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    AC 3" Lift
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    Dallas, TX
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  1. I assume you would need to be careful to spray the radiator squarely and a bit back to not fold over any fins? I've been thinking about this problem. If it was me I'd hook an OBD reader up to it and drive around to verify it wasn't an out of calibration gauge. If that shows it is still too hot, I'd probably test the coolant temp sensor. There is a procedure in the service manual I think by dipping it in boiling water and checking the resistance. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. If you are going to live with it, I'd try putting in a bottle of Red Line Water Wetter. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. OEM rad caps are so cheap I'd do that first too. You can get a coolant exhaust gas test kit on Amazon for $35, or Ebay for as little as $15, so I'd do that too. Not sure I trust China eBay kits. It will at least eliminate that possibility to move on to next Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. Well I guess you have the reason the PO left the belt off. I'm surprised it's not louder when the clutch is off. Something internally is screwed up with the clutch. I really can't imagine your belt will last long when you aren't using the AC. That would have to generate a lot of heat and wear on the belt. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. When you say slips do you mean with the engine running and compressor off that the belt is spinning across the stopped pulley? In that case I can't imagine it isn't making an awful screeching noise. Or do you mean with the engine off, you can pull the belt over the end of the compressor pulley? If that's the case you need to adjust the idler pulley tension. You should not be able to take it off by hand. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. If you had the 3M ceramic tint installed, do you mind saying what it cost? I've been meaning to look into this and haven't gotten around to it. I don't want to install it myself though. I put solar blocking tint on some of my home windows, and wanted to claw my eyeballs out while trying to get it on not wrinkled or scratched. I wasted more than half of it. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. Lol it hasn't been regularly in the low 90s for a high here since early June. That might be a day when I don't run the AC because it feels cooler, if the humidity isn't too bad. It's amazing to me being from Texas that someone had the belt break and didn't immediately try replacing it. Unless it happened over the winter and they didn't keep it to summer. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. Unless you are in a cool area I can't imagine why the belt wouldn't have been replaced if AC worked. The compressor pulley should freewheel when the clutch isn't engaged. I can't remember if the R50 will engage the clutch with the ignition on but engine not running. Did you try doing that and see if the pulley will rotate a little? No real harm in putting a belt on and seeing if it works. Worst case the thing howls like a mad man. When you do, be sure to check the tensioner pulley freewheels and doesn't click or sound rough. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. Vent temps should go down when you are driving steadily above about 35 mph. At that point the rad fan is no longer doing much of the work of pulling air across the condenser, and the RPMs are up for the compressor to be able to circulate the optimal refrigerant. If they don't go down at all it is very unlikely your rad fan has a problem unless the clutch is too stiff or locked up. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  10. I put in half of a bottle (16 oz) of the Supertech Walmart oil stabilizer. It says use up to 20% (or the whole bottle for a Pathfinder.) I was a little scared of using that much since it's almost like mayonnaise. But it quieted my engine right down. I'll probably try Idemitsu 10-30 at my next oil change to compare. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. I suppose you have to get that stuff at the Subaru dealer or Amazon? I see you can also get Idemitsu branded oil on Amazon. I may have to try that. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for the feedback. 10-30 is a Nissan approved weight for this engine under some temp ranges. I had been running 5-30 because 10-30 is right on the edge of officially acceptable for the temp here, and I was trying to eek all efficiency possible out of the engine. But it has 260k miles now. I think it has earned the heavier weight. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  13. I tow a 3,000 lb RV (a Casita) with my 2001 manual 4x4. It does really well, but it's at the limit of what I'd want to tow with it on flat land or moderate hills. I have the 2 inch spring lift. If you don't have that, you'll probably need air springs. You feel the weight of it behind you. But it tows straight and steady without sway. I don't have any slippage of the clutch. You have to really wind the engine out to keep up with traffic. It can get up to 70-80 mph slowly. In 100 degree temps at that speed the engine runs about 215 degrees. If I were traveling in a high mountainous area like Colorado, I wouldn't feel comfortable towing with it, keeping up with traffic on the Interstate at least. Maybe it would be fine on state roads. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. I have 2 more qts of 5-30. That will last me about 2 months. I think my oil change will be due about then too. Sure I'll use 10-30 probably around late October when I change it. Until then I'll throw in some of that oil enhancer. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for the tip. I've considered trying 10w30 to see if that helped quiet it down, but I'll try the Supertech additive instead. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

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