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  • Interests Travel, photography, driving
  1. Starter recommendations

    THIS i installed one on mine, and it was a huge part of killing my hot start issues. Well, that and a bunch of other things...but the faster spin up really helps
  2. Wanted to buy Pre 73 2002 (California Buyer)

    I think you really mean "pre-74" as a '73 has round taillights also...
  3. Gerta the '73 Tii loves her two German garagemates, a 911 and c55 amg. The holy trifecta of German goodness. And then there's the wicked stepsister Fiat Abarth.
  4. Make sure you have the correct resistance when running the Petronix. I burned out my hot spark because of an incorrect resistor/hot spark/coil combo. The car ran fine but when it had been running for 15 min, it died. Yes, I had sediment in the gas but this is when I first got the car and this was the issue. You might have too much resistance with that resistor and the resistor plugs and possibly the wires, and the resistor is getting hot for that reason. Make sure you have the correct coil. Or I could be talking out of my ass.
  5. 1975 BMW 2002 Restoration

    The tires look seriously old. I would simply check any fuel/water etc. hoses and replace anything. Double check brakes, fuel system for contamination, change fuel filters. If car does not overheat in traffic, don't mess with it. If it does, have the radiator re-cored and put on a "tropical" fan. Then drive it.
  6. Help appraising uncle's 02?

    This is not a $3-5K car This is a $1500 car. It needs everything, from engine rebuild to major metal work, interior, all mechanics etc. You are basically selling a VIN# or a parts car IMHO
  7. 72 Tii Sputtering- After Warmed Up

    Also definitely use NGK BP6ES or BP5ES plugs NON-resistor copper plugs
  8. 72 Tii Sputtering- After Warmed Up

    This sounds like a fuel filter/debris issues to me. Has nothing to do with running lean IMHO. When the car has been running for 15min it has sucked up debris to clog the in-tank filter and possibly the filter by the radiator. Don't go start replacing parts that have nothing to do with the issue. This is either a fuel starvation issue or a spark issue. Do you have points or electronic ignition? With either-- correct coil? Resistor or no? 1. check for 29psi fuel pressure at pump inlet. If not, determine if issue is wiring or pump. Switch to 5-series electronic fuel pump. 2. Check for correct timing, Tii is sensitive to correct timing. Check dwell if points. 2. Check in-tank fuel filter screen and tank for sediment. Replace fuel filter with correct MANN filter by radiator. Install flowing correct direction. 3. Install proper airbox/Mahle air filters
  9. Modified 1971 2002

    I'll take it. It is possible this might be sarcasm.
  10. feeler- 1971 BMW 2002 Roundie

    This was a "for sale" ad disguised as a "what's the car worth" ad, nothing to see here Sent from my STV100-2 using Tapatalk
  11. Best way to market a 72 tii?

    I sold my E36 M3 Sedan on BAT. Besides pressuring me to lower my reserve (I didn't) they were fine. The comments were almost all positive, I was very upfront about what was wrong with the car (barely anything) and it sold. Should have gotten more, but the market spoke and it is what it is. The one thing I wish was that payment process/pickup details should be more uniform.
  12. Hans did the exact same with mine, it came back looking brand new. He tested it on his rig after he completely disassembled it and replaced any worn or used up parts. Every screw looked like new. He has pumps already finished and ready to go if you want to do an exchange and get yours sooner (no pump is "matching numbers" ) but I chose to have him rebuild mine so it would stay with my car. Sent from my STV100-2 using Tapatalk
  13. Hmm that's a bummer. Hans was getting along in years. I had mine done 3 years ago I think. Yeah I would say Gus is the pump man now... Sent from my STV100-2 using Tapatalk
  14. I would take Paul up on his offer, as he's the man...but for pump work I sent mine to H&R and Hans did a superb job on mine and is highly regarded. Make sure to send the warmup regulator also, and tell him you want your pump back, and not an exchange for a ready-to-go one
  15. Worth putting my money into?

    The general rule is buy the best body you can, everything else is cheap. Like others have said you can do everything on a 2002 in a carport except heavy body work (unless you happen to own a body shop). Extensive body work is just not cost effective. I would personally spend up to your budget on the most correct original roundie driver I could find, with no or very minimal rust. Mechanicals, suspension, engine, tranny can all be done over time. The body is what counts. Take your time and find the right one, ask around. It took me a year. It won't take you that long, but in the long run it will be the best choice you made. Resist buying the first, cheapest, or closest car you find, my personal rules.