Reassembly: 1988 BMW M3

Is it Friday already?! Wow, time flies when you're having fun! Another round of snow has come and is (almost!) gone, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that Spring is finally ready to stay awhile! Mark your calendar for these events coming up in April: *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].   Do you receive our E-newsletter? If not, click here to subscribe and read all about cool stuff in the auto industry as well as the latest Reggie's Motorworks news!   The shop has had another solid week, so let's take a look at some of what's been going on! A new engine mount bracket, engine mounts, and transmission mounts were installed on this sweet little 1998 cosmo schwartz metallic M roadster: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes We repaired a coolant leak and performed some diagnostics on the front suspension of this 2003 VW Passat GLS wagon: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes This old 528e is a parts car. Andrew pulled the transmission to ship off to a BMW shop in Richmond, VA! Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes This 2007 Mini Cooper S came a drop in engine performance, some timing chain noise, and an oil leak: Reggies 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 Seeing double? No, you're eyes aren't playing tricks on you, we really do have two blue Mini Cooper S's in at the same time! Or as Reggie referred to them on Facebook, Blue Mini-palooza! Ha!   Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Poor running condition brought this 2005 Mini Cooper S in to the shop. She also had a traction control light on, and some interior components in need of repair. Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Reggie has been reassembling the '88 M3. He started with the interior - be on the lookout for a video of the installation coming soon! To get a first look at all of our videos, please check out our youtube channel and subscribe!Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Next up, the exterior trim pieces and odds and ends! Reggie prepped the rear bumper for installation:   Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   Another thank you to Diamond Collision for the amazing paint! Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes This stuff is amazing for painting trim pieces! Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Before installing the C-pillar trim, Reggie has to install the piece that goes across the top, which can be a challenge: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes Once that's in place, the C-pillar trim can be installed: Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   More window trim!   Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, MercedesReggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes   That's all the time we've got for now. Stay tuned for more next week!   Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!                  

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