View Full Version : have to vent sorry... pissed off

03-09-2008, 03:29 PM
what im doing: k04/Apr TIP/hfc/034 exhaust mani install.

1. broke loose first lower exhaust mani stud
2. think im finished when i fill the coolant and find the coolant return on the turbo is leaking.... [headbang]

other than that it was a great learning expirience. so now i can go back and remove all the stuff i just put on to see what the problem is . yay

03-09-2008, 03:43 PM
If it makes you feel any better, I just got my control arms, wheel bearings and CV boots done and took it in for an alignment.... Today, while bleeding my brakes, I noticed the drivers side CV boot came apart from the outer bearing... Now I have to redo all that shit!! BAH!! Not to mention, I will probably need another alignment...

D's Avant
03-09-2008, 03:47 PM
Frustrating yes... You also did the work yourself from what I gathered in your post. Things don't always go as planned when I/we work on our cars, but at least you did it yourself and saved some $$$.

Your update/mod list is what I am going to go with when my KO3 dies.

03-09-2008, 03:50 PM
yes a did save money but i also got a big headache ahaha. hopefully ill take enough initiative to finish this right now.

ewok: that sux, least its just the outer

03-09-2008, 08:01 PM
Hey, would you rather it collect dust in the basement or in your engine compartment? [;)]

Glad to hear you got your setup together, too bad you weren't closer. I'd like to feel the difference that the exhaust mani makes. Are you planning on a dyno run anytime soon?

03-09-2008, 08:15 PM
did you fire that baby up yet?? hope it all works out ok!

03-09-2008, 08:36 PM
it those are your only issues then consider yourself lucky. LOL.

congrats on doing it yourself.

03-10-2008, 05:02 PM
wooo wee, fired that baby up, and no more leaks! sounds like shit right now kuz i have the dp cut where it meets the rest of the exhaust (the guy that did my 2.5 exhaust just cut the dp b4 the clamp and just welded the dp to the 2.5 piping). had to cut it because my stock cat>dp bolts had be sawzalled out, i couldnt even wrench them out when it was out of the car. but the car pulls hard even with only the k03 chip. the top end has really opened up. seems like it spools way faster too. going to weld up the exhaust today hopefully to get the full effect.

03-10-2008, 10:58 PM
Open DP pisses off the neighbors alot, ... not that I'd know

Gotcha beat a lil bit...
Don't buy cars from MI unless you're willing to do the work to fix it. Good thing I talked him down some for it. Sad part is that the rust I'm fixing is from a previous repair.

03-10-2008, 11:09 PM
damn that is bad. according to my vehicle history, owner1 (female) bought car in mass drove it to california in within 20k. owner2(male) bought with 68k, then sold to me at 71k. so i lucked out on the whole east coast damage