02/26/10 - General update/Front valence
manifold instalation went smoothly. Plenum was reinstalled and
everything sealed up great. I used loctite 51531 flange sealer on
either side of the plenum, throttle body, and intake manifold
gaskets... I block sanded the coolant pipe and it's mating surface
on the intake manifold. There was a slight defect on the pipe
that I think helped cause the leak. I used OEM nissan sealant on the waterpipe as well.
I pressurized the system to 16psi and it held pressure overnight, so that's good! Restarted the car and everything was tip-top.
Also got my new throttle cable installed. NOTE TO ANYONE EVER PLANNING ON BUYING A LOKAR STAINLESS CABLE: DON'T DON'T DON'T!!! Get the black cable. It's a MILLION times better. The stainless cable collapses fairly easily and binds the cable. The black is spiral wound and is much better.
with that all squared away, I took some time and installed the front
valence. Mixed reviews on the look, but I LOVE IT. I think
it looks so effing mean... Only thing I might change is adding a
nice big front splitter...