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.
If you have a late model VW 2.0T and you are wondering about things to keep an eye on, VW/Audi 2.0t timing chain problems should be at the top of your list. The engines in question are in the 2.0 TSI family, and include the CCTA, CBFA, CAEB, CAEA, CDNC and CPMA code numbers. These engines went into hundreds of thousands of cars between 2008-2013. The specific defect in these engines is the chain tensioner responsible for the timing jumping teeth. With the timing messed up, the valves will hit the pistons and bend ie. total failure. Most reports of engines failing right at startup. Later engines of the same EA888 family featured an updated chain tensioner, which is used to update early style cars. Luckily if you have an early TSI engine, the preemptive repair is not that big of a deal. The part is cheap and not too
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