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  1. I don't know if I'm over thinking this. I will be installing a brake reservoir which sits directly on the master cylinder. I just see 2 rubber seals. Do I just force it in? Is there a trick/procedure? I used google and searched on here but didn't find anything conclusive thanks for your help. e21 reservoir + single line master cylinder.
  2. hi  Anthony ,How are you ? I saw your BBs Wheels ...awesome on your car !

    What the size and offset...Where did you buy them ? will you give me the cost for a set like yours 

    Thank you !


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    2. blads1@hotmail.com

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      HI Anthony !

      Do you have an idea for the price of the set ?

      Thank You !


    3. MildSeven


      You should be able to find them for between $1300-$1800cad. Depending on condition.


      I did a quick search for you didn't find much at a good price...

      this are kinda local: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-tires-rims/laval-rive-nord/bbs-rm-wheels/1394349114?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true


      if I see any I'll let you know. If you want an inexpensive similar look, you can get some of those BBS wheels that came on the e30. I have a friend with a set on his 2002.

    4. blads1@hotmail.com

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      ok Anthony I am not  ready right now but If you find something let me know

      Thank you !


  3. I ran in to a similar issue and broke a key. A few months later I opened the door up. Found when locking the door, the lock's little "arm" (on the back of the lock cylinder) would jump out of the channel (part it raises up and down) and become wedged against the side.. making it (probably) impossible to turn back straight. I bent lock part (with the channel) a little to avoid it jumping out in the future. I also installed some cheap automatic door locks :D.
  4. MildSeven


    During my restoration, I had installed a fused block (4-5 spaces/fuses) which is powered directly from the battery (via a relay with ignition on). I ran a wire from that block to a switch in the center console and from there straight to the fog-lights.
  5. MildSeven


    Let's light up some vapour. So, I got some Marchal fog lights from : Schickentanz, thanks again. When mounting them, I wanted to avoid drilling holes, anywhere. I've seen that a lot of people will mount them to the hood hinge brackets, but that means the lights are close to the center (near the kidney grill). I wanted the lights to be pushed out (near headlights), I also wanted the brackets to be semi-hidden. So, I decided to use the bumper-mount bolt holes to support the bracket… I doubt I’m the first to do this, but I hadn’t previously read about it. I started by making a (mock up) bracket with a left over 3/8” MDF sheet. I would cut out the pieces with a jigsaw and glue them using wood glue. I found this step to be super helpful with the overall design, it’s much easier to cut and glue MDF, then cut and weld Metal. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of it and I threw it out already. In addition to the above, I added a trapezoid shaped piece at a 90’ from the vertical part of the bracket, this piece also has a triangle shaped support, welded below it to reinforce the 90’ from flexing. The trapezoid piece will stick-out of the grill, through the 2nd opening from the bottom of the grill. I had to make the bracket in 2 pieces, if not I would need to cut the grill. So, I drilled the trapezoid piece, to install a bolt near the end (the portion which sticks out of the grill). For the 2nd portion of the bracket, where the actual light will be mounted/bolted. I wanted the bracket to be angled towards the car, to keep the lights as close to the body as possible. I used 4 pieces. I drilled 3 holes to adjust the mounting height of the lights, but then I ended up joining the 2 lowest holes so that I could slide the light up and down for more adjustability. I painted the 2 pieces black and added a grommet to pass the wire. I test mounted them again (below). Here’s the final product, installed with the grill on. POWER. The first time I flipped the switch, the fuse blew and I'd be lying, if i didn't say I tried it a 2nd time with a new fuse . So, I ended up having to take apart my center console. It turns out I mislabelled 2 wires, the ground and the load (wire which feeds the lights). So flicking the switch would join the negative to the positive :s. Wasn't cool. I thought I was all finished and then I had to find an issue. luckily it wasn't a huge thing and I was able to sort it out within 30-45mins... without damaging my delicate custom console. Lights on! Out for a drive to mom and dad's I'm really happy with the way the brackets turned out, I'm even thinking about fabricating some to sell. I think, I prefer my 02 with the fog lights. What do you guys think about? Thanks for reading, Anthony Next project: Custom fibreglass duckbill.
  6. Hey man, I'm a proud 2002-owner in the West Island; do you feel like exchanging contact information so we can do 2002 things around town?  Like cruising, show'n'shines, donuts/burnouts, general tom-foolery and maybe a bit of posing/neck-breaking?  I'm going to Eurokracy next weekend and I'd love to find any local 2002 guys so that we can represent out there.

  7. MildSeven

    Alarming reaction

    Thanks again... I just used you automatic door write up as a guide, it really helped. I'll just add the following tip, for the wiring from car to door, to help others. To pass the wire from the car to the door, I drilled two ¾” holes, 1 on the door, other on the a pillar. I used a rubber grommet on the a-pillar and a plastic grommet on the door + a rubber hose for the wires to sit in. The rubber grommet on the car (a-pillar) is smaller (in terms of inner diameter), so the rubber hose is snug (held in place), the plastic grommet on the door has a larger inner diameter so the rubber hose will be fed in to the door. Final result:
  8. MildSeven

    Alarming reaction

    thanks for this!
  9. Is the smell also in the trunk, like when you open the trunk will a fuel smell smack you in the face? If not you might want to check if the smell is being pulled in to the cabin from the heater fan. Check the seals all around that area. ...but if it smells int he trunk, they keep working back there first.
  10. A fellow ‘02-Montrealler (Pierre*) was nice enough to give me the lower portion of his rear bench (he had an extra one). This put me a step closer to finally installing a rear bench... So, now I just needed to acquire the upper portion of the rear bench plus, some new padding/foam and the all-important vinyl upholstery. I stripped down the rear base, the old “horsehair” padding is pretty gross. I wire-brushed it, degreased it, used a metal etch and gave it a couple of coats of matt black. I ordered the under-pad, foam and vinyl from aardvark racing. Unfortunately, I did not take any photos of process/install but it’s pretty straight forward. I installed the under-pad, letting it hang over the edge of the seat frame, then I sowed it in place with a few loops every 3-4 inches around the entire circumference. I cut the foam pad to size and held it in place with about 8 tie wraps so it wouldn’t move while I wrestled the vinyl upholstery on. The brackets which held the top of the backing in place were remove I fabricated some new brackets for the upper portion with some l-brackets from Home Depot. On Friday, I finally installed the rear bench. I’ll need to fix that wrinkle in next spring. I was supposed to un-register the car for winter storage for October 31st, but I messed up. At the beginning of October, I started the online process but didn’t complete it because I didn’t have my registration certificate with me. My memory sucked and I had thought I completed the process… then I woke up on November 1st realizing I messed up, so I had the 2002 available until Nov 30th. Yesterday, I went through my short winterize checklist before pushing the car to the back of the garage. see you next spring...
  11. 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:
  12. 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...
  13. Originally I was checking for a vacuum leak... but found that the vac gauge (with spanish DCOE) would be super erratic and go in to pressure. Now with the old italians, slightly less erratic and won't go on the pressure side of the scale. I was using the synchrometer to sync up the front and rear carbs. On the spanish DCOEs at 1,000-1,5000 I was getting readings > 30 and they would fluctuate a lot, so I wasn't able to do a perferct job synchronizing. On the italian DCOEs, at 1000rpm I'm at 4-5. I think (last year) even when I rev'ed to 2,500 (on italians), I was much lower than the Spaniards at 1,000. NP, you're trying to help me :), I have an wideband but the readings became whack towards the end of last summer. Thanks, Anthony
  14. There was fuel in every stack... maybe a bit more in 4 & 3 than others. They are Spanish 45DCOE 152 ... my old ones Italian (unmatched) 45DCOE9 - 8C & 45DCOE16 - 7E. I put the old unmatched Italians in, and it starts up nicely. I start with 1.5 turns out and end up having to turn them in a little each. It bogs down a little on a sudden acceleration. The vacuum while still erratic, does not jump to the pressure side like the new ones do. There's no fuel leaking. When i test with synchrometer, I get reading of ~4 @ 800rmp. (was getting like ~30 @ 1200rmp) I could understand if the spanish ones were way off with the italian specs... why would it be sucking so much extra air? here's a clip. any ideas? I emailed RedLine for support, but I'm not holding my breath. Thanks, Anthony

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