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  1. Mikesmalaga72

    VDO Water Bottle

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  2. Trico classics are pretty nice!!
  3. Start with baseline stock and tune to suit in my humble opinion. That way you can tailor to your specific needs. there are a lot of variables and compromises to consider alon the way to achieve your desired results.
  4. Perhaps rear wheel cylinders/calipers are seized....I would test drive to see if you can free them up. If not rust may have developed rust rings preventing piston travel in the cylinders, or calipers. Brake fluid is hygroscopic and will make rust your enemy in 2002 brake systems. Also the rubber brake hoses can close up similar to cholesterol. If your master is putting out fluid, then physically check rear bake cylinders for movement. adjust shoes while there etc. Good luck!
  5. 16 to 17.4 ft lbs strut bearing mount top of fender
  6. Mikesmalaga72

    Section of inner fender

    Hello, Maybe this would help? https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/repair-sheet-for-inner-front-wing-right-fits-for-all-models-and-years-of-manufacturing-41-29-01.html Good luck
  7. With most things on these cars time and care will go a long way to success.
  8. Mikesmalaga72

    Safety wire bolt source?

    Other than drilling out M8 bolt heads in a jig made for that. you could always order 32211113178 bolts from the dealer.
  9. Mikesmalaga72

    72 shift lever retainer spring ring

    Following up here, I decided to radius the area near the small split already cut into the lever toward feed side of spring clip and got to hear the magical click! Found that the added clearance was all I needed to finalize! Thanks for all your help guys!!
  10. Hey guys just wondering what you used to compress the expanding spring locking ring that secures the upper lever assembly. I`m having a difficult time compressing and locking the lever down. Thanks !!
  11. The part numbers for those lights varied with addition of the black rings for the later cars and part number changed with simply deleting those rings to adapt to the pre 74 cars.. The lamp assembly floats in their mounting holes assuming you examined that, look for the rubber gaskets adhered to the mounting surface if applied and substitute with thinner or no gasket pads mounted it should gain you some additional clearance. Additionally tighten down the headlight to full torque after aligning the light assembly. When satisfied with alignment of light assembly retry the hook mount and try look for binding or stresses on the grille. Carefully bend where necessary I believe it was necessary back in the day to meld grilles to the car. Good luck let us know the results.
  12. Mikesmalaga72

    72 shift lever retainer spring ring

    Thanks Jim!!
  13. Mikesmalaga72

    72 shift lever retainer spring ring

    Well, I think I`ll try an alternative. Thanks folks!
  14. Mikesmalaga72

    72 shift lever retainer spring ring

    Thanks Paul I`ll Keep on keepin on!! lol
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    FS. Loads of 2002-2002Tii Rare Parts

    bimmermike02@aol.com Thanks!
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    FS. Loads of 2002-2002Tii Rare Parts

    Would you happen to have the tii front strut housings and hubs? if so shipped to 34476. perhaps a couple pics thanks!
  18. Bath tub, turbo, or flat pistons are only for 121 cylinder heads. Shoot for a head with 46 mm intakes.. Good luck.
  19. Mikesmalaga72

    Hard to get in 1st

    I experienced a similar occurrence, from what you said, you worked on the trans area a year ago? I would go on your sense that the shift platform may have worked its way loose as it is common on these cars. Perhaps the two allen bolts that fasten the platform to the tail of transmission and shift platform insulators / bolts/nut torques or loose trapezoid mount bracket bolt. A little medium Locktite may prevent recurrent loosening of Allen bolts and lock nuts on the insulator and angle bracket bolts due to the NVH from the engine.
  20. Nos or excellent used. Rear black rear quarter interior trim panels lt /rt please msg your offer, Thanks!
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    1st 2002 tii prototype in America

    Wow here she is again, what a story she has...!!! I remember looking at that car from a distance @ Erhard motors dealer in the back lot with the NJ MFG lic plate back in 75. I later sat in that car sporting the Euro only blue velour/cloth seat covers around 96 at a private collectors building. It had the blue Euro cloth seats. I remember that the gas pedal did not want to budge..so did not even attempt it! One thing I really remember is that it looked in pretty nice shape but never looked too deep out of respect for the owner.
  22. That looks like a well set up 02! Sorry to hear of the loss!! Any chances you could transfer your hard work into a sound roundtail chassis or reconstruct on their insurance dime etc? .Best to ya!
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    Heater Control Bezels

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    VIN verification for build/model year

    The year and month vehicle was built is useful in ordering parts from BMW to capture mid year part changes. The early year cars had vin's on them sitting outside in a court yard in primer just waiting for paint lol....
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    Any Engine Mounts that aren't complete rubbish

    While the rectangular was still in good condition I still made a really nice dent from underside of my hood from a broken mount bracket, now with reinforcement I feel confident it should not happen again.