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Old 10-09-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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decided to clean up the rear diff before installing it.

before

after


Should i paint it? or just clean it and leave it?
Nice job so far! and I would at least prime that with Rustoleum. They make a special primer for rusty metal. Maybe that and then a coat of black.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #12
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paint it without a doubt... taking the rust off would of been better tehen leaving it exposed.

I used bedliner on mine.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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So just wanted to talk about the ej20k I got. Came with a vf39 and wrapped headers. Is this normal? Should I worry that this engine was raced pretty hard?
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #14
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Went ahead and painted it




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Old 10-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #15
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Today was a good day! Just got my harness back from iwire. Time to reassemble!

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Old 10-15-2013, 02:48 PM   #16
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Quick question, why do you guys send your harnesses to iWire? To splice them together ?

AND good job on the differential clean up !
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #17
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Quick question, why do you guys send your harnesses to iWire? To splice them together ?

AND good job on the differential clean up !
He does excellent work and it allows me to not worry about wiring and focus on other things. I know that is vague but that is just how I am. If i was doing usdm to usdm swap I would have tried it on my own. but i'm going usdm to jdm and frankly looking at the wiring diagrams I had .. screw it. Give it to someone that is trusted in the business. One less headache.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:18 PM   #18
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^^^pretty much hit the nail on the head. if you have never looked at a sheet of pinouts, wiring diagrams and tried to merge 2 harness' together you shouldnt try it unless under the supervision of a personal. its a tidious process and does take time. iwires prices are good and like it was said above.... you can concentrate elseware in the mean time.

for your ej20k do a leakdown test on the cylinders before putting in the car and that will be a tell tail sign if somethings severely wrong or not...... the only 100% way to ensure the engines survival is to tear it down and go through it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:21 AM   #19
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I was wondering if it was for merging or another purpose, never been too much of a wiring guy either so the idea of sending the harness just makes sense. Thanks for the answer !
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #20
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Had some time today to start working on the wiring harness.

The right side is basically done as far as the main wires and connectors go


I'm scratching my head about these connectors. Can't quite pinpoint where they went. Might be jdm plugs only.



and this black plug


Mocked up the drivers side


Just layed the wires into their respective areas on the outside


Noticed that my engine plugs had REALLY long wires (note i'm about 3-4ft away from the car when taking the picture)



Next time around I should have the rest of the wiring done. I didn't have much time today to finish! Progress is progress though.
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