An Ounce of Prevention - Reggie's Motorworks

An Ounce of Prevention

Happy 11/11/11!  It’s a pretty November day, and we’re going to celebrate by having an impromptu Cruise-In tonight at the shop starting at 6pm!  We hope you’ll join us!
It’s been another busy week at the shop. Let’s take a look at some of bimmers that have been in!

This 2006 BMW M3 came in for a cam and vanos bolt update.  ’05 and ’06 e46 M3s  are known to have cam bolt failures, so it’s a good idea to have them checked and replaced, no matter what their year.  If the cam bolts should fail, be prepared for a very pricey repair bill!

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Lucky for this beauty, no issues were found!

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

Remember the 1989 BMW 735i that was here a couple of weeks ago for a new cylinder head?   The owners did some DIY work to the front suspension and brought to us to have it aligned.  She also had a minor drive-ability issue.   We replaced the cap and rotor, and now she runs great again!

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This 1988 BMW 325i cabrio came in the shop with a noisy differential.  Jason replaced it with a good, used open 3.73 diff.

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, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

On the list for this hellrot 1998 BMW 323is:  braided stainless steel brake hoses and to replace the blower motor.  Jason is also investigating an intermittent issue with the HVAC control.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

It seems that if we have one red bimmer in here, a few more show up!   This 1989 BMW 325ix had some minor rust repairs and rust prevention, thus the inspiration for this week’s blog post title!  Reggie repeated this old saying to me: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  And that is quite true in the case of this ix.  Read on!

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This rusty piece covers the ix’s fuel lines.  Moisture collected behind this piece, and covered the fuel lines with its nasty, rusty debris:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie carefully removed the debris and installed a new cover over the fuel lines:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

You can see the debris as it fell to the floor:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Here’s a look at the old cover and the pretty new replacement:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

That’s all for now!  Don’t forget about tonight’s Cruise-In!

Have a great weekend!

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