Showstopper: ECS Tuning MK5 GTI Full Build Feature

From simple cosmetic upgrades to our massive Stage-5 Six-Piston Porsche Cayenne Big Brake Kit, the ECS MK5 GTI completely transformed. The GTI has experienced a Kafka-style metamorphosis being cocooned by an enormous list of modifications to arrive, stunning and gleaming, as it hovers above the ground before you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UhNQQBhSPo   ECS developed this build [...]

September 15th, 2017|About, Body & Exterior, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, Performance, Software, Suspension, Turbo, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Showstopper: ECS Tuning MK5 GTI Full Build Feature

BMW E36 and E46 3-Series 5-Speed Lightweight Flywheel Installation Instructions

For a more responsive throttle and faster acceleration times, a lightweight flywheel will give you a surprising difference in driving feel over the factory weight flywheel. This installation will cover the flywheel specifically, but it will mention several components along the way that would be conveniently serviced or replaced at once. While definitely a [...]

September 14th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Performance, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BMW E36 and E46 3-Series 5-Speed Lightweight Flywheel Installation Instructions

BMW M5X Dual Vanos Repair and Rebuild Instructions

The sound of marbles in a can is a disappointing noise that many BMW M5x owners have heard to their dismay. Fortunately, the Vanos rebuild provided by ECS will refresh your Vanos components and reseal your Vanos unit. Below you will find instructions for our Vanos refresh DIY with kits supplied by ECS. You [...]

September 13th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Intake, Performance, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BMW M5X Dual Vanos Repair and Rebuild Instructions

What to Know: Buying Your First BMW E30 3-Series

Regarded as one of the most successful and desirable enthusiast cars, the BMW E30 3-series offers a connected and dynamic driving experience in a vintage car without being overly expensive or difficult to maintain. Known for their rear wheel drive, six cylinder, manual transmission variants, BMW continued their sport-compact segment with the new E30 [...]

September 12th, 2017|BMW, Body & Exterior, Braking, Buying Guide, DIYs, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Performance, Project Cars, Suspension, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on What to Know: Buying Your First BMW E30 3-Series

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

VW MK5/MK6 2.0T Noise Pipe Bypass Duct Installation

Estimated Installation Time: 2.0 Hour Parts Required: Noise Pipe Bypass Air Duct Kit - ES 250690 and ES6065 (Kit includes bypass duct and cowl plate) Tools Required: 3/8 ratchet 10 mm socket 13 mm socket T-20 and T 27 Torx Wiper arm puller Flashlight/worklight This tutorial demonstrates how to remove the noise pipe from your [...]

August 28th, 2017|DIYs, Engine, Intake|Comments Off on VW MK5/MK6 2.0T Noise Pipe Bypass Duct Installation

GFB DV+ Installation Instructions

GFB DV+ Diverter Valve Installation Instructions IMPORTANT! All GFB pistons are checked for fitment and tolerance before shipment. Please do not drop the GFB piston onto a hard surface as this may cause (invisible) damage that could result in boost leaks or sticking. Installation: Locate factory diverter valve solenoid. It will either be mounted directly [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Volkswagen|Comments Off on GFB DV+ Installation Instructions

BMW E9x 3 Series N54 ECS Catch Cans and Full System Kits Installation Instructions

Introduction Our ECS Tuning N54 Catch Cans and full system kits offer the following features: Constructed of strong and lightweight 6061-T6 billet aluminum Black anodized for corrosion resistance In-house designed and engineered All mounting hardware included in full kits Easy installation Full kits includes precise fit silicone hoses Catch Cans include a dipstick to check [...]

August 17th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, Engine|Comments Off on BMW E9x 3 Series N54 ECS Catch Cans and Full System Kits Installation Instructions

ECS Tuning Turbo Blanket Installation VW MK7 Golf/GTI/Golf R – Audi A3/S3 1.8T/2.0T Gen3

Introduction Part Number: ES#3102387 The turbocharger - one of the easiest and most efficient ways to get horsepower out of your engine. It works great, but are you looking to get an “edge” on performance and get the most out of it? If so, our new ECS Tuning Turbo Blanket is the answer! How does [...]

July 25th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Engine, Turbo, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Turbo Blanket Installation VW MK7 Golf/GTI/Golf R – Audi A3/S3 1.8T/2.0T Gen3