finally got around to putting the discs on the front, still have to do the rear. 15/16 master cylinder was an easy install.
i was having an overheating issue, was very random. cooling system is all new, i even installed a 160 thermostat however i am not a fan of lower than OE thermostat's as i think it's keeping the thermostat open and the radiator isn't getting a chance to actually cool the coolant off any because it got worse after the new thermostat. i am ordering a digital coolant gauge to closely monitor the actual temp and to rule out if my OE coolant gauge is faulty.
i was thinking head gasket maybe the issue so i done a leak down test, good news is head gasket is fine however the rings are ******. which i kind of expected. going to do a leak down test on my spare l18 and l20b and if they pass i'll drop one of those in when i do the 5 speed swap.