Had two projects to complete (or at least start) today:
Install EGT thermocouple
Remove intake manifold so I can finish my PCV system and pain the manifold.
Some photos from today....
It's suuuper dirty because the PS pump has been leaking for some time it looks like. Did my best to clean it up a bit, but its hard with the intake ports open and in the car. Probably will have to rebuild it at some point and thoroughly clean then.
Eliminated the throttle body/IAC coolant lines. Just ran a hose from one nipple to the other...
Crank case vent hose and T all cleaned up
I'll plug the PCV valve hole with a bolt. Heres the CC vent re-installed. Hose coming from left is from the passenger side rocker cover vent. hose going to the right goes to the drivers side rocker cover vent.
The line in middle from the T will go to the catch can mounted next to the alternator. Catch can is vented to atmosphere via the little filter. With the intake mani out, I was able to pull out all the stock plastic PCV hard lines.
I stripped the intake manifold, de-greased and cleaned, and masked
Sprayed VHT wrinkle red
Also decided to do my Apexi intake too
Still drying and wrinkling but looking pretty good...
While all that dries I got to work on the EGT probe install. Removed the drivers side exhaust manifold. Drilled with 11/32 bit...
Tapped with 1/8 NPT
Get the TC centered in the pipe..
TC and compression fitting installed and ready to go...
Thats all for today. Gotta wait for the wrinkle red to dry at least two days before I can re-assemble.
Vipec standalone should be here next week (fingers crossed!) so I'm hoping to have it all together and running by next weekend