Category: DIY

November Post of the Month Contest

Welcome to the third edition of our Post of the Month contest! With the weather getting colder, now’s the perfect time to work on your S2000 in the warmth of your garage. The community is full of useful how-to threads and DIY guides, and we want your help to highlight some of the best! Nominate […] More »

  Comments | By - November 17, 2014

Subframe Bolts – Have You Checked Yours?

Our member c32b was solving some of his alignment gremlins when he stumbled across some hardly ever broached matters regarding the S2000’s subframe bolt maintenance. The strangely disappearing range of caster was the first sign, worsening to me only being to manage to eke out 5.25 deg of caster on my race prep alignment.  Eyeballing […] More »

  Comments | By - August 24, 2013

Retorquing the Rear Axle Nuts, How-to and Why

One of the few yet common problems many S2000s face is the rear axle nuts not being tight enough from the factory.  Regardless of model year, if you hear a single pop or creak from the rear of the vehicle when changing direction from forward to backward and vice versa, the problem is likely wheel […] More »

  Comments | By - September 21, 2012

DIY: Repairing/Replacing the Timing Chain Tensioner

The above video is an example of how a bad Timing Chain Tensioner (TCT) sounds. TCTs go bad as early as 20k miles and the symptom is a metallic rattle or raspy noise when starting a warm/hot engine. Some people experience “baseball card in the spokes” sounds as well. Since there is no comprehensive DIY […] More »

  Comments | By - February 8, 2012

Brake Fluid – Have you checked yours?

A technical Q&A section in Roundel (BMW Car Club of America’s magazine) contained a response stressing the need for frequent checking of brake fluid. It went on to say that BMW’s maintenance schedule required an annual brake fluid replacement (if need be) until the time they started offering the four year maintenance on their cars […] More »

  Comments | By - January 24, 2011

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