Martijn 647

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  1. Martijn 647

    Alternative for exhaust bracket fasteners

    Thanks for the responses! I was not aware W&N carried these. Also, thanks for the advice Jireland2002! But as we are located in Europe, W&N is the easier option for us. Will update once I've got them in.
  2. Hi everyone! Our exhaust bracket has recently come loose (pic attached). All the parts are intact, but the holes that the bolts pass through were filled with some kind of brittle orange wax, I assume to deal with the vibrations. I went to look at the original BMW parts but they appear to be some sort of bushing, and they're expensive. Can I just use large bolts and bolt the thing on, or is there an alternative which allows the vibrations to be dampened? Is that even required? Thanks in advance!
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    Favorite BMW Ad

    Personal favorite, maybe I'm biased.
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    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Hans surprised us with an exploded clutch master cylinder yesterday! Got to work taking it out, as well as the slave cylinder. Rusted in reeeaaal good. But we got the back seats in, so now we have a place to sit and contemplate our life choices..
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    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Redid the interior a couple days ago. Makes such a massive difference. Very happy with how it turned out. Got the kit from DGS autoteppiche GmbH in Germany. Needed quite a bit of trimming but I used a bunch of the resources available on this site which made it way easier. Details on Instagram at hanstagram76
  6. Wow, well shot! Would love to have something like this done for our car.
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    High beams

    We've had it for about 11 months. Haven't done any electrical work so far, just tackled the high beam issue this weekend. Will do! Got a test light and plan to see if the output of this wire still works by engaging the switch while using the test light. Would that work? Wonder why it has been cut... Perhaps it was causing a short of some sort? Will see soon I guess.
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    High beams

    So, the cut wire is the high beam wire???
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    Window lifter issue - part missing!

    So, just to close up this waaaay old thread, I got the parts from BMW, but the circlip (nr. 14) kept failing on me. Today, I drilled a hole in the rod, installed the washers and slipped a split pin through! Yes drilling inside the door was awkward Yes it took me two hours But it works like a charm...
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    High beams

    Was poking around under the steering column today. The high beam switch looked fine but there was a wire that appeared to be cut off...? (see pic) Also, when I had the cover underneath the column off, the horn sounded a bunch of times when I was working the stalk. I have no idea what I'm doing 😅
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    Heater box rebuild struggles

    So, after a couple weeks I finally found the time to tackle this problem. Got some adapters that go from large diameter to small, did some coolant hose surgery and inserted them into the existing tubing. No soldering required. Works great and no leaks yet!
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    Pedal box hole

    Thanks so much for the replies! Really interesting to hear these different opinions. I've decided to go with the foam piece from BMW. Hopefully this will be a smooth installation
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    Pedal box hole

    Hi everyone, I have a quick question, looking to make our 02 ready for the road, but I've run into an issue. The pedal box has a pretty large hole in it (this is normal, right?). When we first got the car, the piece of foam that covers the box was completely rotten. I can get another one from BMW but it's a bit expensive (see pic, nr 20). Is there an easier way to seal the hole and protect the box? Also, if I were to get this piece, how do you attach it? Are you supposed to just glue it on or do you also protect/cover it with something? Thanks in advance for replies!
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    Heater box rebuild struggles

    Thanks for the responses! I decided to go with the method Simeon recommended, found some adaptors and are going to use them. Managed to stab myself in the finger with a screwdriver so won't be able to do anything until next weekend. I'll post the end result here! Thanks again!
  15. Hi everyone! I have recently taken on the task of combining two heater boxes into one good one as mine was leaking. The original heater box is from our 76' 1502, so it has the larger diameter tubes for the radiator (which I'm going to need to send to a radiator shop for sure) and valve (which is in pretty bad shape). All the internal coolant hoses inside my engine bay are of this larger diameter. The other box is a pre 72' heater with smaller diameter tubes, it has a good fan motor that I want to use and the heater core is in great shape. (The valve on this box also has the smaller diameter tubes). I have read almost all literature on this site regarding rebuilding these boxes, and have already taken both of them apart so I semi know what I'm doing and how these work. I had previously installed the pre 72' heater box, however, the smaller tube diameters caused leaks where my large diameter coolant hoses attached to the radiator and valve. Furthermore, this box only has two speed settings for the fan and lacks some other nice things. My problem: I originally wanted to just send the radiator to a shop to get it fixed, this is not so much a problem, however, my original valve is pretty messed up. I had trouble getting it open and while doing so, I managed to professionally f**k the thread. See the pictures below. This is my biggest issue, I need to use this valve with the larger diameter tubes in order to prevent the leaks. So, what fix should I choose to deal with this problem? My questions: Is there some way in which I can attach my larger diameter tubes to the smaller diameter radiator and valve? I am looking for a proper fix, not a band-aid semi permanent option because I would prefer to never have to deal with this box again. (Can I get coolant hoses with differing diameters on both ends???) Do you think it is possible to drill a larger hole in the brass and tap a new thread? I have never tapped a thread before so I have no idea how to do it. Should I get a new, rebuilt valve? Wallothnesch sells a rebuilt one for 170 euros but that's a load of money for something so small, however, I am inclined to do this just because this heater box is causing me so many problems and because the internal workings of this valve is some seriously silly 70's tech that boggles my mind and I don't trust it's longevity one bit. I hope this message is clear, Thanks in advance for any responses! Martijn & Pieter