EDIT: I am also looking for general improvements, not really looking for cosmetics atm.
So payday is quickly approaching (the 1st) and I would like to have something lined up to be done to my car.
I am thinking tumbler delete. I have seen a couple threads on how its been done but that is a little bit more than I think I could do right now to my daily driver. I just don't know. Think I will go out to the junk yard and pull a manifold off a car just to see how its done and maybe take that one home if its flaps are good. If I pull a manifold from the junk yard, should I go for a 1:1 replacement (2.0 2005 ZX3) or would one from a 2.3/5 be better?
My car has 160K+ miles on it now so I am leaning more towards doing a timing set replacement that I see on rockauto, I seen a couple times that while doing that you might as well do the water pump while you're there so I would do that at the same time. Should I also replace my thermostat while I am at it? I see that people have been going with a 180F stat. I think my water coolant recovery tank has a small hole in it so I will replace that at the same time.
Before messing with my water delivery I will do a flush, any recommendations there or just keep adding fresh water till I am satisfied and then put in the correct antifreeze/water combination.
I noticed a lug stud on my car has stripped so I will be replacing that one and while I am at it I may go a head and do all of them.
Any suggestions on deletes worth performing?
At 160K+ miles in, what also should I be looking at?