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!!
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!!
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!
With an old car anytime that you are doing any upgrades there’s always the possibility of mission creep. If you are not familiar with this it starts with the mechanic saying “while we are in there”. Here are some things being done while we are … Continue reading5 Speed Swap Update..While We Are In There…
So while driving home from work in traffic, I went to downshift from 4th gear to 3rd and to my shock, the shifter wouldn’t budge! The transmission was stuck in 4th gear! Stopped the car and after a lot of effort I got the car … Continue readingOut With The 4…And In With The 5!!! 5 Speed Swap Underway!
Updated my gauge cluster and wow what a HUGE difference! I was at the SoCal Vintage BMW car show and ran across Bavarian Restoration. They are up north in Richmond but made the trip down south and had a display gauge cluster that they restored. … Continue readingGauge Cluster Update