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  1. Several reasons why I had our business get the card lock for this Oregonian. 1. Don't have to deal with an idiot attendant that really doesn't know how to do his "very complex" task. 2. Gas is cheaper because I don't have to sponsor the idiot Gas Jockey. 3. Many of the card lock stations have ethanol-free premium gas. 4. I get back into the groove of filling up my own tank, clean my windows properly, check the oil, water and air if I want to. (the stations are not busy) 5. After doing #4 for awhile, there is less of a chance of me looking foolish pulling into a gas station in CA and WA and sit there waiting for the non-existent Gas Jockey to come out and fill my car up. 😜
  2. Oregon has just relaxed the rules a little, but for the most part, we Oregonians are considered too incompetent to fill up our own gas tanks. So the difficult fill up and fuel spill is the gas station attendant's problem. Not mine....😎 PS: I am being snarky. I have a commercial card lock so I get to fill up my own tank, and there are no vapor recovery condoms on the nozzles.
  3. A bit of a conundrum. I am having front tire rub when the front dives a bit when hitting a dip at speed. No rub on hard turns at any speed. No rubs in back tires/wheels. I hear it and (smell a bit of burning rubber) when it happens. It sounds like it is happening on the passenger side, but I am seeing more tire shaving on the outer aspect of the tire at the tread-sidewall margin on the driver side and just a mild amount of tire rubbing on the passenger side. I don't have a lift, so I cannot do a complete evaluation and I cannot see where the paint is worn. I will try and get a better look (if I can) I am a bit perplexed, as the tire/wheel size combination I have now are equal to the original diameter of the 13 inch wheel and tires. The fenders have been rolled. But not a lot. Currently on how the tires are rubbing I am not sure if rolling them out further and or changing the tires to 195/50R's would fix the issue. Here is my setup: 1975 2002 with the diving board bumpers Bilstein HD's. Front and back. (installed new-purchased before they disappeared) Suspension Techniques springs (also installed new and purchased before they became hard to find). Drop is supposed to be 1/2" Ohtsu 195/55R15 tyres. Drag DR 37 wheels 4X100 ET 25 IE Sway bars front and back. Front and rear refresh: Control arms, bushings etc. Not sure of what the remedy may be. Change bumpers to earlier (lighter) versions? (Please say that may work...so I can get a nice Christmas present past the Grinch..I mean spouse). I don't think the original (1975) steel spring spacers are in place. Change Camber? Change tires? Get a lighter battery? Lose weight? I know there are a lot of variables, but any ideas may be helpful. Cheers and Thank You!!! Vic
  4. Hot tips: 1. Don't try and pressure wash your underwear before a date. 2. Please remove underwear before pressure washing them 3. I know a good Urologist if you have ignored tip #2.....
  5. Posted on another thread, I would like to find out if these may be a good option. Corbeau makes a set of sport seats (Recaro knockoffs) that are pretty reasonably priced. They also make seat brackets for the 2002. These were going to be my go-to if I hadn't stumbled across a reasonably priced pair of Recaro's from a MKII Jetta GLI on Craigslist. $598 for the pair. https://corbeau.com/sport-reclining/sport-seat.html 2002 BMW brackets are D146. Has anyone given these a go?
  6. I will post it as a subject and see what happens.
  7. Has anyone tried the Corbeau seats? They make a set of sport seats (Recaro knockoffs) that are pretty reasonably priced. They also make seat brackets for the 2002. These were going to be my go-to if I hadn't stumbled across a reasonably priced pair of Recaro's from a MKII Jetta GLI on Craigslist. $598 for the pair. https://corbeau.com/sport-reclining/sport-seat.html 2002 BMW brackets are D146. Has anyone given these a go?
  8. A related question: My BMW 2002 lifetime alleged mechanic and his alleged friend mechanic put URO door seals on my car. Apparently with their roughly 80 years of experience between them, it seems that they have not removed the powder prior to installation. When I was "Speaking" to the mechanic I only remember a flurry of words and spit coming out of my mouth. He claims the glue used was top notch stuff. Needless to say, the seals are only well seated on the top that doesn't require glue and the rest is flapping in the wind. So there is glue residue on the frame and seals. No, I will not try to get this done right as these two "Gentleman" came closer to destroying my car than restoring it. (Long story...Litigation pending) I assume I will have to remove them, use glue remover on the frame. Is there a way to get the glue residue off the seals without destroying them? Or would it be better time spent obtaining another set and start over?
  9. Dialog: Shop #1: Mechanic: "Hey Bart! Do you know where the 13 inch wheel adapters are?" Bart: "Uh No. I think Jesse used them last" Mechanic: "Hey Jesse, do you know where the 13 inch wheel adapters are?" Jesse: "Uh no. I think Randy used them last. Too bad you fired him last month" Mechanic: " Sir, We don't do 13 inch wheels"..... Shop #2: Repeat above....
  10. Was for sale on a local Craigslist for quite awhile asking $10 k.
  11. If they weren't so expensive, if one Antigravity doesn't do the job, you could always add a second and still have some room. (Or carry a spare in your back pocket) ..😁
  12. Yes you are correct! I remember I had to do a lot of searching. If I remember correctly, I believe I got 3 pieces from MK1 Autohaus and the driver side cover with the adjustment knob hole from a vendor on Ebay. (Greece?) You may have to mine the VW boards and see if you can pick up some used ones from there. (After doing that for some time it makes me really appreciate how awesome this FAQ site is). You just have to look closely at the pieces because it is a bit hard to remove the covers without mucking them up. I also think I got the plastic pegs that hold them on from someplace like ECS tuning....but I am not sure about that.
  13. Yahoo!! Trial and error avoided!!! I am very very lucky! I found a small piece of the belt on the manifold. The only writing on it said 10 X 875....... Getting a couple of belts and hoping this is not a chronic issue.. Thank you ! Vic
  14. Check here: http://www.mk1autohaus.com/Late-Mk1Mk2Recaro-Seat-Release-Cover-Passenger-Inner_p_7477.html Remember some need holes for the adjustment knobs and some don't.
  15. Also, I didn't answer your question, I was only going to trim the covers if I couldn't find any shorter replacements. I wasn't sure I would be able to make them look decent if I took the dremel to them.


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