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As we begin 2017, it's about time for me to do a "refresh" of my 1974 Turkis BMW 2002tii. I bought this car, my third 02, in the year 2000 from a member of the Roadfly Forum (predecessor to this forum) from the drummer for a band in Dallas called The Old 97s. I spent a ton of time and a lot of money to do pretty much a ground up restoration, including a total engine rebuild by the late Mike Perkins in Houston and a repaint in Glasurit Turkis (the original color).
Fast forward 17 years, and around 75,000 miles, and it's time to take another look. My general plan is around these areas:
1. Head: I've started to experience a bit of blue smoke on the overrun, indicating that perhaps the valve guides/seals are worn. I also have a bit of noise from the drive train that seems troubling, along with a bit of coolant leak. At a minimum, I will take the head off and replace the head gasket, but likely will rebuild the head entirely.
2. Cosmetic: I need to repair a few rust spots as well as a dent in the trunk caused by a large floor jack I rented, and allowed to move around the trunk.
3. "While I'm in there...." stay tuned....