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I asked for a chrome coating like that, but my the shop I use doesn't stock it.
That's interesting because that is basically the most common ceramic coating you see...
 

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Discussion Starter · #963 ·
That's interesting because that is basically the most common ceramic coating you see...
It might just be the class of coating I'm asking them for. Cerakote only makes variations of Silver, Grey, Black, Copper, and Gold in their V-Series Coatings.
 

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It's entirely possible. My super-shiny headers (both the Camaro LT's above and my Cobalt's midlength header) are rated to 1600, but that V-series says 1800.

My local place (which does really, really good work - they're who did both of the above) has a black coating that is rated to 1800, and a Cast-Iron-Gray rated to 1300, so I think it really depends on what is being used.

Either way - if your EGTs are at that level, you're going to have other issues.
 

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Discussion Starter · #965 ·
Either way - if your EGTs are at that level, you're going to have other issues.
Very much so...

But you know me :LOL:

That being said, I'm re-working my downpipe. It didn't want to go through the front transmission mount that I didn't think about. This time I'm working with a very small exhaust shop that will pretty much do anything I request as long as they get paid.

I was talking about exhaust work...
 

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Discussion Starter · #966 ·
UPDATE:

Yesterday I cleaned up some oil that was on the oil pan. I figured it was from up top when I removed the intake (which had some oil in it.)

This morning, some the oil was back. I removed the oil pan and found the culprit. A 1/4" section with no RTV.

Oil Pan:

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Engine Block:

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That explains where my 3/4 quart of oil went over 2,000 miles.
 

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Discussion Starter · #967 ·
ENGINE BUILD STAGE 2: DAY IDK

Today it rained all day. So, I worked on the new fuel pump. My plan was to drill a 43mm hole in the plastic housing. As soon as the drill bit hit the housing, the bottom of the housing grenaded. :oops:

So I filed down the rough edges and installed the pump. Not the prettiest, but it's going to live in the fuel tank.

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Someone asked to to show this a while back. I think it was @F18D4T or maybe it was @CHEVYCRUZE RS ? I forget.
 

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ENGINE BUILD STAGE 2: DAY IDK

Today it rained all day. So, I worked on the new fuel pump. My plan was to drill a 43mm hole in the plastic housing. As soon as the drill bit hit the housing, the bottom of the housing grenaded. :oops:

So I filed down the rough edges and installed the pump. Not the prettiest, but it's going to live in the fuel tank.

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Someone asked to to show this a while back. I think it was @F18D4T or maybe it was @CHEVYCRUZE RS ? I forget.
Yup , it was me haha, looking sweet man loving the build and coming back everyday to see progress 😍
 

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UPDATE:

Today I resealed the oil pan for the 3rd time. We'll see how it goes this time. :LOL:
Third time's the charm! (hopefully)
 
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Discussion Starter · #971 ·
UPDATE:

I got thing put together enough to do a test fire. In my haste, unbeknownst to me, I forgot to check all my intercooler piping clamps. As a result, the engine wouldn't start with the MAF plugged in. So I unplugged the MAF, to bleed the cooling system and checks for oil/coolant leaks.

There were no oil or coolant leaks. The engine got to normal operating temperature and the cooling fan turned on.....

And there lies the problem. Since one of the intercooler piping clamps weren't tight, one of the silicone couplers were too close to the cooling fan. The fan wore a hole in the silicone coupler and in the process got damaged.

I ordered a new coupler and an aftermarket low profile cooling fan.

16" Mishimoto Cooling Fan

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Discussion Starter · #974 ·
UPDATE:

Got the fuel tank dropped today.

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Here is the fully Fuel Pump Assembly w/ AEM pump and new sending unit ready for installation.

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I tested the fuel pump before installing it into the tank. It worked perfectly.

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Missing a picture there?
 

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Spare parts?
I only went back about 6 pages so I probably missed a few...
 

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Discussion Starter · #978 ·
UPDATE:

I got it running. The problem? ME. The MAF sensor mounting holes are not symmetrical as I ASSumed. The MAF sensor bung was welded on backwards and since our MAF sensor is directional, we'll you get the idea. :LOL:

The "end" is in site.

I just have too:
1. Install the Whiteline control arm bushings.
2. Install the new Stabilizer Links.
3. Finish the exhaust.
4. Put the summer wheels on.
5. And Take it's first test drive!

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Discussion Starter · #979 ·
UPDATE:

I took the control arms out this morning before it got too hot. The ball joints are in good shape. Tomorrow I'm planning to disassemble and press out the bushings.

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Glad to se the bushings fit .. it LOL sorry I guess I should have taken the shoulder down a touch more .. but I wanted it to be a tight fit so it was unlikely to pop loose from that point . it doesn't stick out beyond the lower edge of the control arm does it ? and May I also add that I would fill the top of the bushing with silicone to keep moisture out of it to help prevent the corrosion on the bolt . now with any luck you never need to take it apart again but just in case .
 
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