Happy Friday! We've had another super busy week here at the shop. And it seems that winter is back again.
And we're pleased to announce that we have a new team member...meet Lucas! He comes to us with a degree from Lincoln Tech and has served in the US Military. He's smart, driven, and quickly becoming a BMW fan. Welcome to Reggie's Motorworks, Lucas! We're so happy to have you on board!
Lucas is helping this cabrio, a 1989 BMW 325ic, get ready for Spring! In addition to a transmission service, she's getting new control arms, tie-rods, and sway bar link.
This 1993 BMW 325is was brought in to diagnose a non-running condition. Reggie discovered that it had a bad crank sensor. The faulty crankshaft position sensor was replaced. She also got a brand new serpentine belt. It makes our day to put another bimmer back on the road!
Speaking of putting bimmers back on the road...remember the '87 325 from last week's post?
Her owner wants to get her back up to speed. Earlier this week, she was taken to a frame and alignment shop to get the frame...you guessed it, aligned
! They squared the front end of the car and also did a wheel alignment. She had just returned to the shop when the opening photo was taken. Stay tuned for more on this project in the coming weeks! We're excited! Reggie has been working on the 1986 BMW 325 swap project
(scroll down in this post)...a little more wiring!
A few weeks ago, Reggie was working on the engine of the 1992 BMW 735i
, and had put in the newly rebuilt cylinder head. Unfortunately, after getting the car put back together, there was still combustion gas in the coolant. Upon taking the engine apart again, Reggie found some tiny hairline cracks in the block. It was time for Plan B. A new engine. Reggie located what sounded like a great engine for this bimmer in Columbus, OH. We decided to make a quick road trip over the weekend (on my birthday!) to pick up the engine and do a little sightseeing around Columbus. We showed up to the salvage yard, walked in the door, and inquired about the engine. After speaking with someone in another room, the nice woman politely told us that they could not find the engine. Reggie burst into laughter, and I explained that we had just driven three hours from Indianapolis to pick up this engine. She said that they just told her right then that they didn't have any luck finding it, and if she would have known sooner, she would have called us. A gentleman waiting in the lobby shouted, "Welcome to Columbus!" And we went on our merry way. Luckily, Reggie has found an even more suitable engine, which is en route to us as we speak. So in the meantime, the old engine has been removed to make room for the "new" one:
More on this project to come once we receive the new engine! Have a great weekend!