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  1. I'm really late to the party here, but I'm glad this thread was not deleted. Lots of good historical info. Thanks for posting, Fixer!
  2. Nice car. Agreed. Nicely done. I just want matching numbers for 33k. I know from personal experience you can get your cake and matching numbers if you look somewhere other than bat. Do the legwork, find the cars. I also agree that the seller should be one happy soul.
  3. Non-tii. Nice car. But $33k? I'm missing something. Looks like I got back into the 2002 ownership just in time (August) because these prices are crazy. But that's me.
  4. Agave please. Have a great Thanksgiving!
  5. I'm reading his comment a little bit differently. Sometimes, when you come through a serious medical scare, you come out realizing there is no better time to buy that car you always wanted. My tii is proof. This guy seems to either be full of himself or he's gonna buy every car he ever dreamed of. Personally, I think this car is cool but the bidding should have ended a few thousand dollars ago. But, that's me. The seller is smiling.
  6. Been storing cars in unheated garages for many years. Battery tender, loose fitting cover to avoid bumping and scratching the paint in tight spaces, and plastic on the concrete floor to avoid the moisture issue from below. I sometimes put bounce dryer sheets inside the car for a fresh scent and I sometimes throw some mothballs under the car on the floor. Mice supposedly don't like the smell. I give them plenty of D-con to eat and never had a problem with them smelling up the joint. D-Con I thought is supposed to eat them up from the inside to keep the smell down. Once found a collection of bird seed in a crease on the back of the car cover but have been lucky they have stayed out of my cars.
  7. Not mine. no affiliation. Four bad photos. Among the many unusual words and claims, the ad begins with the statement: "Paraphrased from another ad but is applicable:" https://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/d/broadview-heights-1972-bmw-2002-tii/6997751053.html
  8. For $45k I would at least expect the engine compartment to be clean.
  9. Oooh. Original owner. Golf. Sunroof. Tii. $45k? Not in my budget. If money was not the issue, this one would clean up nice and I'd have fun doing it. Damn.
  10. Just trying to understand. Did you register the car and do you have a title with your name on it?
  11. Will be watching this one closely. Awesome car. Great color. Is it one owner or two? When I drop my bag of cash on this car am I the 2nd or 3rd owner? And how big does the bag need to be? I'm guessing quite large. Good luck!
  12. This luggage rack came with my car when I bought it this summer. It has no manufacturer markings of any kind. It appears that it is period correct and is not a reproduction. I have done lots of searches and have not seen another one like this with the bent side rails. Yes, it was made that way. I'd sure like to know who made it before it goes back up in the attic. Thanks for looking.
  13. I have been suspicious of same. Just haven't done anything to test them yet. CSV was allegedly tested a few years ago according to records I got with the car but it could be acting up. Car always starts so I have been working on cosmetic and other stuff.
  14. Decided to pull the spark plugs on my 72 tii that I've had for 2 months. I found the plugs in decent shape, kinda brownish color and not awful. But does anyone know a good reason to run 3 platinum plugs (BPR6EGP) and one standard plug (BPR6ES) like I pulled out of mine? Is it good or bad? The car ran pretty well, idled smoothly, but it has always had a long crank time at cold start and would stumble if I didn't give it gas right after it fired. Most starts required longer crank times I guess. The car came with spare parts, like some Bosch WR9DC plugs which I put in today. Car seems to run strong. Maybe stronger. The cold start crank time was long again, but when it lit, it idled smooth at around 2000 then smoothed into a nice 900-1000 idle when warm. The next warm start was almost instant fire on maybe one crank. The chart says these plugs also replace NGK BPR5ES. Any opinions?

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