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  1. Just ordered a set (and a shifter boot). Cracked a headlight recently and have been looking for a protection option. Would like to hear more about those flares....
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    Hi everyone, since Stu is without a 2002 currently, I’m picking up the torch to keep this tour going. Eric ( @bluebeem ) is game to lead us on another tour starting from Harvey Field and looping through the Snohomish County countryside. If you haven’t been before, we meet at the airfield around 9, enjoy coffee and donuts while waiting for everyone to gather, then head out for a tour of some nearby backroads for around 60-90 minutes. For those that are able, we’ll stick around for lunch at The Buzz Inn at the airfield. Turnout has been a dozen or so 2002’s. Look forward to seeing everyone again! RSVP not require to attend, but I’ll use this to gauge interest for the new date.
  3. Why don't you try the injectors you already have? How big are they? I had my car converted to megasquirt last year with plans of a turbo this year, so sized everything accordingly. I have had no issues with getting a solid idle on 52lb injectors on the current stock can & compression, naturally aspirated configuration. Is your car up and running with the big injectors? If so, are you having problems dialing in the idle tune? To Jim's point about throttle bodies, with 98HP at the wheels, I find the 325i throttle body a bit hard to modulate throttle input. It's probably bigger than I need right now, and probably more than I'll need for the turbo. I'll find out in July or August. I've gotten used to it, but it is much less linear than a factory EFI setup. Again, I'd try what you have. Maybe your extra 20-30hp and higher compression can make better use of a bigger throttle body, not sure.
  4. Yep, leave the carb in place. Everything is accessible and you'll be able to get it back up and running in about 5 minutes to try each jetting change.
  5. Agreed, those storage options are interesting. Costs aside, the Shop would be more my style of the two, since it's more hands on and would probably be a fun place to hang out. If I lived in a city condo nearby, it might be a great option. I hadn't considered the stadium parking, but that could be a nice benefit too.
  6. Their mobile site is working. Haven't tried the desktop site. $1800/yr membership that includes access to lifts and tools. $200/mo more per car to store a vehicle there. Not cheap but probably a good option for an apartment/condo dweller that can't work on their vehicle at home.
  7. 5 minutes from my house. Interesting to see two different takes on how to address this market opening on such similar timelines. Any others coming @jfunk?
  8. What a cool concept. I hope it works out for Ethan and the members. The FAQs say it's opening in June.
  9. That clip was on my new sending unit. I was just reading through and about to ask "did you remove the wire clip that secures the float for shipping?" Glad to see you figured it out!
  10. Fan contacting main heater flap inside the heater box? I didn't get mine adjusted quite right on the first try (fan is a friction fit fore/aft on the shaft) and in certain flap positions, the fan blades contact the main flap. Got it better on the second try. I let a pro do it for the third try... There are weights on the blade to balance it as well. Maybe one of them is contacting something?
  11. Since you own a late car, keep in mind that if it is the speedo itself and not just a cable, a new speedo is pretty affordable. Not sure a repair place could refurb yours for less. https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/instruments-speedo-cables/bmw-1502-2002-turbo/catalog-picture-62-01.html I'm using the W=1.39 with an e21 3.91 limited slip and 195/50r15 tires. The radar signs I drive by from time to time show +/-1mph vs the indicated speed. Pretty nice to have it that accurate.
  12. Ha ha. Yes, unfortunately it's still April. If it was May, we'd have... oh wait, more rain.
  13. Upsold based on the names of the membership levels. Next phase of the project... Agree with the the sentiment above; the knowledge gained here is well worth the cost of membership.
  14. Highway 199 from Grant's Pass, OR to Crescent City, CA is a great drive once you're on the California side. Nice and curvy mountain road with almost no traffic. We took this route by accident a couple years ago and almost doubled back so we could take turns driving the CA/OR border to 30 or so miles outside of Crescent City. 101 will just be a train of RVs in the summer, so you won't miss much by taking I-5 a bit farther south before cutting over to the coast. Sounds like a fun adventure!
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