Replacing tired tie rods - Reggie's Motorworks

Replacing tired tie rods

Happy December!  We had our first real snow of the season a few days ago, as you may have seen if you follow us on Facebook.
It’s been another busy week with multiple projects going on in the shop.  Last week we left off with some work on the 1986 BMW 325 swap car project.  Reggie has since worked on the wiring harness.

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’ll be back with more on that project later!  We did some work on a 1989 BMW 325i with just under 250,000 miles to get it ready for winter driving.  It got new odometer gears, fuel filter, fuel hoses, and fuel sending unit 0-ring.  A factory jack, lug wrench, and mounting hardware for the spare tire were added.  Also, this bimmer got dressed with new front tie rods.  The driver’s side tie rod had a little too  much play at the outer tie rod, while the passenger’s side had too much play on the inner tie rod.  Next week, Reggie will be installing a newer used e30 fuel tank, as the current one has some leaks.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Once the front wheels and tires were removed, it was time to remove the old tie rods.

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

Installing the new left tie rod:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Installing the right tie rod:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

After installing the new tie rods, the car got an alignment.

Stay tuned next week…we have an e36 that is getting a lot of maintenance work, new suspension parts, wheel bearings, all kinds of stuff!

Have a great weekend!

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