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RustFlames last won the day on February 8

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About RustFlames

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  • Birthday 01/08/1986

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    1995 Black XE Manual Transmission 290,000 KM
  • Place of Residence
    30km west of Drayton Valley
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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  • What do you consider yourself?
    Serious Off Road Enthusiast
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  • Location
    Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada
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  • Interests
    I enjoy spending time outdoors, raising my family and repairing and upgrading my pathy whenever I get the chance!

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  1. Alternator was caked with dirt and dust, spent a good deal of time just cleaning the innards out, I have tried to be as methodical as possible with this rebuild as it is my first. Can hardly wait to hear this baby purr hah almost lost my sanity powder coating all the hardware, ziploc bag after ziploc bag of bolts. I’m seeing the end finally. I pulled the engine nearly a year ago
  2. X2 on the small metal clips, When they pop out they like to go flying, i held a magnet next to it to avoid the crawl of shame all over the garage looking for them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The color is called peeka blue, It’s a translucent powder so I sprayed it with super chrome first, On the contrary I can’t wait to take it off-road, the coating is very durable, I’ve been doing literally every bracket screw bolt washer I can remove, It was Npora that inspired me to start this restoration. Hoping to win pathy of the year once she’s roadworthy haha Hope you guys can appreaciate the progress so far. I probally will spend another year on it, I want to powdercoat the rear axle. the only blue you should be able to see is when it’s rolled over or when the hoods open. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Alternator and starter are basically the only things I have to to do before reassembly of the engine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Took out as much casting Slag as I could with some 80 and 120 grit sandpaper rolls and then painstakinly hand blended the combustion chambers and exhaust ports to a mirror shine trying to capitalize on my headers Guess the only thing left is a 3 angle valve job, and some S1 jim wolf cams. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Polished my combustion chambers up to 3000 grit it’s not perfect but a hell of a lot better than they were when I pulled them, I know it won’t produce any real noticeable gains but since this Vg30e rebuild is going on a year now ( due to all the powdercoating) I will start a rebuild thread one of these days, porter out all the casting slag out of the intakes and plan to do a little polishing on the exhaust side. truly a labour of love. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Well guys here’s my Vg30e block Powdercoated. I sandblasted it first So now I’m just in the process of blowing it out with compressed air and putting a thin layer of wd40 in the cylinder walls and inside where the crank sits then wrap in saran wrap and put it in the warm house until I can take it to a machine shop. Not planning on boring, Just want it cleaned to perfection before reassembly, Have lots of parts to clean and paint before then Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Powdercoated my throttle intake Hell I’ve done most of the engine now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Of all the pathfinders in the scrapyard I’ve looted, I always found a lower Valience not completely corroded to be the elusive of all, I’ve noticed the quantity of Pathys in the pick-n-pull has declined by quite a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The tire carrier is overengineered you could perhaps mount a steel jerry can on I and somehow plumb it in the main tank?
  11. Pacesetter Long tube headers coated and wrapped with high temperature black fiberglass wrap (Moose Racing). 50 ft was just enough to do both sides. I was hoping to have enough left over to do the Y-pipe. Probably end up just getting destroyed. I still have to get a spray can of high temp silicone to protect from fraying and debris. The wrap will void the warranty on the headers but you only live once! With the 3 coats Por-20 I'm confident the pipes won't disintegrate from reaching higher temperatures than intended. If they do, let my mistakes be your knowledge! My question is I know the one bung on the drivers side header is for the Exhaust gas re-circulation tube, however there is a second bung just down the pipe from it. It is welded on but does not open up into the header its blocked by the pipe its welded onto. I'm guessing this is to install a temperature sensor. Is this a correct assumption?
  12. They do look beefier but I believe the stock ones had just rusted to the point where they were going to fail, I do want to add the calmini lift however I was told at the parts store it would be a 9 month wait as they only build a single small batch once per year, not sure if there was any truth to that but right now I’m saving for an Xterra transmission, are all years of xterra compatible with a VG30E? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hey everyone I haven't made a post in like 7 years, the ex crashed my pathfinder on an icy morning and slid into a trailer. So it sat in a field for a good long while until I decided it was time to bring it back to life. Someone had come along and cut out my amps and stole my sub. So my first order was to rebuild the stereo. I swapped out the speakers, deck, replaced sub and amp. Deck: Kenwood Double Din DPX503BT Amp: Kenwood 5 Channel amp XR901-5 Speakers: C2- 570x JL Audio Now onto the Dynomatting after upgrading the stereo it was quite evident that there was a lot of resonance between the body panels and the interior pieces especially when the base drops hit. This in turn took away from the music clarity with all the rattling, vibrations. It was the worst inside the front doors and the roof. Dynomat is a sound deadening material that keeps the road noise out, keeps the stereo sound inside. It makes a stock stereo sound great and an upgraded system sound phenomenal. I removed all interior panels, roof pieces (steam cleaned them once they were out) and went to town. I finished the cargo area, roof, pillars. Also to note I rolled up chunks of Dynomat and squeezed them inside the doors to eliminate the annoying buzzing sound in there. Its not a complete project there's a product they make called Dynopad and its thicker and specially designed to be placed on your floors under your carpet/vinyl. It was out of my budget at the time and eventually I will get around to it. This project cost me about $580 Canadian for just the dynomat. Its not cheap but if your serious about music its worth every penny. Also music aside it makes driving much more pleasurable when you take it on the highway the road noise is almost completely cancelled out, let me put it this way its the difference between driving a tin can and driving a Vault. There are other products similar to it but this was what was available to me in the area Hauling it home after it sitting in an impound for over a year. Before that It sat in a field for nearly 5 years The start of my quest to clean the underbody and frame began with dropping the fuel tank After several hours removing all the grit I had discovered some nasty little pinholes I sealed them up with JB steel stick that plugged the holes hopefully forever. 3 coats of Por-15 later and it was looking a hell of a lot better. Later on the Cap for the fuel pump was cleaned up and painted and wires all saudered wrapped The old calipers were looking rough so I replaced them and painted the new ones with some blue caliper paint ( little did I know I would start to paint everything in sight this electric blue scheme) Old springs vs. New comparison Since I had upgraded my shifter to a leather wrap and put a leather knob on my transfer case shifter. I cut this wrap off a BMW in the pick n pull yard. I had to drill out some of the internals to make it fit then I just slapped some contact cement on there and there you have it Been storing some spray cans of tint around for awhiles so decided to black out the tail lights and 3rd brake like, with the leds in there it looks very sharp Every single bolt, nut washers, locknut I removed was caked in rust, I methodically used my wire wheel cleaned everything up and painted with primer and 3 coats of a gloss black rust paint. After I reassembled the front end I realized that my knuckle, lower and upper control arms looked awful bolted to those freshly painted pieces so I continued on dismantling the rest of it. This is a comparison shot of lower control arms before and after primer I figured why not carry on with the blue so I used this raptor box liner paint to coat my upper and lower control arms, transmission support brackets, torsion bars, panhard bar, the torsion bar bracket, I tinted it "Electric Blue" Rear stabalizer bar, that dog bone piece off the front end. this pic I believe is of the first coat, I ended up applying 2 Im still putting it together here is some of the driver side assembled Since the front corner was crumpled I had to order a new radiator support, still in the process of removing the old one I cut out the heating pads and wiring out of some luxury suv at the pick n pull yard and installed them in my seats. Always wanted heated seats Since I was painting the entire frame and underbody with the por-15 black gloss (afterwards I painted over top of that with ashphalt undercoating)there were areas I could not reach, so I dropped the transmission out and ensure nothing was left uncoated from the rear all the way up the firewall Ordered some pacesetters, cleaned all the shipping paint (a real pain in the ass) and gave them 3 coats of por-20 high temp paint. I intend to wrap them with header wrap afterwards. will upload pics once I get around to it There are a few other things I am bouncing around on ( bodywork mostly) but this old girl has come a long way, and I dont intend of stopping here! Hope you guys enjoy this update! It certainly has been awhile!
  14. Dynomatting your Pathy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Im also from alberta anywhere from edmonton to calgary at any time. where abouts you at jhamelin819

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