As promised I got off my a$$ and did a lil bit of work today. MW3 break time!
I was able to replace all the washers w/seals and the nuts for the valve cover. I must've missed counted (ahem, fat fingered or one too many in my belly) when I ordered. So I got 11 of each when I need 13. Better than old ones
Since I'm missing two I put them where they can easily be accessed in the front.
OEM part #'s are 01217-00221 for the nuts and 13268-97E0A for the washers/seals.
The website thenismoshop.com is such a life saver!
Also I did replace the the valve cover gasket, spark plug gaskets and the 5th lil small one as well but forgot to take pics again! Boo!
Part #'s are 13270-52F00 for the valve cover and 13271-65F00 for all five of the spark plug gaskets.
Now time to tackle spark plugs and and a new coil pack harness.
New harness and part #
New vs. old
You can see why I replaced the old one.
Now for the spark plugs. I decided to go with NGK only because I've never once had a problem with them.
Coil packs and harness removed.
Look at the old ones
Now put the packs back on and attach the new harness neatly.
And as you remember the TOMEI cover which I'm glad it'l help vent heat while looking stylish.
Last thing, gotta remember the one ground wire on the harness to the back of the motor.
With the top done (sorta, cuz missing the 2x nuts and washers, sigh, off the valve cover) I got around to getting the throttle body and IACV installed too!
Becuase I don't wanna make a new bracket to make the S13 throttle pulley work with the intake mani I ordered and am using the S14 pulley. Very simple to replace, nut/washer and boom, done son.
Also since I don't wanna run coolant to the throttle body (cuz it doesn't get too cold here to take use of warming it up) I simply pulled both nipples out by pulling and twisting with some pliers.
Got a new throttle body gasket
Cleaned her up and installed
Last but not least the IACV, dirty!
Cleaned it up and removed and prepped the surface for the new gasket.
The gasket was on back order and went for one the FRSport offered.
Mount her up and call it a day!
That's all for today! Now I think it's time for some well deserved MW3. Bring it on! mwah ha ha ha ha