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
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
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.
When we first hit the track years ago, our eyes were opened to the thrill of performance track day driving. Getting a machine ready and attacking the course is about as rewarding as mailing all of your holiday cards out on time, or making a bunch of money off cryptocurrency. This summer, you might not be buying a house in Maui funded by bitcoin, but you can still get that same sort of feeling when you climb out of your car and turn off your GoPro after a day of track romping. If you think there’s no way, think again, it does feel that good. Here at eEuroparts, we have a particular affinity for two great organizations that offer up racetracks to us normal Joes. Those are HOD and SCDA. Short for Hooked on Driving and Sports Car Driving Association, these two organizations do an amazing job of making sure
On Sunday, September 17, 2017 the 2nd annual Eurobuilt car show & charity auction will take place at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, VT in the chilly September air. 2016 marked the first year for Eurobuilt and was a great success. The event drew enthusiasts from throughout the New England area and was covered internationally by Performance VW magazine. Eurobuilt is put together by a bunch of friends and family that have been involved in the euro community for over 20 years. Again this year, Sam’s Euro & Westside Motorsports will be the title sponsor, and eEuroparts will be pitching in to the cause by sending a variety of prize credits to keep these great cars and people on the road. In order to help with the feeling of community, Eurobuilt chooses to support a charity and picked the best in the VW community, Foundation Blue. Foundation Blue was started in