When we embarked on the journey that is building a Saab racing car, we knew Do88 would be a fundamental part of the performance of the machine. When it was finally time to get to the nitty gritty, we already had all the parts we needed picked out. Of course that meant a few boxes showed up from Sweden once we pulled the trigger. In them was a Do88 intercooler, aluminum radiator, as well as a full set of hoses. After our first AER of the season at Watkins Glen International, it was clear we made the right decision. If you are looking for performance cooling products for your Swedish or German car, we have a huge number of products from Sweden’s premiere speed shop. Over 500 to be exact, but if you can’t find the right silicone hose set or performance cooler, we have a number of other options
There’s a running gag with the inner New England dub scene that it will ALWAYS rain for the Dustoff. Meant to “Dust Off” your VW or Audi show car after a winter of careful storage, the Dustoff 2017 is meant to be the groan and stretch after a long hibernation, and it’s HUGE! Thousands of devote attendees filled their cooling systems put air in their tires, and put another zip tie on their distributor caps (I kid) and made the hike out to Thompson Speedway this April 29th, and we were there selling eEuroFest packages, giving away site credits, and soaking up the sun rays for the first time in all the Dustoffs we’ve attended. We are exited to have Blake and Tom as the car show managers for OUR show at Lime Rock (we are calling in the bigtime experience), and this year the show ran without a hitch.
If you are looking for some light at the end of the cold rainy tunnel known as April, look no further than Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park for the New England Dustoff. This annual event is geared towards the VW/Audi community with show classes for each generation. However, all makes and models are welcome in the exhibition and spectator parking lot. It is a family-friendly event, and the organizers work hard to retain a low key, enjoyable day for car enthusiasts of all ages. Kids 12 and under are even given free admission. If you are looking to check out some of the top names in the industry, make sure to stop by the Paddock area where are all the vendors will be set up. As an Executive Sponsor for the event, eEuroparts will be back to meet and greet everyone, and hand out credits to our website. If you are
If a cylinder has a compression leak, it will have lower engine compression than it should. If the compression is leaking, your engine power and efficiency will suffer. The most common cause is leaking at one of the piston rings or valves. If a seal is damaged or the cylinder is excessively worn, problems could result from lack of pressure, including low power output (especially on hills), cylinder misfires, or starting problems. The most common repairs include replacement of the exhaust valves, head gasket, and piston rings. Engine Compression Testing A compression test is used to assess the mechanical health of the engine in terms of the compression that can be held within the combustion chamber. It measures the compression that results from the pressure created by each piston as it travels from bottom dead center (BDC) to top dead center (TDC) with the valves closed. A compression test can
When we first started going to car shows, we realized it would be fun to host our own get together here at eEuroparts.com. It was a fun time, burgers were served. In terms of event hosting, it was a good taste, but really just a side dish. The 2nd annual eEuroparts Car Show and Swap Meet went bigger, with an actual food cart this time! Too bad their frialator broke and the line for delicious fried treats extended all the way to the BMW section. More European cars full of people came, and it started to feel like the field of dreams. The swap meet section was packed with some really cool rare stuff that was actually finding new homes! The third time around, we packed the place. Multiple food carts ensured that people not only stayed fed while they hung out in our blacktop palace, they were also unable