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    1994 SE-V6Mods:3" PA Body lift3" SL (AC springs and AC UCA)ARB Front bar.Infinity speakers, sub and kenwood deck with bluetooth.Cold air intakeExternal Transmission cooler, filter and Temp gauge.Deep Cycle BatterySport Rack roof basketAVS VentvisorsTrailer Hitch modded for body lift.33x12.5x15 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires on Cragar Soft 8 wheels31x10.5x15 Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires on stock lego rims (street wheels)And some other stuff.1995 SE-V6Winter ride. Bone Stock and rusty.
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    Ottawa Ontario, Canada
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    Serious Off Road Enthusiast
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  1. There's no way the transmission cooler would cause the engine to overheat. There is a huge amount of surface area in the radiator and the trans cooler is just a small tube sitting in the bottom tank. If the engine is overheating at low speeds I would investigate the fan clutch.
  2. Exactly. My old 94 pathy had it on the lugs from the previous owner. It took me forever to get rid of it all.
  3. I've never used anti seize on things like lugs or spark plugs. I just clean the threads and maybe a couple of drops of ATF so things spin smoothly... Never an issue in 14 years of pathy ownership.
  4. If it is this stuff, it is very good. https://www.amazon.ca/Permatex-24125-Ceramic-Extreme-Lubricant/dp/B0018PSASU/ref=asc_df_B0018PSASU/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=293019627565&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1965653352532573737&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9000662&hvtargid=pla-571820984777&psc=1 Those rotors are toast and the pads are wearing like that because of the ridges in the rotors. Replace rotors and pads.
  5. I honestly wouldn't touch it. I've never in the 14+ years of owning and driving wd21s had an EGR issue. I'd focus your time on mods that will improve the off-road prowess
  6. So in metric grade 8.8 is equivalent to standard grade 5. 10.9 in metric is standard grade 8. If the nut held the torque it is probably okay. But just something to be aware of and a lot of people get confused.
  7. Take it into a good fastener store and they should be able to find the right ones. You'll want a grade 10.9 nut as well.
  8. Good call on changing those seals. I didn't when I put mine in but didn't have any issues. It's always a gamble though.
  9. The easiest, cheapest thing to do would be find a low mileage vg30, replace all the gaskets and seals on it, and drop it in. Next would be a vg33 swap, r50 pathfinders and first gen Xterras are easy to find. JDM motors can be had for less than $500 if you look around.
  10. 140-180F is the normal range mine runs at. Maybe sometimes close to 200F on the trail.
  11. I would take a VG33ER Xterra over a VQ R50 any day. You can make the suspension flex just as good with revolver shackles, and it is cheaper/simpler to lift. The VQ is a good engine but the VG is a workhorse. I'd probably still prefer an N/A VG over a VQ just from the simplicity/reliability standpoint. All the ones I've had to work on have been a pain, and the oil consumption is annoying. At the end of the day all of these platforms are "old". Pick whatever one you like driving the best. I own a 1995 pathfinder and a 2002 Xterra. I love them both, the X has tons of power with the supercharger and the torque comes in nice and early. It has the steep WD21 gearing so the power difference is really noticeable.
  12. While you're in there make sure the idle air control is working. Mine ended up having a crack in it allowing un-metered air in. It only happened on cold starts and once it was warm it was okay. Worse in the winter. Does it happen hot or cold? I spent months chasing down a similar issue that occurred when cold but slowly got better as the motor warmed up.
  13. The compressors in these don't fail often. I'm betting whoever had it before just didn't replace the belt when it broke. If you have a set of AC manifold gauges you could throw them on and see what is in it.
  14. The MAF ground was a very common issue for some of these trucks. My first one had the issue and it stalled several times in traffic before I figured it out. I did add the same ground to the terminal and never had another issue. That was the cause of my injector leak code, actually. It is a bit misleading. Depending on what EGR yours has, you might have a tiny rubber hose going from the EGR to the BPT valve (small egr looking thing beside the egr valve). If that hose has a split in it, it will cause issues. If the engine light flashes while driving that could indicate a misfire. I'm not sure these are smart enough to detect what cylinder but be sure your plugs are good and the wires are seated well. It may also just be time for the cat to be replaced. If it is the original one with a lot of miles or was driven with the vehicle running poorly, it will have failed. My brother drove my VW with a misfire for over an hour out of a northern Ontario park before cell service was around, and the cat failed shortly after that.

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