BUSY weekend - spent 2 days under my C doing various projects.
1.) OIL CHANGE: I typically pay the stealer $250+ and I figured after all the crap I have done to my C, why not a simple oil change.
Filter, new drain plugs and oil filter wrench all came from suncoast. Mobil1 came from pepboys. For those who have never done it before, total cost is less then $90 wing ***** if you have the tools. See notes above each pic.
2.) BRAKE FIX: De-Rust my once really nice rotors (my fault - I used caliper paint instead of G2 epoxy). Problem solved - see pics.
3.) DROPPED FURTHER: Decided my C was not low enough so I spun the rear KWs all the way down (can't go any further) and dropped the fronts to match. Ride quality is identical to how it was before - handling, def a performance increase.
ENJOY THE PICS:
1. ) OIL CHANGE
> My 5000 lb + C on plastic ramps - YES PLASTIC
T50 Torx is needed for the drain plug(s) and 10mm socket to pull down the front plastic shield (NOTE: you only have to remove the front shield - not both.)
After the shields are removed, you can see the oil filter housing (removed in this pic) and oil drain plug easily. There is actually a second drain plug at the back of the engine about 12 inches from the first drain plug. When I removed the second one after the first stopped dripping, nothing came out. To me, its a waste to remove the second plug. NOTE - YOU SHOULD REPLACE THE DRAIN PLUGS WITH EVERY OIL CHANGE!! They are made of aluminum and strip very easily.
New filter and oil filter housing
So here is what my oil looked like after 7K (I Drive my C like a 911)
New filter install - You just push it up over the male end, grease the seal around the housing, screw the oil filter housing over the filter and tighten with the wrench.
Once everything is tight I filled with 2 Quarts of 0w 40 mobil1 and then checked for leaks (engine off of course). With no leaks noted, I put in the remaining 6 quarts (8 quarts total), start, let run for 15 min, check for leaks. With no leaks noted, I screwed the plastic shields up and called it done.
Overall - piece of cake and a good way to bond with your car.
2.) Rotor rust repair.
A year ago I replaced my rotors, pads & painted my calipers. The full DYI is here: http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/c...s-painted.html
Well, I screwed up and painted the rotor hubs with caliper paint instead of G2 epoxy. The rust came 6 months later and I addressed it all this weekend. This time I used G2
So while I was under my truck all weekend, I decided to go lower. Here is the results. Can't go any lower than this as the backs are spun all the way down. As I said up top - ride quality is identical, it just handles better now.
So that was my weekend - My hands and back are shouting at me now (is it normal to physically see your hands pulse??). Both my truck and me are happy.
Will re-torque all my lug bolts in 100 miles for safety sake.
More projects coming soon.