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]
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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:
We repaired a coolant leak and performed some diagnostics on the front suspension of this 2003 VW Passat GLS wagon:
This old 528e is a parts car. Andrew pulled the transmission to ship off to a BMW shop in Richmond, VA!
This 2007 Mini Cooper S came a drop in engine performance, some timing chain noise, and an oil leak:
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!
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.
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!
Next up, the exterior trim pieces and odds and ends! Reggie prepped the rear bumper for installation:
Another thank you to Diamond Collision
for the amazing paint!
This stuff is amazing for painting trim pieces!
Before installing the C-pillar trim, Reggie has to install the piece that goes across the top, which can be a challenge:
Once that's in place, the C-pillar trim can be installed:
More window trim!
That's all the time we've got for now. Stay tuned for more next week! Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!