The 5's Have It! Plus Walnut Blasting Intake Valves! - Reggie's Motorworks

The 5’s Have It! Plus Walnut Blasting Intake Valves!

Happy Friday!  We are back with some of the latest happenings around the shop here at Reggie’s Motorworks!  Before we get into details, we have a few items of business.  We recently lost our newest technician.  He left due to personal reasons, and we wish him all the best moving forward.  There are no hard feelings on our end. That being said, we are looking for a technician. Check out our employment opportunities here. If you know of someone who would make a great fit to our team, please feel free to share this with them!
 

Ever wonder what it takes to work at Reggie’s Motorworks?

First, here are some prerequisites, regardless of what position you may hold at RMW:

  • You have to be passionate about cars, and working on/with them. We are an enthusiast based shop, and we plan to keep it that way!
  • You need to have the “perfectionist gene”. We do NOT claim to be perfect, but we sure strive to be as close as possible. We will always have room for improvement, and we need people that concentrate on filling that gap every day.
  • Along the same lines, we don’t do jobs that are “good enough”. Our goal, whether sweeping the floor or replacing an engine, is to end up with a product we are proud of.
  • Smile! If you are a grumpy or irritable person, there are plenty of other shops out there hiring. We love our customers and enjoy seeing them. If you hang with us, you need to be able to work and play well with others.
  • Know-it-alls need not apply. Even the most educated and seasoned technicians can learn something almost daily. We like to keep our minds open!
  • A clean driving record. We are into some high performance cars and driving, but we keep our driving records clean and our insurance rates reasonable.
  • Finally, and this should go without saying, but you need to show up on time every day, with proper attire, ready to go to work.

Second, we want you to be successful!

  • We pay a generous wage based on your experience and abilities
  • AutoLogic, Ross-Tech Autel, and Baum scan tools, along with a host of specialty tools
  • Constantly investing in new equipment and making necessary upgrades
  • We have help to keep the shop clean, so technicians can spend more time working on cars.
  • Paid vacation after one year
  • Discounted parts for personal cars

 

 

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So what’s with this week’s blog post title?  Great question!  All of this week’s featured bimmers share a 5 in common!  Ok, so maybe that’s a stretch as far as a title, but let’s just go with it!

First up, a 2007 BMW 335i.  She came to us thinking that she’d need a new battery.  However, we found that the battery was just low and needed a good recharging:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Next, this 2000 BMW X5 4.4i came in with an inoperable driver’s door handle.  It was removed, replaced, and painted to match the rest of the vehicle.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

You may have seen an update on Facebook that Reggie got a new camera!  He’s shared some photos for the blog!  After all, I’m not there to capture every car that comes through our doors, so this is greatly appreciated!  A post-purchase inspection was in order for this sleek and sweet 2006 BMW M5:

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

An oil change and a brake fluid flush were on the list for this sharp M 235i!  Thanks again to Reggie for photographing this cool car!  She’s only got 1200 miles on the clock!

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

 

Non-starting issues brought this sparkling graphite 2007 BMW 335i to the shop.  She also got a new front left door lock actuator, a new starter assembly, and cleaned intake valves by way of walnut blasting!  Yes, that’s right!  Walnut blasting!  Reggie and I both took photos of John working on this project.

Here’s a look at all of the buildup that had accumulated inside the intake valves:

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

Who knew that this healthy little nut could pack so much punch when it comes to cleaning intake valves?!

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

Ahhh!  So clean and shiny again!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

 

 

 

That’s all the time we have today!  We’ll be back with more again next week!

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