Having made it this far with the car, needless to say ive been more than pleased with the progress i've made. or should i say was pleased. I ordered a black z-edition grill (thats now since been sold to Corey), and scored some MINT blue-tint headlights. But of course, you know, issues. First, when i swapped my OEM headlights for the JDM ones, the plug (unbeknownst to me) was cracked and therefore could fall out of the bulb at anytime. So eventually, i got a ticket. Even though i showed the officer that it was remedied just by pressing the plug back in. Luckily for me, i was able to have the ticket nullified by showing the precinct that it was working fine within 24 hours. Small annoyance.
When i finally got my black three bar grill, i thought i would pop open the cam cover. sure enough, issue:
now, it's not that the cam seals are leaking. that wasn't even what set me off. What set me off was the fact that my dumbass didn't have them done when i had the timing belt done in June. THAT is what set me off. So, whatever. adding to that, my driver wheel bearing started to make a lot of noise, so now that has to be done. And a week after discovering these two issues, my rear end has started to make a very loud clunk.
Now, i know what most people would say. Just fix it man! But i havent had an extended period of time with this car where i've had to make repairs. It's been nonstop since i've owned it where there's something to fix. All i want is for a few months to pass by where im not fixing something, or cleaning up someone else's cheap fix that ive been bestowed with. So i've since listed the car for sale, but i have not had one offer yet.
Thankfully, i recieved my blue-tint headlights. These headlights had the 9006 plug that i needed to fix my crappy low beam connection. And since i took the headlight out, i though i might as well see how the blue tints look.
my old black headlight vs the blue tint...
i never realized how bad my "black" headlights were. The light output was terrible, the lenses were garbage, and the overall age of them showed. Needless to say, after all the issues ive been having these headlights restored some lost faith in the wagon.
So for now, since this is the worst time of the year to sell a car im just fixing it for now. I should have everything tied off and fixed within the next two weeks, so im excited about that. Anyways, here some shots of the car. Some with the black three bar grill, some that i've taken since the grill has sold.
thats all for now, cheers.