The heat and humidity has been a bit brutal this week, but that’s what summer is all about, right? In addition to the heat wave, we’ve had a full house here at the shop. Here’s a peek at what’s going on right now!
Love for BMWs extends throughout Reggie’s family. His Mom had a zinnoberrot 1986 325, which Reggie drove back and forth to Florida several times, and thus began his desire to tinker with these old cars. Reggie’s Aunt Sally also has a BMW, which she drove up from Florida to have Reggie work on while visiting with family. Her 2000 328i is really in great shape! Reggie installed new front control arm bushings, front and rear brake rotors, pads, and sensors, flushed and replaced brake fluid, replaced the breather hose, changed the oil and filter, and polished up her cloudy headlight lenses (see below).
And the 2005 Mini Cooper is back for some additional service and repair! A new clockspring/slip ring was installed for its multifunctional steering wheel. The non-functioning horn was diagnosed and fixed, and was tested several times! 🙂 Reggie will also be diagnosing the malfunctioning occupancy sensor, which in its current condition will not allow the airbag system to function properly.
This 1989 325ix is getting new front brake rotors, pads, and sensors, as well as new outer ball joints and control arm bushings on both sides, and new brake hoses. We’ll bleed the brake system and add new brake fluid.
We’ll soon be welcoming this car to the 5-speed club! This 1988 325 will get a 5-speed manual transmission conversion kit, a new clutch kit, and a 3.25:1 limited slip differential. Oh yeah!
And who could forget about this 1988 325i cabrio? This alpinweiss beauty is back! She’s going to get a new full suspension…springs, shocks, struts, the works! Two words: SLEEK and LOW.
Speaking of alpinweiss…we’ve got another one for you! That’s right! I told you, they just find their way here to Reggie’s Motorworks! We met the owner of this 1986 325es (swap) at the Cruise In a few weeks ago, and he is a genuine enthusiast, who’s very excited to get his 325es back on the track.
Reggie will repair the left rear inner wheel housing, and install the rear shock tower brace. The rear suspension will be removed completely, the diff and rusted brake lines will be replaced as well. This bimmer also has some rust damage issues which will also be addressed.
Just look at the engine bay!
The Baur is awaiting the installation of her new battery box, which may be on Reggie’s to-do list over the weekend! And it’s Friday, so we’ll be heading to the Cruise-In, and hope to see you there! Have a great weekend!