How Does a Baffled Catch Can Work and Why Do I Need One?

Oil catch cans are incredibly common, especially on highly modified engines. On forums, you can find several roundabout answers ranging from ‘it helps keep your engine clean’ to proclaiming ‘it will prevent your engine from blowing.’ These vague responses are lacking in real answers as to what the actual purpose of a catch can is and how it functions to benefit your engine. This is a case where people are giving sound, albeit, uninformed advice. So what does a catch can exactly do?

November 28th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Intake, Performance, Porsche, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS

SEMA has always been about the products and by proxy the cars, but it is also about making connections within the automotive industry. The biggest names in the industry are side-by-side with new faces displaying the next generation of creative genius. With all the most celebrated names in the community all in one place, it [...]

November 6th, 2018|About, DIYs, ECS Nation, Engine, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS

For Science! Is the Schwaben Fluid Extractor the Best Way to Change Your Oil?

When we introduced the Schwaben Fluid Extractor, it was met with some understandable skepticism. Many DIYers and mechanics alike weighed in and made their arguments for or against the method of changing oil with a vacuum device like the fluid extractor. We showed in our video that it is the easiest way to perform your [...]

October 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on For Science! Is the Schwaben Fluid Extractor the Best Way to Change Your Oil?

The Porsche 996 Turbo: Everything You Need to Know for the 30k-Mile Service

The 996 Carrera, which was produced from 1999 until 2004, is a sore topic amongst enthusiasts. Generally, those enthusiasts are quick to grab their bludgeons and wallop the IMS Bearing dead horse en-masse. Somewhere in that collective hatred of the 996, you will hear about the cracked eggshell headlights, water cooled engine, and how [...]

October 11th, 2018|About, DIYs, Porsche, Tech Tips, Turbo|Comments Off on The Porsche 996 Turbo: Everything You Need to Know for the 30k-Mile Service

Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

Part of what makes our car hobbies fascinating is the dynamic nature of cars themselves. New models are released constantly that feature developments in technology to provide more features and increased power, as well as arguably more attractive styling. Thanks to the rapidly expanding catalog of performance vehicles, we are always busy finding ways to [...]

September 26th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions

Summer is coming to a close and the fall air is drawing near, especially if you live up North. Some cars are put away for the winter and the trusty old beater is awoken once again to take the brunt of the salt and weather damage, while other cars are prepared for winter conditions. [...]

September 20th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Daily Driver for Winter Conditions

Do It Right, Do It Once: My 1988 BMW E30 Convertible and the Importance of Genuine Parts

It takes a special kind of person to pursue a passion they enjoy despite the existence of more convenient, more capable, and arguably more livable alternatives. With cars, the choice to drive something that is thirty years old or more requires the acceptance that some areas of ownership will be more time-consuming and labor-intensive than [...]

September 18th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain, General, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Do It Right, Do It Once: My 1988 BMW E30 Convertible and the Importance of Genuine Parts

The Dad Wagon: Kevin’s 1989 Audi 200 Quattro Avant 5-Speed

Winter for car enthusiasts is generally the most depressing time of year as the weather prevents us from engaging in our favorite past times. The conditions add difficulty many would consider being more than enough reason to stay inside. They would prefer to just drive that reliable truck through gritted teeth while they wait for [...]

September 7th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs|Comments Off on The Dad Wagon: Kevin’s 1989 Audi 200 Quattro Avant 5-Speed

The Poorest Porsche: Mike’s 1983 944 5-speed

In 1981, Porsche debuted their ‘new’ 924 GTP Le Mans as the replacement for the love-it-or-hate-it 924. This car would see the roads as the 944: another front-engine, rear drive, water cooled four cylinder Porsche. The more traditional vehicle layouts adopted by Porsche during the late 70’s through the 80’s were widely considered to be [...]

August 30th, 2018|About, DIYs, Porsche|Comments Off on The Poorest Porsche: Mike’s 1983 944 5-speed

Bill Griffin and his Spec E46 BMW Racecar at Mid-Ohio Blind Madness

Few enthusiast groups are as varied as those of us who are infatuated with cars. Motivations and interests in automobiles are nearly uncountable, as the car world truly has an avenue for everything. Some of us are die-hard off-road junkies, others prefer showing off pristine vintage cars at the Concours d’Elegance, and the list [...]

August 27th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Performance|Comments Off on Bill Griffin and his Spec E46 BMW Racecar at Mid-Ohio Blind Madness