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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, swamp rat rated.
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    I Go When I Can
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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. The 1990 has a 6 digit cluster, tops out at 999,999.9 assuming that one makes it that far!
  2. I would let the truck warm up and then do the compression test, the coolant is most likely a head gasket so the compression test should tell you which one, the compression-hold test is the one you really want to use with a possible head gasket failure. It's a compression test done over time watching the _rate_ of pressure loss over a 5 minute window for each cylinder. All of the cylinders should be close except for one or two, depending on the specific type of failure You can do the compression test cold as well, I did mine cold and still had 169psi as the lowest reading of the six with the rest all hanging around the 175 to 180 psi mark. The #6 is a pain but if you have the original tool bag it has the correct length tool to reach all the way down to the #6.... there is a combination of regular extensions that will get you the same thing but hella difficult to get the plug back into its spot with the damn wobbly extensions. Take the hood off so you can at least have some space to work. It will make your life _much_ better!! As for the misfire, there are too many things to list to even begin what it _could_ be, but start with new plugs, wires, cap and rotor. That will eliminate the most irritating and easy things that MAY be slightly wrong / cracked/ broken /tracked or otherwise out of specification. After that we have lists and lists of things that can cause a misfire, but they cost more money! That's all I got for ya!
  3. What he said! Do NOT remove the damn starter just to bench test it, it's 3 hours the first time to remove it and you won't be much further ahead. Other ting to do is to start with 1 full new can of brake parts cleaner and empty it on the starter, solenoid and wires, hit it with a degreaser as well and then there should be little to no chance that it is being caused by oil running down from the filter area ( cost me 1 original starter after 26 years of dutiful service ).
  4. The IAC is super easy to clean after you get it off. The only real PITA part is getting your right hand under the rear of the intake to remove the retainer clip, and plugging the new one back in...
  5. I did the same thing, and added a clean ground to one of the seemingly random bolts in the engine bay next to the MAF off of the new plug that I wired in. Not that I had an idle issue other than a super dirty IA and the requisite stumble while getting off of the highway.
  6. Dude... now that you have me all hot and bothered with the sexy exhaust.... where's the video with awesome 3.0 sound!!
  7. That's stock!! Lol!! Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  8. My nephew as well, loves the Pathfinder and thinks that it is quite fun to drive up the 45 degree slope towards the cottage through the trees and over the rocks. I just need to make a rear e-brake line for the disc-brake rear axle and have the frame repaired before I give it to him on his birthday in a few years. Should be a hoot to see him driving it around for the first while!!
  9. It was feeling like North Korea here for a while, Montreal is still in a heavily-restricted mode for now. In theory if things calm down next week we may begin to lift travel restrictions, but the island is still _the_ hotbed of the province. You and your Nonna should be in good shape from the qwebekers until the second wave hits in early October. In better news the regions outside of Montreal have all lifted travel restrictions and are running open stores in a limited number of industries. We bike shop folks are officially open today from 12-6pm, 1 employee per client, 6-foot minimum, clockwise circulation inside the store and no trying stuff on. You pick it out, we pack it up and carry it around for you until you 're done. Y'all pay and get out of the shop and then : "NEXT!!!" The Quebec government likes to make itself challenging at the best of times.... I haven't voted for anyone who has held office except for the Montreal mayor Valerie Plante.... I accept no responsibility for any of those retards and their decisions.
  10. I would tell you to pull the starter but I don't think you have that much time on your hands AND it's probably the ignition switch anyway!
  11. Right, so now the procedure is to follow the WHITE/BLUE wire along its path in the harness from the relay back to the fuel pump. This is going to be a visual inspection for broken and cracked harness covers, missing tape and exposed wires.... I would start at any place where the harness makes a turn or passes through a panel. I would personally start at the harness in between the front and rear doors and check for continuity in the white/blue wire there ( make sure your equipment is working AND that you get a good ground!). If you have low ohms there, then your problem area is at the rear of the truck. Move halfway along the wire from the middle of the truck to the fuel pump and check for continuity there: low ohms again means that your problem is closer to the fuel pump, high ohms means that you passed the spot where the wire is broken. The same is true for working in the other direction towards the front of the truck. Just keep splitting the distance in half until you are at the section that is the problem, chop the broken part out, throw some heat shrink on both ends and solder yourself some wire in there!
  12. Not too far from adamzan we here in Montrèal, Canada have been on full lockdown for the last 6 weeks. No bars, restaurants, public parks, playgrounds, events, churches or schools of any type are allowed to be open. Period. 6 foot-rule is in effect on every square inch of the province with restricted travel even for essential workers. Don't have an authorization letter to travel to another county? BAM! $6000 fine. The lady in the SUV in front of me at the highway exit was pissed and yelling at the officer for getting a fine on Good Friday. Maybe she should have stayed home. Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  13. I would tell you to drill 1/8" holes in the bottom and shoot them every year with P.O.R 15 type product. Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk
  14. Oh I am down for that, can't leave the city for the next million years because of the virus outbreak but I can dream! Sent from my SM-G390W using Tapatalk

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