Dr. Beemer Tech Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Planned by Ken Carson
8901 S. 1st,
Austin TX, 78748

(get directions)


Once again, our own Dr. Beemer, Brian McKinney, is opening the doors of his shop to the Tejas Chapter. Now you have no reason whatsoever to put off the maintenance that your BMW deserves. Anything that will fit into a two hour time limit on a lift and the expert advice of Dr. Beemer technicians is game. Control arms and bushings? New front rotors and brake pads? Tranny and diff fluid changes? This is your chance!


On Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 15 lucky cars can do up to a 2 hour repair or maintenance job of their choice. And Dr. Beemer will even have professional technicians there to guide you and give advice. And all for a $20 bill. Bring your own tools or use a technician's tools (you'd better tip well). Lunch is included.

Don't need or want to work on your car? Come on out to watch, learn, or help out! Lunch will only be $5.

Lunch will be catered by Dr. Beemer and served beginning at 11 a.m. Eat whenever you aren't working on your car or helping someone else.


Dr. Beemer will also give you 25% off of OE and aftermarket parts purchased from Dr. Beemer (order in advance), 30% off alignments (alignment rack open the entire time), 20% off all lubricants (i.e. bulk oil, M-oil 10w-60, diff fluids, BMW coolant, etc.!

Free vendor swag for all, plus you'll be entered in a raffle for valuable door prizes.

Estimated Labor and Parts:

To get an estimate on labor time and parts costs for the work you need to do, email Kayla at Dr. Beemer at service@drbeemer.com, with Tejas Chapter Tech Day in the subject line. Include your year, make, model, and what you want to do to your car and what parts you need. Once you know the job will fit into the time constraints, order your parts and sign up for a work slot on the Tejas Chapter website.

More information:

  • $20 for a work slot includes use of lift and technical advice, lunch, and one raffle ticket for door prizes.
  • If you use a technician's tools, you are expected to tip the technician. Remember, these guys are donating their day to us.
  • Your work can take no longer than two hours and must be approved by Dr. Beemer.
  • Everyone must bring their own safety glasses (prescription eyeglasses are fine to wear without safety glasses).
  • Spots will be available for paid alignments at 30% off.
  • Additional raffle tickets are available for $5 each.
  • You must be a current BMW CCA member.
  • Parts purchased from Dr. Beemer are 25% off (OE and aftermarket). This does not include parts that have to come from the dealer.
  • Dr. Beemer technicians will be available for advice and guidance. Members may bring their own tools.
  • Dr. Beemer will raffle some cool stuff; past events have included: BMW accessories, free oil changes, free alignments, set of tires, novelty LED Puddle lamps, etc.

This is first come, first served. Your slot will not be confirmed until work is OK'd by Dr. Beemer. If you don't see your name on the Tejas Chapter website, then your work hasn't been confirmed yet.

The following have been approved

8am - 10am
Car Work
Ken Carson 2001 Z3 3.0i coupe 
 Oil and filter change 5w-30. Check under chassis
Philip Dakas 2003 540i M sport
Identify minor oil leak. Diagnose clunking sound towards the front of the car when jabbing the brakes, or making certain very low speed movements
with wheel all the way turned. Brake fluid flush.
Dan McLaughlin 1996 328iS
Brake inspection and fluid change. General under chassis inspection
Steve Tatro 2003 540iA
Replace Tension Strut bushings with solid, non liquid Lemforder bushings. Replace front brake hats and pads. Install ss brake lines.
Daniel Vu 2009 Z4
Change rear brake pads

10am - 12 pm
Car Work
Daniel Briggs 1989 325iC Stainless steel brake lines
Brad Mitchell 2001 M Roadster Replace belts and pulleys and tensioners
Tim Moore 1999 M3 Brake fluid flush in prep for TX Trifecta at COTA; overall safety inspection for same event. Replace brake pads, if necessary. Same for rotors.
Michael Williams 2000 M Roadster 4 Wheel Alignment and I'd also like to get an opinion on oil brands to use for this car.

12 pm - 2 pm
Car Work
Marco Cordon 2007 Z4 3.0si, 
oil/filter change, do not need oil, but do need the filter kit for N52 engine
Roger Williams 2000 M Roadster
Check/install rear brake pads/sensor; spark plugs
Bill Yates 2006 325i
change transmission fluid and filter. find small vacuum leak

Michael Williams
2000 M Roadster
Dan McLaughlin 1996 328iS
Terry Jones 2013 X5