Replaced exhaust Y-pipe and mid-pipe with RockAuto parts to get rid of a heat shield rattle, which also gave me more power - stock cats must have been plugged up.
Replaced rear wheel bearings
Installed rear disk brakes from junkyard
Installed polyurethane bushings on rear swingarms (saw thread on this forum)
Installed new KYB GR2 shocks and struts all around. Found p/n's on this forum. Oddly enough, the front left was $7 and the front right was $50 on Amazon.com.
Installed Spring Rubbers in rear to boost spring rate and keep the car off the bump stops when fully loaded. Resulted in about a 1" lift in the rear. P/N 917250-075 required some trimming and a hammer to fit in the stock coil springs.
Replaced front tie rod ends and ball joints
Replaced front right axle - the inner CV joint was cooked by the old cat
Found the FR lower control arm bolt hole in the subframe was ovalized from hitting a curb. Loose and rattling & full of rusty water. Filled it with JB-weld, we'll see how that holds up
Nice new Rain-X winter wiper blades, totally worth it after dealing with crappy blades forever
Fixed oil smell in cabin by replacing cracked PCV hoses, PCV valve, and oil filler cap which was loose
Replaced valve cover gaskets
Fixed heater leak between A/C evaporator and heater core. Whenever the heater fan was on, cold air would blow out of the glove box area. Added a bunch of weatherstrip around the duct and re-fastened the duct clamp which was loose. Also patched up a duct hole a mouse had chewed through.
Replaced timing belts (much easier without covers!), spark plugs, and wires
Added weatherstripping to body side of all door seals and re-glued some door seals that had been torn off after freezing to the car. Applied a bunch of silicone spray to all of the seals.
Lubed all locks and latches.
Fixed driver's door rattle - missing rubber ring on door latch. Gorilla tape.
New iphone holder for the dash and 2-foot right-angle aux cable, non-retractable. Listening to audiobooks on my commute rocks!
LED dome light bulb and installed a hatch-area LED dome light this spring.
Installed some awesome General Altimax Arctic snow tires!
This is a lot of work for an old car, but I love it, because it's a better car now than when I bought it 115K miles ago. I'm still waiting for the clutch to go so I can install the dual range tranny and reseal the engine.
Thanks to all who contribute to this forum - I wouldn't have done half of this work without the inspiration and technical details I find here!
Edited by dennyt, 11 January 2013 - 12:35 PM.