2003-2008 Toyota Corolla Spark Plugs How-To

Corolla Spark Plug Change How To Requires: 4x Spark Plugs (Denso IK16TT) 10mm wrench 3/8th wrench, spark plug tool (5/8th), extension tool There is a 10mm bolt holding down each spark plug connector. You can disconnect the connectors and unbolt each connector. I disconnected the entire rail and left the connectors on, but for this…

2019 Alignment & Corner Balance (Evo)

Prior to corner balancing the car, I decided to pull out any preload I could find in the car to help with how the car behaves when a corner touches back down and general handling and ride quality improvements. Turns out most of the corners didn’t have too much preload, ~0.25-0.5″, which is still a…

Boost Leak Test & Coolant Flush

Had a local shop that was working on the Evo’s exhaust also do a coolant transfusion (full flush) today. It turns out that the RED Asian Zerex Vehicle coolant that I’ve been using for a few years has had an update that no longer includes Mitsubishis, obviously including the Evo. They released a new fluid,…

M3 Interior Swap

Post will be updated as I continue to get new parts in Speed cloth powered front seats 10/21/18 Schroth Quick Fit Pro 10/21/18 Black armrest 10/29/18 Black Leather Door Cards 11/24/18 Headlight Condensation & Dry Out Cloth Interior 1/9/19 The only thing I didn’t quite care for on the M3 that I purchased was the…

“Heavy” Battery for the Evo

My old battery, a 5lb Shorai LFX36L3-BS12 unfortunately crapped out on me while the Evo was down for the differential swap. I think I had let it die one too many times and one of the cells was gone, so the battery was no longer able to start the car, even while on the trickle…

Winter Projects 2018

Ended the 2018 season: 10th in Stl Solo 1st in BSCC The BSCC championship was extremely close – I led by 2 season points coming into the last event, which could easily slip through my fingers – however, with the last minute rain cancellation for the last event, the championship fell to me! With this…