QLM Recall/Maint Week 2019

Prius Hybrid System 8/8/19 (120,000) Evo Airbag recall (final) 8/9/19 (40,050) Clearbra redone – yellowing covered under warranty from Clear Auto Bra & XPEL’s 10 year. There were some concerns that paint would peel off, but for factory paint this is apparently not really an issue M3 Blower motor wiring 8/12/19 Positive battery terminal 8/12/19…

Girodisc Rotors (X Front, 8/9 Rear)

Just purchased and mounted new 2-piece Girodisc rotors for both the front and rear. This replaces my old DBA5000 front & DBA4000 rear setup. These are super-light high-end 2-piece rotors that look great and decent amounts of weight. While the previous DBA set I have still has tons of life, I was planning on making…

UOA 06162019 (Evo)

Very similar results to the last track day I did, wear is holding consistent. Car showed some knock at the last track day that I did, but no difference in wear here and that knock should be resolved soon. Changed to Red Line 5w30 again, this time with Fram Ultra XGS3593A. I’ll run for a…

UOA 06232019 (M3)

Shortly after flushing the Evo’s fluids, decided to change the M3’s oil, given it had been in the car for about a year. Ran Redline 5w50 as opposed to the Castrol 10w60, so it’s good to see wear looking ok here. Changed to Redline Race Oil 50wt with a Mann 926/5 Z filter for the…

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…