Michael Rivera

Mike is a former ASE Certified Technician and has over 10 years experience working on various European makes and models. This FCP veteran has been with us for almost 8 years and has worked very closely with our customers helping with technical advise and service. Mike is our Audi & VW catalog manager and is heading up the build out and restructuring the Audi & VW segments of the FCP Catalog. He can be reached at mike@fcpeuro.com

Recent Posts

How To Diagnose A Bad Fuel Pump: Symptoms and Diagnoses

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Most fuel pumps that are replaced aren't actually "bad" in the first place. Use these recommendations to test whether or not your pump has actually kicked the bucket. Fuel pumps tend to have a higher ...

Faulty Oxygen (O2) Sensors - Symptoms & Diagnosis

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Knowing when your car's oxygen sensor has failed can save hundreds of dollars in diagnostic fees and wasted parts. The oxygen sensors are a vital part of the engine management system and are used to ...

How To Clean Out + Replace The Sunroof Drain Port On A BMW E30

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If you're noticing leaks from your sunroof, or water accumulation, or can even just visibly see dirt and grime build up in your E30's sunroof drain, her's a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to ...

How to Replace & Bleed a Power Steering Rack

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Thanks to its compact design and relative mechanical simplicity, hydraulic power steering rack and pinions are found in most current passenger vehicles, sport utility and light trucks. Due to the ...

Our Time at Waterfest 23 (July 15, 2017)

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  Waterfest is the largest VW/Audi Car Show and Motorsport event in North America, and the second largest of its kind in the world. Waterfest, now in its 23rd year, is a two-day event held at Raceway ...

What it's like owning an Audi B7 S4

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We have enjoyed our time with Project Audi B7 S4, and in our initial review of the vehicle we discussed how it was just on loan to us from M&M Motors in Clinton, CT....

How to replace the hood strut and air filter on an Audi B7 S4

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As we wrap up our stay with Project Audi B7 S4, we decided to take the time to address of some of the smaller issues that a "new to me" owner would tackle after taking receipt of a project vehicle. ...

Audi B7 S4 Rowe Oil Change How To

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As I tacked on mile after mile on project B7 S4's clock, I suddenly realized that I overlooked the most basic routine maintenance one should first handle whenever taking possession of a used vehicle, ...

Audi B7 S4 rear sway bar upgrade with 034 Motorsport

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Still giddy after our last road test on project Audi B7 S4, and the newer handling capabilities of our project vehicle, I left myself wondering if there was more we could get out of our project ...

Audi B7 S4 Suspension Upgrade with Bilstein B8 Shocks

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It is hard to argue out of the box handling performance on a B7 S4 (or any Audi Quattro for that matter), even with All-Season Nokian tires, factory suspension that is 11 years old, and no other real ...

Audi B7 S4 Brake replacement with Zimmermann and Akebono

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In our initial road review of project Audi B7 S4, we noticed almost immediately that our subject car was not responding well to brake pedal pressure application under deceleration. It was as if the ...

Things to know before buying an Audi S4

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Introduced in late 2004, the fourth generation B7 S4 was more a facelift than it was a new platform for Audi. While this model featured sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing design cues compared to ...

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