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03-03-2006, 04:47 AM
I have a 72 tii.Who is the best a diagnosis and repair.Your reccomendations and experiences w/local shops would be appreciated.

1996 328ti
03-03-2006, 07:27 AM
I would recommend
Quality Car Services
210 North Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, Maryland

03-03-2006, 08:50 AM
You'll love owner Grant Randall's 72 tii.

Alexandria Bavarian Service
316 E. Raymond Ave.

block off Rt 1, just south of Crystal City

1996 328ti
03-03-2006, 09:28 AM
I'd also recommend Dan Martin.

03-03-2006, 09:50 AM

03-03-2006, 02:59 PM
Manassas Motorwerkes
8457 Park Center Ct # B
Manassas Park, VA 20111

Everytime I have been in there, they have at least one 2002 in the shop. The owner races '02s and one of his techs is in the process of a full '02 restoration.

John in VA
03-03-2006, 08:05 PM
I was told the best tii mechanics were a guy in north NJ and Bill Ballon in Pittsburgh. Bill was a tremendous help in sorting out "Juanita" - he's worked on '02s since they were new. I have his contact info at the office, but you can probably do a search and find him.

03-04-2006, 10:37 AM
Thanks.Met w/ Paul W. over at AT SPEED.The guy is a wizard....wow what a facility.

John in VA
03-05-2006, 07:00 PM
Maybe we can set it as a destination or stopping point on a cruise. It would give Paul a chance to be overcome by '02ers again!

03-05-2006, 10:45 PM
Another question for the 2002 guys. I know they were designed for leaded fuels, do you guys do anything in terms of additives, etc, or what octane rating do you use?

John in VA
03-07-2006, 09:53 PM
Hardened valve seats (?) have been used since the 80s, and do fine w/out lead. I have 10:1 pistons & some super-slick headwork, and "Juanita" doesn't like anything but premium.

03-19-2006, 09:29 PM
I always use 93 and keep some octane booster just in case...

06-17-2006, 08:51 PM
Hi guys, just was given a '74 2002, she's in great mechanical shape, but is suffering from the typical rust demons--looks like I'll need 2 new rocker panels, a driver's floorboard patch, and a bunch of surface rust repair. I have a feeling that I might find more rust once she's up on the lift. After that, paint (Verona red). Have any of you had good luck with local shops--who is the best for rust repair? I don't want a garage queen, just a weekend fair weather car that's structurally sound and looks good from 15 feet away (in other words, I don't have $10K to drop on her). I'd liek to take the car to someone who can give me an honest appraisal of the path forward with typical costs. Joining CCA this week, so hopefully I'll get to meet some of you.


06-17-2006, 08:57 PM
www.2002faq.com there are quite a few of us VA guys that have experiance with them. Mine is limited.

06-18-2006, 08:03 AM
Worth a look: http://www.dvsmith.net/bmw/dc_service_shops.html

06-18-2006, 04:01 PM
Wow a post from the dead...my suggestion is just run 93 octane and you'll be fine.I carry a can of octane boost just in case.