Roaring Back to Life: 2001 BMW M3 - Reggie's Motorworks

Roaring Back to Life: 2001 BMW M3

It’s been another busy week here at the shop!  And we’ve brought 2 fine bimmers back to life: 1989 BMW 735i and 2001 BMW M3.  The 7-series got a rebuilt cylinder head, and fired right up on the first try once installed!  We love days like that!  We’ve got a similar story about the M3 in just a moment.
Our Friday night Cruise-Ins are officially over for the season.  Please stay tuned for impromptu gatherings and events, which we’ll announce as soon as we can!  Thanks to everyone who has come out on Friday nights, it has been so much fun!

Reggie has been working on some personal projects around the shop, so we’ll show you more once he’s finished.

Earlier this week, Reggie replaced a fuel filter, fuel hose, and necessary hose clamps on a 1987 BMW 325:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

As you may recall, the past few weeks, we’ve had a 2001 BMW M3 in the shop for an engine replacement.  Last week, Reggie and Jason found the culprit for her woes after they removed the engine.  This week, Jason has been preparing the replacement engine prior to installation.  It’s always easier to have an extra set of hands when it comes time to get the engine into the bay, so Reggie jumped in to assist.  Let’s take a look!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

You know the drill with installing engines… great care must be taken to get everything aligned as its lowered into the engine bay:

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

This is something you don’t want to be in a huge rush to do.  Finesse is required.

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

And with that, the engine is in its new home!  I’m happy to report the M3 fired right up today.  It was music to our ears with its happy grumble.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

More to come next week!  Have a great weekend!

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