Street Build bkrathwohl's Galant VR4 #1228/2000

Posted by bkrathwohl, Dec 2, 2015
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  1. bkrathwohl

    bkrathwohl Proven Member

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    I mounted my power steering pump today and played with routing the high pressure line. I decided to route it similar to the stock routing.

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    I need to finish up my 8an low pressure line tomorrow.
     
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    Sunday I was able to finish up all but one fitting on my oil cooler. The last fitting has been ordered, and a 8an to 6an reducer for the steering rack.

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    I started on my throttle body rebuild as well. I had a hard time getting three of the fasteners out of the lower half. Luckily drilling the heads mostly off loosened everything up.

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    I have a new TPS and some high pressure seals coming. I need to test my IAC to see if that needs replacing as well.
     
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    Nice I Put MILSPEC Seals On MINE I Like The POWERs steering Set up
     
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    I went to ace hardware and got some new allen headed metric machine screws for my throttle body. Had the same issue.
     
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    I thought there was a kit that someone made. I'll probably end up doing the same. I have the two sizes so i'll just take them to the hardware store and get similar SS fasteners!

    I saw that!! I might have to pick one up.
     
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    On my old evo. When I rebuilt the throttle body, I messed up installing some milspec seals twice. It was very frustrating.. Wish I would have known about this tool sooner.

    Third time was a charm but those seals arnt cheap LOL.
     
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    Finally, after months of looking, I was able to find an engine splash shield! A little dirty, but nothing that can't be cleaned up. I'm still looking for fender liners that are in good shape, so if anybody finds some let me know!

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    I snagged a brand new OEM TPS from eBay for $25 bucks as well.

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    Next up is half of my stainless steel fastener orders.

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    And the result of having mounting hardware!

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    Oooooh It looks like a car!!!!!

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    There is a weird gap between my driver and passenger headlight. I'm not sure why, I need to dig further into it. It looks like the front garnish is bent down. I might take the headlight out and try to bend it up a tad.

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    The passenger and driver fender fitment is a little bit off as well. The passenger side really butts up against the A-Pillar while the driver side fits how I would expect.
     
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    in before full frame damage. LOL jk. Looks great.
     
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    Since there are no good pictures online on how the bumper bar and supports go into the bumper cover, here they are. Forgive the messy garage.

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    Sadly I found that the bumper cover doesn't fit terribly well with this big of an intercooler core.

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    So the trimming begins... this took a hell of a lot longer than I wanted, but that's what TV is for I suppose.

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    It's still very snug, I may need to take a bit more off of the bottom.

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    I'm not sure if I want to remove any other spots off of the bumper cover. I want to keep it looking sleeper.
     
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    Wash me, the bumper says. Wash me.
     
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    I've really been putting off cleaning up the engine wire harness. Today I started digging into that. There are quite a few wires that have split. It's a mess.

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    I'll need to get some new connectors for some of these...and new wire.
     
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    IIRC the Galant headlights have some little slots where the mounting bolts go that allow for minor adjustments. Otherwise, the garnish or core support may be tweaked.

    The car looks awesome, man. Looking forward to you getting it back on the road.
     
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    More please it's gives us motivation to finish . Ohm racing has connectors.
     
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    I've tried adjusting with no success. I'm guessing there was some sort of accident on my passenger side at some point. Even the A-pillar has some paint wore off from the fender. There's like zero gap there.

    I actually have a big bag of connectors from dsm's and evos. I'm guessing I can find what I need in there!
     
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    I did a little more work on the harness. I peeled and re-wrapped most of it.

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    My knock sensor repair:

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    I chopped off the thermostat area wires and put some new extensions on. I am leaving these for now as I'm not sure what lengths I will need for my connectors (since they've been relocated to the back of the thermostat housing).

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    There were a couple wires on the ECU plugs that I had to repair as well, no snapshot of those though.

    The oxygen sensor wiring is pretty brittle as well. I wasn't sure if I needed the wires if I simulate NB operation. It looks like they are not needed though!
     

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