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SpecialWarr last won the day on December 8 2015

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About SpecialWarr

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  • Birthday 06/25/1973

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    1990 VG30E, 4 door 4X4, MANUAL locking hubs, automatic ... new owner, new truck, new tools..... Power pack, LSD and 31-10.5-15 GY Wrangler Territory tires.... where is the mud!! PACESETTER HEADERS NGK Wires, Bosch Plugs Fuel Pressure Regulator installed! Intake plenum gasket and throttle body gaskets installed Maxima SOHC 90 amp Alternator installed Starter installed Main Engine Sub-Harness installed 31 x 10.5 x 15 Good Year Wrangler TERRITORY....4... on sale installed FENDERS: installed! Master Power Window switch installed ( 3 out of 4 windows currently operate....) Rear Frame rebuild done! Upper ball joints and tie-rods are on the list this week! TO-DO LIST: Alignment A bit of body welding Sunroof seal and weatherstrip replacement Spot Weld Plugs from PO "roof rack install" Radio head unit that works Figure out why only 3 out of 4 windows operate.... or nevermind... I'll just add a DPDT switch for the drivers' door.
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    career suspension tuner and racer of bicycles, wrencher of broken things and maker of tools.... if it's broken I will mend it, if it needs welding I'll weld it...assuming I'll have the time!

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  1. Audi A3 3.2L v6.... yea or nay?? I've hears that they are a bit demanding in terms of maintenance... Opinions?

    1. Faulcun


      ALL european cars are expensive to maintain. My rule of thumb is to stay away from euro, and usa domestic cars. I get customers all the time who find a sweet deal on a bmw or mercedes or whatever else, and have a heart attack when the repair bill is written.


      With that being said, if you like it, go for it. Just remember, cars will always decrease in value, but the cost to repair them does not.

  2. Manik: good call.... That's pretty much what I was thinking as well.
  3. Well.... the Xterra is up for sale if anyone (adamzan!) is in "need" of a manual 6sp 2006 with _all_ the receipts! Smokin' deal for you guys!

  4. Were those the little orange wires? Those should be thick and tight since they are 75amp or 100amp fusible links.... Your problem, methinks, was there long before you took the wires off! If she was stalling when you were moving them around then they have already been overheated and melted inside their liners. Basically you need to get some more (pick-n-pull is a good place to start) fusible links!
  5. No difference in the blue dot or the black dot, my 1990 came with the blue dot injectors, replaced with a couple of Densos just because I was changing the fuel lines in between the rails and I had a bad injector (fouled I think) #2 if memory serves.... I think the Denso are the OE injectors, someone who knows for sure will hopefully correct me on that if I'm wrong. As far as the motor mounts goes I have no idea, never pulled the motor or watched it shake more than 3/4" even under throttle snapping.... Anyone else?
  6. Full ladder and 4x4?? Conversation with wife: Baby? ummm, we have to make some changes to our vacation ot Cape Cod this year. Oh, are we not going there? Oh no no... we just have to make a small detour before we get there so I can pick up some Pathfinder parts! Alright, as long as it isn't a big detour I guess that's okay. Oh no... quite a small detour for a good frame.... we just need to swing by Utah after New Hampshire to go and get it and we'll be on the Cape in a few days!! [enter new character: annoyance] Ah.......no.
  7. In that case: excess air is getting in and not being burnt if your HC is up, it's possible that the NOx is your intake air leak / pirate air. But knowing how easy it is to tear the bottom of the intake boot AND have a leaking injector I'm going to suggest that you have both problems until you can rule out positively that you have no air leak.
  8. That wire is part of the motor grounding circuit and not really of concern. I suspect that there is pirate air getting in around the intake somewhere (yes.. very helpful, I know) but without a can of propane / something else that catches fire I can't help ya much. The only other thing I can think of is a blockage in the fuel delivery system (back to your "stumbling" problem) but since it runs super lean at revs it could be one of the hoses or the fuel pressure regulator that's going out. I would think you would smell fuel in the cab if there was a fuel rail/ injector problem sooooo... it must be either before fuel gets to the fuel rails or air getting into the intake after the MAF That's how I would attack the problem.
  9. Did you get your hubs? I have a set on my 90 which are used, look terrible but still work. ( The chrome peels off something awful!)
  10. I have a Pathfinder... it needs help, I need time to help it.

    1. adamzan


      so are you keeping it?

    2. SpecialWarr


      Ahhh... it seems to be getting worse and worse without my attention. I might not be able to keep it as long as I thought. But it's value is close to zero at this point. My dad removed the interior up to the front seats to get firewood into it. My sister is "tired" of looking at it. Maybe it needs a home where it will be appreciated / saved / taken apart and ..  ?? ...spread around to other still running Pathys?

  11. I'm out of ideas at this point! Maybe a bad ground (god knows that I did a lot of re-grounding of ground wires on my weekends)??
  12. Torsion bars are a style of spring. The other types are : LEAF and COIL which most people are more familiar with. The Pathfinder uses torsion bars up front and coils out back. The Torsion bars are a long steel bar with a specific thickness and length that use the inherent "rebound" and "spring" of the steel itself to act as a supporting spring by preloading the bar with one end anchored to the frame and the other (adjustable) anchored to the suspension. The preload sets the ride height and spring force. Easy, simple system that can take a beating. To get to the wobble: I would think that would be a rear suspension bushing problem or possibly a broken frame. I never got mine to wobble but it was doing that on the way back after I broke the frame in the mud pit. I just never got up to 65... because I killed the alternator in the mud lake and borrowed a battery from a friend who charged my battery on the way home. There are a lot of bushings in the rear suspension so I think an hour or so with a pry-bar under there poking around and you might find the loose bushing. It could also be a panhard rod (keeps the rear axle centered under the frame of the Pathfinder) bushings that have rotted out or a rusted out DeDion tube (located over the axle). Really, you need to get a mechanic under there to take a look around!
  13. Over on www.rockauto.com: PATHFINDER 3.0L V6 Electrical-Switch & Relay Door Lock Relay BECK/ARNLEY 2030109 {#25230C9961, 25230C9971 They're like $12 +tax and shipping.
  14. I didn't have any relays on the drivers' side kick panel, but I do recall the power window relay. I was under the impression that the PW relay and the power door locks were both over there. I remember a round thing and that was for the power locks (two big wires?) and there was a square box (6 small multicolor wires with a split ground) which was for the power windows. Both should be hiding under the carpet, behind the kick panel and held on with a big 'ole Phillips screw through the inner steel body panel.
  15. Being that it is a high power-demand circuit I suspect that there is a bad relay causing your issue. Not that I have a circuit diagram anymore, but I recall there being a crap-ton of relays in the engine bay on both the left and right sides. IF anyone has more specific directions for this fine gentlemen please chime in!

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