Of Timing Belts + Teething

Happy Friday! It has been one busy week! I spent a little time at the shop to catch some of the work going on...let's get right to it! But first, here's a photo of our little guy, Remington, who is now 6 months old! (Time has flown by! How can he be this old already?!) His first tooth is making its way in! Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   Last week we mentioned that the S50 came in to have her flywheel balanced...while that's being taken care of, I couldn't help but snap some photos of the engine bay: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Want more about the history of this beloved project? Check it out here!Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Reggie installed a 318 fuel pump in the 2002 - it was a perfect fit! Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes     An oil leak brought in this 1992 BMW 735i: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   This 1988 BMW 528e came in for a new timing belt and tensioner, camshaft oil seal, crankshaft seal, cooling system hoses, and alternator belt. She also had a power steering leak at both the suction and return hoses. Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Since we mentioned timing belts...we had a 1992 BMW 325i cabrio on its way to the shop for a timing belt replacement when said timing belt failed! So she made her way here on a tow truck. (Not pictured.) This e30, a 1987 BMW 325, had some front end noise that needed to be diagnosed. She's also getting new front brake pads and rotors, a new right front caliper, and a brake fluid flush: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes This next bimmer came in for an oil change and a new fog light, as well as a new gear shift knob - a genuine BMW part. Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Don't you love the color of this '07 335i? Sparkling graphite metallic! Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   Water damage in the lamp control module of this titansilber metallic 2003 BMW 530i caused the fog light and turn signal to stop functioning: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Here you can see some of the rust and corrosion inside the module: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   Another titansilber metallic bimmer experienced a rough idle issue...this 2006 BMW 325xi touring: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes A rusted out subframe brought this e30 to the shop: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   This sweet 1993 BMW 325i cabrio came in for a new strut brace from Turner Motorsport (did you know we're a Turner Motorsport dealer?), an oil change, a new battery, and a new radiator. She also got a valve adjustment, and a power steering leak was fixed, along with some other miscellaneous work.
   Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes     Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Heavy vibration at road speeds brought this '95 325i cabrio to the shop. The culprit? A seized front brake caliper. Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes A little sneak peek at what's in store for next week: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Just a reminder on some upcoming events: April 3rd – Monthly Membership Meeting – Enjoy great food, drinks, and of course BMW camaraderie! Want more information on joining the Hoosier Chapter? Read all about it here!  April 20th – BMW Tech Session here at Reggie’s Motorworks! Click here for more information! Learn about safety in your home shop! This tech session will focus on how to take the proper safety precautions when working on your prized BMW (or other vehicle…) at home. Reggie and ASE Master Certified technician, John, will instruct and discuss things such as: 
  • Minimum safety equipment that you should have on hand
  • Working around air bags, air conditioning systems, coil springs, and various other vehicular systems that can potentially cause harm.
  • Specialty tools vs. improvised tools
  • How to properly use/handle power tools
  • The best practices for lifting and supporting BMW’s (modern and vintage)
Lunch will be provided by Hoosier BMW. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Have a great weekend!