Even though we here at eEuroparts.com live and breath this every day, I realize that others might not know the (non) secret of OES. OES stands for Original Equipment Supplier, and we have thousands of OES parts on our website, with more being added every day. We are always working to acquire more OES parts, and find more OEM manufacturers to make solid partnerships with. If you’re one of the many people that are hazy on what this concept really means, you will be asking: What are OES parts and why are they so good? OES parts are made by the same company that makes the genuine dealer part (AKA OEM, Original Equipment Manufacturer). Say you have a SAAB 9-5 and come across the unfortunate circumstance of needing to replace a throttle body. You, a conscious minded consumer that has a pension for quality would opt to buy the Genuine
I was sixteen, making $7.25 at a part time job. After a few months of saving I had $1,500 to buy a car. I had only one reservation, it had to be like nothing else in the school parking lot. No Ford Taurus’s, no BMW’s, no Honda Civic’s, etc. After a few weeks of my father and I checking Craigslist and investigating options, I began to lose hope in finding a good car in my price range. Finally one afternoon my father texted me “What about a Saab?”, in my price range, and met my reservation? I couldn’t pass it up! “Moss” (that’s what he’s called) was perched on a hill in Jamesville NY. I knew as soon as I got behind the wheel it was meant to be. Moss is 1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L, that only a cost me $1,000. For that whopping $1,000 a leather interior, heated
Every car brand has a few black sheep in its history. Volvo, a company made famous by the extremely minimalistic styling of the 140 and 240 series cars in the 70’s and 80’s, is no exception. Jeremy Clarkson once described a Volvo as being “a nice box to carry your airbags around in”, and he wouldn’t be lying. Always focused on reserved economy and technical safety, Volvo didn’t leave much on the table in terms of total utilitarian domination. There was an episode of Portlandia where they pointed to a Saab 9000 and described it as the ‘default settings’ in terms of cars (and all the Saab guys giggled). I disagree however, as I believe the Volvo 200 series is more deserving of this connotation. The 200 series were front engine and rear wheel drive. They came heavily optioned with FM radio, cloth seats, and an automatic transmission if felt
The eEuroparts.com Racing team participated in the Roar Before the 24 last week at Daytona International Speedway, and while the weather was a bit chilly for Florida, we collected vital data that will be applied for the upcoming race weekend January 27-28. The event is the kickoff to the IMSA road racing season and summons all the top teams that will be competing in 2018. Showcasing all of the new equipment for 2018 for both Prototype, Weathertech (GT3), and Continental, it was an atmosphere to behold. For the Weathertech Prototype, GT Daytona, and GT Le Mans teams, it was qualifying for pit stall assignments for the Rolex 24 Hours. For the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge field (in which we are running the new TCR class) it was vital practice and setup. Check out the Roar Before the 24 Official Photo Gallery From a TCR perspective, there were 8
Before getting started I wanted to say I feel bad about calling the BMW N63 ‘hot garbage’. The N63 Twin Turbo 4.4l V8 is a wonder of modern technology, achieving things that no other engine maker was willing to attempt. The manufacturing processes that went into crafting it are exquisite. That says a lot for BMW, as they refuse to allow technical innovation to stagnate. One of the cars that this was installed in was the BMW 750li, a vehicle that approaches 5,000lbs with driver, makes almost 450hp, and still manages to get around 25mpg on the highway. That’s V12 performance out of a V8, and impressive no matter how you cut it. But alas, when you shoot for the stars you are bound to get a few failures to launch. Breaking new ground with the BMW N63 When it came out in 2008, the future looked bright. Utilizing some
Having a boost leak is never good. A minor leak can make your vehicle run rough, misfire, feel down on power, and run rich because the ECU is expecting air that it isn’t getting. Major boost leaks will cause flashing check engine lights (massive misfires) and engine stalls. Whether or not you have a minor boost leak from something like a cracked intercooler, or a major one from a disconnected hose, it’s important to know what you’re looking at and most importantly DON’T panic. It’s common to blow off an intercooler hose, especially if you’ve just had one off while doing a repair. If your car suddenly and completely loses power, stalls, has a flashing CEL, check your turbo intake piping. It’s likely that you have a problem that’s easy to fix. Here’s what happened to me. I was on my way from from work, taking a co worker home.