Gareth Foley

Gareth is the BMW Catalog Manager for FCP Euro and has been with the company since 2012. Gareth's BMW obsession started with a hand me down E39 528i when he was 17. From this car he learned how to do his own repair work while also learning more about BMW. When Gareth was at CCSU studying Marketing he had the opportunity to go to SEMA with the college car club. This is where he developed his love of the automotive industry. Since joining FCP in 2012 Gareth has sought out to develop one of the broadest and most accurate BMW replacement parts catalog. he can be reached at

Recent Posts

How To Safety Wire An Oil Pump Nut On Your BMW E36 And E46

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If you have ever looked at buying a BMW E36 or E46, you have probably heard of this before. The M50/M52/M54 and S50/S52/S54 engines have a history of the oil pump nut coming loose, backing itself ...

How To Repair Damaged Axle Shaft Threads On Your BMW (E36, E46, E90 & More)

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Have you ever tried to rush something that you know you shouldn't and instantly regretted it? I think we've all been there before; trying to save a few minutes now costs you hours (and usually money) ...

How To Install A BMW M3 Timing Chain Tensioner In Your 328i

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If you hear what sounds like marbles in a tin can coming from the engine bay of your BMW E36, it could mean that your mechanical timing chain tensioner is failing. Instead of replacing the tensioner ...

How To Do A Compression And Leak-Down Test On A High-Mileage BMW E36

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Gareth Foley is our BMW Catalog Manager here at FCP Euro. When he's not spending time during work hours building the BMW Catalog, he's wrenching on our VW GTI TCRs as part of the crew and race team. ...

How To Install Syncro Design Works RTABs In Your BMW E36 (E46, E83, E85, and E86)

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  After months of anticipation, I'm so excited to get this trailing arm mounted up to the E36. With a moderate set of tools, you can easily upgrade and improve the performance of your trailing arms ...

I Bought A BMW E36 Instead Of An E46 For My Budget Track Car Build

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Gareth Foley is our BMW Catalog Manager here at FCP Euro. When he's not spending time during work hours building the BMW Catalog, he's wrenching on our VW GTI TCRs as part of the crew and race team. ...

Calibrating BMW N54 Injectors With An Autel MX808

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Injector replacement is part of owning an N54 powered BMW. The Autel MX808 makes the calibration process of your new fuel injectors a little easier with no special software necessary. ...

How To Replace BMW N54 Index 12 Fuel Injectors (Z4, X6, 740Li, 740i, 535xi, 535i, 335xi, 335is, 335i, 135i)

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The N54 engine is a very popular platform with enthusiasts due to the potential power that can be unlocked. The stock fuel system was designed by BMW to be overkill, and unlike other direct injection ...

Why You Can't Ignore An Oil Filter Housing Leak On An N51, N52, N54, or N55 Engine

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I've already outlined why it's critical to repair an oil filter housing leak on any N5X engine (N51, N52, N52N, N54, or N55). I've even highlighted how to fix the issue yourself in a  DIY article. ...

How To Disassemble, Clean, And Rebuild The Inner CV Axle Boot On A W204 Mercedes C300

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If your Mercedes has suffered a rear axle CV boot failure and you catch the problem quick enough, you can save the axle without being forced to buy a new one. This DIY is a messy one, but it's ...

How To Fix A Leaky Oil Filter Housing On An N51, N52, N54, Or N55 Engine

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If your oil filter housing is leaking on your N51, N52, N54, or N55 BMW engine, you need to take care of it ASAP, or it could lead to catastrophic failure. Here's how. ...

Why Your 2.0 TSI Deserves The iAbed Rear Main Seal Upgrade

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The standard OE rear main seal on a 2.0 TSI Volkswagen is, for lack of a better word, complete trash. Here's how to replace it with a better, more robust option from iAbed. ...

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