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LS to GS-R with new life - MalTeg's Running Log

Decided to start one of these threads. Relocating article content here.

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Ok, I know that there are like 1000 of these, but I think MalTeg wants some attention... lol. So here we go.

In November, my engine ate itself alive. So my teg sat.... and sat... and sat while I saved up money to fix him up! 2 weeks ago, my savings account was sitting at a cool 4k, so I decided to get started!

I should start by saying that I know NOTHING about engines. My father didn't teach me, despite being a mechanic. Luckily, I am pretty clever though. So I figured I would be fine.
Picked up a used B18C1 from the junkyard.


Had to buy a lot of parts. Sorry that I didn't take pictures along the way... When you really get into it, you don't really think about taking pictures. But here's most of the stuff I bought:

Found out my cv axle was shot, so I bought a replacement

Here is my clutch installed (forgot to take the picture till after I had put the transmission on... lol)

Got the old engine out. Head is still good but the block is totally shot.

Got the new one in.

Got my kevlar coated spiral core spark plug wires in the mail (VMS Racing... decided I like this brand)

Installed new spark plugs/wires/dizzy

Now, I know these are kind of "ricey", but I modified my cluster to accommodate my new engine (used EL glow faces)

It has two different lighting modes


Parts list for rebuild:


Piston ring compression tool
Piston ring gapping grinder tool
Pulley puller
Pitman tool
Feeler gauges
P28 ecu
Obd2 - obd1 conversion harness
Block paint + primer
Spark plugs + wires
Billet engine mounts
Cometic head gasket + ARP head bolts
Competition clutch stage 3 clutch
Skunk 2 catback exhaust 3"
Skunk 2 intake manifold and throttle body
Skunk 2 VTEC solenoid
Skunk 2 pro xp valve springs and Titanium retainers
Skunk 2 lowering springs and struts
Skunk 2 stage 2 pro cams
Skunk 2 alpha connecting rods
New b18c1 block
Cp forged pistons 9.8:1 Cr
Obx LSD
Front suspension parts
Vms racing adjustable cam gears
1000cc injectors
OEM itr throttle cable
New main crank bearing
Transmission rebuild kit
GM 3bar map sensor
Gauge pod
Boost gauge, oil pressure gauge, and aem wideband controller
All gaskets
Itr carbon fiber spoiler
Turbonetics turbocharger kit
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Ok, so I didn't replace the gaskets on my exhaust, and noticed that i had a nice exhaust leak. It seemed to seal fine initially, so I figured it would be ok. But, I used it as an excuse to upgrade my exhaust to a higher size for better flow. Found some mandrel bends on ebay (not using the tip or test pipe), and seeing as I have other issues, namely that my flywheel was inferior, I am assuming that the metal shards from the flywheel chewed up my clutch, and my intake is sitting on my rad hose I decided to buy everything in one go. Here are the purchases:

I will update as I get and install everything!
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Looks like a solid start to a build. Looking forward to moar parts updates! Lol

JDM from the womb to the tomb

echelonwarrior: i love how you just go down the highway at 100 sticking out of the sunroof shirtless

Every time matt works on my car he hands me a few bolts and tells me "here, you didnt need these" and sometimes his clutch foot doesnt work properly

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Good progress so far! Those are some thick wires lol. How bright are those gauges? I kind of like them. My gauge cluster is not that bright at the brightest setting so I was thinking about reverse indiglo gauges so that I could actually read the gauges lol! How did they install?
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Why not add to your "LS to GSR conversion" build thread? Only difference seems to be the title, which can be changed with editing the original post in advanced mode.

Nice selection of new parts though. it's always fun getting new stuff for the teg!
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Why not add to your "LS to GSR conversion" build thread? Only difference seems to be the title, which can be changed with editing the original post in advanced mode.

Nice selection of new parts though. it's always fun getting new stuff for the teg!
pretty much... well, that and I want to try to make this one neater than the last thread.
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Ok, so today I removed the resonator since it will be in the way of my CAI when it gets here. After reading up on it, people say that it isn't necessary to remove the bumper or fender, but removing the bumper would have made that last bolt a lot easier... lol. Also replaced the fuel filter yesterday since my car kept threatening to die but the fuel pump was obviously working.
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I like those gauge faces, how much work was that to do? What was involved?
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You have to remove and disassemble the gauge cluster, removing the speedo and tacho entirely. Modify the back housing to accommodate the new wiring, thread the wires, use a non-expanding adhesive to affix the EL glow faces over your existing faces (DO NOT use double sided tape), reassemble the cluster, determine where you will wire it into your car at (easiest is to wire it into your dimmer switch), mount the transformer, and put the bezel back in. Here are a couple pictures of how it looks at night.


I know the differences don't seem very apparent in the photos, but in person it looks much different between the two. One is kind of a xenon color, the other is like liquid paper white.
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Added my goals for my teg to the first post.
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Ok, small update today as I didn't really do much. I got my no name headers in, and fixed the way my exhaust was mounted up (the first time is put it in wrong). Now, I need to get an ITR OEM muffler. I will be buying one soon. Also, I don't have a garage atm, but I do have my new flywheel, clutch, clutch plate. Here are pics!




You can also see in these pictures that I got my CAI in as well.

And that is it for the pictures!
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Is that whole exhaust that you bought on the car or just the Headers?
What was wrong about how it was first installed?
How did everything line up?
Any problems? Did u have to fabricate anything

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Is that whole exhaust that you bought on the car or just the Headers?
What was wrong about how it was first installed?
How did everything line up?
Any problems? Did u have to fabricate anything
Yeah, I bought a whole exhaust system. It is a direct replica of the ITR exhaust system, minus the muffler. 2.25" mandrel bent.

what was wrong was I got the resonator section on there backwards, so the hangers were flat against the undercarriage.

The only problems I had were that they doughnut gasket they provided with the system didn't fit into my catalytic converter, my bolts were long enough to make the jump from pipe to cat, and I forgot to unplug the DS O2 sensor, so I had to repin that. Other than that, my only issue is that I hate this damn fart can... it irritates me beyond words. But all the exhaust gaskets that came with it sealed perfectly, so no more exhaust leak (which is partially why I did this in the first place).
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Just figured I would give a quick update: Gotta do emissions and get my car registered. Turns out, there was a typo on my registration (I had to go and get new plates part way through the year), and I was supposed to have to do it this month, but it was actually still supposed to be done in may. Despite my registration card saying otherwise, so my teg is sitting at the moment. Gotta add some finishing touches before I can get through emissions like my new muffler and flywheel. Ordering the muffler tomorrow, and hopefully I can get my hands on a Helm's otherwise I am going to be buying a LOT OF INK and printing out my digital version. God that will take forever...
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