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 Replace The Front Struts On A BMW E30

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Does your E30's front end feel sketchy over bumps? Here's how to fix it....

How To Change Rear Shocks On An E30

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All you need is basic hand tools to fix the bouncy rear end of your E30....

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

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Spoiler alert, this job isn't that hard to complete. Cure that pesky 29F3 code.  ...

How To Change The Oil On A BMW F30

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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 plastic oil pan on the rear wheel drive models which is a ...

What Type of Oil Should I Use In My Car?

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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 eye has captured (shameless plug inserted accurately), all ...

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

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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 have a slit in the casing. The answer is pretty simple....

How to Replace Your Air Spring on an E70 X5

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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 xDrive3.0i and was surprised at how relatively simple the ...

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

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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 of money compared to taking it to the dealer, and it’s not ...

Bimmerfest East 2017 Recap

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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 we spent in Englishtown, NJ....

American Endurance Racing: Road Atlanta 2017 - FCP Euro Race Recap

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How would I describe the first race of the 2017 American Endurance Racing season? If I were to use a few words to describe the entire weekend I would use the following: Perseverance ...

Rebuilding the 325is - Will it Survive a Hydrolocked Engine?

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The sun is gleaming outside, birds are chirping, and the sky could not be more blue. I collapse down onto the rolling stool that was positioned in the center of the old cold damp barn converted into ...

How to Replace Rear Trailing Arm Supports on an E34 5-Series (BMW)

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Time: 1 hour Difficulty: 2 out of 5...

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