The car is off to Ken at Vintage BMW Racing for the front subframe swap. The trip for the car to get there was NOT uneventful. Called AAA for a tow truck and when they arrived they refused to tow the car. Claimed it was … Continue readingFront Subframe Repair!
“There are only 2 types of BMW 2002 front subframes. Ones that have broken and ones that are going to break.” “It happens to all of them.” “They all do this…eventually.” “Anytime the subframe is removed from a 2002, the reinforcement should be done…no excuses.” … Continue readingThe dreaded cracked front subframe…..
Had the newly refinished BBS wheels installed and the high speed vibrations are GONE!! So the car is super stable…all is great right? Well maybe not. The new wheels are 15×6 et45 vs 15×6.5 et40 and it seems the old wheels have more of a … Continue readingBBS Wheels Take 2:Good (lack of) Vibrations!!
It’s about that time again! Oil change! I’m going to try am new oil. This time I am using Valvoline VR1 Racing Synthetic 20w-50. Ordered it online with a few fresh Mahle OC84 oil filters and they arrived the next day. (Amazon … Continue readingOil Change Time!
Backup lights that is. My backup lights were flickering and then stopped working. When I had the 5 speed installed, Ken used my existing switch so this could be a very old switch. Checked the power at the bulbs. No power. Then checked the wiring … Continue readingHit the lights!!
The headliner on the car was looking bad, the rear window was pooping out and I wanted to get the car polished. Oh and the front spoiler wasn’t ready when I picked the car up so I needed to grab that as well. So I … Continue readingIn TJ For A Little Upkeep
Just to get the ignition system running optimally I got the advice to ditch the 40 year old stock black Bosch coil and go with a higher output Pertronix Flamethrower coil to match the Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition module already installed. Shouldn’t be too … Continue readingHotter Coil…Flamethrower!
A few years ago I was watching Wheeler Dealers and they were talking about this new electronic ignition system that was a distributor that you can program with a computer. I was like WHOA! How cool, except I’m a Mac guy and most things like … Continue reading123 Tune+ Bluetooth…Take 2
So lately I have been noticing what looks like a gas leaking out of the gas tank. When I get gas there is this residue below the gas fill tube outside the car. So I thought, what are my options? Replace with a new cap? … Continue readingFixing A Leaky Gas Cap
The 5 Speed Swap is complete and the car is back and it’s…awwwwwweeeeeeessssssoooooommmmmmmeeeeee! This package is really how the car should be set up. It’s like this upgrade has livened the car up and made it so much more fun to drive. The lightweight flywheel … Continue reading5 Speed Swap Complete!