Dog Days of Summer - Reggie's Motorworks

Dog Days of Summer

Happy Friday!   We’re ready for another great night for the Cruise-In!   Cruise on over to our facebook page to see some photos from last week!  Come join us tonight starting at 6pm!   And thank you to everyone who has voted for us for Best Repair on TheIndyChannel.com’s A-List!  Cast your votes tonight before 11:59pm!   Thank you so much for your support – we wouldn’t be doing what we love without you, our customers!
On another business note, we’re hosting a Swap Meet on Saturday, August 27th at 8am!   We’ve got a nice list of parts coming from fellow enthusiasts, so get here early for the best selections and deals!  Got stuff you need to get out of your garage or work space?   Let us know!  Someone else may be looking for exactly what you need to get rid of!

Some of you have met Lucy already.  Here’s a quick photo of her from this week.  She saw me shooting some photos for the blog, and hopped in front of my camera.  What a good puppy!  Don’t worry, I won’t be showing a ton of photos of our new favorite 4-legged one in every post.  Maybe just a few…especially if she’s in the shop working on a bimmer!  😉

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

It’s been a busy week here in the shop, so let’s take a look at a few of the bimmers we’ve worked on.   This 2003 BMW X5 is in for new front and rear brake pads, a brake system flush, new thrust arm bushings, new oil filter housing gasket, new air filter, and new hose from the power steering reservoir to the pump.

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

A 1998 BMW 323i cabrio needed to have its top realigned.  She also needed a new window regulator.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Jason installed new windshield washer jet nozzles, a new radiator, and some other odds and ends on this 525i:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

A 1989 BMW 325i  came to us on a tow truck.  She got stuck in reverse, and needed a new transmission as a result.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Here Reggie and Jason are reinstalling the exhaust after the transmission work was complete:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

More progress was made on the 1978 BMW 320i’s retro-fit A/C project.   Fortunately, we received more parts that we’ve been so patiently awaiting.  The good news?   One of the four parts is a great fit!   Now wait a minute…what do I mean by one of four parts fit?  Great question!   Air conditioning did not come stock on this bimmer.  It was only installed once it was brought to the U.S. as part of the federalization process or at the dealer.  And legend has it that BMW used 6 – yes, six! – different A/C boxes on this particular model.  We managed to source 4 of the 6.  You know how the old saying goes:  The 4th A/C box is the charm!   Or something like that.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Due to the nature of this project, Reggie opted to remove the dash to make fitment of the A/C box a little easier:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Basically all that’s left to do is reconnect the wiring and charge the A/C system!   I make it sound so easy, right?

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie fabricated one of the mounts for the A/C box:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Sparks flew:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

And voila!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

We’ll be joining the Hoosier BMW CCA for their PreOktoberFest event at Mallow Run Winery tomorrow.  Click here for the details!

Have a great weekend!

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