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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  


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About MildSeven

  • Birthday 04/08/1981

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  1. Membership stickers

    oh, ok thanks a lot Steve. I never thought about it until now. Regards, Anthony
  2. Has anyone ever received the membership stickers? I just thought of this now
  3. Not much passing but still entertaining. TSN (Canadian sports station) picks up the feed from SkySports UK, the coverage is great. This week was also the ePrix in Montreal, which I didn't attend or watch
  4. WTD: Rear Bench (top)

  5. WTB: Vintage Style Roof Rack

    thanks for the info... where did you get them? manufacturer? thanks, Anthony
  6. Driving my 2002 in 2017.

    Gettin' er goin' The Eurokracy car show takes place the week before the Canadian Formula 1, Grand Prix. Now that I have been invited/accepted in the show in shine, it was time to make sure my car was up for it, and the long drive. I hadn’t yet started the car with the new Spanish DCOEs but with 10 days until the show I was feeling confident. So here’s where the new trouble starts. Show (minus 2 weeks) Documented in my “help” thread (starting on page 5) https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/183166-help-getting-it-going-timing-weber-dcoe/?do=findComment&comment=1177820 I finally got the 123tune, Spanish DCOEs + new throttle linkage installed... Time to fire her up and drive off in to the sunset. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned, I could not get the car to idle. After playing around with the carbs and turning the idle speed screw in a fair amount (up to 1,800rpm+), I was able to “idle.” Once the motor was running, so was the fuel, dripping out of stack #4. I assumed the leak was associated with the float level, which I reset that using the dipstick method. Still a fuel leak, I rechecked fuel pressure regulator setting, still had a leak. After some investigation and the purchase of a VAC gauge (+ help from 02 folks), it turned out to be reversion and the fuel was actually being pushed out of stacks. I followed a lot advice from the thread to pinpoint the issue with no luck. Finally, 3 days before Eurokracy I gave up on my investigation. I decided to put the old Italian carbs in, I wanted to see if the problem still existed. It did not, no more fuel leak and motor idles at 900rpm. So, if I wanted to make the drive to the show, I would have to keep these on and deal with the new carbs later. Wednesday night (show minus 3 days), after fooling around with the idle mixture screw, I took the car for the first spin of 2017, it was also the first time I drove it with a heavy foot. I took the car up to 100kms (60mph) on the service road, it was fun and no issues. Finally, some good luck. https://youtu.be/9NwcnJn8hOA It didn’t make sense to me that swapping the settings from the old DCOEs to the new would give me this much trouble. I contacted redline, Bud Pauge has been helpful. He suggested a few things and recommended that I order the low speed idle kit. I ordered it and will get to this in the future when I have some free time… and after the show. If none of that works, he said I could ship the carbs to him for inspection. On Thursday (show minus 2 days), I was riding high from my little drive, so I decided to purchase my Eurokracy show ticket (entering in the show and shine). The plan for Saturday was to leave Dorval, pick up Ernest in Laval, then Kosta in Blainville, then drive to Eurokracy in Mirabel. On Thursday I managed to install the seatbelts for the back “seat” of the car, and paint the wiper arms which hadn’t yet been installed. Friday (show minus 1 day), in classic Ernest fashion, Ernest bailed on the show, meaning I wasted time installing the seatbelts for nothing. Never the less, I took the afternoon off to prep the car for the show. I installed the IE strut brace. Step one, wash it. I used the chemical guys snow canon with their honeydew soap. I started with the mothers paint polish, while Kosta worked on detailing the interior. I went to soccer, had a few beers, came back to finish off the job with some mothers carnauba wax. I polished the wheel lips, and the steering wheel center. I dressed the tires with me meguiar’s high gloss endurance gel. I installed a commemorative sticker I made to celebrate the 2002’s restauration. It was almost 3am, so I went to bed. Saturday morning (show day). As I mentioned, I live in Dorval (Montreal), Kosta lives in Blainville and Eurokracy was in Mirabel. I took off on highway 20 e and then highway 13 n, stopping at Ultramar on the 13 for some gas. When you’re doing 110km in this car it feels like you’re doing 140km. Everything was going smoooooooooth until I got back on the highway from the gas station. The accelerator pedal popped off the nubs!! I managed to avoid pulling over and just used the pedal rod behind the pedal to continue the drive to Kosta’s. Once at Kosta’s I popped the pedal back on. ~35kms down with a bit of rain. Photo in front of Kosta’s place, taken by Kosta. Next stop eurokracy! We headed back to the highway for iCar, after another ~22kms we arrived at the eurokracy traffic jam.... waited an hour and 15 minutes to make it past the entrance and park in the show and shine section. The whole drive went smoother than I could have hoped. Photo of us arriving taken by @flatbroke_ Kosta suggested I lock the doors before leaving the car to chat with old friends. I locked the driver door, trunk and then the key got stuck in the fn’ passenger door. Something which had never happened before. After 20 minutes of trying different things, the key had, had enough and snapped. Luckily Ernest who was probably not going to come to the show, went to a spare at my place and showed up... AND TOTALLY REDEEMED HIMSELF! broken key Photo taken by Pri Met some old friends and chatted with some good people. It’s a cool show, the setup, location and the crowd. The Eurokracy boys do a great job and help “put Montreal on the map,” we’re fortunate to have such an event. I got some free merch for being invited to the show and shine which was pretty cool and unexpected. I had to take off at 3:15pm because of some family obligations (which I was late for, anyway). Photos of us leaving taken by JPL Photography Photo taken by Ernest who may have gotten a photo radar ticket on highway 15s. Losers can be Winners! The guest judge for 2017 was Ezekiel Wheeler (Contributing Editor, European Car Magazine). Apparently it was entirely up to him if my 2002 was worthy of a prize. I couldn’t make it back for day 2 (Sunday), but I received a text from Rick informing me that I won “Best Euro,” which I assume is like a the best of the rest, like if you don’t win best of your category you have a chance going up against the other 2nd places. I picked-up the trophy from Rick... and paid him off . Here it is mounted above my back door in the garage:
  7. WTB: Vintage Style Roof Rack

    yes, very nice... but pricey
  8. VIN Plate

    this is what I came up with... it's not great but it's fine for me before: after:
  9. WTD: Rear Bench (top)

    still looking.
  10. It's been a while... The ’02 was stored in my garage during the unpleasantly long winter, here’s a shot prior to putting the cover on. Winter/Spring A few semi-exciting off season acquisitions. New pair of 45DCOEs from Redline (allautomotive) 123Ingition Tune+ distributor, in on the group buy. New rain gutter trims A KMPH speedometer from Netherlands Also during the winter/spring I took care of a few tasks to help things progress. I re-re-upholstered my sun visors, I didn’t like my previous job with the same fabric as the headliner, so redid it in vinyl. - - With the same vinyl, I made a small cover to go below the handbrake, not because I thought it was necessary but because when I was installing the center console last year, a screw pulled a thread in the carpet L... which will now be hidden by the vinyl cover - - I removed the kmph speedometer from the cluster and verified and then repaired the odometer. - - I made a wire harness for the 123ignition, because harnesses are cool. Finally with the snow ending I rolled the 2002 into its “spot.” - - I installed the new gutter trims. I first smeared some grease on the roof’s metal gutter lip before popping the trim on, rust protection. - - I used and old quilt to make fender protectors while I work on the car because I’m a cheapo J. - - I installed the new 123ignition distributor - - Adjusted the valves (aka gave the car a VJ), I hadn’t done this last year, an oversight on my part. - - Started the car to confirm the new distributor functioned properly, then started on swapping out the settings from the (unmatched) Italian DCOEs, to the new Spanish DCOEs. - - Removed the Italian DCOEs and started to swap the settings to the new Spanish DCOEs. Installed new Spanish DCOEs - - I ordered a new throttle linkage because I wasn’t happy with what I had. Instead of re-installing what I had, I decided to wait a week for the new throttle cable. - - During that “unused week,” I took the cluster out to swap in the KMPH speedometer. I added an extra ground on the back of the cluster, like other have done, for good measure. - I had originally planned on installing the rocker trim but... o I sprayed the rocker with black plastidip, it’s a unpermanent way of getting the job done, plus I’ve always wanted to try this stuff. o After getting the job done and installing the rocker trim, I decided I preferred how the it looked without the trim. And unfortunately because I didn’t do a perfect masking job figuring the “line” would be hidden behind the trim, I had to redo it. o I removed the plastidip and reapplied it with a nice crisp-line. This stuff is cool. - - Over a week later, I received the new linkage and fabricated a throttle cable bracket which attaches to the transmission. I used some scrap aluminum for the job, it’s times like this I’m glad I keep garbage lying around (piece of aluminium). I also had to shave velocity stack #3 slightly, in order to clear the brake booster Eurokracy http://www.eurokracy.com/ A couple of guys I know (mainly Rick), throw a car show every year just north of Montreal, in Mirabel. It’s actually the biggest car show in Canada. This year my buddy, Kosta, who assisted with the restoration project (especially the dismantling, cutting and welding) was peer pressuring me to enter the show & shine. In order to enter you need to be “invited” as one of the Top 100 entries. I don’t feel my BMW is anything special, I mean it’s special to me because all the work I put in to it , plus everything I know, I learned because of it. After some more peer pressure, I filled out the entry form and a day later I received my invitation to the show J...Luckily I did not immediately purchase the entry ticket because this was prior to knowing there would be issues with my new Spanish DCOEs bumm, bumm, bumm, bummmmm... To Be Continued...
  11. Name: BMW 2002 Category: BMW '02s Date Added: 2017-06-21 Submitter: MildSeven BMW 2002
  12. Post Restoration Shots

    Fall 2016 - Fall 2017