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  1. tups

    smoking hub!

    Your original problem may not have been the bearing (and maybe it still isn't). The rubber front brake lines tend to swell shut and then act as a one-way valve, so when you stop braking, the brake does not release. Hence the smoke and the smell. "burning bearings" don't smell or smoke - they don't typically burn either. Horrible scary noises, yes, loose wheels, yes, but smoke ? Brakes, on the other hand, can get the hub very hot and burn the grease. Do a "shake the wheel " test - if everything is still tight, you problem is the brake line, not the bearings. If things got too hot, the bearings may be shot as well, but start by looking at the brakes...
  2. There are a few very bad ideas in there too ... such as the "Bremskraftbegrenzer" - the brake force limiter. Not exactly ABS, but by worsening your brakes it nevertheless prevents your wheels from blocking while braking (!)
  3. My Belgian 67 doesn't have and never had any black paint in the embossed sections of the trim, not on the front, and not on the back either. Due to the pattern in the embossing, it's highly unlikely that it all flaked off without leaving any trace whatsoever.
  4. Plate appears to be Lebanese?
  5. That's the thing - when you talk to firemen here, they warn you not to use the fire extinguisher on your car - "it's only use is for throwing at someone who is planning to use their fire extinguisher on your car - with the notable exception if some inside needs to be rescued". Engine bay fires ? Let the insurance deal with it. The powder will short and corrode all the electrics in short order - maybe not as disastrous in an 02 with a "simple" wiring harness and no electronics,but for any modern car, this is a guarantee to sentence it to the scrap heap within 6 months. And the insurance only tends to pay out for a car in matte black without tires left on it ... The "chemistry" they quote looks rather chinese to me ... and I have a PhD in chemistry.
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    New 2002 video on youtube

    ...but that paint ...and the doors don't line up!
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    6 volt windshield washer pump

    Hi Paul, 4AA batteries you steal out of something else and a bit of wire will do it Thanks, Cris
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    6 volt windshield washer pump

    Do you know if it works ? I may be interested if it does, shipping to Europe with USPS First-Class Package International Service™ would be 23$ when I guesstimate 1 lb 6 ounces ?
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    Oil Viscosity

    Over, under, plus, minus, Celsius, Fahrenheit, it's all the same anyway. Just make up your own hood sticker any way you like it :-p "Spätestens nach 6 Monaten throughout the year ?"
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    Photobucket relents!!

    Little late for that - I don't think there's anyone left on the planet that doesn't hold a grudge against photobucket. They killed themselves, and they know it.
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    Ran When Parked.

    Well, the very, very first thing that I'd do that you haven't yet apparently, is check whether your spark plugs actually spark, before worrying about bluetooth thing-a-ma-jigs ...
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    Fastest 2002

    ...and not by a small margin either.
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    My lucky day project

    That is ... incredible!
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    New Member

    Welcome to the forum. That rust at the bodywork edge in front of the driver's door looks very highly suspicious ... investigate, before the car breaks in two! Once you know what you have and what state it is in, you can start thinking about repairing and painting... Good luck! Cris
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    Some engine bay pictures

    ...and that exhaust manifold isn't original either. The carb is very easy to take off and apart, I remember I did it without referring to any shop manual or forum thread, so it must be real easy. Clean with a spray can of carb cleaner, reassemble, the idle adjustment is one simple screw. Good luck! Cris