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  1. I've been struggling for years with the famous gas smell in trunk problem. New sender O-ring didn't help, new fuel line didn't help. Today I plugged my smoke machine into the vent port on the fuel fill boot. It immediately showed a big leak around the gasket between the boot and bracket on the trunk. So, I ordered a new boot that hopefully won't be fossilized plastic, and might supplement the paper gasket with some RTV. I made my own smoke machine, similar to the paint can one pictured above, for about $15 in parts and an old soldering iron for heat. Works great.
  2. Looks great James! Having done this, I suggest that before you get the headliner on, assemble the sunroof and test it and also get rust proof primer/paint on the inside of the roof, esp under the roof beam/rails. Have fun!
  3. Looking for ignition starter switch. I just need the electrical part but will take the lock tumbler part too if you don't want to separate
  4. I have traced my intermittent starting problems to this switch. But new ones are now $250 (just the electrical part). Has anyone tried taking these apart and cleaning/fixing them?
  5. price drop to $150. This is a pretty nice piece with very minor cracking. Happy to ship, box size will be approx 55" x 10" x 10", 5lbs, if you want to get an estimate from 98103. Local pick up in Seattle preferred.
  6. price drop on top section--now $175.
  7. bottom section and clock sold. Top section and binnacle still available.
  8. dash still available, will separate, willing to ship, clock sold.
  9. Top section of a three piece dash. Has very minor cracking around passenger side defrost duct, hole for clock cut out. It may also be missing a few fasteners. Local pick up in Seattle, or I can ship at cost. Bottom section and instrument surround shown in photos have been sold.
  10. Hi James, I'm hoping to come to the 020202 event, agreed that fog is the main problem around here in winter.
  11. I used the stock switch (activated by pulling out the fan knob), but plan eventually to use the timer that came with the Frost Fighter kit with an E21 push button switch in the green dummy switch location on the console.
  12. I used the Frost Fighter stick-on grid, but I cut it up and stuck each line directly over the original grid (after first scraping away what was left of the copper). I ordered the Frost Fighter in the same width and number of strips as the original grid. It looks stock and has worked great for Seattle conditions for 4 years now. https://www.frostfighter.com/clear-view-defrosters-legacy.htm?gclid=CjwKCAiAyfvhBRBsEiwAe2t_i9klgJL-NSEtqAnPeIkc6InR9OcE70_KmolIGTaaCrkpQ3IBUyg2yBoCm5oQAvD_BwE
  13. plape


    12 year rolling restoration. Was painted white when I bought it in 2007. Bare metal repaint in original Riviera and full mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Mostly stock except 5 speed, LSD, Recaros from an E21. From BMW archives: "The BMW 2002 US VIN 2577101 was manufactured on August 23rd, 1971 and delivered on August 25th, 1971 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Riviera, paint code 036.”
  14. I had the exact same problem with a re-manufactured box. It will not get unsticky. Return to sender and try another one.

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