Since this forum is dead, I came up with this idea... could be kind of fun. A journal of sorts since my short term memory is shot, so I'll be able to look back at what I've done months down the road and amuse myself. Also, for others to post what they've been up to, and ask questions if need be. Today I did a water pump, lower and upper intake manifold gaskets on a 2005 Grand Caravan with a 3.8L. Customer's van, I've done work on it before but always basic stuff (belt tensioner, struts, brakes). Never got to rip into one of these motors until today. I have to say that this motor is probably the easiest (aside from Honda B/D series) thing I've ever had to do intake gaskets on. All 10mm bolts, for the upper plastic intake and the lower aluminum plenum. Had both the intakes off in probably a half hour. The water pump was a little more of a pain, but still not bad in the least. Had to disconnect the passenger side motor mount in order to drop the motor down to get the pump out, since you don't have much (hardly any as a matter of fact) space to work with. Everything is back together, minus putting the serpentine belt back on, and changing the oil, adding/bleeding the coolant. It got dark on me so I'll have to finish it up tomorrow, but pretty much all done. Yesterday I did a tune up (just plugs actually) on a '02 F150 with the Triton 5.4. Another customer's vehicle, the dealer wanted $500 to do the plugs, so I did them for $150. Looks like a pain in the ass when you just look it over, but when you start getting into it, it's not bad. Individual coils on each plug, each held down by one 7mm bolt. Had to remove the power steering bracket to get cylinder 1, and had to pull out the fuel rail on each side in order to get the plugs out, since the rail runs over them. You don't have to remove the rail, just take the bolts out, pop the injectors up and move it out of the way. Also disconnect a few vaccum lines, no big deal. Was proud of myself since it was finished in an hour and a half, and the book time is 2.2. So, use this thread as your automotive journal if you like. What did you work on today?