise the front end.
Front of car secure on jack stands.
Remove the front wheels.
Remove the bracket on the strut that holds the rigid brake lines
Remove the brake calipers and hang them from something with something.
Get the car high e
Original Author: Sam Schultz
Valve Adjustment for BMW 1602-2002 M10 Motor
The process of adjusting the valves needs to be done at every major service. This service happens every 15,000 miles or so. Failure to properly adjust the valves will cause increased wear and rob your engine of power.
10-mm socket (optional)
0.008" feeler gauge
Small allen wrench or piece of bent coathanger
While there is quite a lot of information on EFI conversions for our cars (some of which I will directly reference here), my goal with this article is to help anyone embarking on this type of project with a modular approach, so that one may go at his own pace, and deviate for personal preferences at any point along the way. My own project has been done on a 1975 base 2002 using Megasquirt 2, Ford EDIS, and B&G firmware, so this will be the basis referenced here. All standard disclaimers ap
How To Build the Strongest Small-case Limited-slip Differential For Your 2002.
AKA: Late E36 318i/ti Pumpkin into an E21 Open 6-bolt Differential Case.
By Andrew Adams of Ireland Engineering
Email: a n d r e w a d a m s @ I e m o t o r s p o r t . c o m
Website: bmw2002.com or iemotorsport.com
Disclaimer: This is not a beginner project, nor is it meant to be a complete diff-bible, and as such, I (or IE) are not responsible for ANY of your screw-ups. There are some topics which are abbreviat
This has taken me a full DECADE of trial-and-error-and-refinement but I have FINALLY cracked this awful nut: how to properly make a good throttle linkage for an EFI conversion! Note that you'll still need to tailor this to your particular manifold/throttle body/mounting points/etc., but I PROMISE this will get you 90% of the way there no matter what setup you are running and I also GUARANTEE that's it's better than what you've already managed to cobble together! So let's get started! As always
The majority of ‘02’s retain their original factory engines. Each car’s original factory engine was stamped with an engine number that matched that car’s VIN. More specifically, the engine’s block was stamped with this engine number or VIN. Thus, even when the VIN and engine number match, you still might want to do some sleuthing to see, for instance, if the engine’s head might be original to the car. One cannot simply assume that an original block will be accompanied by an original head.
Giving a nod to the 70’s Volkswagen repair manual that spawned countless others, my post is a distillation of several other posts on how to construct half shafts that work with the installation of an e21 LSD in your ’02. In all cases, the e21 parts referenced are the “later” e21 parts. In my case, I believe that they came from a 1980 320is. Other posts and reference material cite differences in dimensions of “early” half shafts, CV joint bolts and differential widths. See the end of this artic
Original Authors: Trent Tilton and Rob Shisler
Transmission seals kit
Shifter rebuild kit
New six- or eight-bolt guibo with new nuts and bolts
Exhaust flex-sealing ring
Clutch kit (including e21 323 throwout bearing)
New copper exhaust downpipe nuts (3 of them)
Slave cylinder extension hose
New set of flywheel/pressure plate bolts
We are working on getting part numbers f
Written by John Aho Monday, 05 September 2005
Installing Exhaust Manifold or Header Studs
By John Aho
Studs are designed to be fitted only "finger-tight" into their threaded hole in a casting. However, a locking type of nut (PTN, or prevailing torque nut) is often specified to go on the stud. These two facts present an inherent dilemma. The grip of the PTN on the stud can easily turn the stud when you don't want it to (how often have you removed an exhaust manifold nut and
Original Author: Jeff Ireland
Differential Types - 2002 and 320i:
Early 1600's and 2002's came with a long neck differential. These were phased out in early 1969. They were either 4.11:1 (1600) or 3.64:1 (2002). They are very rugged (heavy) and easy to come by, but not rebuildable due to the lack of available replacement parts. If you want to switch to the later short-neck differential, you must replace the entire subframe and rear suspension. This sounds tough but is actually fairly e
Had not seen full “how to” for diff swap, so here you go.
Simple job. Well, simple on a car that gets its diff swapped a lot. No promises on a diff that has been in a car for 40 years…
What you need:
Two 17mm combo wrenches
19mm combo wrench
6mm hex socket (for 2002 cv joints)
8mm hex socket (if you have 320 cv joints)
First, get the car up on jackstands.
Lock e-brake and put car in gear
Loosen the 4 nut
Original author: johnhup
I have decided to go a different route then most and install two indivual throttle bodies (ITBs) instead of a single throttle body and plenum type system. So far everything is working great based on Speed Density (Maifold pressure reading) which many thought would not be possible. I also have a more agressive cam with no overlap which probably makes the situation easier (278 duration, .288" lift). More information to come as I install EDIS spark control. Until then
This is the continuation of the Megasquirt/EDIS installation article found here (which I apparently ran out of article room in):
This article will focus specifically on how to tune an EFI installation on your 2002. It will focus on Megasquirt as the example (since that is what I installed on my car and thus am most familiar with), but the general process is still applicable to other type of EFI setups.
Note: Before you ask, no, I will NOT share my actual *.msq files. That's a great
On the way to the SoCal Vintage BMW Meet the new to me car was overheating when reaching highway speeds. The drive was a bit painful with multiple stops to let the car cool and took forever since i had to keep the car at about 80km/h. We didn't get to Santa Barbara until after 1am. Early morning and slow drive to Van Nuys followed.
The plan for the show was to set up the tents, put the cars in place, and then find a suitable radiator.
By the time we made it to Woodley Park, Ray from Elefant Su
Using this Google spreadsheet developed by Grice Mulligan, AKA williamggruff, users and abusers alike can investigate the outcomes of matching various BMW transmissions and differentials, and calculate a variety of RPM and speed values that result.
Inputs are simple: Tire circumference and Redline RPM. Tire circumference can be estimated using the link provided. Redline RPM can be a target RPM, such as a preferred RPM at a cruising speed.
There are basically two different types of mechanical fuel pumps that were used on '02s. The '02 fuel pumps have 8mm inlet with 6mm outlet hose fittings, and one that has 8mm in and out hose fittings that is a performance upgrade......
#13 31 1 252 506 Pump is defined by its lever type operating mechanism that is below the mounting surface and the 8mm inlet and 6mm outlet hose fittings. This pump was used on single barrel and 2002 TI's before mid '72.
#13 31 1 265 192 The operating mec
Original Author: Mike Kubani
Mike's 318i Electronic Fuel Injection setup including his custom cold-air box
This conversion is not recommended for anyone who is not mechanically knowledgeable and ready for a challenge. There are many steps involved and several places where fabrication skills will be required. If you feel that you are not ready for this, it would be best to leave the conversion to a professional.
When considering this conversion, it is advisable to do signi
I start by saying always liked "stock look” under the hood and never cared for appearance of Weber 32/36 air filter on my 76 ’02. On the technical side, Weber set up is such that air drawn into intake manifold is always warm/hot (from engine compartment surroundings). So it is opposite of air induction system was originally designed for base model. On original setup for most parts selection of warm and/ or cold air determined by air regulator housing. The original system always let outside ambie
Original Author: Steve Kupper
If your shifter is a bit looser then you'd like, and you want it to feel like new again (do you know how it felt when it was new?) here are a few simple and very inexpensive things you can do to get the like-new effect. This article is based on a late 2002 style shifter. Please look at what yours looks like before ordering parts.
Few more parts needed (don't have them yet): 8 Spacer ring 25 11 1 220 199 9 Circlip 25 11 1 220 379 10 O
Some basic information about the Solex 36 - 40 PDSI or PDSIT. Jets, parts and tuning. Most of the parts are no longer available, but the rebuild kits can be found all over ebay plus many 2002 parts vendors.
Solex 36 - 40 PDSI and PDSIT were available on the early 1600, 1800 and 2002 models. PDSIT is an automatic (water) choke version and is hard to find. The venturi and jet differences are listed bellow.
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