Welcome to the team, Nick! - Reggie's Motorworks

Welcome to the team, Nick!

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!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

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.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

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.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie got to work on removing the broken window regulator on the driver side:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

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.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

The old window regulator:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Once the new regulator was installed, it was time to put the window back in place and test the new regulator:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

The airbag was reconnected:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

And then the door card was reinstalled:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Here’s the old regulator again.  On the right, the little bit of plastic is the guilty culprit:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Moving on… This e46 was in need of new brake pads and rotors.  Reggie removed the wheels and got to work:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

While the oil drained from the car, Reggie checked the brake fluid:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

A little anti-seize on the brake caliper bracket keeps the brakes from squeaking:

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

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.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

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.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie is able to see and diagnose any codes that are in the M’s system:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

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:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

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!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

That’s all for this week!  Have a great weekend!

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