Hot cam your car, bro, at least with the NV (non vanos) exhaust cam. Research the hell out of this. Its worth it and you might as well upgrade your car's performance while you're at it.
1. Cylinder head issues and related parts.
2. Necessary servicing such as starter, alternator, belts, water pump, thermostat, crank sensor (change it out now as its usually difficult to get at) and rust and carbon removal from the block.
3. Hot camming. This could have easily been a #2 issue but i decided to be a tad conservative at the last minute.
4. Discretionary servicing such as octopussian coolant hoses, fuel pump, relays, etc. The joints at the existing coolant hose can always be reinforced if you run out of your budget before getting to this, so I'll classify it as discretionary. And considering the relative difficulties of changing out a new cam and a new fuel pump, the new cam comes ahead.
That's would be the order of work from highest to lowest priority, if I were taking on this job myself. Cheers.
Last edited by robertobaggio20; 01-27-2011 at 04:55 PM.