New Spark Plugs and Aero Wiper Kit
I know.... what happened to the Coilovers? Well they are still in the box as I just haven't had the time to install them yet. Maybe some time after Xmas if I'm lucky. As for now, I replaced my spark plugs with a new set of copper NGK BKR7E from ECS Tuning. This is my second set of these plugs and they have been working flawlessly. I normally keep the gap between .020 - .024 inches but figured I try the gap of .026 to see how the car runs. In the past I've had issues with misfires because I assumed the gap recommend on forums were correct, which there weren't. OEM spec is between .016 - .024 inches, so lets see what happen. The drive to work today with a few WOT's and no issues so far.
Next I installed the Aero Wiper kit from ECS Tuning and cleaned/re-lubricated the Wiper Transmission (linkage) found under the windshield. I used the steps from this YouTube video to learn how to take the wiper transmission/linkage out to perform the cleaning. It's actually a rather simple process, but as with anything on this car, you got to get a layer of unrelated parts out of the way. For this case, it was getting the ECU box and the ECU itself out of the way. Breaking down to clean/lube the wiper transmission/linkage was a breeze. I didn't go crazy with specialized grease, but rather wiped away any junk at all friction points (aka, any points that moved, minus the motor) and reapplied with a small amount of white lithium grease. Re-installed and even with the stock wiper arms still on, everything was noticeably smooth in the wiper's motion.
The following day, Aero kit arrived so I got that installed. That is literally just popping off the plastic caps on each stock wiper arms, remove two 13mm nuts, and gently pry off the stock arms. I used a 13mm wrench and slid the open-end of the wrench under the stock wiper arms to pry them off. Apparently there is a specialized tool that can do this, but the wrench method worked just fine for me. Install the new Aero wiper arms and a few rounds of aligning those arms via trial and error I was good to go..... I do have to warn, DON'T leave your hood open with the wipers on. The driver side wiper arm will come into contact with the top of your hood. I learned the hard way. Wipers work great now and they are fully ready for winter's worst... with a lower profile look.
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