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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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  3. RECARO LSC orange Spectrum seats sale/trade??

    I would trade you my e21 recaro black seats in similar condition? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Wheel trim/beauty ring question

    How do you actually mount these? Tap them on? I took one off recently just to figure out how it was attached to the wheel and then put it right back on. Unfortunately, I had a suspicion that it wasn't mounted as firmly as before, and as a result, I lost it a few days later.
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  6. My 1973 Euro 2002tii

    Unfortunately i couldn't find all of my pictures from the wiring harness refurbishing, but here are some of them. You have to be very patient doing this, it takes a lot of time. First of all i suggest to untape your entire harness and inspect for some torn cables or worn wire isolation. I found at least 4-5 wires that were with torn isolation, also bad connections, oxidized wires, etc. My harness was very dirty, oxidized on places and part of it was painted in Golf yellow from some repainting lol. I bought from a Polish electrical store cable terminals and PVC isolators for terminals, exactly the same like the ones that BMW used. And replaced pretty much all of them. You will need crimp pliers, cable strippers, solder and many other things. Important note!!! - if you replace a terminal always solder over the crimped area. This is recommended, because the terminals were crimped to the wires much stronger from the factory than your new crimping. I also suggest using heat shrink over the new crimping or some wiring wax / paste to keep the moisture out of the connection. Good finish result is also replacing the factory heat shrinks if it's torn. For that obviously you will need a heat gun. Here is how i found my wiring harness - i inspected the bad spots and made a list what i need to order to fix them. Also put some notes which cables goes where: I also ordered new wires from Autosparks.co.uk to replace the broken ones. And new heat shrinks. It is a great source for wires for oldtimer cars - i used them, because they have many color combinations and now my new wires match to the old ones and the wiring diagram. This is how replaced heat shrink and cable terminal look like. This has been done on many cables: Fixing a bad "Solder point": . Replaced the headlight wiring. See the old vs. new one. Original wires were painted and some of them broken. The H4 socket is also from Autosparks: Replaced the heat shrink of the front harness. I bought from another UK online shop grey heat shrink to match to the original color. Which was not grey anymore lol.: The front harness seems to be ok now, so it's time to put it on the car. Before that - cleaning from the old tape. Each wire and socket was carefully cleaned - Before and after: After:
  7. How to remove rear stub axle

    I ended up with access to a weak battery powered impact driver and that removed the allen heads with ease without turning the axle. BUT the damn shaft wouldn't drive out, I could get it most of the way but the last inch or two would not budge. I ended up pushing it back into place and angle grinding as much of the tip as I could, that allowed me to drive the rest of it out. Now, of course, the damn bearings won't budge. I think i'll be investing in a bearing removal tool and hoping that works... This passenger rear side has been a real pain.
  8. We should petition the manufacturer for reproductions... and a quick ratio would indeed be nice! Paul- yup yup. Ordered Wallothnesch's rebuild kit with all new seals etc. TIG-ing or metal spraying sounds like plausible options, but without hardness specs it's indeed difficult. If anyone had a clean spare worm lying around I'd be most intrigued. But till then I'll run what I've brung till I find something better. Are there direct swap options from newer vehicles, e21 and the sort? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. Monterey Or Bust!

    Casey MotorSports is my go to shop when I'm in the area with Vern or Athena. See you Friday at Legends if not sooner.
  11. Ultimate brake thread

    Alright now I got the theory and related issues. There may be a point but there's many other things related than just the bearings. Light springs are sometimes used under pistons to hold them closer to rotor. Really optimized system has as small rotors that are just big enough with effective cooling. However generally my experience is that bigger brakes are easier to make work without issues. Pads wearing unevenly is a problem with all the "cheap" calipers that have equal sized pistons. Another is how rigid the calipers and their mounts are. For example the old Wilwood Superiltes that I have are giving up a lot under pressure. The race shop owner nearby calls them lumps of clay (selling Alcon). If the money wasn't an issue...
  12. Wtb $20k-30k NEW BUDGET

    Congratulations on your new tii Rene and I am honored if I had any role whatsoever in helping to reinvigorate your quest. I hope to see you again soon. COOP
  13. Barnfind!

    I have been searching the net for parts, but only found oldtimerteile and https://nemiga.com/cat_spares/etk/bmw/700/Cou/ Are there other sources for parts? Looking for a front fender or two...
  14. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    It's a beautiful thing. Indeed!
  15. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Oh nice! Great to know. I was thinking of getting mine recorded but the top section has some old repairs in it and I'd rather get a whole new one and install I was thinking of removing the whole thing for a repaint but just started taping and masking last night and couldn't stop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Looks like something I'd do. Then I'd reconsider and remove the rad and then paint the whole thing. Same time better result. Remember for later: you can get your rad recored with a higher volume core for $200ish. All problems solved.
  17. Wtb $20k-30k NEW BUDGET

    Thanks for posting the photos. Looks like a great example. I had an original paint Sahara car ---- but it was a 76 Automatic. Have fun with your car!
  18. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Today these two were reunited after 39 years apart......beautiful!
  19. Engine Bay Clean Up

    Thanks Simeon. Even though I have a long history of automotive wiring I am afraid to start "cleaning"
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  22. Hurry before they Nuke Guam (1600 goodies)

    Looks very nice
  23. Ultimate brake thread

    In a previous post mlytle posted: "have you used the massive/IE 11.75in brake system yet? as probably the one who tracks an M2 harder and more often most, i would not put that system on another track car. the wheel bearings on the 2002 (tii) are not strong enough to support it. they flex enough in hard corners to allow the huge rotors to push the caliper pistons back in their bores...resulting in the need to double pump the brakes at every corner to slow. these symptoms are not evident in mild or street use, but when you really push it on R-comps it is bad. the smaller e21 rotors, real track pads, and cooling ducts is a much better solution. that is the solution i was using with no issues until i mistakenly "upgraded". Just my experience. ...yours probably varies! :-)" I have not had the same experience with the calipers pushing the caliper back, but I have had warping of the rotors with both kits. The Ireland kit had to be shimmed to get the caliper lined up with the rotor and the pads never wore flat. The fit and finish on the Massive kit is notably better, but I have still managed to warp a caliper on the track. I am running a 2.5 liter s14 and 205/50/15 Bridgestone RE-71 tires. Anything works n the street, but on the track at COTA and ORP I seem to be able to kill brakes pretty handily. Fade has not been an issue, but dI am disappointed in the durability. I am going to take his advice about the ducting and I think it may be better to go with the smaller brakes which is a little surprising to me. I am not sure if this confirms the theory about the bigger rotors, but I wondered if they would work better with a larger bearing. Sorry to disappoint, but my vectors and greek are both a little weak. Thanks for the input on the brake issue.
  24. Junk Dizzy?

    Does the model number end in #164? Vacuum advance is a good thing. It'd be worth having rebuilt, for someone. Not worth running as is, imho.
  25. Junk Dizzy?

    That is just what happens when they wear. It is due to the fiber washers going away. There should be one between the gear and the body and one inside the body. Based on the amount of movement, you are probably missing both of them. Not that it matters really. It needs to be opened up and cleaned, lubed and shimmed back to spec, which is about .004" of axial play... based on what I have read. Shim kits are available for less than $20 and come with a variety of washers. As you probably know, places like Advanced Distributors will rebuild them for around $200. The amount of wear on the internal parts is what really matters. That play is to be expected and is easily corrected. If the cam on the center post is worn, from the points rubbing block, then it starts seeming like a parts distributor. Or, if the weights' pivot holes get elongated and the end lobes get flat spots, then the same is true. Basically that is what they'll all do, eventually. Advanced will most likely replace everything but the case. At least that is what I have seen in the few I looked at. I have had some fun trying to make a few old ones work well. I am very happy with the one I am using now, which I got used and simply 'freshened it up' a bit. The one I am using has a date stamp on the inside from '96 though, so it is a low mileage example. Long answer, I know. These things are a hobby in themselves. The short answer is that it is hard telling, not knowing. The only way to really know is to open it up and look at the innards. That means drilling out the pin in the gear (carefully). Or, you can access the advance weights from above and can easily inspect the cam on the center post. If you think this answer is long, check out this thread ; ) It will show you some of what I found out about how they tend to wear.
  26. Monterey Or Bust!

    nice little car...big trees
  27. Terry--By carrier ring do you mean the cage? I've never noticed a difference in either side of the cage, so I just put them in without regard to orientation. Never had a CV fail after rebuilding. That is only my experience with BMW 2002 and e21 320i CVs. CV from other vehicle manufacturers may be different. In the post I made: with regard to your other thread: I see that the Porsche 930 CV joint does indeed reference a "large opening" and "Small opening" side of the CV cage. This is toward the bottom of the first page of the post. Cross-linking the CV posts here so that further searches have bread crumbs to follow. --Fred
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