What a beautiful week it has been! We've had temps in the upper 70s a few days and a parking lot and shop full of bimmers and other fine automobiles keeping us busy! There's still time to sign up for the BMW Tech Session here at Reggie’s Motorworks next Saturday, April 20th! 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]
. Let's jump right in because we've got quite a bit of ground to cover! This titansilber metallic 2006 BMW 550i came in for some diagnostics: a vibration at road speeds, a not so cool A/C system, and a little bug with the main display screen.
All new pads and rotors were on the list for this 2007 VW GTI in Tornado Red:
We diagnosed a power draw on this sleek Japanrot 2006 BMW 325ci, including a battery, hydrometer, and load test.
Reggie's plan was to finish up the wiring, add oil, fill up the coolant, and fire up the 2002...
... Unfortunately, there was a crack in the lower oil pan that stifled his plans:
A new lower oil pan was sourced by the next day, and he did get to start the ol' bimmer! Take a look... and a listen via our youtube.com channel
This freshly powder coated valve cover and intake manifold just arrived for the e30 cabrio (1992 325i) that came to us via tow truck a few weeks ago. She'll be put back together and ready for some spring touring!
The 1969 Camaro is back! She'll be getting a new Edelbrock Performer Air Gap intake manifold as well as an Edelbrock AVS carb! Alright, alright!
A 2006 BMW 530xi came in for some minor body work after a little impact with a deer. We're happy to report that the driver and deer were all ok! (Not pictured.) This 1999 BMW M coupe came in for diagnosis of a leak at the exhaust header. The air tube in the secondary air system was replaced, and fitment of the air tube flanges was verified. A few posts ago, we mentioned that a 2007 Mini Cooper S had some timing chain noise
. The timing chain guides had broken into multiple pieces:
A decrease in engine power due to carbon buildup in direct injected cars, such as newer Mini's and 535's with turbos, has become quite an issue. Why? In direct injected cars, fuel sprays directly onto the this area. Using lower quality fuels can play a factor in the buildup as well. Nick took these before and after photos while John removed the carbon deposits. John reported that there was a considerable difference in performance after the service. If this is an issue with your vehicle, call Nick at 317.773.0074 to schedule this service! Before:
In need of oil or coolant for your bimmer? Just stop by - we've got you covered!
That's all the time I've got for now! Stay tuned for more next week! Have a great weekend!