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This is a discussion on Winter Mods within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Alrighty. Might as well rip her apart. Starting Tuesday when i finally get a whole day at home...ill get me ...

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    Winter Mods

    Alrighty. Might as well rip her apart.
    Starting Tuesday when i finally get a whole day at home...ill get me some work done.

    1. I'll be installing my new interior. headliner, visors, and carpet. i also need to run my seatbelts thru my new seatbelt guides.

    2. Ill be installing the exhaust from the Y back (i dont feel like messing with Motor Mounts or LTs)
    Header Install
    ^^didnt find half of this write up useful because of blurry pics (im kind of a visual learner)

    3. Wire Hide
    -how did you tape/hold up your wires?

    4. All Time Fog Mod

    5. Cruise Control Relocation
    -HELP?

    6. Then ill be removing the AIR/ERG.
    Secondary Air: Diagnosing and Removal
    I still need to buy the block offs for ERG. (thunder racing i believe someone once told me)
    But a few questions on the AIR for a 1999...
    -pajeff02 says i should have air lines running to my lid/resonator? but i thought that was only on '00-'02s?
    -I understand removing the pump and lines, but how do i remove the check valves?
    -do i need to remove the fuse and relay?
    -how do you hold up your left over wires? somekind of tape or something?
    -where do all the lines run so i know when i have them all out?
    -i need a write up for ERG delete too...please

    finish up with a nice bath [and wax if it really will be 50 friday] and clean the interior and engine bay

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    Mine is torn apart right now too but will back together in a day or two with a new look, hopefully.

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    found it lol -relocating the cruise control
    http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=131639

    wait...did i miscomprehend this or do i have to splice and add some length to the wires running to the CCM after relocating and wire hide???

    and for the wirehide..i heard that some dont have to cut anything?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lswon/s...740314/detail/
    is step 5 necessary and wtf is step 6?
    Last edited by BashamWS6; 12-25-2010 at 09:39 PM.

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    I ripped all of my EGR out and blocked the ports from the headers.

    EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - Emissions controll device. Injects exhaust gas back into manifold for re-circulation. Came on 98-00 f-bodies only. Never on y-body or 01-02 f-body due to revised camshafts.

    Removal Pro's:
    Cleans engine bay, less weight, easier to work on things, pure air > burnt air.
    Removal Con's:
    Could cause you to fail "visual" inspection depending on how strict your state is. Removing without tuning work will cause Service Engine Soon (SES) light, dead giveaway to inspectors. Sniffer tests could be a problem as EGR cuts down on NOX gasses. Blockoff plates for exhaust manifolds required unless using "race" headers.

    Example)
    - Texas "visual" - pop the hood, don't look at anything, close hood, $12.50.
    - California "visual" - pop hood, tech LOOKS FOR EGR, kicks you in the nuts.

    http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/te...mod/index.html

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...r-removal.html
    Last edited by Packy; 12-25-2010 at 09:39 PM.

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    whatcha doin to the T/A Packy?
    and i live in Indiana so im good with inspection haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    whatcha doin to the T/A Packy?
    and i live in Indiana so im good with inspection haha
    Some new motor mounts, new radiator, Formula front bumper cover and an FMIC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packy View Post
    Some new motor mounts, new radiator, Formula front bumper cover and an FMIC.
    Do your DRL housings leak??
    If not, willing to sell just those?

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    ^^^
    what i did was i took the whole housings out...
    i drilled three holes on the bottom of the housings
    one in the middle and in the front corners...so they act as drains
    havent had a DRL out for 3 months now (possibly a record)
    knock on wood.

    got a new radiatior back in september. starting to leak again tho :/

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    When the SES light comes on after removing the AIR, can it be turned off with one of the handheld diagnostic computers like a Craftsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroGuy83 View Post
    When the SES light comes on after removing the AIR, can it be turned off with one of the handheld diagnostic computers like a Craftsman?
    Handhelds are crap. All of them.
    And I do not believe they can turn off codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroGuy83 View Post
    When the SES light comes on after removing the AIR, can it be turned off with one of the handheld diagnostic computers like a Craftsman?
    Yeah but it will come back on again a few miles down the road. It need to be deleted from the tune so that the computer doesn't recognize it as a missing item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Do your DRL housings leak??
    If not, willing to sell just those?
    One of mine leaked and someone already has first dibs on them from LS1tech.

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    tune from frost.
    and i cant get the ERG write up to load...damn ls1tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packy View Post
    One of mine leaked and someone already has first dibs on them from LS1tech.
    Oh well.

    My winter mod is selling the damn thing anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Oh well.

    My winter mod is selling the damn thing anyways.
    Yeah, I decided to do more to it and when I move back to the US I am going to put an F1A on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Packy View Post
    Yeah, I decided to do more to it and when I move back to the US I am going to put an F1A on it.
    That is what Dan did last year. Fucking mean. Bitch trapped 133MPH at 3600 feet.

    I figure I will end up keeping mine and letting it sit for a while if it isn't sold by April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    That is what Dan did last year. Fucking mean. Bitch trapped 133MPH at 3600 feet.

    I figure I will end up keeping mine and letting it sit for a while if it isn't sold by April.
    That is awesome! I am hoping for around 137-140mph at sea level once I do that.

    Sorry to you are selling it but I understand. I hate how everyone is always saying they will buy it but when its for sale no one is ever serious enough. I had the same issue with mine that is why I ended up keeping it. Plus that told all the low ballers to kiss my MF'in ass when they saw me at MIR racing it.

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    ^^^
    well if you still have it by the end of summer...i might just buy it if i could sell mine

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    Yeah....the low ballers are fucking awesome.


    Craigslist is great for that.
    "Hey man, love that car. Will you take $7800?"

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    dude id give you asking price if you could be pacient till July

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