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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. I've had one that looks identical to yours for many years. Have they gone NLA? Either way, these are a great idea and really help keep your car cool and dash crack-free. They are a bit pricey, but last forever.
  2. I saw Fred's car at the Glen in May, and it was indeed hauling the mail! The slide throttle was very impressive.I plan to take him up on the offer of a ride in June
  3. Dread: Noticing that the the rear bushing on my e46 diff is ripped...
  4. I bought a DK13HLQ back in 2003, and love it. It was expensive then, and is ridiculous now, but man, what a jack! It is robust, rebuildable, and dependable. It fits under the air dam of my lowered 2002 and e28 535is with track suspensions, and every other car I own or have owned. I've always thought it was my alternative to a 2-post lift. But it is expensive, and hard to justify. But I'd buy it again in a heartbeat after using one for the last 13 years.
  5. I'm not sure, because I haven't actually done this. But I think Ernie said the e36 tranny was pretty compact.
  6. Ernie Bello at Bello Motorsport (West Palm Beach, FL) had an adapter plate made up that allowed him to bolt up e36 trannies which had great gears for racing, and are cheap.
  7. The rust on the rear window frame is actually quite tricky to replicate by hand. What I did in a similar situation was find a friend with a parts car, and cut out the piece I needed with a sawzall. I brought the piece to a welder and had him weld it in. Worked quite well, and was way cheaper than paying someone to recreate the curves and folds of the window frame. Here is a pic of my friend holding up the piece we removed, which was later trimmed down for welding.
  8. Ray, That's just mean. The M2 is on the road, it's just on jack stands on the road. And the pressure bleeder works for all the other non-2002's in our fleet
  9. Meanwhile, I've been using my metal threaded cap for 15 years on all our cars with zero problems. I'm just saying'
  10. This adapter looks similar to what I have. Just replace the air line fitting with a regulator, and you've got a self-contained pressure bleeding system.
  11. I agree about using the pressure bleeder to pressurize the brake fluid reservoir instead of as a delivery system. I bought a Motive power bleeder back in the mid '90's, and it did work fine. The problem was that I never really trusted the brake fluid after going into the tank, so I didn't store it, and ended up tossing it. And the tank was a pain to keep clean. I ended up replacing the pressure bleeding system from the Ultimate Garage, which consisted of a regulator attached to an aluminum cap that threaded on to the master cylinder. I attached a line from my compressor to the regulator, and it works great. I don't see this on his website anymore, but a similar setup would be to use any pressure bleeder as the air source. Two interesting alternatives are the Speedibleed system which has a regulator and uses a spare tire as the air source, or on put together by a Mercedessource which is a Motive-type pump with a pressure gauge.
  12. Fantastic music!
  13. Also check with your local dealer. These are back in stock, at least temporarily. That means you can get them at your local dealer with no shipping, and if they arrive bent the dealer will replace them.
  14. Here's an old article from Roundel describing the conversion, it might help. m2002.pdf
  15. I agree with Toby on oil and gasket suggestions. I've converted a couple of older cars to synthetic with no leakage, so the chemistry must have been improved. And the m42, while robust, does like to leak a bit of oil, even with new valve cover, timing cover, oil pan gaskets