The Weatherly Hill Climb on September 13-14 was the last PHA event for the year. eEuroparts Motorsport members Gary Reider and Jason Morris were entered in their 86 SAAB 900′s along with Jeff Henderson, Paul Havranek, and Erica Jacobson in SAABs, all good eEuroparts.com customers of course! Gary was the only SAAB entrant that had run this event before. The course is fairly good asphalt with a mix of fast and slower tight corners. This is a one mile course with about a 500 foot elevation rise. The sides are lined with rocks and guide rail and some very large ditches that can swallow a car. After the 5th uphill turn there is a hump where most faster cars get airborne and then drop downhill for a fast sweeping 4th gear run to the finish. The total entry in all classes was about 78 cars. In our class (Street modified Front
Programming the 9442982 Volvo Alarm Remote As with most cars approaching 20 years of age, things that you are in contact with a lot will start to degrade and fail. The 9442982 alarm remote is one of those things. The remote fits any 850 mid ’96 (sedan from VIN# T1290074 on FC1, sedan from VIN# T2288792 on FC2, wagon from chassis # 197208 on) -97, 960 from mid ’96 (sedan from chassis # 85160 on, wagon from chassis # 31388 on) with the wireless alarm system installed. This is a DIY, so without further ado, let’s get started. 1. The Volvo system which uses the 9442982 remote will accommodate up to 4 remotes. However, if you are planning on using this many, they all must be programmed at the same time. 2. All doors, hood, and trunk must be securely closed, with other electronics such as lights, radio, HVAC off.
Remember when the Toyota Prius was the ultimate smug machine? Here in 2014, the hybrid scene is suddenly sent off-kilter by a fresh threat in the super gas [station] passing contest, clean diesel. It’s a fact that diesel fueled machines run the economy. An extremely high percentage (well over 90%) of all major work machinery in America is powered by diesel, but now the consumer world is being flooded with small, highly efficient diesel powered passenger vehicles. The main reason for the sudden influx of diesel cars to the consumer market is based on a few things, but mostly due to recent technological advances that puts a green label on a propulsion system associated historically with billowing black clouds of heavy polluting soot and NOx. The EPA has always had a bit of problem with diesel, but couldn’t do much about it because of how important it was for US
Bimmer Slam is coming to eEuroparts on Saturday October 4th! Come out to see rows of European tuner cars as well as exotics and motorcycles. We are expecting this to be a huge show, so make your plans soon. Trophies for top cars and bikes, live DJ, and BBQ will be filling the atmosphere. Admission is $5, $10 if you are entering a car or bike for judging. Let’s see what New England has to offer, bring out your best BMW, Mercedes, SAAB, Audi, VW, Porsche etc on Saturday October 4th!
The weekend of July 12/13 held round 5 of the Mid Atlantic Road Race Series (MARRS) at Summit Point Motorsports Park in beautiful West Virginia. This was the second outing for the PMF Motorsports / eEuroParts! BMW E30 and things are looking up. Qualifying in the morning was dry and uneventful and I managed to qualify 17th of the 29 cars in run group 5. The race later that day was another story…As the flag dropped I chose to tuck-in tight behind a faster car and we both slipped up the left-side of the track passing at least two cars before we crossed Start/Finish. The herd roared towards the hard right of Turn 1 three-wide and as far as I know we all made it through unscathed. The riot of cars continued through the fast turns 4 & 5 as a group but slowly spaced out as we wound our way