I edited the list of things I wanted to get done during the winter break.
* First things first, I need to verify my oil pressure with a mechanical gauge. My oil pressure has dropped slightly and the difference happened shortly after I installed my electronic gauge. I am hoping that the drop is just the difference in the gauges. Done.
* Find out why I am getting part throttle knock. I think I might have a lead on the source. Read more about it here: Interesting knock. Input wanted. Logs available. I still need to order my front turbo exhaust housing.
* Find out why my turn signals work but my hazards don't. Done.
* Install polished 3sx pre-turbo pipes. I have ordered them from a member on here and should be here by the time I am through with finals. Done.
* Install freshly powder coated plenum. Done.
* Install polished 3sx aluminum Y-pipe. Done. Still needs to be repolished, but doesn't look to bad.
* Polish/rebuild my throttle body. I am debating sending it to April because she does such a fantastic job. I ordered one from April. Should be here Friday!
* Polish lower intake.
* Polish water housing.
* Get spark plug cover powder coated. It is powder coated now, but it got scratched and looks ugly. Done.
* Get front valve cover powder coated. It is old, dirty, peeling, and ugly. Debating on getting the rear one done as well. Done.
* Install 3sx fuel loop. I have a custom fuel loop on there now made from stainless steel line but it makes taking off the rear timing belt cover a huge pain.
* Install new Ninja Performance MBC. I have ordered this and it should be here shortly. Mine spikes like crazy and I hate it. Done.
* Install front and rear solid mounts. Still debating on this or not. I already have a lot of road noise and I think this would make it louder. Decided not to.
* Reseal transmission and clean it up a little. It has a couple of leaks. There are a few things I want to do while I'm doing this: Done. Didn't reseal though.
* Install upgraded clutch and pressure plate. I believe I am riding on the edge of its capabilities. Plus, I plan to run 13gs in the future and will need the upgrade. Done.
* Install new rear main seal. The current seal is new, but I'm in there so I'll do it anyway. Didn't need to. Resealed pan instead.
* Replace driver side axle. One of the boots is ripped and throwing grease everywhere. Axle has to come out with the trans so this the perfect opportunity. The spare I had was the wrong one.
* Swap the rear 9b for a spare 13g I have. My 9b has quite a bit of shaft play so I'll replace it before it blows. That's one step closer to twin 13gs.
* New oil feed and return lines. Mine leak in some places. Thinking about going with stainless steel lines. I have everything to make stainless steel return lines. I'll have to buy the ones for the front. Mostly done.
* Install new rear timing belt cover. My fuel loop made some nasty marks in it.
* Install red vacuum hose. Everything was red at one time. Lol. But I've had to cut them multiple times and eventually they became too short. I had to use some spare yellow hose. Done.
* Clean up engine bay. The firewall and other regions are dirty and it bugs me. Lol. Done.
* Get a dash mat. When replacing my center gauges, I discovered that my dash has been heat baked so much that you can push your thumb in places and it cracks I may just get a new dash, depending on the price.
* Make a bracket for the sides of the A/C controller. I broke the stock brackets when taking out the dash. Another excuse to get a new dash. Lol.
* Replace shifter console with a spare I have. I broke the tabs that hold the garnishes that go over the screws where the shifter console connects to the dash a while back.
I'd say not too bad. Unfortunately, since school starts tomorrow, my progress on this will drastically slow down. I am taking pretty hard classes this semester and really can't afford to spend a whole lot of time on the car. Hopefully, since I have treated her well during the break, she will understand my need to stay focused on school and won't give me any problems.
Thanks again guys. I really appreciate the help and support.