Shake, Rattle and DIY

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Event planned by Ken Carson & Connie Stried

Are you hearing a rattle in your BMW engine that used to purr smoothly along? Have you ever wished that you could use a lift to work on your car? September's event will deal with both of these questions and toss in a great brunch, too.
We will begin the day by gathering at Dr. Vanos in Round Rock, Texas. Our tour begins at 9:30. Come earlier for Round Rock donuts and a chance to visit with everyone. Check for detailed directions. Dr. Vanos' primary business is devoted solely to quieting the rattling of BMW's variable valve timing system, or VANOS, found on BMW motors through 2006 models. Over time, the seals break down and leak, causing the rattling sound, which makes the once-refined BMW motor, well, not so refined, anymore. But Dr. Vanos rebuilds the VANOS using new and upgraded parts, shipping daily to happy customers all over the globe. And Dr. Vanos is in our own Central Texas backyard. Attend the VANOS 101 class that will explain all.

Our second stop will take us to DIY Texas at 11:00. Josh and David rent out work space for those who like to work on their own vehicles. They have multiple lifts for rent, along with tools, jacks, air for pneumatic tools, etc. This will make it easy to change those suspension parts or pull your engine! You can even mount and balance your own tires. Their shop may be a possible site for future tech days, too.

We will then enjoy brunch at PBK Stem 'n Stein in Pflugerville, Texas. Two pricing choices will be offered. One will include food, beverage, tax, and gratuity. The second will also include an alcohol drinks package.

More info

Brunch entrée choices: Chicken & Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Shrimp & Grits, Bagel & Lox, Quiche. All brunch meals include: Hatch Green Chile queso and chips, choice of brunch entrée item, coffee, tea, water, tax, gratuity - $20 each

Optional alcohol drink package: 2 drink tickets included. Choose from Mimosas and other selections of brunch cocktail items, all draft beers and any domestic bottled beers, a limited wine menu containing 2 reds and 2 whites.

Brunch (as above) with optional drink package - $33 each. This includes the additional tax and gratuity

We will collect for lunch at the beginning of the event so have cash or check available. No credit cards!!

View the brunch menu here for more info:

Who is attended

Year Model People
Year Model People
William Alexander 2003 M3 3 Sandra & Bill Lewis 2003 Z4 2
Joaquin Aviles 2012 135i 1 Herb Looney 2006 M3 1
John & JoAnn Beneat 2011 M3 2 Glenn & Sandy McConnell 2006 M3 2
Don Bishop 2007 Z4 Cpe 1 Dan McLaughlin 2000 M5 1
Lawrence Bong 2006 M3 1 Johnny & Shearon Mitchell 1999 M Cpe 2
Josh & Kathryn Butts 2006 M Rdstr 2 Harry Ohe & Paul Katsus 2001 Z3 2
Ken Carson & Connie Stried 1992 325iC 2 Ken Ormsby 2008 335i 1
Marco & Mary Beth Cordon 2013 M3 2 Dave Rainwater 2003 525i 1
Tom & Gay Dawson 2010 Z4 2 Hector Sanchez 2008 M3 1
Roosevelt Dickerson Jr. 1991 318i 1 Mike Sevel 2008 328i 1
Jason Echols 2011 M3 1 James Shaw 2003 330Ci 1
Scott Gibson & Sayward Stewart 2006 325i 2 Don & Susan Yule 1998 M Rdstr 2
Terry Jones 2013 X5 1 Total 25 38