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  1. pmg

    Moving is not easy

    Wonderful. Don't take me literally when I said don't change anything. As I understand it, a lot of care went into getting that property listed as historic, but even the original architects added that second floor master and rad sauna. Sure some purists will grumble but the nice thing about this forum is there's a whole second category of people that restomod things to taste.
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    Moving is not easy

    Ha! The Trogdon house!? We very nearly put in an offer but it seems life had other plans for us. Glad it went to another 2002 owner! Don’t change a thing!
  3. I believe the beemer / bimmer distinction only existed as a shibboleth in the States and Canada. South Africa and India went with beemer across the board and BSA bikes were certainly raced there. That said, I think the Internet forced the distinction amongst the entire English speaking world where previously it was localized to just one region. German is mercurial with their gender choices but "der Beamer" is the only variant of bimmer/beamer/beemer to appear in the father tongue dictionaries prior to 2010. "Beh-Ehm-Veh" is so quick to say though that I think it's hard for Germans to come up with something shorter. I imagine to the guys in Munich hearing: "Bee-Em-Double-U" can be bit...throwing. While they don't have much more to say on the bike/car distinction - the language has some affectionate names for the various models: Bikes: Gummikuh - BMW bikes from 1950 - 1990 - ride like "gummy cows" - cows legs lift from the rear - so did the early bikes. Hängetittenguzzi - Derogatory for BMW - "It looks like a Moto Guzzi with droopy boobs" or a "Hangy-tits-guzzi" Duttlbär - same kind of thing but more endearing - sort of like "Breasts on a Box" I guess? Also for the old boxer configuration bikes. Cars: Beamer - specifically defined in Germany as "what Americans call BMW because it's faster in their language" Baader Meinhof Wagen - slang bacronym for BMW after the terrorist cell. Bayrischer Mist Wagen - Bavarian Manure Truck + a thousand more "BMW" acronyms...some clever...others...well... Knutschkugel - "the ball" - nickname for the Isetta Barockengel - baroque angel - classy name for the 501 - curves like an angel - the vintage Rolls Royce look. Flüsternd Bombe - Whispering Bomb - AutoBild's nickname for the 2002 - cited in the famous 1968 Car and Driver Magzine review as "Flüstern Bombe" - literally "Whisper Bomb" - infinitive present vs present participle - but I can find no use of it German or in the archives. Even if the sourcing is a bit dodgy and miss-conjugated, I'll still take it and use it with joy. Kriegsbemalung - or "War Paint" - nickname for the 2002 Turbo livery - too aggressive for German highways - BMW had to tone it down a notch for release. There are a lot of super racist German nicknames for the cars particularly the E46 3 series variants but at least one I know of for the old model 2000's with the slanty headlights preceding the 2002. Those are better left unsaid. This German article specifically cites the bimmer/beemer turf war as American in origins. Interestingly that German website for bimmer.de is owned by an American company.
  4. Thanks guys. Got this out and swapped. Ended up using this tool for $15 on Amazon, same day delivery. The length of the stud, combined with me foolishly already grinding it had me worried about sheering it if using a monkey wrench, miami vice grips (heh), or a pipe wrench pliers. I particularly liked that tool as it was cheaper than the Jegs stud removal tool and seems to follow the same idea used by the stud pullers of our roughneck forebears (skip to 2:45 for 80,000 ft/lb explanatory action): (My favorite moment is at 45 seconds. Roughneck gonna' roughneck)
  5. Dumb question, but how do you escalate when trying to remove a difficult engine stud and double nutting fails? Backstory: My water divider has a small leak where it joins the top of the engine block. The nut that tightens down on stud 15 (pictured below) stripped the upper portion of the stud. I removed the divider, ordered the replacement part (07129908160). Problem is I can't get the old stud out. The top 1/4 of the stud was stripped. I took an angle grinder and removed the top portion. I connected two nuts to 'double-nut' the stud off. This stripped the stud again! I've still got about 1/4 of the stud with good threading still on. Not wanting to strip this. I grinded two smallflats on the smooth part, applied butane torch heat, pb blaster, and attempted to wrench this off using a number 7. No luck. Failing this, what is the accepted next step? Weld a nut to the stud and then wrench it off? Try the flat trick again but with less suck? Apply wax + map gas torch to the stud?
  6. Like the poster above me, this is the only thread I found on the forum regarding VDO needle adjustment. Had a similar issue with my tach. Adjusted it and made a video below:
  7. Adding to what others have said but from Oregon to SF: Yachats is a great beach town on the Oregon coast a bit south of where the 20 meets the 101. Great coffee/hot chocolate at the Green Salmon coffee shop and the Brewing and Farmstore next door has some great microbeers. Thor's Well is very unique to see at low or high tide. You can rent some ATV's/Dirt Bikes/Dune Buggies at Coos Bay and ride the sand dunes (but I prefer the ones way further south at San Luis Obispo/Pismo Beach). Arcata/Eureka may be the best place to service your car if you run into serious trouble during the first third - the owner of Antich Automotive used to have a 2002; he welded my burst radiator and reinforced my front subframe after my engine mount sheered. If you're waiting for some car work you can grab a bagel at Los Bagels or if you want something super memorable Arcata has the best Finnish Sauna Tubs at Cafe Mokka. From there you need to cut inwards to bypass the 'Lost Coast' - Avenue of the Giants is not to be missed and some of the most memorable driving I've had. "Drive-Thru-Tree" is around there too if you want the photo. All the Endor scenes with the Ewoks were filmed in that area: https://roadtrippers.com/stories/an-ewoks-guide-to-endor-road-trip-through-northern-california - as a Star Wars nerd walking through Cheatham Grove was totally surreal. The 'sets' are exactly the same as they were 40 years ago because well...the trees are hundreds of years old. Cutting back to the coast from there is a fun twisty mess over some curvy hills. Great driving. Abalone season starts April 1st and there's great diving near Ft. Bragg. Don't die though. If you don't cut into wine country, go camp by Bodega Dunes (Beach) or Samuel P Taylor Park (if you want to set up a tent inside a redwood!) Grab a bag of oysters at Tomales Bay Oyster Company. Optionally see Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, the Pelican Inn Pub, or the Nike missile silos then make it across the Golden Gate Bridge... If you can make it to the Bay Area, there's plenty of us with parts and tools willing to lend a hand (myself included).
  8. My clutch master started leaking a few weeks ago. I replaced both the clutch slave and the clutch master cylinder (for a Getrag 245) as well as taking some time to rebuild the rest of the pedal box. When I put in the new cylinders in and got everything up and running I'm now hearing a rattle when waiting at a traffic light with the car in neutral and the clutch released. If I push the clutch pedal down, the rattle goes away. Three weeks ago with the old cylinders there was no rattle. With the new cylinders there's a rattle. I'm at a loss on how to debug this one. Is my pedal travel not set up correctly? Or might it be something more serious like the pilot bearing that possibly got damaged when removing the clutch slave?
  9. Usually the classifieds are *fantastic* but as many others here have said, be very careful with "Denver Tii" specifically. (I see you replied in his thread for pedal boxes.) At least google "Denver Tii" and decide for yourself.
  10. Trackimo looks like white label hardware with an app on it. $99 is spendy. Those cubes usually go for $8 in Shenzhen. Could be fine. For data try 'Ting' - I used one of their sim cards on my bike. Pay what you use. https://www.adafruit.com/products/2505?gclid=CJWlqYjA7tECFcVefgod8wwKQQ - 2G is on the way out (and has been for a long while) but it's fine if you're looking for GPS coordinates only. (Edit: oops, looks like they are out of Beta. A basic voice 'line' is $6 a month + $3 data. Don't know if you can just get data. Twilio lets you get a data sim for $2 a month.) You could combine that with a white label automotive tracker from AliExpress. Just confirm it's for the right cell bands. Alternatively use a dedicated Android device with bluetooth paired to your 123Ignition+ and install the Prey app + a t-mobile / google fi subscription.
  11. I'm rebuilding my pedal box and the exterior cover on the outside of the car is a bit pitted from leaking hydraulic fluid. Looking to buy a dry used/new one. Roger's TII is out of stock - would appreciate a lead on another source too. BMW: 35111102142
  12. Hey Tsingtao, Mvliotta, Just picked up a set yesterday from scoyote via pm for $25. Marking this thread as *closed* - thank you both for the follow up!
  13. Looking for a set of both left and right cover plates for the heater/defrost cover plates in this style. Would be happy with something that's between 4/10 - 8/10 quality.
  14. Toby, Mark, thank you for the info. You guys are gems. Got some new hose and sadly confirmed, yes, it's the diaphragm regulator that's busted. That Roger's TII is the best price I've seen, thanks for that. Other places were listing at $140. I've gotten a bunch of joy out of ridding this car around knowing it doesn't have any electronics in it (my day job) but now I've got big incentive to move over to the 123 Tune w/ Bluetooth bandwagon. I'll take the weekend to think on it. Thanks all.
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