FCP Euro's DIY Blog

Kyle Bascombe

Kyle is the Technical Support Lead for FCP Euro and has been with the company since 2014. He has been in the Automotive industry for 6 years and brings an invaluable amount of knowledge to FCP. Prior to joining FCP, Kyle was a private business owner and found FCP Euro while looking to source the highest quality European parts for his customers. Kyle can be reached at [email protected]

Recent Posts

CTEK battery tenders. Don't risk being stranded!

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Sep 20, 2017
If you're leaving your car unattended for any length of time, it's always a good idea to ensure your battery is properly maintained.  Rather ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself

Mercedes Electronic Steering Lock Failure - Part Two

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Aug 4, 2017
In Part One of this series I introduced you to a fairly common failure point with late model Mercedes C and E class vehicles. The electronic ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Mercedes

Mercedes Electronic Steering Lock Failure - Part One

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Jul 30, 2017
One of the most disconcerting things that can occur is turning the key in your ignition and getting absolutely no response from your ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Mercedes

Surprise VW Rabbit Repair

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Jul 22, 2017
  Here at FCP Euro, we like to take care of everyone, especially those who are a part of the family. One of those family members is our ... Read more

Topics: Culture, Video, VW

Techna-Fit Stainless Steel Brake Lines at FCP Euro

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Jul 20, 2017
I’ve recently added Techna-Fit stainless brake lines to our online Mercedes catalog as a quality alternative to the original equipment brake ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself

How to Replace a Seat Memory Switch in an E-Class (W211/W219)

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Feb 3, 2017
One of the biggest nuisances associated with getting in a W211 or 219 are sticky, inoperable switches. The most common sticky switches are ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Mercedes

Audi Brake System Inspection - Audi A8

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Feb 1, 2017
You don’t think about your brake system until it stops functioning. Unfortunately by then it might be too late. The purpose of this short ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Audi

Dealing with Low Oil Pressure On a VW CC TSI

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Feb 1, 2017
I see cars in terrible condition every week. When I think I’ve seen it all, I realize that I truly haven't. This week it’s a VW CC, TSI 2.0T ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, VW

How to Replace the Oil on your Volvo S60 (P3 Chassis)

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Feb 1, 2017
Changing your own engine oil is the perfect Saturday Morning DIY project that every owner should perform on their own vehicle. When you ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Auxiliary Fan Troubleshooting? Check this first (Audi A6)

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Feb 1, 2017
I recently acquired an Audi A6 Avant and one of the first things I noticed was the Air Conditioning system was not functioning. I checked ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Audi

Mercedes-Benz Belt Service Tips & DIY - E63 AMG V8

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Jan 31, 2017
When you are driving and lose power steering, and you see that alternator light appear, it's a serious gut check - a legitimate oh shit ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Mercedes

FCP Euro – Expansion of Mercedes Online Parts Catalog

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Apr 1, 2015
As I continue to build out the Mercedes Product catalog I want to highlight some of the most recent changes that have been made in our Oil ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

How to Replace an ABS Sensor on a BMW Z4 (PEX)

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Mar 5, 2015
Got ten minutes? What about an illuminated ABS light? If so, that's all it usually takes to replace an ABS sensor on most European vehicles. ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Deciphering European Car Option Codes

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Aug 3, 2014
Factory options decoders are extremely helpful tools that take the guesswork out of selecting the proper components for a vehicle. For BMW, ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Audi A6 2.8 (C5) Cooling Fan Clutch Replacement DIY

Posted by Kyle Bascombe
on Jun 10, 2014
I'm babysitting a friend's Audi A6 2.8 this week and was recently greeted with the car overheating while traveling a short distance.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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