Happy Friday the 13th + the New Family Car - Reggie's Motorworks

Happy Friday the 13th + the New Family Car

It’s Friday.  Friday the 13th.  And despite the date, we’re feeling lucky.  Why?  Because the heatwave that we’ve endured the past couple of weeks has subsided…for a little bit, at least.   And because of the cooler temperatures, we’re excited to have a Cruise-In tonight!  So come on over starting at 6pm to hang out and enjoy a nice evening!
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Back to official business!   Let’s take a quick peek at some of what’s been happening this week here in the shop!

This e30 cabrio, a 1989 BMW 325i, came in for some gauge cluster issues as well as a transmission leak.  While she was here, she also got a new timing belt and water pump, along with a brake fluid flush.  Now she’s ready to get back on the road for some summer time cruising!  Gotta love that!

 

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Another e30 cabrio came in for a new steering rack, coupling, and control arm bushings.  New tires were also on the list for the ’87 325i.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

This sharp 1995 BMW 540i came in some work, including an oil change, new belts and tensioner, fuel filter, front brake hoses, and new rear sway bar links.

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

 

As most of you know, Reggie and I are expecting our first little one in September, and we couldn’t be more excited!   It’s a boy!  We’re both hoping he has an affinity for cars and photography!  😉  More importantly, despite our small fleet of vehicles, we only have one true family car, my Honda CR-V.  This e34 ’95 525i came up for sale here in Noblesville not too long ago, and we took a look at it last weekend…and we bought it!  It turns out that this bimmer needs a little more work than we originally hoped and thought, but that’s ok because we happen to specialize in BMWs!  Take a look at our new family car!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

This isn’t going to be your ordinary e34…just a little hint: no emblems!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

The interior is very nice, and she’s a 5-speed!  Yes!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

And here’s another hint:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

This cable for the traction control actuator replaced the old one:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Broken knock sensors were replaced:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

New belts and hoses:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

New exhaust gaskets:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

New wiper blades:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

New belt idler pulley and belt tensioner pulley:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

The fan clutch was replaced:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Brand new water pump:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Reggie was able to salvage the short shift lever (vertical piece) for the e34:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

This old A/C compressor was replaced:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

New transmission mounts:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

New shaft seal:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Shiny new grille moldings!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Ok, perhaps this is a better hint, but after this, the rest is top-secret… for now, anyway!  Paint color: “Rat Rod Satin Black”   I’d imagine that we’ll be talking more about this project at tonight’s Cruise-In!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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