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Old 06-13-2019, 12:23 AM
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Gett'in dirty rod journals and rings.
 
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:27 AM
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Changed my worn out windshield cowl. The battery cover was broken and a lot of the weather stripping was breaking off. Took me a bit less than an hour to install. The cowls can be a little difficult to align with the underside mounting strip.
Also installed an ECS short antenna and a new GoBadge.

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Worn out windshield cowl

Worn out windshield cowl

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New windshield Cowl


New Badge:

 
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:18 AM
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I only picked it up Wednesday.

I checked fluids today, and refilled the windshield fluid. If the weather stays nice today, I hope to wash it and clean the interior. The window motor also needed to be reset which I did.
 
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:04 PM
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I used a shop vac with a small-diameter wand to clean out the rodent nests behind the front strut towers. No hitchhikers allowed!
 
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by KeyPlayaJim View Post
I used a shop vac with a small-diameter wand to clean out the rodent nests behind the front strut towers. No hitchhikers allowed!


Check inside the air filter housing too. That’s where my rodents like to live.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:43 AM
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Installed a pre-made one ball found semi local last weekend, and 380cc bosch injectors yesterday. The factory(120k miles) injectors weren't keeping up with the additional air from the 17% pulley past 4k rpm... Now the entire rev range is available!
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by minniedryver View Post
Installed a pre-made one ball found semi local last weekend, and 380cc bosch injectors yesterday. The factory(120k miles) injectors weren't keeping up with the additional air from the 17% pulley past 4k rpm... Now the entire rev range is available!
Just got my jcw 380s in the mail also. It still in the fuel rail.

Should i i replace the whole thing? Want to know what’s easier. Thanks
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Serafin View Post
Just got my jcw 380s in the mail also. It still in the fuel rail.

Should i i replace the whole thing? Want to know what’s easier. Thanks
I'd install new o-rings regardless of which rail you use. It's easier to get the injectors out of (and back into) the rail than the intake due to crud buildup at top edge of injector bore. Also, make sure to blow off the area before pulling the old injectors and use a shop vac to get anything that remains before installing the new ones.
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by minniedryver View Post
I'd install new o-rings regardless of which rail you use. It's easier to get the injectors out of (and back into) the rail than the intake due to crud buildup at top edge of injector bore. Also, make sure to blow off the area before pulling the old injectors and use a shop vac to get anything that remains before installing the new ones.
Thanks. Ya i dropped them off to get bench tested and cleaned. Replaced filters and o rings.

In the meantime i was able to install my freshly powder coated cabrio brace and new tensioner damper with poly bushings.
Speakong of poly bushing. Noticed my lower engine mount ones are failing already after being in the car for a week 🤷🏻*♂️


 
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Serafin View Post
Speakong of poly bushing. Noticed my lower engine mount ones are failing already after being in the car for a week 🤷🏻*♂️


YOWZA!

Odd indeed.
Especially that both sides of each little bush has an identical tear,
it sorta looks like a violent laceration --- possible road debris?

I just installed that set this past weekend too. I went ahead and included the black insert on the big bush, did you as well?
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldboy Speedwell View Post

YOWZA!

Odd indeed.
Especially that both sides of each little bush has an identical tear,
it sorta looks like a violent laceration --- possible road debris?

I just installed that set this past weekend too. I went ahead and included the black insert on the big bush, did you as well?
Ya. Can’t be debris my ps fan has no issues and it’s next to it. Nothing from powerflex. But ECS tuning is on point. They sending me a replacement one ASAP.

I have the yellow ones on the big side. I think the black ones are the raving ones instead of the purple.

edit. The black insert is he stock one that i snipped off the little tabs and inserted the yellow ones.

The putple one came with the metal cylinder that goes between the bushings
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Serafin View Post
Ya. Can’t be debris my ps fan has no issues and it’s next to it. Nothing from powerflex. But ECS tuning is on point. They sending me a replacement one ASAP.

I have the yellow ones on the big side. I think the black ones are the raving ones instead of the purple.

edit. The black insert is he stock one that i snipped off the little tabs and inserted the yellow ones.

The putple one came with the metal cylinder that goes between the bushings

Good on ECS Tuning!

Ah,
I must've got a different one, I think there are 2 versions --- the one I did replaced the entire bush. I pressed out the stock bushes entirely and swapped for the PowerFlex.

I guess the other version is an insert which goes into the stock rubber bush?

The one I used comes with a black insert and it's optional as to install it. It adds stiffness as it is a harder durometer than the yellow:



Some people opt to leave it out due to increased NVH, but I like a little rumble in the seat.

This is the one that I got:

 
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldboy Speedwell View Post

Good on ECS Tuning!

Ah,
I must've got a different one, I think there are 2 versions --- the one I did replaced the entire bush. I pressed out the stock bushes entirely and swapped for the PowerFlex.

I guess the other version is an insert which goes into the stock rubber bush?

The one I used comes with a black insert and it's optional as to install it. It adds stiffness as it is a harder durometer than the yellow:



Some people opt to leave it out due to increased NVH, but I like a little rumble in the seat.

This is the one that I got:

Didn’t know that was an option or i would’ve gotten that too. Oh well 😀
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:26 AM
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Took it in for its first 10K service. Everything was good. Asked about a little hesitation I felt between 15-20 mph occasionally and after analyzing the on-board computer I was told that a couple of the tanks of gas I got were grade 2 not grade 3. Every tank I've bought has been from one of the same two Costco's near me and at Top Tier 91 grade the whole time. I did notice a couple of tanks ago my gas mileage was low though, so its possible there was a bad batch or two that was delivered to Costco.
 
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Old Yesterday, 01:16 PM
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Crossed yet another mileage milestone on my way home from the office. Thanks, North American Motoring, for coming along for the ride.


 
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
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Today my son and I installed a 19mm Hotchkiss rear anti-sway bar, and went for a drive in the rain.
 
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Today my son and I installed a 19mm Hotchkiss rear anti-sway bar, and went for a drive in the rain.
How was it? The instal i mean? And did it make a huge difference?
 
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