FCP Euro's DIY Blog

How To Replace A Headlight On A P2 Volvo S60

Posted by Jay VanGorden
on Nov 22, 2017
Yes, you have to remove the front bumper, but it's not as bad as it seems. Here's the full tutorial on how to do it.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Review: The Ultimate Snow Tire?

Posted by Tim Wong
on Nov 20, 2017
After seeing the pictures and news clips of the winter apocalypse in Buffalo, I figured now was as good a time as any to winterize my Volvo ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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

What Type of Oil Should I Use In My Car?

Posted by Gareth Foley
on Nov 7, 2017
So, you’re in the motor oil section of your favorite auto parts retailer, FCP, staring at the gorgeous images our in-house photographer’s ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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

Know Thy Brake Fluid

Posted by William Yelder
on Jul 24, 2017
This is the time of year when the leaves begin to change color, we begin to pull out our warmer clothing, and prep our cars for the coming ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

[NOT READY] How to Replace a Coolant Flange on a 1.8T (AMB)

Posted by David Fresne
on Jul 24, 2017
The coolant flange is one of the more common parts to fail on a 1.8T. I have witnessed three different situations where the original flange ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

Who Really Makes Genuine Audi/VW Parts?

Posted by Alex Fiehl
on Jul 24, 2017
How do you know if the part you're buying is going to last? Sometimes choice is one of the most difficult things a car enthusiast can face. ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

RECAP: Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock Park

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Jun 2, 2017
Coming off of 2 solid finishes at Mosport, we were feeling good about our Rounds 5 & 6 this past weekend at Lime Rock Park. However, I had ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

To save or not to save... a Volvo 242 story

Posted by Jacob Morgan
on Apr 12, 2017
Part 1: Accidentally Find a Project Car Somehow the Craigslist ad for this 1976 242 came to my attention. I sell Volvo parts on ebay, part ... Read more

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

FCP Euro Weekly Apex 3/19

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Mar 17, 2017
 We found some of the best distractions on the internet this week!... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Motorsports

Become a Paid BMW Contributor to FCP Euro's Blog

Posted by Alex Frank
on Mar 14, 2017
Become a regular paid contributor to FCP Euro's Blog!... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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

Contitech Engine Belt Replacement

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Mar 8, 2017
  Engine belts power various components off your engine's crankshaft, providing timing for valves and energy for alternators, pumps, etc. ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous

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

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