Audi B6 A4 1.8T Coolant Flange Replacement

The coolant flange located at the rear of the Audi 1.8T cylinder head is the source of several common coolant leaks. Made of plastic, it bolts to the head with two threaded studs. In addition to holding the coolant flange in place the studs support a pair of tubing brackets, including a stand-off bracket [...]

September 12th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Audi B6 A4 1.8T Coolant Flange Replacement

Audi 2.7T Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit Installation

Introduction In order to maintain your Audi, timing belt service at the 105,000 mileage mark is incredibly important. Outlined below you will find the tools and instructions to confidently service your 2.7T Audi with the Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit, available through ECS. This kit includes the quality parts necessary to refresh the wearable components [...]

September 6th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Audi 2.7T Ultimate Plus Timing Belt Kit Installation

6-Speed Clutch Bleeder Block Installation

Which Kit Do I Need? The ECS Tuning 6-speed Clutch Bleeder Block is available in two kits to t a wide range of VW-Audi vehicles. The two kits are identical except for a difference in the fluid seal used to connect the hose from the clutch master cylinder to the bleeder block. The illustration on [...]

August 31st, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Drivetrain, Volkswagen|Comments Off on 6-Speed Clutch Bleeder Block Installation

Audi B8 ECS Transmission Mount Insert Kit Installation Instructions

Introduction Today we are going to install our ECS Tuning Transmission Mount Insert Kit into our Audi B8 A4, but keep in mind the installation process is the same for the A7/RS7, C7 A6/S6/S7, and the B8 A4/S4/A5/S5/RS5. The stock transmission mount on your vehicle was designed with rather large voids in the rubber damper, [...]

August 16th, 2017|Audi, Drivetrain|Comments Off on Audi B8 ECS Transmission Mount Insert Kit Installation Instructions

BMW ECS Polyurethane Transmission Mount Kit Installation

Introduction Part Numbers: ES#2859359, ES#2718367 Replacing the transmission mounts on your BMW is a rewarding project that an experienced technician will be able to complete in a weekend. Plan accordingly based on your experience level. Before you begin, read and familiarize yourself with these instructions and make sure you have all the required tools on [...]

August 3rd, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain, Performance|Comments Off on BMW ECS Polyurethane Transmission Mount Kit Installation

New Product: Audi B8 Chassis ECS Exact-Fit Clutch Line

Introduction Lots of attention is given to shift linkage feel, whether it's replacing bushings, installing a short shift kit, or changing the height or weight of your shift knob. However, most enthusiasts don't think twice about the feel of their clutch pedal. ECS Tuning intends to change that with the introduction of their Exact-Fit Stainless Steel [...]

July 27th, 2017|Audi, Buying Guide, Drivetrain, New Products, Performance|Comments Off on New Product: Audi B8 Chassis ECS Exact-Fit Clutch Line

Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

Bring the capabilities of a professional scan tool to your personal garage and never have to pay hundreds of dollars at a dealership or shop again! BMW/MINI Scan Tool From basic oil service, light reset to the more advanced adaptation and actuation, this scan tool is industry leading. Plug the tool directly into your OBDII/EOBD BMW or MINI [...]

July 21st, 2017|Audi, BMW, Braking, Buying Guide, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, MINI, Porsche, Software, Suspension, Tech Tips, Turbo, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

Audi B6 A4/S4 Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

Tools Required (Your list may vary slightly, but this will get you started.) Audi Quattro Wheel Bearing Service Kit - ES2561175 ECS Wheel Hanger Installation Guide Tool - ES5965 Schwaben Protecta sockets - ES2221243 M12 triple square 5mm hex driver 17mm hex head 14mm socket and box wrench 21mm socket T27 Torx bit torque wrench [...]

July 14th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Drivetrain, Wheels|Comments Off on Audi B6 A4/S4 Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

Differential Service Basic Theory and Procedure

Introduction: Differential service, while quite often overlooked, is a routine service that is generally fairly easy, and can be completed in an afternoon. The differential(s) on your vehicle is a crucial part of the running gear and just like the engine or transmission, rely on their fluid for lubrication, cleaning, proper operation, and cooling. They [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, DIYs, Drivetrain, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Differential Service Basic Theory and Procedure

VW MK7 Golf ECS Performance Control Arm Kit Installation Instructions

Introduction: Today we are going to install our upgraded Performance Lower Control Arm Kit w/Polyurethane Bushings into our MK7 GTI. The ECS polyurethane bushings come pre-installed in new control arms, making for a very easy install. Upgrading to polyurethane offers many improvements over the stock rubber bushings by supplying enhanced road feel, improved traction, and [...]

June 20th, 2017|DIYs, Drivetrain, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on VW MK7 Golf ECS Performance Control Arm Kit Installation Instructions