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I just bought a 76 2002. Pretty good shape. Not a show car by any means. But, no rust. That's a good start. Here are a few things that need fixing:

The accelerator pedal seems very sticky. Not sure why.

The automatic gear indicator is missing

The side blinkers aren't working

Starts a little slow.

Very hard to steer.

Anyway, these are the biggies.


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Way to go! I've had my'76 since February. Here's what I know:

The accelerator pedal seems very sticky. Not sure why. [spray some lithium or other similar grease on the upper rear part of the pedal where the linkage rubs.]

The automatic gear indicator is missing [A rare piece - put request out on the WTB forum here.]

The side blinkers aren't working [Could be lots of things. If fronts are working, it's probably burned out bulbs, loose wire, short or bad ground.]

Starts a little slow. [iF you mean turns over slowly, it's likely battery. If it's slow to catch, it needs tune-up.]

Very hard to steer. [Hey, that's the way they are! Check grease in steering box. Front tires may be under-inflated.]

In any event, I'd suggest full tune-up, carb adjustment and all fluids changed. You did pick the best '02 forum!

1976 2002 Inka

2008 M5 Sapphire Black Metallic, 6-speed

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lubricate all linkage, pedal, trans cable, levers,

make sure nothing is rubbing or touching

anything it should'nt. Plastic sleeve should be on the

shaft riding on the back of the gas pedal - order any part

you need from any BMW Dealer - really.



and your car needs to be updated - SERVICED COMPLETLY

because the seller didn't. All of the electrical system needs

examination, connections cleaned, tightened, inspection

for loose connections, broken wires, poor connections.

Replace the fuses and clean the fuse holders (disconnect

the battery FIRST ! )

Do it now, do it completly, and drive forever,

well almost forever trouble free.

tuff steering ? tire pressures, TOO FAT TIRES ??

bad upper strut bearing mounts ? no oil in the

steering gearbox? wrong gear oil, or GREASE




where the brake pedal piviot lives also - lubricate the pedal

and out under the hood where the brake pedal piviots

behind the booster


stiff steering can be many things ? ? ?



do this also -



'86 R65 650cc #6128390 22,000m
'64 R27 250cc #383851 18,000m
'11 FORD Transit #T058971 28,000m "Truckette"
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CD gave you a pretty amazing run-down of items to touch. One thing that bears repeating....flush brakes and bleed thoroughly. You'll see a vast improvement and it'll be a lot safer. Not a hard job, search the forum. Good luck, enjoy, keep us informed and keep your checkbook warm!

'74 2002


Ambulatory on 2/4/9!!!

Now the hard shit begins

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