Bimmers, Mini, Mercedes + Upcoming Hoosier BMW Club Events - Reggie's Motorworks

Bimmers, Mini, Mercedes + Upcoming Hoosier BMW Club Events

Happy Friday, Enthusiasts!  We’re back with more to kick off your weekend right!  Spring is just around the corner, as are some fun events with Hoosier BMW:
March 23rd – Dallara Factory Tour – Get all of the details here!

April 3rd – Monthly Membership Meeting – Enjoy great food, drinks, and of course BMW camaraderie!

April 20th – BMW Tech Session here at Reggie’s Motorworks!  Click here for more information!  Learn about safety in your home shop!

This tech session will focus on how to take the proper safety precautions when working on your prized BMW (or other vehicle…) at home. Reggie and ASE Master Certified technician, John, will instruct and discuss things such as:

  • Minimum safety equipment that you should have on hand
  • Working around air bags, air conditioning systems, coil springs, and various other vehicular systems that can potentially cause harm.
  • Specialty tools vs. improvised tools
  • How to properly use/handle power tools
  • The best practices for lifting and supporting BMW’s (modern and vintage)

Lunch will be provided by Hoosier BMW.

Please RSVP to reggie@reggiesmotorworks.com.

 

This sharp 1998 BMW 323is had a “new” exhaust installed…in fact, it was the exhaust from the wrecked M3 we featured a few posts ago. She also had a new glove box latch installed.

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

This sleek 2003 BMW 745i in sterlingbrau metallic came in with a leak in the expansion tank:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Speaking of leaky expansion tanks, the very same issue brought this 2005 black sapphire metallic BMW 645ci into the shop.  She also had 2 small cracks in one of her wheels, which will be welded and straightened before getting two new rear tires and an alignment.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

A hard shifting issue brought this 2005 Mercedes SLK55 AMG in for diagnostics.  She also got all new brake pads and wear sensors as well as 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

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

We replaced the rusty steering coupler in this 2004 Mini Cooper:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

You may recognize the e30 S50 bimmer – be sure to check out some of her history here.  She came in to have her flywheel balanced.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

The cylinder head for the 2002 came back from the machine shop late last week:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

This week, Reggie got started on the wiring:

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

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

He finished up the battery junction:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

The battery box used to call this space home under the bonnet (photo at left)… Now, most likely, it will live under the back seat, as a special smaller battery (photo at right):

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Check out the engine bay of the 1991 325i!

 

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

We installed a custom powder coated intake manifold and valve cover.  We also detailed and painted rest of engine block after the cylinder head was reconditioned:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

More to come next week!

Wishing you a festive and Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Written by Reggie's Motorworks

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