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  1. Restored Simmons 15x7 wheels with Dunlop 215/50x15 tires.
  2. Hi Brandon,

     

    Just installed NOS fog and driving lights on my '72 tii. They look fantastic! But now my green push button fog switch no longer works. Can't turn the fog lights off. Do you have a replacement switch? If not will you direct me to someone that has one.

     

    Thanks,

    Lloyd

    NOS Marchal Fog and Driving Lights Installed.jpg

  3. Tdh I agree with your post. Jan Willem never addressed me in his posts. I sent an email to Oldenzaal Classics outlining the issues discovered with my car hoping that they would offer some assistance. His response paraphrasing "you bought a 25-year-old car deal with it". In addition to the damages incurred during shipping, there were numerous mechanical issues with the car that I strongly feel should have been resolved by Oldenzaal Classics prior to shipping the car. I base this on the Valuation Report by DGSV’s Salco Hoogeweij, the number of opinion 20160919-03, dated 19 September 2016 and the advertisement of the vehicle on Oldenzaal Classic’s and Hemming’s websites stating that you recently did a few maintenance items: • Engine oil + filter • Air filter • Sparkplugs • Brand new HT leads • Transmission oil • 4 brand new tires And that it was ready to go. Well, the following issues found would refute that this car was "ready to go": 1. The car was misfiring and running poorly. The spark plugs were loose, hand tightened and incorrect for the S14 motor. Distributor cap and rotor were worn. 2. Dim instrument cluster/interior lights were inoperable. 3. The shifter had excessive play. Shifter bushings were worn. 4. Mirror adjustment was inoperable and the left window operated slowly with a rubbing noise. 5. Hissing noise when pressing the brake pedal. Vacuum leak. The brake booster was faulty. Brake master cylinder was old and rusted. 6. A/C was not blowing cold. Blower fan operated at high speed only. A/C blower motor resistor was faulty. A/C temp switch was faulty. 7. The heater core was leaking and bypassed. Driver’s side carpet and mat soaked with coolant. 8. Gas flap didn't close completely. Gas neck boot was deformed and had to be replaced. 9. Rear speaker wires were cut. The antenna and coax cables were aftermarket parts. The power antenna was inoperable. 10. Trunk light was inoperable. 11. The battery cover in the trunk was missing. Note I have a video from Jan Willem showing him placing the cover on the battery. They had plenty of pretty pictures of this car on their website too. Don't show me pretty pictures.Don't blow smoke up my ass. I emailed Steve at Vintage Sports & Restoration a number of pictures of the engine bay to help me sort this out. He was very helpful but the most profound thing he told me about this situation was "the car is in your garage now, don't worry about it, just deal with it". I took his advice. The car is running well now. Luckily for Oldenzaal Classics, they're 5,000 miles away. Hopefully, future prospective buyers will be more careful and diligent than I was. I'm done.
  4. Here's a few pictures of the car and one next to my tii FWIW.
  5. I could go on and on. The horns didn't work. While installing a strut brace the mechanic discovered that the power steer reservoir had been moved and he had to relocate it back the stock location. The water pump went bad. When the mechanic went to replace it he discovered there was no gasket. I gave Bulent an opportunity to make this right but got no satisfaction. Coudn't understand how he could sell 2002 turbos for over 100,000 euros. I had to put this behind me because it was eatting away at me but now that I've discoveredthat I'm not alone I am happy to participate in whatever actions you guys see fit. Please keep me in the loop. Lloyd
  6. Swiss 2002tii I couldn't agree with you more. Get a detailed pre-purchase inspection. I purchased a 1990 320iS from Oldenzaal Classics last year. Bulent cannot be trusted. He talked me out of a PPI stating that Oldenzaal Classics has an independent company perform a Valuation Report. Valuation Report No. 4407 on this car wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. I question whether Salco Hoogweij even drove the car. All those fancy DGSV stamps are meaningless. It cost me $10,000 in repairs just to make the car drivable. 1. Car misfired and ran poorly. Spark plugs were loose and incorrect for the car. Distributor cap and rotor were worn. 2. Dim instrument cluster / interior lights inoperable. 3. Shifter had excessive play. Shifter bushings were worn. 4. Mirror adjustment did not work and left window operated slowly with rubbing noise. Mirror switch was faulty. Driver window operated slowly. 5. Hissing noise when pressing brake pedal. Vacuum leak. Brake booster was faulty. Brake master cylinder was old and rusted. 6. A/C did not blow cold. Blower fan operated on high speed only. A/C blower motor resistor was faulty. A/C temp switch was faulty. 7. Heater core leaked / heater core bypassed. Driver’s side carpet and mat soaked with coolant. 8. Gas flap didn't close completely. Gas neck boot deformed. 9. I had an OEM radio Installed. I understand this was my option to add the OEM radio but was disappointed to discover the rear speaker wires were cut, the antenna and coax cables were aftermarket parts and were inoperable. 10. Trunk light was inoperable. Repaired severed wires in wire harness for trunk light. 11. The battery cover in the trunk was missing. Note i received a video showing an Oldenzaal Classics' employee placing the cover over the battery. The cover can be clearly seen in the pictures of the car on his website. I could go on and on. But Bulent’s response was laughable. "I'm sorry but we delivered the car as it is. As a 25 year old car. Everything that we told that was done on the car, has been done. The car was running fine when it left our shop. Everyone has a different opinion about the car. And a different view about how/where/for what price to repair." Won’t ever recommend or purchase another car from Oldenzaal Classics and if anyone asks me about the credibility of a Valuation Report I’ll inform them for their peace of mind to find a reputable mechanic, pay him to perform a pre-purchase inspection and throw the Valuation Report in the trash.
  7. I have a Petri 350 steering wheel. It's a challenge to steer with 215/50 x 15 tires. So I would agree with you the 380 would be easier. One question, what hub ii it attached to? Attached is a picture of my wheel and the bolt pattern is different. What hub would I purchase to use your wheel? Thanks, Lloyd
  8. Does it matter which wire you attach to which lead? Lloyd
  9. I purchased my car restored. The owner told me the reason he deleted the trim and had the holes welded was to prevent a source for rust. I have seen rust in theses area on a number of 2002s. FWIW. Lloyd
  10. My car idles low as well but it hasn't been an overnight thing but over a period of time. How does one adjust the idle screw on the side of the "tuna can"? While the car is running? Clockwise or counter clockwise?
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