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Old 04-23-2018, 05:03 PM   #1676
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It almost was, but then it wasnt.

Saturday was supposed to be the day i drove the car for the first time, and i gotta say... it was close. There was many issues me and my group of friends with dealt with. Admit-ably, most of which(jk all of them) were my fault. Heres how the day went, from start to finish.

First order of the day:
Charge the battery
Bleed the brakes

Charging the battery went painless, not much to go wrong there.

Bleeding brakes, whole different story. when swapping the to the tubular K and A arms i obviously had to pull the brake lines. When i did, i called up Napa and had them deliver me some replacement crush washers for the banjo bolts to the calipers. I was a bit skeptic bc they seemed larger than what came off. But i tossed them on and forgot about them... Until we pumped the pedal to get brake pressure for me to take the wheels off, and brake fluid began to POUR out of both banjo bolts.

Pulled the bolts and washers, found some specs online, indeed they are to large. There is like a grove they sit in on the caliper, they were too large to fit in. Napa, Autozone nor pepboys were able to provide me with the proper ones. So bleeding brakes and driving the car was out of the question.

New crush washers received today from Chevy Dealer

Spend the next hour or so just cleaning up and organizing while i waiting for my Tuner to come over and get this thing going.

Tuner arrives.

Nishan shows up and gets to work. First and fore most, loads up a tune that accounts for the GTP injectors that are in the car. The same injectors were originally in the car, but i swapped to stockers to diagnose and eliminate that the injectors were the cause of my issues. GTP injectors run at #41 at Fbody fuel pressure.

Tune loads up, car fires right up. Runs BETTER, but not that good. He spends a few more mins looking over what im guessing is fuel tables? Lets out and "oooOooOOoh" loads the tune up. Fires, running even better.

At this point the car runs for about 30-45 seconds and lets outa HUGE backfire. Nish shuts the car off.

Now he is questioning me about my MAF set up. I had a 85mm truck MAF on it, and he is suspecting it is giving me issues. Thankfully i had a stock MAF still, threw it on.

Went to fire up the car to a TERRIBLE sound. Crawled under the car to find the ear broke off the starter. Pulled the start off, thankfully had one sitting around as well. Not sure its the exact correct one, but it worked.

Fired the car up and it idled on its own for the first time. Idles a bit high, but upon inspection i think its just due to the set screw on the TB.

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idled for about a minute, and while bleeding the cooling system, sprung a leak. It is leaking right from were the case of the EWP bolts together. So we had to shut it down for the day. I drained the coolant and pulled the pump off. Spoke to Mezieres today, they have a seal kit available. So ordered that up.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:00 PM   #1677
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:52 AM   #1678
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Nothing better to do while i wait for parts to arrive, so i played with some vinyl. Not sure how itll look on the car, but well see!


Ill get some pics of it installed this weekend once i get the exhaust tips aligned and then decide if i wanna stay with the wrapped one, or go back to regular black.


Before-




Now

Getting ready for wrap.



Taking shape.




Reflective inlays added.



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Old 04-27-2018, 08:29 AM   #1679
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:18 AM   #1680
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👍🏻 Looks good
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Old 04-27-2018, 11:45 AM   #1681
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Also hit my daily wheels with some satin black. Couldn't take the gloss black w. polished lip look.



And threw on the 315s after they dried.

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Old 04-27-2018, 12:07 PM   #1682
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Looking good, get it running bro
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:29 AM   #1683
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Seal kit for the EWP showed up, so i tore it down and found the issue.



Crack in the gasket right were the leak was coming threw the case.

Heres what the case looks like for anyone thats curious.





The pump hasnt seen coolant in what im gunna assume is 3ish years? Ive had it for a year, and previous to that it was on Kirks car, so whenever that monster went back to the sea is the last time it had fluid.
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I’m loving the digital wrap, sick! Can’t wait to see this on the road!
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:13 PM   #1685
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:20 PM   #1686
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We leave on Sunday. Gina is looking forward to it.
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:12 PM   #1687
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Cars & coffee Sunday @ garden state plaza mall is kinda the goal right now.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:26 AM   #1688
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Cars & coffee Sunday @ garden state plaza mall is kinda the goal right now.
Fair warning: Even if the weather does hold out, I would recommend skipping this one.

It was a ****-show last year. Getting in was an ordeal, a crowd of 7,000+ made it tough to actually take in the majority of the cars in attendance, and the roped-off-red-carpeted area came off as super douchey. If a Saturday night at the NYIAS is your scene, then this will be a treat. Otherwise, don't lose any sleep trying to limp your car over to this particular one.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:52 PM   #1689
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Fair warning: Even if the weather does hold out, I would recommend skipping this one.

It was a ****-show last year. Getting in was an ordeal, a crowd of 7,000+ made it tough to actually take in the majority of the cars in attendance, and the roped-off-red-carpeted area came off as super douchey. If a Saturday night at the NYIAS is your scene, then this will be a treat. Otherwise, don't lose any sleep trying to limp your car over to this particular one.
Yeah definitely disagree. That was a great show last year.
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Did you make the show? 1st run in the books?
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Literally just waiting on someone to come over and help me bleed my brakes. lol
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Literally just waiting on someone to come over and help me bleed my brakes. lol
Ive got a cheap blow-through kit from Harbor Freight I could bring by tomorrow after work. Text me
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Alright so...

Brakes are bleed and feel nice(from a stationary position atleast)

I do have 1 potentially 2 new issues however. I went to start the car for the first time in about 2 weeks, and it doesnt want to run anymore. Now i did close the TB screw a bit in an effort to lower the idle. But i counted the turns of the bolt so after it didnt want to run i reverted it back to how it was while it was running with just the high idle. And still nothing.

so thats 1 issue.

The other may be related, but i feel like a battery shouldn't die as quick as this one does. So i think i may have a draw
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Kept messing with the set screw and got it to a point were it would start and idle on its own. Soon as pretty much any throttle was applied it would break up.

good news is however, it moved under its own power for the first time.

Obligatory 315 low angle pic.



Pulled it back enough to get the wood out from under the car.(to low even for low profile jack, deff need to up the ride height) Backed it up, got stuck on the wood. Gave it some throttle. It popped. I shut it off.

ppsstttt.... for those that dont follow me on IG, you can peep the new truck in the backdrop.







Moved the wood and pulled it back in. Awaiting another visit from the tuner.
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