Ok...thanks for sticking in there with me guys...this phase of the project is done!
Just took 'Frankie' for a test drive and for now, all I can say is WOW!
I can't believe the difference, no coolant for fuel leaks, temp is good, voltage good, I'm happy. It was a hard three days, but it was worth it, the learning experience alone was worth it.
Some thoughts I'll share with you, on what I learned:
1) If you are going to pull your crank shaft pulley, take the five minutes and remove the fan shroud and fan, believe me, it's worth the extra room you have to move around. Also, you will need a three jaw gear pull tool, you can borrow one from Advance Auto Parts Store for free with a deposit. They'll refund your deposit in full when you bring it back.
2) If you have to remove the fuel rails and injectors, DO IT CAREFULLY! Do not force it out or in...it does take some coaxing, but it is east to bend the cups on the fuel rail where the injectors seat into them.
3) Plan on the job taking three times as long as you expect it to, you will most like run into problems that you didn't expect.
4) Wiring up the electric water pump is pretty easy with the wiring harness supplied by the GREAT folks at Brenspeed. (Those guys are awesome by the way.) The hardest part is finding a switch on wire to tap into. Start with the big wire bundle by the PCM and use a multi-meter to be sure. With the key on, touch you - lead to ground, and + lead to the wire, if you see +12 DC volts...that's a start. Make sure you turn the key off and test the wire again...with the key off, if there is no voltage, you're in business.
5) Make sure you have everything you need, making several trips to the parts store is annoying and time consuming. If you are planning on doing the Steeda underdrive pulley and the eH20 pump, like Stlwagon said, make sure you use a 99" serpentine belt, the stock one will be too long, and MAKE SURE THE PARTS STORE GIVES YOU THE RIGHT SIZE BELT!!!
6) If you have to remove the serpentine belt, draw a diagram on how it's fed, so you don't stand there like an idiot for three hours trying to figure out how it goes back on...
7) Listening to good tunes while you work helps the frustration level...remember THIS IS FUN!!!
Thanks again guys for hanging in there with me, part two is coming up when my Kooks exhaust and Stop Tech brake kit arrives.