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Old 09-21-2012, 08:52 AM
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2002 info

Hi im looking at getting a 74 2002 the car had 97k well not sure if it rolled over cause there is no space for another number the motor is seized an was wondering if you still could get engine parts for such old car or is it worth rebuilding the old motor or should i swap it out with an m20 i know if i did that i would need to alot but im ok with what im just wondering if i rebuild the engine thats in it if it would be reliable

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:25 PM
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about 02's

first drive for couple months, is a lot of fun working on the 02's ... car has many things you can upgrade, carburetors, suspension, brakes, about swaps the best one is a S14 +5sp transmission, but $$$

good place to find parts and more info

http://www.bmw2002faq.com//index.php...3eba6ef778d79b

http://www.bmw2002.com/

http://www.carburetion.com/weber/weber.htm

http://www.rogerstii.com/servlet/StoreFront

and much more

I just started my second one ... 1975 auto
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:52 AM
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A rebuilt engine is as reliable as the machine shop and builder. Ask around about whatever service you need. I build and have a trusted machine shop - working with them for some years for my road cars. I don't build modified, maybe a bit improved..
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:00 AM
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If you are looking for an cost-effective enthusiast car that doesn't need continuous care and interest, and can be used as a everyday car owner throughout the season, then the 2002 just may be the perfect old car you've been looking for. But they are not without their disadvantages, of which the 2002 has several because the age factor. Please check the condition before purchase.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:46 PM
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I agree with all that was said above. To answer your question directly, yes parts are readily available for the m10 engine. They're a dime a dozen in the Puget Sound and I'd guess in your area too. If you get a good builder, a quality rebuild should last you a good long time. The engines are known to be pretty bullet proof. But, as was said above, these are old cars and, as such, require a lot of maintenance and repairs until you get them fully sorted. I would advise that you keep your cost to a minimum by even maybe buying a good used engine until you're sure you're up for chasing gremlins all the time and the demands of a sometimes tempermental car.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:10 PM
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One real problem is that looms crack when moved because of age and heat. So move wires around carefully.
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