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If anyones ever watched Davidsfarm..And barn finds 2002tii

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Great find! And it's an Inka car -- albeit looking a bit Verona in the video -- with sunroof and original Blaupunkt!

Someone should track this car down!

Steve

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The guy's an idiot for trying to start a barn find that way. The worst part was pulling up on the gas pedal instead of clearing the stuck linkage. He didn't even look to turn off the wipers and lucky if the fuel pump didn't burn out or the whole garage go up in flames with the leaking fuel.

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The guy's an idiot for trying to start a barn find that way. The worst part was pulling up on the gas pedal instead of clearing the stuck linkage. He didn't even look to turn off the wipers and lucky if the fuel pump didn't burn out or the whole garage go up in flames with the leaking fuel.

He certainly isn't working for bmw classic restoration, but he is far from an idiot. I think the main issue is most of the car's he is used to reviving are junk yard cars. Certainly, he could have taken far more care with this 2002, but you can't blame him too much for not really being aware of what he is fiddling with.

Though, I will admit I cringed and thought the same things as you when I saw him doing this. I really want to go and purchase this car... should be an easy car to revive to it's former glory.

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The guy's an idiot for trying to start a barn find that way. The worst part was pulling up on the gas pedal instead of clearing the stuck linkage. He didn't even look to turn off the wipers and lucky if the fuel pump didn't burn out or the whole garage go up in flames with the leaking fuel.

He certainly isn't working for bmw classic restoration, but he is far from an idiot. I think the main issue is most of the car's he is used to reviving are junk yard cars. Certainly, he could have taken far more care with this 2002, but you can't blame him too much for not really being aware of what he is fiddling with.

Though, I will admit I cringed and thought the same things as you when I saw him doing this. I really want to go and purchase this car... should be an easy car to revive to it's former glory.

Would he have approached a Ferrari in the same manner? He is an idiot and is not teaching anyone anything.

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Yes, I had many of the same cringes. A little surprised any guy would let cascading fuel drip while trying to start the car.

Oh and that pooooor wiper motor.

I would also be suspect of an Ontario car and the rust underneath. Ontario cars of that vintage had a rough life of salty roads in winter.

Car's serial# is approx 500 older than mine.

It would have been fun to be the first to open those garage doors after 13 years.

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The guy's an idiot for trying to start a barn find that way. The worst part was pulling up on the gas pedal instead of clearing the stuck linkage. He didn't even look to turn off the wipers and lucky if the fuel pump didn't burn out or the whole garage go up in flames with the leaking fuel.

He certainly isn't working for bmw classic restoration, but he is far from an idiot. I think the main issue is most of the car's he is used to reviving are junk yard cars. Certainly, he could have taken far more care with this 2002, but you can't blame him too much for not really being aware of what he is fiddling with.

Though, I will admit I cringed and thought the same things as you when I saw him doing this. I really want to go and purchase this car... should be an easy car to revive to it's former glory.

Would he have approached a Ferrari in the same manner? He is an idiot and is not teaching anyone anything.

I think part of the problem arises in that BMW is such a common car these days that some people often regard them in the same manner as they would an old Chevrolet or American vehicle. Not that I disagree with you; he absolutely did nothing correctly, but I don't think his intent was to show how to properly start it, but rather to see if it WOULD start just after sitting like that for so long.

He has other videos where he displays far more care and knowledge then what is seen here. As far as the Ferrari goes, I would like to believe he would treat it with far more care than a 2002 that he likely believes isn't worth very much.

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The guy was going for a Darwin award. I wonder if he had insurance to cover the property the car was in and for the neighbors' property.

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Dave is actually a really knowledgeable guy, he's talked me through fixing a bunch of stuff. This person hired him to revive the car I think. He brought a Cadillac back to life after 30 years and a New Yorker after 20 something.

I agree he should have done some stuff differently, but he is far from an idiot.

I want this car! looks like it could be running sweet with a KF rebuild...33k?!

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It depends on where that fuel is coming from on the Kfish. I really think this guy was stupid on the things he did. that pump puts insane pressure to the injectors you have a leak there VERY bad things happen. much less the pressure the fuel pump puts out. The other bad thing is if there wasn't gum and varnish in the Kfish before there is now. Why try and run 13 year old gas through that system. Any car is usually easy to start after 20 or 30 years with just a few simple steps that this guy did not take.

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I agree with JimK, this guy is an IDIOT ! ! The guy's an idiot for trying to start a barn find that way. The worst part was pulling up on the gas pedal instead of clearing the stuck linkage. He didn't even look to turn off the wipers and lucky if the fuel pump didn't burn out or the whole garage go up in flames with the leaking fuel.

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This is why you should take your 2002 to a specialist, or someone that KNOWS what they are, what they're worth, and what can be damaged by ham-fisted lack of SPECIALIZED knowledge. I think this goes for routine repairs and oil changes as well as modifications and tuning.

Before I started the F Bomb (the car sat untouched for 15 years), I did the following purely to protect the internals of the Kugelfischer pump and each of the $350+ fuel injectors. If you don't know and respect the pump and fuel system in general, you can do hundreds (or thousands) of dollars worth of damage.

drain and thoroughly CLEAN fuel tank

replace every inch of fuel hose

replace upper suction valve O rings

replace fuel filter

replace fuel pump with known working E28 pump (temporary)

To ensure I wasn't going to cause damage from stuck parts, I did the following:

remove valve cover and inspect / adjust all valves.

inspect basic timing between crankshaft and distributor.

oil all cylinders daily for several days

rotate engine by HAND with plugs out, slowly. daily

removed oil pan. Inspect for sludge, loose oil pump chain. Clogged pump pick-up

I performed hours of preventive work on the car BEFORE driving it, and my reward is a virtually trouble-free car I'd drive to California or Seattle tomorrow without hesitation.

Mine sat for 15 years sheltered by only two walls behind a PA barn. It can be done...but patience and respect for the machinery is paramount. Any fool can squirt ether into a carb or throttle body, and turn an ignition key. These cars deserve better.

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