FCP Euro's DIY Blog

How To Replace Your Engine Air Filter - Audi/VW (Jetta, Passat, GTI, A3, TT, Tiguan, CC, Q3,)

Posted by Mansur Wisaa
on Jul 19, 2018
If you have an MK6 GTI, you probably already understand why it's important to change out the engine air filter regularly. Here's how to do ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, VW, GTI

Grassroots Motorsports E30 318iS Project - What's Up with the Engine?

Posted by JR Huntington
on Jun 26, 2018
As much as the GRM crew wanted to keep this E30 mostly stock inside and out, upon inspecting the engine that whole plan had to be thrown out ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Restoration, Do-It-Yourself

Grassroots Motorsports E30 318iS Project - Cleaning Up the Ol' Girl

Posted by JR Huntington
on Jun 21, 2018
Although Grassroots Motorsports' E30 318iS project car still does not run, any engine work had to wait until the car got a thorough cleaning ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Miscellaneous, Restoration, Do-It-Yourself

How To Rebuild And Refresh Brake Caliper Pistons On The Car

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jun 19, 2018
When a car sits outside for an extended period of time, it's good to follow a list of things to check and/or repair. I have grown fond of my ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

Grassroots Motorsports E30 318iS Project - The Beginning

Posted by JR Huntington
on Jun 19, 2018
We share a lot in common with the folks at Grassroots Motorsports.  Whether it's on a long weekend drive, or a personal vacation, or ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Miscellaneous, Restoration, Do-It-Yourself

How To Quickly And Inexpensively Repair A Cracked Exhaust

Posted by Tim Wong
on Jun 18, 2018
Some of us, logically, like to fix things properly the first time. These are the same type of people who carry a bottle of spray detailer ... Read more

Topics: Volvo, Do-It-Yourself

How To Fix A Leaky Oil Filter Housing On An N51, N52, N54, Or N55 Engine

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Jun 8, 2018
If your oil filter housing is leaking on your N51, N52, N54, or N55 BMW engine, you need to take care of it ASAP, or it could lead to ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

How To Choose The Right Engine Oil For Your Car

Posted by Michael Delikat
on Jun 4, 2018
API, ACEA, ILSAC, Long Life, SAE, JASO what does all this mean? We've got the answers. ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself

Humble Mechanic Charles Explains Everything Wrong With Our MK5 Project Car

Posted by Michael Roselli
on Jun 1, 2018
Mechanically, at least. The rust is a whole other issue. ... Read more

Topics: Culture, Do-It-Yourself, Video, VW

Show Us Your Build!

Posted by Michael Roselli
on May 30, 2018
There are so, so many custom projects out there in the world, and if you're someone who's building something cool, unique, and ... Read more

Topics: Culture, Restoration, Do-It-Yourself

How To Pass Tech Before A Track Day

Posted by Michael Roselli
on May 24, 2018
If you've never been to a track day before, know that one of the requirements is passing a tech inspection before they let you on track. ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Video, Motorsports

How To Work On Your Car When You Have Kids

Posted by Nate Vincent
on May 23, 2018
The two biggest reasons that people don't work on their own vehicle is knowledge and time. Knowledge is pretty easy to acquire these days, ... Read more

Topics: Culture, Do-It-Yourself

Why Your 2.0 TSI Deserves The iAbed Rear Main Seal Upgrade

Posted by Gareth Foley
on May 21, 2018
The standard OE rear main seal on a 2.0 TSI Volkswagen is, for lack of a better word, complete trash. Here's how to replace it with a ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, VW

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

Posted by Michael Rivera
on May 16, 2018
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 ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Do-It-Yourself

Why This V10 BMW M5’s Engine Bay Is Coated in Gold

Posted by Aaron Brown
on May 11, 2018
The E60 BMW M5 is one of the most iconic sedans of the past 20 years. With its 500-horsepower V10 engine, the super sleeper will pull all ... Read more

Topics: BMW, Culture, Do-It-Yourself