8 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

I brought my 75 Mintgrun 2002 back from Bavarian Rennsport this week to finish the restoration.  I pulled the valve cover to replace it with a nicer version I had in my parts stash and thought to myself, that doesn't look right.  The motor had a single link timing chain?  So I brushed off the serial number on the block and found the following...

 

"0054A 04 9"  with a 21 above the number.

 

I'm thinking factory crate short block motor, but can anyone confirm?  It has an E-12 head on it with an 87 Casting designation and all the 75 smog components.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Mark92131

File Aug 06, 5 37 37 PM.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, Mark, it's a factory-remanufactured block.

 

I can't find the thread -- I just found it a week or two ago -- which has the factory-issued key attached. Here's what I recall:

 

21 = '74-'75 2002 engine

0054 = 4-digit factory serial number

A = remanufactured engine

04 9 = April 1979, or 1989, or 1999... (remanufacturing date)

 

I'll try again to find it.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

Bingo.  Here 'tis, 3rd post is courtesy of JohnH:

 

 

And he includes a pdf of the following BMW parts bulletin:

 

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=129207

 

 

 

Edited by Conserv

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome, thanks for the data, PM me with your address and I'll send you a present.  I also used one of your posts to place my underhood stickers.

 

Mark

 

 

File Aug 07, 1 51 54 PM.jpeg

File Aug 07, 1 52 12 PM.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sorry for the hijack and beautiful car

 

I have the same strut tower brace, do you know the origin? brand? significance?  

I had sold an 02 with an IE stainless brace and I regretted losing it just wondering what the one I'm left with is

 

thanks tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On August 7, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Mark92131 said:

Awesome, thanks for the data, PM me with your address and I'll send you a present.  I also used one of your posts to place my underhood stickers.

 

Mark

 

 

File Aug 07, 1 51 54 PM.jpeg

File Aug 07, 1 52 12 PM.jpeg

 

The stickers look great, Mark!

 

On the left inner fender, I believe all '75's -- I believe yours is a '75 -- like '76's, had the white-on-blue brake fluid sticker between the battery sticker and the relay rack.

 

Loved my present!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

image.jpeg

Edited by Conserv

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, 72ITB said:

sorry for the hijack and beautiful car

 

I have the same strut tower brace, do you know the origin? brand? significance?  

I had sold an 02 with an IE stainless brace and I regretted losing it just wondering what the one I'm left with is

 

thanks tim

Tim:

 

It came with the car when I purchased it originally.  No markings to identify it, so I don't know much about its history.  It was in pretty sad shape when I got it, so I had it powder coated before re-installing.  Maybe someone else knows more about it.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Mark92131

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Conserv said:

 

The stickers look great, Mark!

 

On the left inner fender, I believe all '75's -- I believe yours is a '75 -- like '76's, had the white-on-blue brake fluid sticker between the battery sticker and the relay rack.

 

Loved my present!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

I left a space for the brake fluid sticker in case I ever find one, based on the picture of your 76.

 

You are most welcome.

 

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Mark92131 said:

 

 

I left a space for the brake fluid sticker in case I ever find one, based on the picture of your 76.

 

They are being reproduced by several different sources.  Let me see if I can figure out where I bought the one in my photo, it's a pretty good copy.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now