FCP Euro's DIY Blog

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 gareth1@fcpeuro.com

Recent Posts

Why Your 2.0 TSI Deserves The iAbed Rear Main Seal Upgrade

Posted by Gareth Foley
on May 21, 2018
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 ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, VW

AER At Watkins Glen Recap - 2018

Posted by Gareth Foley
on May 18, 2018
February 4/18 through 4/22 marked FCP Euro’s return to Watkins Glen for the second race of the 2018 season with American Endurance Racing. ... Read more

Topics: Mercedes, Motorsports

Here's What Happens During A Test Day

Posted by Gareth Foley
on May 17, 2018
On Friday, May 11, the FCP Euro motorsports crew was at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT for a test day. We'll be competing there during ... Read more

Topics: VW, Motorsports

AER Road Atlanta Recap - 2018

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Feb 19, 2018
February 2/14 through 2/18 marked FCP Euro’s return to Road Atlanta for the first race of the 2018 season with American Endurance Racing. ... Read more

Topics: Mercedes, Motorsports

How To Replace The Front Struts On A BMW E30

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Feb 5, 2018
Does your E30's front end feel sketchy over bumps? Here's how to fix it.... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Service a ZF 8HP Transmission

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Feb 4, 2018
Keep your 8HP transmission shifting as good as day one with this easy DIY.... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Change Rear Shocks On An E30

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Feb 2, 2018
All you need is basic hand tools to fix the bouncy rear end of your E30.... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Index 12 BMW Fuel Injectors On A BMW N54

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Jan 20, 2018
We're going to remove the mystery and fear surrounding N54 fuel injector replacement.... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Replace The Low-Pressure Fuel Line On A BMW N54

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Jan 15, 2018
Spoiler alert, this job isn't that hard to complete. Cure that pesky 29F3 code.  ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How To Change The Oil On A BMW F30

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Dec 22, 2017
If you've changed oil on any vehicle, you already know the drill. N20 and N26 engines used in the F2X and F3X cars predominantly feature a ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself, Video

What Type of Oil Should I Use In My Car?

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Nov 7, 2017
So, you’re in the motor oil section of your favorite auto parts retailer, FCP, staring at the gorgeous images our in-house photographer’s ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Why Do BMW 325i E36/E46 Trailing Arm Bushings Have Slits In Them

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Oct 30, 2017
A common question we often get asked is why do the new style trailing arm bushings for the BMW E36 like the 325i, E46, E83, E85, and E86 ... Read more

Topics: BMW

How to Replace Your Air Spring on an E70 X5

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Aug 8, 2017
Air suspensions may seem like a major pain to deal with but I was recently given the opportunity to replace rear air springs on an E70 X5 ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

How to Perform an Oil Change on an E90/E91/E92/E93 M3

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Aug 1, 2017
Before heading off to Bimmerfest, I decided to change the oil in my M3 and do a few other checks. Changing your own oil will save you a lot ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

Bimmerfest East 2017 Recap

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Aug 1, 2017
I want to give everyone an idea of what Bimmerfest East this past weekend entailed and what we were able to accomplish during the two days ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Culture