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My wife and I made the plunge and bought a 1972 2002Tii, despite it all. It has been our dream car for a long time and the opportunity presented itself, and now here we are.

It has been 8 years since I've owned a car, and the last car I owned was a 1976 Mercedes 300D, which wasn't exactly a car to tinker with so I am feeling super novice.

I may not take on anything huge just yet, but I would like to change my own oil. The car is in great shape, the former owner has been a huge help (he was on here quite a bit and gave me this link) but it has been in storage for 6 months. Does anyone have a good step by step oil change site?

This will be the first of many posts, until I get my mechanic chops back in order.



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Congrats on the purchase and welcome!

Honestly it is a very easy job to do but I don't know any sites to help you with instructions (I am sure they exist, maybe not 2002 specific though)

That said, you could get instruction in person. I happen to live in Brooklyn and will be getting together with another fellow 2002er tomorrow night to do something for his car. If your car is roadworthy, you could drive it over to my house and do the oil change with at least one, maybe 2 knowledgeable 02tii owners. You would have to supply the oil, filter and be responsible for disposing of the used oil (I already have too much to take to be recycled) but other than that at 'DHS's Speedy Lube' we can show you the ins and outs of oil changes and also give your car the once over. Even if your car is not roadworthy, I have to change my oil in my e30. Watching that will demystify anything you are confused about.

let me know if you are interested and we can speak off the board about the details. Congrats again! And got pics????

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The previous owner told me this site was amazing... I didn't anticipate an invite to a mass oil changing! I would absolutely come and learn the ropes. My work is tricky, so tomorrow evening may not work... but it may, so yes, lets get in touch off board (though I'm not sure how to do that, do I post my email, or can you find it?). The car is totally road worthy, and a blast to drive at that. It would be nice to poke around it with some people who know what they are looking at in practice, not just theory.

Where in Brooklyn?

and yes I have pics, here's one...


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Adam, Sorry I had to log-in for my email to show up. Shoot me an email and we'll see what can be arranged. I am in Gravesend.


PS- if you have not noticed on the board there is the 02FestEast happening over the weekend at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville CT. It would be a good way to meet other owners and show off your new acquisition. There is a price tag associated with it ($25 bucks for sunday). This is also a major vintage race weekend at LRP. So there will be a lot to see (but no racing on Sunday).


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Pull up an old '02 seat, pop open a cold one and start reading up on the wonderful tii. Get familiar with the good parts vendors. Don't mess with anything until you know what you're looking at. I've had lot's of fun since buying my tii in December 06.

Welcome to the club!

Jim Gerock


Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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