Well I have had this car for a little over two weeks now and have done some work on it and decided to start a build thread. It will be primarly a daily driver, so I won't be going to wild with it, especially since I will be running all-season tires on it.
To start off I bought with 194k on it for 4k. Not to bad of a deal since only thing I saw that was really needing attention when I got it was serpentine belts and vc gaskets. Plus the add on it has are great; 17x7" BBS wheels, factory short throw shifter, factory premium sound w/sub, auto dimming rear-view mirror, and factory add on gauges (boost, volt, and oil temp.) Filled it up and put all new wipers on it on day 1. Day 2 involved new belts after my girlfriend took me to the parts store to get the idler pulley for the a/c comp. Went to the dealer a few days later for the hood prop rod grommet and gave it a cleaning inside and out the first weekend.
This week I installed new ball joints, out tie rod ends, and rack boots and a oil change. Went way easier than expected except the parts run to the dealer for the rack boots. Discovered my front ds inner cv boot is torn, so another thing to the do list has been added. Also found the source of my coolant smell which was a plus, because it is leaking at the drain cock on the radiator. The PO installed a Mishimoto radiator and someone broke of the plastic ears on the drain cock so it can not be tightened well now. Looks like it may be seeping oil where the oil cooler mounts to the block so I guess a new o-ring for that and new coolant hoses since they felt kinda hard.
To do list:
Install cat-less up-pipe (TurboXS)
install Kart Boy rear subframe lock down bolts
(Rear differential bushings?)
I think that's it for now. Just trying to get it caught up on maintenance items and fix the issues as I find them.
If there is anything else I should check out or do let me know, I am all about preventative maintenance.