Elring has been eEuroparts.com’s most trusted gasketeer for years now, and for good reason. Elring (elringklinger) manufacturers it’s gaskets in some of the worlds top automated facilities, infusing German quality and manufacturing knowledge into every one of the many product lines. At the time of publishing, eEuroparts carries nearly 400 Elring products, from auto trans pan gaskets to wheel bearing seals. Coming soon, we plan on doubling this number in order to fill out our VW, Mercedes, and BMW lines. Due to high level of industry respect, Elring is the OEM gasket and seal company for nearly every major vehicle and engine manufacturer on the planet. With nearly 120 years of experience, it’s easy to say that Elring is at the top of the list when manufacturers with the most demanding tolerances need a high performance seal. Their expertise lies in sealing engine components that are exposed to the harshest
Due to the success of last year eEuro Swap Meet, we just had to do it again! We scheduled it for the same weekend to help all the car guys out there do some spring cleaning of their collections, April 25th 2015 with a rain date of May 2nd (the following Saturday). Last year turned out to be better than we expected, with hundreds of people cycling through to browse parts and accessories that were unavailable to the public in any other retail settings. Our CS manager Dean is still broken up about letting a set of rims get away. Others came for the car show, bringing their highly polished SAAB, Volvo, and BMW show cars to put on display for a few hours while the festivities continued. The exact details will be worked out in the coming weeks, but we expect an even bigger show this year now that
Every year for the last 9 years, Ocean State Dubs put’s on New England’s Largest VW/Audi show, and new for 2015 will be eEuroparts.com as executive sponsor! We’re exited to roll out and set up at Thompson Motor Speedway on May 31, 2015 to enjoy an entire facility full of amazing customs, limited production rarities (expect to see at least one harlequin MKIII to show up), and even a few exotics. We will have Baker’s Dozen Racing with us at our booth to show off a legit VDub rally car, very cool. The show will include judged events and prizes so if you have a show car that fits the bill, we’ll see you there! Come out on May 31st of this year to Thompson Motor Speedway to get the show season started with New England Dustoff 2015!
If you have a 9-5 and have been in need of an HID headlight ballast, you may have noticed the price from SAAB is a little on the high side. At the time of publishing this, the price is approaching $250 per ballast. We realized how big of a problem this was when we came across a car where someone had machined a D1S bulb carrier to fit a halogen bulb into the HID housing, in order to avoid the high price quoted to replace the original HID ballast. However baffling and slightly funny as that was, we took it upon ourselves to find a source for these at a better price. Normally, we would contact the manufacturer of the Genuine part (in this case Valeo), but unfortunately they are not offering the 9-5 ballast in their aftermarket catalog at this time. Instead, we took a good look at the
Once upon a time, there were manual hydraulic brakes. You pushed the brake pedal, which in turn pushed a plunger into a hydraulic piston called a “master cylinder“. The fluid then pushed into the brake calipers, expanding them on to brake rotors ultimately stopping the car. Since then, a few systems were invented to assist drivers in achieving the best braking performance possible out of their cars, such as a brake booster to make pushing the pedal easier. ABS is another one of those things, which sent all the fluid coming out of the brake master cylinder through a block of valves. That way, a simple computer could detect if a wheel stops moving (locks up) and proportion braking to force the calipers to let go of the rotor. The sensation of the ABS system kicking in involves a very course vibration felt through the brake pedal, as the ABS