Happy May! It’s been a busy week here at the shop! Let’s jump right in!
We’ve got another great e30 for sale! A 1984 BMW 325e in sapphire blau metallic with manual transmission and just over 140,000 miles. She’s with her third owner, and she’s been serviced here at Reggie’s Motorworks for the last 4 years. Prior to coming to our shop, she’d been serviced at the dealer for most of her life. There are lots of service records available. The current owner has been restoring and updating this bimmer, starting with the inside. The exterior has been saved for last and is not yet complete. She runs strong and is a very nice car. Asking $6500. Please call Nick in the office for more information at 317.773.0074.
Fender rolling and some interior lighting work brought this sweet alpinweiss III 2011 BMW 550i into the shop:
This e92, a 2007 BMW 335i, came in for an alignment and diagnosis of a check engine light:
Don’t you love this dakar gelb II M3? She’s a 1997. She came in with some noise in the rear suspension. We replaced some missing license plate screws, replaced rear ball joints, windshield, and windshield seals. She also got a transmission fluid service, differential fluid service, and an alignment.
Inoperable windows, the left front and right rear, brought this schwarz II 2003 BMW 325xi into the shop:
This 2006 BMW X3 3.0i in black sapphire metallic came in for an inspection of brake pads and rotors, as well as for a new A/C evaporator core, which is becoming a common issue with these bimmers. This job includes the evaporator core, receiver drier, and a full charge of the A/C system.
I loved the styling of the interior:
Before I knew it, John had this bimmer back together!
A new ignition lock, trunk lock, and door locks were on the list for this 1988 BMW 325i cabrio:
Quite a bit of work was in order for this 2004 BMW 745Li in toledoblau metallic: tire rotation, diagnosis of several warning indicators, check A/C performance, driver’s side window off track, inoperable hood latch, CD stuck in CD player, replacement of a ABS speed sensor, new thermostat housing, A/C compressor drive belt, headlight reconditioning, and an oil change, just to name a few.
Metal work is complete on the ’57 Chevy!
Have you ever wondered what mechanics do after hours and on weekends? Well, John has been enjoying working on his own e30, a 1986 325es. He just swapped in an S54 out of an e46 M3, just like the one parked beside her. She’s going to be one powerful beast! He’ll be wrapping up the wiring next. Stay tuned!
Reggie has been prepping the 5-series, the M532i, for a drive this weekend. He belongs to a great group of ’02 guys in Cincinnati, and they’re hosting a drive on Saturday. The route is approximately 100 miles. Yes, our destination is merely 3 miles from our point of origin, however, our friends are going to show us the scenic route! And we’ll be having lunch at a German restaurant. We’re looking forward to it! (This map photo is from my instagram account.)
What’s Reggie doing on the 5-series? Glad you asked! New rear brake pads; the rear rotors are pretty new. New e34 M5 front brakes with cross-drilled rotors and stop tech pads. Racing Dynamics adjustable sway bars. (Read more about our 1995 525i with an S52 B32 out of a ’97/’98 M3 here, here, and here.)
The calipers got a nice coat of red paint last night!
Note: This front brake upgrade to e34 M5 brakes is pretty affordable on certain cars like the e34 and e32, and possibly the e28 and e24. Please call the office for more details! 317.773.0074
Thanks for joining us! We’ll be back next week with more! Until then, check out our Facebook page for news and photos throughout the week! Enjoy your weekend!
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