How To Get More MPGs - Reggie's Motorworks

How To Get More MPGs

Happy April! We have had some fantastic weather this week…finally!  We’re crossing our fingers that it sticks around!  Remington and I visited the shop this week and had a fun time seeing all the bimmers as well as some cool demonstrations on some new products and services we’re offering now – more on this in a minute!  Here’s a little hint: more mpg’s!
Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

First up, this 2004 BMW X5 came in for a new oil filter housing gasket as well as new belt tensioners and idler pulley:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

A new valve cover gasket and new transmission fluid and filter were on the list for this titansilber metallic 2008 BMW 335i:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Reggie worked on a power sunroof conversion for this ’91 325i and installed a maplight mirror:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

This stunning 2007 BMW 650i came in with a traction control light on.  After some diagnostics, it was determined that she needed a new SZL module, also known as a switch unit steering module.  The steering angle sensor had gone bad within the module, which contains several sensors.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Don’t you just love the barberot metallic paint?

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

And now for some exciting stuff!  Rick from BG came in to demonstrate a fuel service.  While the fuel service ran its course, Rick also gave us some insight into the chemistry of fuel and what additives are on the market and just how effective they really are…or aren’t.  We used Nick’s Saab for the demonstration.  Let’s take a look!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

See all the black stuff around the inside of the throttle body?   The fuel service that’s about to be performed will eliminate that within 15 minutes:

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

Now that is a clean throttle body!  This fuel service will improve your mileage…and who wouldn’t want that?!  For more info and to schedule a fuel service for your beloved bimmer, just give Nick a call at 317.773.0074!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Rick also brought in some pizza for lunch!  Thank you, Rick!  We hope to have Rick come back soon for more demonstrations, so stay tuned for more information!

 

 

Just a friendly reminder about our next event here at Reggie’s Motorworks:

*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.

 

Back to bimmers!  More progress was made on the reassembly of the ’88 M3:

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

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

 

If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen that we do a weekly parts quiz on Fridays.  Well, this next bit isn’t for the parts quiz, however, I think it may have been a good one!  Can you name this part?

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Oh wait, that isn’t a BMW part…it’s the gizmo used to unlock a car!  The owner of this e36 had noticed some window noise on the passenger side, not to mention that the window would not go up or down.  Once the door panel was removed, that’s what was found!  Wow!  A coolant leak was also diagnosed on the 1995 BMW 325i cabrio.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

We’ll be back next week with more!  Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

 

 

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