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Old 04-29-18, 09:46 PM
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That looks great!
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I did a little test fitting of this front bumper aluminum vented splash shield.
Does the new vented splash shield tuck up higher to provide more clearance?
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Old 04-30-18, 09:58 AM
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Thank you
I may buy the little square piece toward the driver side off from you if you decide to get rid of them. Mine has been missing. ;-)
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Old 04-30-18, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Blkexcoupe View Post
Does the new vented splash shield tuck up higher to provide more clearance?
The front vented splash shield only provides about an extra half inch of clearance when compared to the original plastic one.

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I may buy the little square piece toward the driver side off from you if you decide to get rid of them. Mine has been missing. ;-)
Are you talking about the A/C vent gauge pod? I look forward to your purchase, thank you!
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Old 05-01-18, 08:37 AM
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The front vented splash shield only provides about an extra half inch of clearance when compared to the original plastic one.
I need to measure to see if that is enough clearance for my floor jack to fit under the car. The original plastic always prevents my jack from reaching the subframe. I have to use 2 jacks to lift the car, but I'm able to lower the car using only 1 in the center.
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I finally got my new wheel back from the paint shop and the car looks way better now. I am hoping to get my brake calipers powder coated soon too.
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Old 05-02-18, 02:19 PM
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Finished the following:
- GTE Headgasket
- ARP Head Studs
- Starter
- EGR Delete
- Gauge temperature sensor replacement (finally have engine temp!!)
- Turbo Oil Lines

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Old 05-03-18, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mrmj2u View Post
Finished the following:
- GTE Headgaskey
- ARP Head Studs
- Starter
- Turbo Oil Lines
Looks killer man! What did you do with your breather set up in the back there?
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Old 05-03-18, 08:33 AM
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^^^ I've never seen an intake manifold so clean before haha
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Finally got around to sanding and painting the LS400 BBK for the SC, waiting for the TRD decals to come for the fronts so I can finish them and slap em on. Planning on runing a set of SC400 rear claiper I got sitting around. I also have the SS lines, & drilled and slotted rotors all around! I'm excited to have this bad boy stop like it should.
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Old 05-03-18, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by RudysSC View Post
Looks killer man! What did you do with your breather set up in the back there?
Thanks! I pulled the PCV valve and tapped the hole to 1/2” pulled the right angle barb from the exhaust side, drilled it out to 1/2” and tapped it also. Installed a 1/2” to 5/8” hose barb and slapped some breather filters onto them. Got the idea from Ali.

I painted the valve covers and the rear spark plug valley cover with truck bed liner, love the end result. Painted the Timing belt cover using some spare gold paint. Also painted the intake manifold. Couldn’t get it clean any other way.

While I was in there, I removed much of the EGR system (left the vsv’s and reconnected them but removed all the vacuum tubes, no check engine light) and all the vacuum lines that ran under the intake manifold. Replumbed the ACIS valve so that it is connected to the intake manifold directly. That way I retain its torque benefits.

Also installed some wire loom around my coil pack wiring and additional ECU wires that were added for the sake of the GTE ECU mod.

I’m REALLY looking forward to installing the turbo now.

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Old 05-03-18, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mrmj2u View Post


Thanks! I pulled the PCV valve and tapped the hole to 1/2” pulled the right angle barbe from the exhaust side, drilled it out to 1/2” and tapped it also. Installed a 1/2” to 5/8” hose barb and slapped some breather filters onto them. Got the ideal from Ali.

I painted the valve covers overs and the rear spark plug valley cover with truck bed liner, love the end result. Painted the Timing belt cover using some spare gold paint. Also painted the intake manifold. Couldn’t get it clean any other way.

While I was in there, I removed the EGR system and all the vacuum lines that ran under the intake manifold. Also finally installed some wire loom around my coil pack wiring and additional ECU wires that were added for the sake of the GTE ECU mod.

I’m REALLY looking forward to installing the turbo now.
You did a great job cleaning and prepping beforehand! Once you get into the turbo install you'll be glad you did. Great work sir!
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onto my 3rd crankshaft pulley. replaced the original at 200K with a used lower mileage one ~130K-140K miles. in total, the 2nd got about 200K miles before it broke in two. in the first one, i could see the cracks in the rubber.

Symptoms were:

-loud screech/squeal at startup (thought the starter was going bad-also replaced the serpentine belt)
-squealing when turning the wheel (thought my new power steering pump was going bad)
-squealing when acceleration, shifting, and full lock going reverse (thought my clutch was eating the flywheel)

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Old 05-03-18, 04:15 PM
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same thing happened to mine. but i had NO symptoms. turned the car on one day. heard a thump.. drove off a little..see a pulley sitting on the ground. belt was still in place on what was left.
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Old 05-03-18, 04:17 PM
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seafoamed...did pcv valve, spark plugs, and front o2 sensors. never seen such a thick smoke-screen while seafoaming
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