So I've been driving around for a while now, ignorant to the fact that I've been burning oil. Long story short, I've got some serious valve tapping. So I went ahead and pulled the head from my old engine and I'm replacing the valve seals on it. Then I'm going to swap that head with the one thats currently in my car. Then I decided to finally fix my exhaust. Its got leaks everywhere.
Theres a leak on the flange that connects the manifold pipe to the cat, theres a big a** hole in the resonator, and theres a crack in the piping somewhere. So I bought an Apexi dual-N1 knock-off and some pacesetter headers. The headers should come in next week. Before anyone says anything about the exhaust, I know what I'm getting into. I know the hangers will break at some point and I know its heavy, and I know it takes a bit to install. I really like how it sounds though. Here's some pics!
This is the head from my old engine. Doesn't have any problems, but I'm changing the valve seals.
Head gasket kit from FRsport.com. Great guys to deal with.
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The exhaust. Welds and build quality are better than I expected.
More updates when I finally get to install this stuff!!