2002 Project Update: Boxing in Rear Trailing Arms - Reggie's Motorworks

2002 Project Update: Boxing in Rear Trailing Arms

Happy Friday!  An autumn chill has been in the air this week!  However, we’ve been keeping plenty warm working on bimmers!   We’re going to get right to the good stuff!  Let’s go!
 

First, we have a 1992 BMW 735i in Schwarz II.  She’s getting new upper control arms and bushings, new shocks and struts, a new blower motor, and a new auxiliary  water pump.

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Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

The timing chain guides failed on this Dark Silver 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman S.  She had the chain and all components replaced, along with a new drive belt, new brake pads, and an oil change.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Thanks to Nick for taking photos of the debris from the timing cover, debris in the oil pan, missing metal guides, and metal shavings:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

This 2005 BMW 330i in Silbergrau Metallic is getting a new clutch kit and flywheel, an oil change, and two wheels straightened:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

This 1986 BMW 325e came in due to an engine fire caused by a fuel leak.  She’ll be getting an engine swap for more power and performance!  Stay tuned!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

An oil change, a new cabin air filter , and the BMW 30,000 mile Vehicle Check were on the list for this Silbergrau Metallic 2006 BMW 525i:

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Next, this orientblau metallic 2001 740i Sport came in for with a check engine light and intermittent smoke coming from the exhaust. A couple of vacuum leaks and a failed crankcase vent valve were found.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Reggie worked on “boxification” of the rear trailing arms for the 2002 project.  If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve probably already seen much of this portion of the project.  I learned that 2002 tii rear trailing arms were closed off or boxed in, providing rigidity.  And that’s what we’re going to show you now, starting with the left rear trailing arm.

 

 

Reggie salvaged metal to use to box in the trailing arm:

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Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Time to TIG weld!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

We’ll be back again next week with more!  Have a great weekend!

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