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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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    Wow, just wow.
  2. On my tii, the PO actually trimmed and repainted the folded lip to add space for the 15" wheels he had in there. I'm running 14s now, so no rubbing at all.
  3. After installing a pair of "cool looking" tiny round air filters on my MGB, there was a noticeable frown on my face when the expected power increase as measured by butt-o-meter and second hand was just the opposite. The tiny "efficient" air filters increased my 0-60 time by half a second! Decided the clunky-looking stock system wasn't so bad after all.
  4. My 245 was getting noisy a while back, and a reputable person who shall remain nameless suggested that used car dealers sometimes mix dino ATF and 80W gear oil to quiet manual transmissions. It also seems to slow down some leaks as well. It did that for mine, however it is at best a delaying tactic. If you try this and it helps with the problem, start saving your money for future transmission work. When I parked my tii (for other reasons), my 245 had gradually become noisy again and harder to shift, but I did get a couple more years out of it.
  5. 02les may be the person you're thinking of.
  6. This sounds like part 2 of The Hack Mechanic's story of retrieving an unknown car from hundreds of miles away; "The Way It Could Have Gone"....
  7. Oh man, that sounds so nice. Do you have a track day eta?
  8. ...and a door hinge.
  9. A coworker of mine says he never changes the oil in any of his cars. Claims his Suburban has close to 200,000 miles on it with the original oil, and he just changes the filter once a year and tops up the oil when needed. His underlying belief is "Oil companies produce and sell oil to get rid of gasoline refinement by-products." I imagine all his piston rings are good and caked by now...
  10. Ditto - old fuel is bad. Just last month, my friend's boat had a similar problem after sitting less than half full for 5 months. Unfortunately, this came to about 80 gallons of bad gas, and he was faced with a high disposal cost to just get rid of it. His research came up with information about "phase separation". To fix it, he siphoned about a quarter of the old gas out from the bottom of the tank until the engine ran reasonably well again. He then filled the tank up to the top, adding Stabil this time, and all was well again. Phase separation is apparently aggravated by low fuel level allowing condensation to collect inside the tank. Modern gasoline-based fuel is becoming more and more difficult to manage.
  11. High initial population, high survival rate, and no structural inspections. That last part seems a bit odd for a state with above average government regulation of most everything else, but Californians love their automobiles.
  12. +1 on pull the seat. Greatly simplifies under dash work.
  13. First step in resurrecting my tii will be removing the several years' accumulation of dirt, oil, nasty stuff from the engine bay and chassis. I'm just dreading it, need to just do it and be done...
  14. Sounds like the voice of experience.
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    Actually, that's a Kate replica. Note the torpedo underneath. Zero's were strictly single seat fighters. Excuse my corrective tendencies, please. Very nice malaga, by the way.