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Old 07-24-2007, 10:48 PM   #17
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Day 8

Start time: ~6:45pm
End time: ~10:15pm

Today was another short weekday.
I cleaned and painted my oil catch can.
It was originally chromed, but I personally don't like chrome and it didn't match anything under the hood and stood out like crazy.
I ground off any loose chrome and cleaned it using mineral spirits.
I painted it satin black, which shouldn't really stand out but look nice.

I mounted my MAFia to the battery tray with velcro.
Part of that is so it can be removed to adjust when necessary, and I may go to a lightweight battery later on so no need to permanently mount it to the battery tray.

I installed the 55lb injectors.
Aside from having to huff a lot of gas fumes, this was one of the easiest things I've done so far.
Two 10mm bolts hold in the fuel rail.
Each injectors has a small metal clip that easily pops off using 2 flat head screwdrivers.
That metal clip goes on the new injectors.

I also removed all the stock spark plugs and coated the threads with anti-sieze and then reinstalled them.
I don't want any suprises when I go to get my car tuned, and siezed spark plugs definitely fit that category!
I gapped the Autolite 103 plugs to .035" and set them in the passenger seat so I won't forget them when I go to get my car tuned.

Finally tonight I installed one of the -3AN reusable, swivel hose ends to my oil feed line.
I then ran a test route for the line, screwing the one mounted hose end to the oil sending unit.
This way I can get a clear idea of how much line I have to trim from the 6' section it comes in.
I'll install the other hose end after I trim of the excess.


Catch can before painting:

Catch can after painting:

Autolite copper plugs gapped at .035"

Stock injectors:

55lb vs stock injectors:

55lb injectors installed with wire adapters:
The 55lb injectors have a plug that works for the Zetec, but requires and adapter for the Duratec.

Oil feed line:
Blurry pic of the day.
Directions on how the hose ends are installed: Aeroquip reusable hose end pdf

2006 sonic blue zx5 GT2871r turbo.

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