After unseasonably mild weather the past few weeks, winter has finally emerged here in the Midwest. In fact, snowflakes are flying as I type this blog post! The good news is that we’ve stayed plenty warm — and plenty busy — this week!
Last week we mentioned we had a new team member… We’re excited to introduce Nick! As Office Manager, he’ll be a huge help in making us more efficient. And most likely you’ll talk to him when you call the shop or when you come in for service. We’ve known Nick for years, and he’s a perfect fit for Reggie’s Motorworks. He’s creative, detail-oriented, driven, and has a background in customer service and the luxury and high-performance marine industry. He grew up here in Noblesville, and has an adorable family – his lovely wife Kristen and their soon-to-be 2 year old son, Colin, who is the light of their lives. Welcome to the team, Nick! We’re happy to have you!
This beautiful 2005 BMW 325i came in to diagnose a power mirror issue. The mirrors were activating without any input from the switch. Reggie found a code for a faulty potentiometer in the driver side mirror motor, so that motor needed to be replaced.
New brake pads and rotors and a new window regulator were on the list for the following 2002 BMW 330xi. She also got a coolant system inspection as preventative maintenance. The system was also pressure tested.
Reggie got to work on removing the broken window regulator on the driver side:
The window regulator on the e46 is much easier to replace than on an e36 due to the way BMW constructed the door panel area – there aren’t any clips that need to be re-glued like on an e36 for one thing.
The old window regulator:
Once the new regulator was installed, it was time to put the window back in place and test the new regulator:
The airbag was reconnected:
And then the door card was reinstalled:
Here’s the old regulator again. On the right, the little bit of plastic is the guilty culprit:
Moving on… This e46 was in need of new brake pads and rotors. Reggie removed the wheels and got to work:
While the oil drained from the car, Reggie checked the brake fluid:
A little anti-seize on the brake caliper bracket keeps the brakes from squeaking:
An airbag warning light, side marker lights, clock, offset wiper blade, central locking system issue, caster adjustment, “ringing” at speed, and a squeak in the engine compartment…just a few things for which this sweet little 1999 Z3 M coupe needed attention.
In addition, the M coupe’s owner requested a review of its maintenance history as well as any recommendations for service to keep her on the road.
Reggie is able to see and diagnose any codes that are in the M’s system:
Reggie also worked on a 1992 BMW 735i this week. On the list: mount and balance tires, oil change, diagnose coolant leak, diagnose brake pulsing issue, and a few other odds and ends.
Next, Reggie changed the oil and performed an inspection on this 2002 BMW 540i:
It’s been some time since Lucy’s last appearance on the blog, so I thought it was time this week for a quick update! She has grown quite a bit! She’s 7 months, 31 pounds, and has seemingly endless amounts of energy. I did catch her chilling out for a minute though — a brief minute! She’s not sure what to think of the snow, other than it tastes good!
That’s all for this week! Have a great weekend!