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

Always Replace Your Brake Hoses in Pairs

We recently had our friends from CRP Industries drop in to our FCP office, and they showed us something that I thought was really important to point out. Like most other maintenance items on your ...

Mercedes-Benz C300 License Plate Bulb Replacement DIY

Passing a state inspection isn't usually very difficult for a late model vehicle. What's the first thing to usually go? In my experience, bulbs like to start popping after a few years, giving you the ...

Why You Need to Replace Your Leaking Radiator ASAP

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I pulled out onto the road and noticed steam rising from under the hood, and distinctly remembered looking at my gauge cluster only to see the engine temperature rising quickly past the midway point. ...

New Meyle Parts Exclusively at FCP

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Many of you may not know about the German company Wulf Gaertner. In the 1950’s the company started out as a small exporting and trading firm for original equipment spare parts to South America. The ...

BMW Accessory Drive Belts & Tensioners Replacement (E39 528i)

Squeaky or worn belts, bearing noise, or both can indicate a failure in a BMW's serpentine belt system....

Mercedes C300 Front Brake Replacement (Akebono, Zimmermann)

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An enthusiast-driven European vehicle will require diligent maintenance to keep it performing the way it was intended. There is a huge difference between brakes that "work," and brakes that work ...

DIY BMW Fuel Pump Replacement (E39 528i)

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Fuel pumps have a limited lifespan - usually somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 miles. Some owners are cautious and see the fuel pump as a maintenance item after the 100K mark, but for the ...

BMW E90 Oil Change DIY (325xi, Pentosin)

Using a high quality oil is a paramount contributor to a BMW's long life and sludge-free performance.  More importantly, changing it at the correct interval will ensure your engine doesn't suffer. ...

Introducing Lemforder Chassis Components, Part of the ZF Family

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Your European vehicle is comprised of several thousand components. Most of these are manufactured by a third party that specializes in making that specific component. From electronics to heavy metal ...

BMW Chassis Codes Decoded

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Have you ever wondered what the BMW chassis codes mean?  You probably have seen it on our site in application guides or on diagram sites like RealOEM or ETK.CC. Historically, BMW chassis codes always ...

What Working on Cars is Really Like...

We're proud of our step-by-step videos to help you get the most out of your DIY experience. Most of the time, we try to document jobs that can be done by the average home-mechanic in an hour or two. ...

How To Replace The Transfer Case Fluid On A BMW E90 325xi

Here's a full tutorial on how to replace the fluid in your BMW E90 325xi's transfer case. ...

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