FCP Euro's DIY Blog

The Key to My Heart - Replacing and Rekeying a BMW E30 Cylinder

Posted by Alex Frank
on Nov 14, 2017
Years before working at FCP Euro, I worked at Home Depot in the hardware department. I didn't know it at the time, but I acquired a skill ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself

How To Replace A Headlight Bulb On A BMW F30

Posted by Michael Roselli
on Nov 13, 2017
Replacing a low-beam headlight bulb is a relatively straightforward task, but on a BMW F30 3-series, you've got to take the wheel off in ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself, Video

How I Stopped the Ticking Behind my BMW 325i E30 Dash with my Finger

Posted by Alex Frank
on Nov 8, 2017
For the past few weeks I've been hearing a clicking sound from somewhere in my dash, assuming it was the lifters or something in the engine ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

What I Didn’t Realize Until After my BMW 325i E30 Rear Shock Replacement

Posted by Alex Frank
on Oct 31, 2017
Nate took my BMW 325i E30 for a drive one afternoon, after a quick drive downtown and back he handed me the keys. Sweating and nervous he ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

Why Do BMW 325i E36/E46 Trailing Arm Bushings Have Slits In Them

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Oct 30, 2017
A common question we often get asked is why do the new style trailing arm bushings for the BMW E36 like the 325i, E46, E83, E85, and E86 ... Read more

Topics: BMW

This Is What Makes Bilstein Shock Absorbers So Great

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Oct 25, 2017
The technology is simpler than you might think.... Read more

Topics: BMW, Volvo, Mercedes, VW, Saab, Land Rover, Porsche

The Lessons I Learned when Replacing BMW E30 Headlights

Posted by Alex Frank
on Aug 14, 2017
After the life-threatening experience the night before, it was time to fix the headlights on the E30. As you might remember from my first ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

First Things First - What I changed when I first bought my BMW E30

Posted by Alex Frank
on Aug 10, 2017
The E30 BMW 325i I just purchased immediately became my daily driver. I commute roughly 25 miles on the highway to the FCP Euro offices ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

How to Replace Your Air Spring on an E70 X5

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Aug 8, 2017
Air suspensions may seem like a major pain to deal with but I was recently given the opportunity to replace rear air springs on an E70 X5 ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

How to Perform an Oil Change on an E90/E91/E92/E93 M3

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Aug 1, 2017
Before heading off to Bimmerfest, I decided to change the oil in my M3 and do a few other checks. Changing your own oil will save you a lot ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

Bimmerfest East 2017 Recap

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Aug 1, 2017
I want to give everyone an idea of what Bimmerfest East this past weekend entailed and what we were able to accomplish during the two days ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Culture

A Car that Doesn’t Suck Your Soul - The BMW E30

Posted by Alex Frank
on Jul 19, 2017
Ten years ago I couldn't have spelled E30. I grew up among science and practical knowledge, with Lego and woodworking throughout my entire ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Culture

FCP Euro Weekly Apex 3/12

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Mar 10, 2017
 We found some of the best distractions on the internet!   WATCH: 2983 hp of AMG in one race:... Read more

Topics: BMW, Miscellaneous, Mercedes

Trusted from Race to Road: ROWE Professional Oils & Lubricants

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Mar 7, 2017
ROWE Professional Oils & Lubricants are an icon in Europe among automotive enthusiasts, often exceeding manufacturer requirements for ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Miscellaneous, Mercedes

Picking a Donor Engine for the FCP Euro BMW E30 Endurance Race Car

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Feb 2, 2017
In case you haven't read the article yet, we broke a connecting rod in our relatively stock BMW M20B25 during our last race at Watkins Glen. ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Miscellaneous

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