All of the above
Am I going to change my oil, replace my brake rotors, replace my brake pads, refinish my brake rotors, replace some wishbone bushings, or replace my fuel filter? Answer: all of the above, over the course of about 5 days :S
Next week I’ll be replacing the bushings in the other 3 rear wishbones.
This protective plastic cover is located under the radiator and engine to protect them from unwanted debris and probably plays an aerodynamic role as well. Needless to say on a car this low it tends to take a beating, not to mention it’s missing a bunch of fasteners. Time for a replacement!
A couple days later I discovered this:
That’s going to be a decent-sized project. Time to order some parts!
My buddy Adam and I made good use of the GM Project Lab space one night in the Fall of ’07 to do a bit of maintenance work on our cars. We bled our clutches and brakes, checked the brake pads, rotated our tires, changed our oil, flushed our coolant, and checked my spark plugs and wires. Phew!
Here are some comparison shots with everything back together.
This was a big project and a huge PITA, taking place over multiple days, both intentionally and unintentionally. The front and rear were done separately, but I’ve put them together here. I’ll post the before and after pics next to make things more digestible.
These were springs that came with the aftermarket shocks already installed. They had originally been installed at the same time, but the previous owner took them back off because they made the ride too stiff. Pshhh
My buddy Rob, who I was working with at Cooper Perkins at the time, was kind enough to let me use his shop (and him, oftentimes). Though he didn’t really have a choice, he was also nice enough to drive me around while my car was out of commission. Thanks Rob!