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Old 05-08-2018, 12:59 PM
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Big install day coming up here in a few hours.

Oil cooler
Oil pan
Coolant temp sensor
Front bash bar

AND

Oil pressure sensor. Which i am TERRIFIED to do.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:39 PM
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Oil pressure sensor. Which i am TERRIFIED to do.
be very careful ... use a tiny amount of blue / medium Loctite and finger-thread until tight...or use a torque wrench - have no fear
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:12 AM
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Didnít get everything done. Was torn a bit on the oil catch can. Not 100% on what to do with it. Cover that at the end of the post. Pressure sensor is easy. Itís not ďtightĒ but if it leaks, Iíll tighten it.




Bashbar, 19row z1 Setrab oil cooler, and CZP oil pan installed.












Breath both valve covers into this catch can and add a filter to the can.

Or breath both valves covers into this catch can and have a return line back to the intake. If thatís the route of choice. Back to the plenum or to the intake tube?

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Old 05-09-2018, 02:43 PM
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Just did a little research and found the Oil Filter i'm going to be running: BALDWIN 40034



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K&N HP1008 (normal filter for a z)
Height 2.8"
OD 2.688"
Micron 10
PSI Bypass 11-17
GPM 10

Wix 51347 / Napa Gold 1347
Height 4.8"
OD 2.921"
Micron 21
PSI Bypass 8-11
GPM 9-11

Baldwin BT40034
Height 5.5"
OD 2.626
Micron 23
PSI Bypass 14
GPM 11-15

I made this post thinking I was going to use the baldwin, but found out after ordering that it's a bypass filter (let's about 10% through unfiltered).

*EDIT* called Baldwin and their filter is 100% full flow with a bypass valve. BOOM!

Will pick up the filter tomorrow and should have her fired up and will be checking for leaks!

Also, cut my front bumper and repositioned the tow strap a bit.




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Old 05-14-2018, 08:55 AM
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Went to go fix the leaking breather hose on my diff only to notice it’s the side seals that are leaking on me. First started happening after welding the diff locked. Ordered new seals from z1 and figured while i was in there I’d order some new solid bushing and the Z1 cover. Being a drift car, i don’t see any purpose in doing a cooler set up since it’s only used on short runs. Figured the Z1 cover kit would be more than enough.




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Old 05-23-2018, 10:13 AM
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Been taking a break from wrenching. Driving an hour each way to work on the car gets draining. But the diff seals arrived so i'm going to swap those out today/tomorrow. Should have the car dialed for a drift even this weekend
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:38 AM
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Well well well




I didnít take many pics of the progress. But i changed out the diff seals. Very easy to do, also upgraded the diff cover with the Z1 and redline 75-90.









While i was down there, put in the Z1 sold diff bushings. Used their removal tool and kinda ****ed up, boring out the subframe a bit. So, i tried tig welding it. Didnít come out well, but should suffice. Zís appear to be mig welded all around, so Iím gonna try that some more tonight.






Just as a added safety, i made a diff brace to give it some support.






Meh.



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Old 06-11-2018, 07:01 PM
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Went to a drift event over the weekend. It was so much fun. Here's a quick recap someone made of me driving.

Last 2 runs, my pilot bushing started making a **** ton of noise. Just ordered a new clutch setup from Z1.
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looking good ... I didnt realize it but I'm copy'ing your front bumper style...if it takes off, I'll credit you...
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:35 AM
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looking good ... I didnt realize it but I'm copy'ing your front bumper style...if it takes off, I'll credit you...
Haha well I didn't come up with it myself. It's a cool look though.

Curious if you can help me with an "issue".

I unplugged the bosch device under the "arm rest" and cut the ABS fuse...though while drifting on throttle, if I use my left foot on the break. It cuts all power. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:25 AM
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Haha well I didn't come up with it myself. It's a cool look though.

Curious if you can help me with an "issue".

I unplugged the bosch device under the "arm rest" and cut the ABS fuse...though while drifting on throttle, if I use my left foot on the break. It cuts all power. Any thoughts?
I left a little more meat on the bone but same idea!! I'll upload some pics to my build thread...

I believe the bosch is the yaw sensor? I 'could' imagine that when you brake it's looking for a signal from the bosch sensor and when it gets null it cuts power. And what do you mean by cutting power? like 100% to the car?

I would plug all that stuff back in, replace the fuse and see how it does.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:22 AM
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Well..merp.

At the last event, my clutch got LOUD. Since it was a frankensteined setup, i figured I'd change it all.

Turns out the motor I swapped into the car was from an automatic. I had never done a clutch before and didn't realize that the pilot bushings were different.

So my car basically didn't have a pilot bushing in place....crazy i was able to drive all day without issue.




Pulled the old bushing out and put in the new one. Easy enough to get it removed with the right tool.



Z1 lightweight flywheel and their 6-puck sprung clutch disk.

New throw out bearing, SS clutch line and new slave cylinder. Looks nice.


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Who makes the Basbar you have?

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Had a dream last night. My Z weighed 2750 lbs with me in it and it was caged. This should be fun.

It kills me to buy it, but I just ordered one of these bash bars. In the meantime, i'll make the rear

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Old 06-18-2018, 03:49 PM
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Who makes the Basbar you have?

Thanks
Just some guy in Southern California! He makes them to order out of his garage. Fully tig welded, tube ends are capped. Really high quality AND fits under your stock bumper cover.
https://www.instagram.com/heliarc_hustler/
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lol...Mic told me to be nicer or he'd boot me off the forum...
Just read through this entire bitchin' thread and noticed bealljk makin' me look like a Dic....tator.

Don't recall ever saying that, J!

But if I did, bark was obviously meaner than bite. Besides, did it stop ya? Hahahahaha!

Kevin, sweet build. A welcome refresher to the usual "I broke my [whatever]", for the 1,423rd time.
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Just read through this entire bitchin' thread and noticed bealljk makin' me look like a Dic....tator.

Don't recall ever saying that, J!

But if I did, bark was obviously meaner than bite. Besides, did it stop ya? Hahahahaha!

Kevin, sweet build. A welcome refresher to the usual "I broke my [whatever]", for the 1,423rd time.
Thanks man. But he's right..you're a total *******.
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I just didn't have the ***** to say it! ... but yea... total ... ****-hat
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Thanks man. But he's right..you're a total *******.
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I just didn't have the ***** to say it! ... but yea... total ... ****-hat
Sniff sniff.... you guys are very mean to me.


Filling out complaint form as we speak...


You just wait, you poo heads! You just wait. I'm siccing Travlee on y'alls.

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First time I've even seen one filled out...good star for Mic!!!!
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i see your rear main seal has been plastered with gasket maker. did u put that on or was it already on? mines leaking and i want to do it the right way but not wanting to spend the time to pull it all off. I like ur idea. hows it holding up?
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