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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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  • Interests Rusty vintage cars, metalshaping, fabrication, roll cage design and construction

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  1. +1 for the Covercraft windshield shades. I have one for each car, and they are great. I had a Covercraft windshield shade for an e28 when I lived in Miami, FL that was parked outside routinely, and after 13 years of south florida heat and sun the dash was still perfect when I sold it.
  2. One thing to keep in mind if your car is totaled is that you can buy the salvage rights back for next to nothing, and harvest all the parts you want. I just went through this with an e46 that was totaled in an accident last winter, found a replacement and transplanted all the upgraded parts from the donor to the new car.
  3. F1 has been a snooze-fest for awhile with passing so difficult. I still watch the start, but rarely make it to the finish. On the bright side, it's a great sleep aid for naps.
  4. Also check with Ireland Engineering.
  5. There are factory mounting points for the 3-point harness in the C-pillar. There is a template to locate the mount in the C-pillar behind the headliner without destroying your headliner, but I can't find the template at the moment, but I'm sure someone on the FAQ will have it. I think the BlueDevil harness is a current repro for the old factory 3-point that used to be an option.
  6. Absolutely. My car used to be my daily driver; I think life is too short to panic about uber-safety concerns. The 2002 is pretty darn stout for a small car. I used to take my kids in the car all the time, and had no qualms about having them in the front seat. My oldest daughter grew up in the 2002 and always loved it. I did get the three-point belts when I started taking kids in the backseat.
  7. Nice job on the Group 2 reinforcements! Any chance you could share the pattern?
  8. That looks tough. Another option is to use the Ireland Engineering sway bars which mount under the subframe. I realize this is not fix that can be installed quickly or cheaply, but it might get around the compressor issue.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. The DREAD thread...

    Dread: Noticing that the the rear bushing on my e46 diff is ripped...
  12. 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.
  13. I'm not sure, because I haven't actually done this. But I think Ernie said the e36 tranny was pretty compact.
  14. 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.
  15. Rear Windscreen Rust

    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.