Spring Break: 2002 + e30 Style - Reggie's Motorworks

Spring Break: 2002 + e30 Style

 
Before we get to this week’s updates, we would like to wish farewell and best wishes to Brandon.  He’s been a great asset to the Reggie’s Motorworks team since joining us last summer, and we wish him all the best as he starts on a new journey with Bentley!  Thanks for all of your hard work, Brandon!  You will be missed!

It’s been a week of sunshine and rain…lots and lots of rain!  Speaking of rain, we had both rain and snow last weekend for the Swap Meet, but that didn’t keep us from having a great time!  Despite the weather, we had a fantastic turn out!  We would like to thank everyone who attended – thank you for braving the elements!  And a big thank you to Hoosier BMW for partnering with us and for sponsoring lunch!  Sean grilled burgers and hotdogs for everyone outside under a tent!  Now that’s dedication!  Thanks, Sean!  Another big shout out goes to DeFouw BMW for donating awesome door prizes! Here’s a Slideshow of highlights from the Swap Meet!

In the shop this week was the 1968 BMW 2002 for her front suspension rebuild, exhaust center section replacement, rear brake conversion, and driveline fluids check.   A Spring Break providing rejuvenation for this vintage beauty!

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

 

The drain plug was found to be clogged in the lower spring perch, trapping water, and allowing rust to take over:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Bye bye, rust!  After a little more cleaning up, those lower spring perches were rust free!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Finally, Reggie treated them with a coat of POR 15, a rust inhibiting paint:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Brake calipers were painted with brake caliper paint:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

And the lower steering arms waited for their own coat of paint too:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Shiny new parts!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

Next to the ’02 was a 1989 BMW 325i in alpinweiss II.  She came in for a timing belt job with oil seals, a water pump and thermostat, and new fan blade.

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

When the water pump failed, the fan blades began hitting the radiator, breaking three of them right off.  Fortunately, the radiator appeared to have escaped unscathed!

 

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

The new fan blade:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

That’s all the time we have for now!  Mark your calendars for our Open House coming up on Saturday, June 14th, where we celebrate Customer Appreciation Day.  As usual, we’ll provide food and beverages.  And, of course, there will be a show ‘n shine and door prizes!  We hope you’ll join us for a fun day!

 

 

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