SkidMarc

'02 Guru in the D.C. Area

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I looking for references for qualified BMW 2002 mechanics/experts in the Washington, D.C. metro area. I have some issues with my car that need to be addressed ASAP. Baltimore is fine too. PM or e-mail me please!

Thanks,

Marc

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I don't know if I've got "guru" credentials, but I'll gladly help out if I can, with any questions / issues you're having. I'm involved in a few (too many) major side project 2002s / restorations, but will gladly offer help "over the wire" if you like.

e mail me directly and I'll do my best to help out! Welcome aboard!!!

Paul Wegweiser (Baltimore)

zenwrenchpaul at yahoo dot com

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Hey Paul -

How's the race car project going? Haven't seen an update on that lately.

Ken

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Thanks for the kind offer Paul. Right now my concern is the gas smell. PO informs me that the car has a new exhaust and it hasn't been driven much over the last 5 years. I'd even like to bring it up, or you can come down (I'll compensate you), so I can have someone assist me in properly evaluating it.

BTW, I really admire your work! Your burgundy car, amongst a few others others, is in my '02 Project Book as a standard. I'd love to come up and meet you and check out your other projects.

Heck, I still haven't driven one! - and yes, it's high on my list.

Cheers,

Marc

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Gas smell? From under the hood or the trunk?

Aren't they SUPPOSED to do that??

OK..the seal on the tank in the trunk can deteriorate and leak. Mine does it only when it's full and splashes up.

Lift the cover in the trunk and jostle the car to make the gas splash around.

Is that it?

Look at all of the cloth fuel lines....they get nasty and leak also.

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Haven't touched 'er in months. Now that I've freed up some $$$ I'll start ordering parts (fuel cell filler neck, seat brace for roll cage, cleaning supplies, racing suit, Hans device, gloves, shoes, white paint for the interior, etc etc..

It's going to be parked in my apartment's parking garage for a while...my neighbors will be *thrilled* I'm sure! (not!) Bringing in home on Saturday.

My goal is to have it race ready, reliable, safe, and a little prettier for the 2010 ITB season.

paul wegweiser

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marc,

IIRC there was discussion in the past about "fumes" and the lack of the proper hood, wing, and deck lid seals. do you really have a leak or just too much "ventilation"?

be intense about checking for any fuel leaks! i, usually, double clamp fuel hose connections from a hard line to a soft line, too.

HTH. i ain't no muhcanik.

Paul Wegweiser ROCKS!

Regards,

Randy Bryant

Elkton, VA

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It's going to be parked in my apartment's parking garage for a while...my neighbors will be *thrilled* I'm sure! (not!) Bringing in home on Saturday.

paul wegweiser

Put a car cover on it - greatly reduces the likelihood anyone will mess with it.

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Give me a ring or shoot me an email. I'll give advice and help you out if I can. I live in DC....where are you?

Clay Weiland

806.441.9440

clay dot weiland at gmail dot com

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I don't know if I've got "guru" credentials,

We have a winner for modest understatement of the week award...

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It would seem so!

I'm looking forward to seeing his fine work firsthand.

M.

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