It's a beautiful day! And you know what that means...a good night for a Cruise-In! October flew by, and we're already on the second day of November! As they say, time flies when you're having fun! The shop has been one fun - and very busy! - place this week. Let's dive right in! This sterling silver 1990 BMW 325i came in with a worn out engine. Needless to say, that engine is being replaced. And she's being converted from an automatic to a 5-speed! Sweet!
Here is a look at the automatic transmission and worn out bottom end:
On the left is the new drive shaft. You'll notice that it's longer than the driveshaft for the automatic transmission on the right. Why is one longer than the other? Good question! The 5-speed transmission is shorter than the automatic one, thus a longer driveshaft is needed to account for that.
Sam painted the engine block, valve cover, and manifold, making this bimmer look fantastic under the bonnet!
A timing chain was in order for this 2000 VW Jetta VR6:
John replaced the lower timing chain, and now this Jetta is ready for the upper timing chain:
A leaking valve cover gasket brought this e90 325xi into the shop. It was a bad leak, causing cooling hoses to fail. The water pump had also failed. She's on the road to recovery now!
This 2008 BMW 528xi got Halo daytime running light upgrades:
A new wheel bearing and a window regulator will have this 2001 BMW X5 sorted and ready to roll:
If you visited our Open House
back in June, you probably remember this e30 M3
. She's a dedicated track car in for some exhaust work and for a custom oil cooler modification:
Would you like to see one of the nicest trunks on an e30? We'll do that in just a moment. This 1989 BMW 325i cabrio came in for an oil pan gasket and oil filter housing gasket. Seat belts were replaced as well.
The factory stereo was re-installed:
Here it is...one word can describe this trunk: immaculate!
That's all for now! Stay tuned for more next week! We'll have updates on the new addition - paint work was done this week! We hope to see you this evening for the Cruise-In! Have a wonderful weekend!