FCP Euro's DIY Blog

Glen Cordle

Glen is a mechanical designer from Minneapolis Minnesota. An old-school motorhead at heart, he respects anything that’s had passion poured into it. A jack of all trades, master of some.

Recent Posts

The Best Way to Teach Someone How to Drive Stick

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Jan 26, 2015
Driving a car with a manual transmission adds a level of enjoyment to the driving experience, I typically prefer a manual (sometimes called ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Research Car Repairs and Purchase Tips

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Dec 7, 2014
When preparing to buy a new or used car, or getting ready for a particular maintenance item, it pays to research. In this day and age there ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Fix a Leaking Audi Sunroof Drain Channel

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Dec 4, 2014
When a sunroof leaks on any car, the first place to check is usually the drains. Standard sunroof seals are not designed to keep all of the ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

3 Useful Winter Necessities For Your Trunk

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Nov 22, 2014
Owning and maintaining a car is a responsibility. By keeping yourself prepared you can safeguard your future self. Here are a few things ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Modified Cars: Not Worth The Sum of Their Parts?

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Nov 2, 2014
We’ve all seen it, someone is selling a car that is maybe worth $4,000 but they have it listed for $8,000. Why? Because they have a kickin’ ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Track Down and Eliminate Interior Odors

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Oct 24, 2014
A funky smell can come from a number of areas on the interior of your car. It could be from a previous owner's dog or cat, items dropped or ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Volvo V70R Steering Wheel Leather Re-Cover

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Sep 21, 2014
I picked up a basketcase of a 1999 V70R and have been slowly bringing it back to life one item at a time, right now I will tackle recovering ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Beauty of a $900 car

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Sep 13, 2014
There comes a time in your life when you really just need a cheap, reliable, car. Something that doesn't need to look nice or garner the ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Anti-Sway Bars - More Than Just Metal

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Sep 7, 2014
When discussing which modifications to start with when working with a blank slate, aftermarket sway bars are often near the top of the list ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

The Porsche Sport Driving School Experience

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Sep 2, 2014
Track driving is one of the most thrilling experiences for an automotive enthusiast, regardless of the vehicle.  Having the opportunity to ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

7 Tips For Long Distance Car Purchasing

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Aug 31, 2014
As an enthusiast I've had several times in my life where a particular car that I wanted to buy was not conveniently located near me. Here I ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Volvo Intercooler Hose Kit Overview, V70 R, X70

Posted by Glen Cordle
on Aug 26, 2014
As these cars get older, the rubber bits and pieces under the hood tend to get soft, crack, or in extreme cases rupture. It's a good idea to ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Recent Posts

Get updates in your inbox!