Working on a series of 3-series - Reggie's Motorworks

Working on a series of 3-series

Happy Friday!  We hope you enjoyed a very Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends, food and good cheer!  We are so thankful for our customers!  It’s been another busy week, we wish we could blog everything that we do, unfortunately there just isn’t enough time!
Here’s a look at a 1986 BMW 325es that has been in the shop this week for a timing belt, water pump, oil seals and gaskets.  It also got new fuel hoses and engine mounts.  We refreshed the cooling system, and put proper BMW coolant in it.  This is basically what any older BMW 3-series needs if it has not recently had it. If you notice, most everything we’re replacing is made of rubber, which has a 5-7 year lifespan in most cases.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

A look at some of the tools and parts for the job:

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

And now for a long-awaited update on the 1986 BMW 325 swap project!  Finally!

It’s time to put the radiator in:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

One high performance fan coming right up!

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

Measuring for perfect placement on the radiator:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Marking where to drill the holes to attach the fan to the radiator:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

A portion of the frame had to be removed to allow for clearance of the fan.  Self-etching primer was applied to prevent rust where the metal was cut.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Radiator and fan are installed!  Lookin’ good!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie test fits the headlights:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

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