DIY Projects to Keep You Busy

It’s been almost two weeks since we all self-isolated here at ECS, with only our essential distribution center staff working in modified shifts in the building to comply with social distancing recommendations. Since we all went home, along with most of the nation, to work from our couches, beds, floors, or home offices, we’ve tried [...]

2020-03-30T16:25:11-04:00March 30th, 2020|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Staying Busy While Staying Home: Assembled by ECS Kits

With the number of states that are taking precautions over the COVID-19 outbreak growing, we know that leaves many of us at home while we wait for everything to settle and clear. That is the right move for the sake of our country’s health, but it is incredibly hard to stay busy and motivated as [...]

How to Make Your MK6 or MK7 GTI Look Better in Five Minutes: ECS Direct Fit Exhaust Tips

When it comes to adding personal touches to our cars, you often have three qualities to expect, and two you can pick per upgrade. As the old saying goes; you can have it fast, you can have it good, and you can have it cheap, but you can’t have all three. You have to pick [...]

2020-01-22T15:14:33-05:00January 22nd, 2020|About, DIYs, Exhaust, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Make Your MK6 or MK7 GTI Look Better in Five Minutes: ECS Direct Fit Exhaust Tips

How to Bleed Your Brakes Alone or With a Friend

Brake service is a regular part of owning any car. We don’t have to explain to you why brakes, and their condition, are important for a car’s functionality. However, one part of the brake system that is often overlooked is the fluid and brake lines. With brake lines and fluid, much of their condition is [...]

2020-01-21T17:08:40-05:00January 21st, 2020|About, Braking, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Bleed Your Brakes Alone or With a Friend

The Most Important Tool for Any Home Garage

You may remember a few months back when I wrote about a Volvo 240dl 5spd wagon I picked up for a friend of mine who asked me to find one, fix it up, and bring it to her down in Nashville. After waiting on all the parts to come in from their various suppliers, I [...]

2020-01-13T15:57:38-05:00January 13th, 2020|About, DIYs|Comments Off on The Most Important Tool for Any Home Garage

A Broken BMW E39 M5 is the Perfect Example of Why You Need to Change Your Oil

The BMW E39 M5 is inarguably one of the greatest ‘jack-of-all-trades’ cars ever made. It offered enthusiasts the unbridled power of an M-GmbH-developed S62 V8 that produced impressive power figures. Its chassis was nearly balanced perfectly, as it sported an almost dead-on 50-50 weight distribution. The suspension was a multilink front setup, which provided incredible [...]

2019-05-14T18:53:00-04:00May 14th, 2019|About, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on A Broken BMW E39 M5 is the Perfect Example of Why You Need to Change Your Oil

How to Replace a BMW E30 3-Series Convertible Top

If you’re like me, you drive a convertible on nice days. If you are even more like me, you avoid driving on rainy days since it tends to rain more inside the car than outside. This is, of course, thanks to a convertible top littered with pinholes and barely sealed around the windows. Nothing is [...]

2019-05-07T19:09:19-04:00May 7th, 2019|About, BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Replace a BMW E30 3-Series Convertible Top

The E30 Project Update and News

Okay, I promise, the E30 content is going to stop in the next few days. Right now, I am still dug in deep working on fully preparing my 1988 E30 cabriolet for some road trips that will take me all across the East Coast this summer. You can read all about what broke, what I [...]

2019-04-10T19:49:02-04:00April 10th, 2019|BMW, DIYs, Project Cars|Comments Off on The E30 Project Update and News

Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod

As you might have read, I am in the middle of perhaps the biggest project I have undertaken since I initially rebuilt my car. When I first swapped the old M20 out for an M52 in my E30, I replaced everything up front but left all the parts behind the transmission as they were. The [...]

2019-05-07T19:24:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain|Comments Off on Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod

Down the Rabbit Hole: Differential and Transmission Service Woes

Readers who have followed along will know I have a somewhat abusive relationship with my E30. Maybe I’m a masochist, maybe I’m just too stubborn to give up on something I so clearly love. Regardless, I have found myself in the middle of what has become a much bigger project than I intended upon tackling [...]

2019-03-25T20:37:48-04:00March 25th, 2019|About, BMW, DIYs|Comments Off on Down the Rabbit Hole: Differential and Transmission Service Woes