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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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  1. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Got my diff back together with the hardware I plated myself & the W&N gasket set.
  2. Haven't done as much to the 2002 recently, It's getting pretty cold as of now in the workshop and it sucks having to fiddle with the cold metal on the body. Despite this we got the diff mostly assembled back together. We started with getting some special Loctite for the spline connections of the input and output shafts. Diff output covers and shaft assembled with re-plated hardware. This is how we torqued down the output shaft bolts of the diff. We didn't want to scuff up the painted sufraces, this method worked great. Blasted and clearcoated back cover with it's new gasket Still need to get some new aluminium gasket rings for the drain and fill plugs Before taking apart the diff, I punched a hole in both the input shaft and nut. This way I know how far to tighten the nut. As I got a pretty cheap impact gun I couldn't tighten it enough yet.
  3. I think I have one in my donor shell, although I'm not 100% sure about it's condition. I'll have a look if you're interested. (Do note, I live in Belgium, not sure how much shipping would be.)
  4. Door repair plate work?

    Walloth also sells those pieces.
  5. Body work welding advice needed

    I think you looked over the fact that you still need to re-weld/repair/replace a section of the sill over your a pillar?
  6. Not a whole lot has been done this week to the 02. We had a look at reassembling the differential but havent' gotten very far as we need a special loctite for the spines at the output shafts. Still need to order it so it'll take a while until we can fully get it back together. This Saturday I got started with removing the bracket for the front brake lines because I noticed a little hole on the side of the engine compartiment. Rust was sitting between the bracket and the inner fender/panel of the engine compartiment. Here you can see the little hole/crack in the panel because of the rust. Brake line bracket sandblasted and zinc plated + passivated yellow. New piece welded in and ground smooth. Protected with zinc spray for now. I still need to plug weld the bracket on but called it quits as the paint wasn't drying very weld since it's getting quite cold in the workshop.
  7. Before drilling it out I would try to weld a nut on top of it. it's still sticking out a bit so i should be possible. If the nut snaps off, I would resume to drilling it out like Simeon suggested.
  8. Speednut P/N And Availability?

    I think it's this one, part no 07129925770 Number 8 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=2411-EUR-04-1974-114-BMW-2002&diagId=51_3363
  9. Rear Quarter seals ??

    Hey Les, I received the reproduction Touring seal, still need to find some time to get it all fitted and tested out before the guy will start producing more. I'll let you know when these are for sale
  10. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    I would removed the bracket of the fender also, that way you can weld the W&N panel much easier/better. And replacing/fabricating new flanges on the panel where the new W&N panel will plug weld on to isn't too hard to do.
  11. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    I assume you already have the W&N a pillar panel? I replaced my a pillar recently, just try to go as high as possible cutting it off with a small angle grinder disc. Feel free to check out my forum post/restoration thread for more info/pictures on how I did this.
  12. e30 325is

    I have a 325ix touring, I just love to drive this thing. The M20 has such a great sound, you just want to keep redlining it E30s are still very easy to work on yourself + parts are readily available both from BMW and aftermarket. Do look for rust when you buy one, front floors, rear boxes on the sides, battery tray... to name a few.
  13. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    A few before/during and after pictures of the repair on my A pillar. Quite rusty, although the inside of the a pillar was still very nice. Also the inside of the inner fender was still nice and solid with very little rust. After cutting the rot out, sandblasting, rust treatment and 2k epoxy New W&N panel welded in Strut support piece removed, this gave better access to the flange of the firewall. After some more sandblasting and treatment New pieces welded in Lower section of the flange removed And finally the support piece plug welded back into place
  14. Today I finished the A post, only thing left is a bit of grinding on the welds. Before I was able to weld in the shock support piece I had to weld a new little piece on the firewall. While I was welding, my brother finished the plating of the bolts. We had to fine tune a few things so we would get better results. We'll rebuild the diff somewhere next week Also got the starter motor fully rebuild, stator and rotor were still good. Blasted the housing, re-plated the bolts with the DIY kit and new gear/bearing unit.
  15. E30 question

    I love driving my 325ix touring, these are such great little cars. You seem to have picked out a very nice example. Looks great!