Ray Koke's Californian Sleeper

2016 UPDATE:
The car and me are now in Mobile, Alabama.
Lee's Massive Brakes: installed
Interior from a California parts car was swapped in: Black OEM option Scheels (!) and matching rear seat

Wheels are now Ronal Turbos.

Alpha n is now running in closed-loop (essentially no tuning required and corrections in real time)

Silver Dollar instrument cluster installed, with LED lighting

New tach vinyl applique', with revised red line and cheesy ///M logo as requested! From Jason (jmr_1602) on the 2002faq board

New Hella Super H4's with Narva bulbs and city lights http://www.rallylights.com/hella-super-7-round-h4-for-2-headlamp-systems-each-with-city-light-hl39519.html

LED taillights http://classicautoleds.com/BMW-R.html

I think that's about it. I need to get the car dyno'ed again one day. It's running well.


This sleeper belongs to Ray Koke in California.

Jeff Tighe did most of the mechanical work when he was at Carl Nelson's shop in San Diego, La Jolla Independent BMW. The motor has just been brought up to Evo Sport spec - see below. Cooling is by a 2 speed electric fan in front of an '02 turbo radiator. By a quirk of fate Jeff is still keeping her in tip top shape after Ray took her to another BM specialist closer to home and found Jeff had moved there too.

Paint and body work was done in southern California, overseen by a private shop that specializes in '02 and coupe restoration (Peter Sliskovich, sometimes known as "coupe king"). The car was mostly restored.

It has a tii clock, E30 M3 mirror with maplights, 320is Recaros, new carpet and most other hardware bits new, renewed or very good condition.

NEW SPECS (2007):

Bottom end
• 2.5 evo crank
• 10.5 wiseco forged pistons w/ large valve relief tapered wall wrist pin
• nitrate piston rings
• race wear main studs
'• 95 m3 timing chain tensioner

• ported & polished - matched to 48mm throttle bodies
• 284 intake - 11.5 mm lift / 276 exh - 11.3 mm lift
• 37.5mm intake valves / 33mm exh valves / motorsport gruppe 'n' valve springs
• multi layered steel head gasket
• adjustable timing gears
• Alpha n fuel management
• iigo chip (timing control only via fqs)

• 2.5" stainless tig welded exhaust
• Getrag 265
• 4.10 diff, 50% lockup
• CF hood and boot lid
• 15" Rotas
tii clock ;-)
Lee's Massive Brakes are on hand and will be installed... eventually!

© 2007 Nick Vyse.