This thread is a project I did last year to smarten up my engine bay on the skyline, I had already polished the inlet pipes but they had started to go off. So I decided to take the car off the road for a bit and get it looking better.
Just to note, all work done myself using hand tools and a 6"bench grinder/polisher
so the dismantling begins,,
throttle body inlet plenum, inlet pipes fuel rail and cam cover all off
inlet manifold off
to be replaced with a nice polished one
some comparison pics
also fitted a new fuel filter and some braided fuel lines, cleaned the fuel rail and polished the injector caps
was then time to fit the replacement plenum with one i did earlier.
was a real pita to refit but with much swearing and awkard joint extensions it went on nicely and i was happy that it was sitting on the new gasket correctly.
the new HKS oil filter can be seen in this pic - also on the new adapter plate for the new temp/pressure gauges and the polished water inlet pipe
So next up was the cam shaft and belt covers and new silicone pipes, buffed uo the exhaust manifold / turbo heat shields and the coolant bleed pipes, also replaced 2 coilpacks as they were shot so hopefully no more misfire
bit of a blurry pic - but i quite like this one
3"cold air feed trumpet was secured in old smic hole
new silicone inlet pipe
picked up a MAF sensor cover that was also polished up
all fitted with a new purple filter and polished cage
L pipe refitted and carbon cannister binned and replaced with a catch can
hard pipe kit and inlet pipes refurbed and refitted
i also painted the bumper bar as it was looking pretty skanky, pulled off the bonnet liner too for the same reason, and replaced the driver side headlight as it was yellowing, i had a spare but it was cracked on the side - but hopefully my repair will be ok as the lens is much cleaner.
bumper back on - this was a milestone as it finally looked almost useable again