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

Automatic Transmission Fluid Level Check for GM-Transmission BMWs (E34, E36, E37)

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This procedure is outlined for the GM-built automatic transmissions that were commonly installed with many six-cylinder engines in the 1990s era 3-Series (E36), 5-Series (E34), and Z3 (E37). To BMW ...

TSI Oil Change DIY

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I may be the BMW Catalog Manager at FCP Euro but my better half happens to own a Volkswagen. I changed the oil on this vehicle at home with basic tools and decided to share the process with you. ...

N51/N52N Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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This DIY is going to be centered around handling the replacement of a valve cover gasket (and associated gaskets) on N51 and N52N engines. Unlike early N52 engines, which used a magnesium valve cover ...

OEM Supplier parts on FCP Euro

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If you are browsing through all the brands you may come across a brand listed as "OEM Supplier" Pretty vague, right? Well, yes and no. OEM Supplier parts on FCP Euro are the same part that is ...

M52TU/M54 Serpentine Belts Explained

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Two question I am often asked when it comes to the accessory drive of an M52TU or M54 engine are as follows:...

Why OBD Isn't Always Reliable for BMW

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Cars have come a long way in the last 20 or so years. Things like OBD (On Board Diagnostics) make repairs easier to diagnose as most codes will point you in the direction of the problem immediately. ...

Understanding the Madness (or Brilliance) Behind BMW's Part Numbering System

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My job as the BMW Product Manager at FCP Euro makes it a necessity that I live and breath BMW. However, even I can admit that I don't have the answers to everything. What I am good at is teaching ...

BMW E46 E39 528i Valve Cover & Gasket Replacement DIY

A BMW should be smooth, powerful, comfortable and smell like leather. But what if it's not powerful anymore? What if it smells like burning oil? These are just a few things a new valve cover and ...

Upgrading Brakes: Are Drilled or Slotted Rotors Better?

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Most vehicles on the road today are sold with solid, blank rotors installed from the factory. At most, the rotors are vented to allow for better heat dissipation. In high performance vehicles like ...

UUC Motorwerks Now at FCP Euro

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FCP Euro is proud to announce the addition of UUC Motorwerks performance products to the BMW parts catalog. For those of you who are unfamiliar with UUC and some of the products they offer this blog ...

Mini Cooper Maintenance and Repair Tips

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Over the last three years, I solved a number of issues with my Mini and want to communicate those to you in case you encounter similar issues with yours....

Dinan Performance Parts Now Available Online at FCP Euro

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