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
Changing struts on a car has always been a big task for DIY’ers, mainly because in order to change your strut you have to disassemble a coil spring assembly under heavy load. This meant you had to bust out the ol’ spring compressors and hope that you don’t take a suspension coil spring to the face or gut (or worse). We find a lot of people put off changing their struts because the task is such a dangerous pain in the butt, but we have put together a solution to remedy this with eEuro Assemblies, pre-assembled complete loaded struts ready to simply bolt in. This removes the personal risk from doing DIY struts, with a few bonuses. eEuro Assemblies – Price one out for your car 1. The first bonus is from buying an eEuro Assembly is time. While it may take an afternoon out of your valuable weekend to
Some of these have been burning a hole in our computer folders (after burning holes in engine blocks and pistons), but it’s been so busy around here lately that it isn’t until now that we finally get around to the final leg of the epic Competition of Bad 2017, a Facebook contest we put on calling for your most absurd and crazy car related carnage. If you missed Part 1, check it out here, and part 2 is located just yonder. The final round features entries number 45-66, there are some gems that are worth scrolling down for. More noodled valves, thrown rods, severely melted pistons, and an self immolating N55 turbocharger. Keep your timing in good shape and change your cabin air filter. Here we go! eEuro Competition of Bad 2017 – Part 3 45. Audi 1.8T 20V. Typical timing failure, all 20 valves looked this bent! – Grant
For the third year in a row, the eEuroparts crew packed up and headed to what we can consider our home show. Well, it’s closest anyway, located inside the Big E Fairgrounds just outside of Springfield Massachusetts, and it brings out all the local car guys for most people’s last show of the season. We go to a lot of shows, every one is a little different but has one specialization. eEuroFest caters to the performance and enthusiast driving aspect by offering a track events in addition to the show. Wolfsgart focuses on the joy of driving by positioning itself up in a beautiful Vermont setting and scheduling cruises outside the actual show. Saabs@Carlisle….well…that one is a bit self explanatory. If we have one takeaway from Staggered its that this is an all inclusive show focusing on fresh and modern trends, the new new. Open to all makes, it’s very