We are truly honored and grateful to have been nominated again this year for Best Repair on TheIndyChannel.com's A-List! We are blessed with so many great customers, who make us love what we do even more. To vote for us, click here
. Voting continues until August 19th. Thank you for your votes! ***Please note: We will not have the Cruise-In this evening. Regular Cruise-In festivities will resume next Friday, August 5th.***
You may recall that we took a road trip over Memorial Day weekend to North Carolina for the vintage BMW event
. Upon returning, there was a photo contest calling for submissions from the event. I submitted my favorite, and received an email from Scott
, the founder and organizer of The Vintage
. If you've visited our shop, you've seen some of his awesome work - he is a truly talented illustrator
. In his email, he kindly asked if he could feature some of my photos for the next issue of his online magazine
. I was beyond thrilled, honored, humbled, and excited to share! And one of my images even made the cover! Honestly, I'm still in shock over this! We even created an ad for Reggie's Motorworks that is also featured within the publication's pages. To check out the entire issue of Vintage BMW, click here
! I highly recommend subscribing to this great magazine
because there are always interesting articles, like the one about the "barn find" that I couldn't stop photographing
in North Carolina. Read the history here
. Each issue is full of great photographs and news and updates on future BMW events. Here are just a few screen captures:
Thank you, Scott! :) This week has proved to be yet another hot summer stint. If the heat weren't enough, we've had some challenging issues to tackle this week. One being the DSC on this 2000 BMW 328i belonging to Reggie's Aunt. She brings her beloved car here while she's visiting from Florida. Last summer
she had new front control arm bushings, front and rear brake rotors, pads, and sensors, brake fluid flush, new breather hose, oil change and filter, and cloudy headlight lenses were polished. Now back to the DSC issue. The light had been on intermittently, and then would stay on all the time. Diagnostic testing is being done to chase the source of the problem. Otherwise, this bimmer has had a general safety inspection, coolant drain and fill, automatic transmission fluid replacement, left side tie rod assembly replacement, alignment, crankshaft rear seal replacement, and some new center console parts (center console, cup holder, and tray). The owner takes very good care of her car, and she absolutely loves driving it!
Such a good looking car!
Speaking of troubleshooting, this 1986 BMW 528e needs some love. Ok, maybe a lot of love! She's in need of a new fuel pump, rear suspension, front windshield lock-strip, and, finally, a new fuel tank. The current fuel tank is full of crud that shouldn't be there.
Jason is working on this 2001 BMW X5. On the list for this sharp mahagani-braun-metallisch (Mahogany Brown Metallic) X5: diagnose check engine light, diagnose brake lining light, change oil and filter, diagnose coolant loss, diagnose oil/fluid leak, check air filters (replace as needed), and replace rear cross-member bushings.
Remember the 1989 BMW 325ix that was sent off to paint? She arrived back at our shop yesterday morning, looking pretty darn good! Upon closer inspection, Reggie found that some of the paint on the front valance and a few other spots was bubbling and peeling. Why? A chemical reaction occurred between the new paint and the old paint underneath, which had been applied improperly by someone else prior to arriving at our shop. No fault of the current paint shop or of our shop. So back to the paint shop she went to be fixed. Stay tuned...
Jordan installed the glass before going back to paint:
As I mentioned, it's been one of those weeks. However, we do love a good challenge! We'll see you again next Friday!
Have a great weekend!