Chula Vista, CA
Hello Everyone, I finally got off my arse and started working on Project WICKDLX. I bought this car from IGOTTAV8 and have had nothing but issues with trying to SMOG it.. I was not sure which route I wanted to go with this little project.. Till about a couple of days ago when I dropped a couple of bills on it trying to get it to pass SMOG. I failed SMOG twice now trying to fix all the little issues it has had. It failed twice in the same place NO high. Well this car being 11 years old needed some tender loving care.
Started to do a major tune up on it. Bought all new basic items for it.
- Plugs Autolite 25 $16
- Spark Plugs FMS 8.8mm $50
- Cap and Rotor $20
- BBK Header Gaskets $34
- Stage 8 Locking Bolts $50
- Set Timing to Stock 10* (FREE)
- Changed Oil $20
- New 02 Sensors $100
- EGR Valve $90
- EGR Position Sensor $30
- Idle Air Control Valve $60
- EGR Vacuum Regulator Valve (EVR) $30
Hoping that would be my issues, I took it back to get SMOGGED and sure enough it failed again.
I took the car to RPMM to help replace the cats when WES noticed my brakes were bad. After finding a bad brake booster which would cause a major vacuum leak and can be the main issue for failing SMOG.
I decided to order the Brake Booster and Master Cylinder because they both were bad.. I took one wheel off and found metal to metal contact and both Rotors were shoot...
- New Master Cylinder $60
- Brake Booster $ 72
- New Outer Bearings $10
- Two New Rotors $ 100
- Brake Pads all around. $60.00