VW, Mini, Audi, Mercedes, BMW + The Newest Piece of Technology at RMW!

 

Happy Friday!  We're glad you're here!  If this is your first time visiting our blog...welcome!  If you've been reading our blog for a while, or even since the beginning, we appreciate you!  We love hearing comments from blog readers that we see and meet at various events!  It's what keeps us doing what we're doing!  So let's get right to some of the latest happenings around the shop!  We've got a variety for you!

We take pride in having the proper tools for our job.  And that means having the latest technology at our disposal for diagnostics.  John is using our newest piece of equipment, BMW ICOM Next A factory tool, allowing us to communicate directly with BMW's servers for diagnosing and programming vehicles.   Run-ability issues brought this 335d to our shop.   A failed EGR pressure hose was found. This bimmer also received a software update while in the shop.

Let's all take a moment to admire this gorgeous estoril Blau e36 M3. She's a 1997 beauty in for a pre-track inspection, a brake fluid service, and replacement of rubber exhaust hangers.

Eat. Sleep. Auto cross!  This pepper white 2006 Mini Cooper S is receiving a new clutch kit and flywheel, along with all serviceable parts and seals.  As preventative maintenance while the transmission is removed, the rear main seal will be replaced.  

This 2006 Audi A8 Quattro was in for replacement of a tail light assembly that suffered from water intrusion. She also had a biannual service performed.

All new suspension was on the list for this e70, a 2009 BMW X5 3.0i, including new front strut assemblies and front control arm bushings, new rear shocks, new sway bar links, new steering coupler, an alignment, and replacement of the A/C condenser. 

Diagnosis of overheating issues and inspection for an oil leak brought in this 2009 BMW X5 3.0i.

A third X5 3.0i was in the shop while I was visiting!  This particular bimmer, a 2005, needed an oil pan gasket, replacement of leaking metal brake lines, an alignment, and an annual service.

No start issues and warm A/C brought this 2003 Mercedes SL500 into the shop.  She got a new starter system battery. And we found that in addition to her refrigerant level being low, that her auxiliary fan was not working.  

Diagnosis of run-ability issues, replacement of the EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) valve, and cleaning of carbon build up on the intake manifold were on order for this 2006 VW Jetta. 

If you've followed us for awhile, you may know how much I enjoy photographing 2002s!  As luck would have it, I had the honor of photographing this 1968 BMW 2002!  She was in for repair of faulty turn signals. 

If you follow updates on our Facebook page, you may have already seen the newest addition to our fleet!  This rare-in-the-U.S. e30 touring, a 1991 325it, has e30 M3 suspension. I can't wait to drive this bimmer!

Reggie has been busy getting his e30 S52 bimmer ready for HPDE (High Performance Driving Education) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  On the Grand Prix track!  The new engine is in, and has been fired up!  Soon the exhaust system will be installed, as well as coil overs from Ground Control, bushings and rear alignment adjusters from AKG Motorsport, brakes and wheel studs from BimmerWorld, and a rear 5 lug swap! Project Varmit is coming along quite nicely! She's come a long way from being picked up with an opossum under the hood! Little did that critter know that he'd soon become the track car's namesake! 

Mark your calendars for Carmel Artomobilia on Saturday, August 27th! Get more details about this event here!  

That's all for this week!  Have a great weekend!