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  1. Thanks for the shoutout Larry! Sadly the city has paved over the only (known) legal dirty road in San Francisco. Need to keep hunting.
  2. Hey everybody, I'm Beck, a former 2002 owner and FAQ regular. I had a '74 Tii which I bought as a project in 2011 and sold on BaT in 2017 . I miss my 2002, but the opportunity came to buy the car I grew up in: my father's 911. I work at Bring a Trailer, the online car auction website for enthusiasts like ourselves. Hopefully you've hear of us, if not, come check us out! We sell a lot of 2002s: https://bringatrailer.com/bmw/2002/ This year, BaT is a Turbo-level sponsor of the BayArea 02 Swap and Show. We'll be there with a booth, swag, and specialists eager to talk to you about 02s and every other new class. We are hoping to have a 2002 at our booth which is also live for auction on BringaTrailer.com. If you are interested in selling your car on BaT during the week of May 4th and can have the car at the event, let me know. I'd love to talk to you about presenting it on BaT. Thanks!
  3. Now listed on Bring a Trailer! http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-bmw-2002tii-8/
  4. $11,000 or best offer 1974 BMW 2002 Tii VIN 2782636 Registered in California, assumed California original because of the original period blue license plates. Mileage: unknown, Odometer reads ~22200. Driven less than 16,000 miles since purchase in 2011 Non-matching engine number: 367170 Paint color: Malaga Fully stock drivetrain, modified suspension and brakes Comes with binder with history of last 6 years (entirety of my ownership) Full Service History from last 6 years: http://bit.ly/2kZAih9 Full extra parts list (nearly 70 new and used parts): http://bit.ly/2kO56Q6 Photos of every part listed: https://goo.gl/photos/1CQbVp63cNMBkFZ17 More photos of the car: https://goo.gl/photos/Y7RjPYCM52Jy3bCZ7 Summary: I am selling my beloved Tii. I hate to be separated from it before finishing the project. However, I have been offered the opportunity to purchase the Porsche I was raised in, so I have to move on. It is the only reason I am selling the car. I have loved this car and taken the best care of it that I can. For the last 6 years I have focused entirely on the mechanical aspects of the car, believing that an unattractive car that runs well is better than a pretty car that doesn’t. Oil was changed every 6 months no matter the mileage In 2011, I purchased the car from Greg Winter of Auburn, California, Since then, it has resided with me in San Francisco, always garaged. I have very little documentation for the car prior to my ownership. I have full service logs and parts list for the vehicle which can be found at the above links. Most work was done by myself or Sean Casey and Tom Jones at Sean Casey Motorsports. The car drives very well with a completely rebuilt suspension (new rubber all around, re-powdercoated parts, strengthened front subframe, new HR springs and Bilstein shocks). The drivetrain has been kept stock and aggressively maintained/replaced. The brakes are very strong with stock Tii’s up front and a rear disc conversion from Aardvark racing in the back. Wheels are painted E30 steelies wrapped in fresh Dunlop Direzza ZII’s. Build date (from Hoffman Motors in New York, NY): The BMW 2002 tii US VIN 2782636 was manufactured on July 31st, 1974 and delivered on August 22nd, 1974 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Malaga, paint code 021. The Good (replaced within the last 6 years): H&R Sport Springs Bilstein HD Shocks Rebuilt steering linkage Refreshed steering box Every single suspension bushing replaced Front subframe reinforced engine mount Powder Coated front and rear subframes, control arms, sway bars, disc brake covers New K-Pump linkage New (red) ignition coil, plugs, wires and distributor New Exhaust from downpipe to back Exhaust manifold blasted and recoated New clutch master and slave cylinder New shifter linkage New pedal box foam padding New antenna New Accelerator pedal linkage New 4 Pioneer speakers Used Momo 15” wheel + hub + BMW horn button New trunk carpet and kickplate carpet New custom parcel shelf with speaker covers New Rocker Trim Moulding (Driver’s side) Repainted roof and sunroof in stock malaga color Powder Coated air box and replace rubber bushings Replaced Hood gaskets (3) and heat shields (3) New (used windshield) and gaskets New Headliner New sunroof felt strips New rear windshield gasket Rebuilt Golde Power Sunroof with new endlinks. New door brakes New oil pan gasket Rear Disc brake conversion from Aardvark Racing New timing chain, sprockets, tensioner, guides and gaskets. Refreshed, used differential Refreshed, used transmission New clutch pressure plate, disc, throw-out bearing and pilot bearing Heater box rebuild with used electric fan E30 Steelies painted in aluminum Euro bumper conversion begun (see photos) The Bad Mild squeak from rear brakes Pilot bearing squeaks occasionally Paint - pretty much a 30 foot paint job Car was tapped in 2014. Quarter panel replaced, but still has dent by the headlight Electric fan squeals above low setting. Rear euro bumper needs alignment No front bumper Missing 1 license plate light Electric sunroof is unreliable Clock doesn’t keep time Seat belts don’t retract well Typical 2002 gas smell Pre-purchase inspection done by Sean Casey Motorsports Driveline vibration Notch in steering box Temperature reads high when lights are one - bad grounding Aim headlights Rear wheel bearings squeak at speed Driver’s rocker trim falls off Clock noisy and not working properly, doesn’t keep time. Turn signal relay doesn’t tick Turn signal doesn’t cancel properly Diff mount mounting ears bent Diff right side seal leaking Engine oil leak Oil dipstick tube hose leaking Oil hose, injection pump return hose leaking Radiator cap very old, seal bad Red coil needs 1.8ohm resistor
  5. First off, apologies to readers because I know this is not a 2002 post. However, I am not sure where this kind of post should should reside, plus I think 02ers would enjoy an E30 M3 story. Plus, M10 and S14 cars share the same yadda yadda yadda... My name is Beck and I am freelance photojournalist and wedding photographer in San Francisco. I also have a '74 2002 Tii which is how I got connected to Rich (rlobdill), fellow Tii owner and current seller of this beauty, an all original, high mileage, but thoroughly cared for, E30 M3 in black on black. Although I never work in product or advertising photography, I agreed to shoot Rich's chariot for the Bring a Trailer listing. No matter how the shoot went, I'd get to hang out with another 02er and ride in an E30 M3! Right off the bat, I felt a little out of my element. I am used to photojournalism where adaptation matters more than imagination. My natural instinct is not to direct, it is to observe and process. But direction is exactly what was needed. We started off by driving through out the Marin Headlands, making some nice portrait and detail work. This isn't a typical advertising shoot since these types of listings require much more detail work and little to no lifestyle imagery. So later we went to Rich's house where we did more technical photography, documenting important aspects of E30 M3's as well as every matching vin sticker (this car has all the originals vin stickers, including on the head). Despite taking several hours longer than I expected, the shoot was a an great experience. I wouldn't mind doing more, but would probably try to push the lifestyle part a bit more. What makes an E30 M3 owner's life special or unique? How is an E30 M3 used differently than a regular E30? Those kind of things. The completed Bring a Trailer listing can be found here: http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-bmw-m3-5/ For reference, my editorial work can be found here: http://beckdiefenbach.com Weddings: http://beckdiefenbach.com/weddings/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedief/
  6. SOLD! Selling my set of standard issue 14" E30 Bottle caps. Had these on my car for 5 years (came with the car). I've since replaced them and they are looking for a new home. Tire are Cooper Cobra 195/60's The good: Three matching center caps No major dings, just some scratches around the edge Wheel weights all present The not so good: Tires are 9 years old and have low tread, but usable. SF Bay area pick up only (unless you want to pay tons for shipping).
  7. So excited for it! Funny how the second I saw in the intake runners my heart skipped. I knew what it meant, but wasn't expecting it at all. Congrats! Can you tell us anything about the experience?
  8. Thanks again to everyone for coming. Had a blast. I posted a ton of photos, the route and the photo key to the '02 General Discussion here: http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/174801-2015-bay-area-2002-not-the-49-mile-scenic-drive/#entry1079809 Beck
  9. On Saturday the Bay Area 2002 hosted the 2015 Not the 49 Mile Scenic Drive. We had an excellent showing of eclectic people and cars. Everything from beautiful originals to a resto-mod square tail with motorcycle carbs. Larry Ayers organized the drive through the city and for the past few years I have had the privilege of designing the route. The point of the drive is to experience a part of San Francisco you normally wouldn't see, while hanging out with other 2002 owners from all over the Bay Area. If you'd like to do the rally yourself, feel free to download the directions and photokey below: Photo Key: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61LEGUxfxjXUXFvZ0o0NEFPbFE/view?usp=sharing Directions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61LEGUxfxjXU2NCQTgtM0NOUGs/view?usp=sharing Lots of photos below, beginning with the pre-rally park ferme and ending with pictures I took along the route. Enjoy! This post has been promoted to an article
  10. On Saturday the Bay Area 2002 hosted the 2015 Not the 49 Mile Scenic Drive. We had an excellent showing of eclectic people and cars. Everything from beautiful originals to a resto-mod square tail with motorcycle carbs. Larry Ayers organized the drive through the city and for the past few years I have had the privilege of designing the route. The point of the drive is to experience a part of San Francisco you normally wouldn't see, while hanging out with other 2002 owners from all over the Bay Area. If you'd like to do the rally yourself, feel free to download the directions and photokey below: Photo Key: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61LEGUxfxjXUXFvZ0o0NEFPbFE/view?usp=sharing Directions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61LEGUxfxjXU2NCQTgtM0NOUGs/view?usp=sharing Lots of photos below, beginning with the pre-rally park ferme and ending with pictures I took along the route. Enjoy!
  11. On Saturday the Bay Area 2002 hosted the 2015 Not the 49 Mile Scenic Drive. We had an excellent showing of eclectic people and cars. Everything from beautiful originals to a resto-mod square tail with motorcycle carbs. Larry Ayers organized the drive through the city and for the past few years I have had the privilege of designing the route. The point of the drive is to experience a part of San Francisco you normally wouldn't see, while hanging out with other 2002 owners from all over the Bay Area. If you'd like to do the rally yourself, feel free to download the directions and photokey below: Photo Key: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61LEGUxfxjXUXFvZ0o0NEFPbFE/view?usp=sharing Directions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B61LEGUxfxjXU2NCQTgtM0NOUGs/view?usp=sharing Lots of photos below, beginning with the pre-rally park ferme and ending with pictures I took along the route. Enjoy! View full article
  12. Arminyack, I was told by several reputable sources that the residual pressure valve should not be used with rear disc brakes as it will cause them to drag. It is also why the later (4 disc) cars do not have one.
  13. Ended up drilling out the valve. Interestingly, after just 10 seconds of pressure from my drill, the bottom "cap" popped clean off. After a little bit of cleaning up with a dremel, the resulting '"valve" looked just like the adapter suggested above.
  14. Hi everyone! I am doing a rear disc conversion on my 74Tii. I have read on numerous threads that I need to remove the residual pressure valve on the brake master cylinder because calipers don't need it. I removed the residual pressure valve, however I have a problem: the brake line nut won't thread directly into the BMC. On the residual pressure valve, the inlet appears to be M12 and the outlet is M10... Do adapters exist? Can I drill out the residual pressure valve and just use it as an adapter? I'd rather not replace the BMC, as it is less than 3 years old. Thanks in advance for the help! And thanks to MrDew for the photos.
  15. And the winner was... MORE HEAT!!! This morning I tried again with the puller and a breaker bar between the studs with no luck. Realized I hadn't tried heat again and this time I sat the propane torch on the hub for several minutes. Was able to easily pull it off with the puller after that! Thanks everyone!


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