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Old 05-05-2010, 01:42 PM   #41
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thanks for the seafoaming help. I'm gonna do this and I'm glad you did because you have a 05' so you become my resource! LOL

After the smoke is gone, did you change your oil or call it good? have you noticed any difference? I need to change my oil soon, so I'm gonna do that but I need to know if I should seafoam before or after I change my oil.

Also with your CAI.. did you notice any difference? I'm kind of curious about getting one, but I don't really know if its worth it.
I did the Seafoam yesterday afternoon and just drove around untill the smoke cleared. Then this morning drove the car on the freeway and had the A/C on and it seemed to have a more smooth passing ability as before. Usually with the A/C on the car seems to struggle.

I didnt put any Seafoam in the engine oil at all. When you put the foam in through the intake manifold (as I did), it just loosens up all the oil and carbon build up to be blown out when you drive after the 5-10 minute wait. You can put the seafoam in the engine for a cleaning, but your gonna want to change the oil afterwards. Remember to have the engine at operating temps before you do the seafoam so everything is nice and warm and loose for the seafoam to penetrate into.

As for the Injen CAI setup Im running: On our models with the MAF sensor being really picky and stubbourn, your gonna want to make either a hybrid setup or get the Cobb Accessport to combate the intake resonator issues (Helmholtz resonator). Heres a link that might help you more than I can: A Problem with CAI/SRIs and an Alternative (yes, finally)

P.S. Read the entire thread, theres some good information there.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:23 PM   #42
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Just installed the RED HAZARD SWITCH. I think it brings more POP to the otherwise bland interior.

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Old 05-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #43
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oh... i like that. haha looks good!
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:41 PM   #44
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Thanks for posting up the directions for seafoaming, I'm definitely planning on doing the same with mine.

And nice car btw, respect for all the intricate interior/exterior work! I'll probably be referring back to your journal for ideas as well
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:41 AM   #45
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how tough was the hazard light switch?
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:38 AM   #46
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how tough was the hazard light switch?
Easy, Just remove the center console covers and unscrew three small phillips head screws and the vent peice comes out. Then just unhook the hazard switch plug and detach the switch from the face. Pop the new one in and presto, your in.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:58 AM   #47
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Got this used Supers track pipe yesterday in the mail from JavaSubie which is a very nice guy and trustworthy.




I knew I was gonna want to get all the rust off so heres my process. Sand as much of the dirt and rust off as possible. For tight turns use a drill sanding bit. I also hand sanded alot of parts that I could not get to with either tool. I used 40, 80 grit, and soft scrub papers with a orbital sander.




I then washed it off with Power Purple engine degreaser (full strength) and this is how it turned out after about 45min of work.



I then used this high heat rust stopper protectant to make sure no more rust was gonna happen. This one can be bought from Lowes or Home Depot. I bought the paint on version because it wont blow all over the place like a spray will. Apply this in thick coats.




Let it hang and dry for a day and then put another coat on to make sure you covered everything. Im probably gonna use DEI header wrap and then coat it one more time with the paint. I think the wrap will quiet down the inside cabin drone some people have mentioned.

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Old 05-13-2010, 10:40 AM   #48
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I see how it is! you tell me no, not to do it... then you steal my idea and do it! meanie!
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gotta post videos of how it sounds.... only if i could have a track pipe in cali....
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #50
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I see how it is! you tell me no, not to do it... then you steal my idea and do it! meanie!
Schools out and we need to finish your car. Let me know when your not bussy doing anything.

In the end I might just add this hi-flow cat >> MagnaFlow Universal Spun Catalytic Converters. I had one of those on my 89 Isuzu Impulse and it did its job well and still let the exhaust breath.
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