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RCWD21 last won the day on November 2 2017

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About RCWD21

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  • Birthday 12/22/1993

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    Rebuilt 2 door, tons of parts, almost finished with it. Or so I keep telling myself
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    Skilled/Experienced Mechanic
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  1. RCWD21

    What did you do to your Pathfinder today?

    Rockauto code if anyone needs it 7809419469947022 good til April 28! Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  2. RCWD21

    Coolant temps... again.

    Ok so after some more reading: with a 50/50 coolant mix and a 15psi cap the boiling point for coolant is 257°f. So I'm roughly 20° away from a boil over. I've decided not to run it anymore until I can get a new sensor and retest everything. On the bright side all my hoses are good! With the high heat you couldn't even squeeze them let alone touch them for more than about 2 seconds without leaving a nasty red mark. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  3. Anyone ever come across this? I was horrified when I removed the center differential cover on my Subaru transmission due to seepage at the gasket. A scrub and rinse with diesel took a lot of it out but I still can't believe how nasty it was in there. Here's some before and after pics. The rest of the inside was likely just as nasty but since the flush it's MUCH better and I'm comfortable with letting the gear oil take care of the rest. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  4. RCWD21

    Coolant temps... again.

    The top tank on my radiator and upper hose are around 235°f after the thermostat opens and my lower hose is around 185°-195°f. Low speed on my fan keeps temps down but even when it isn't running temps are very stable. High speed on the fan will pull the temps way down like in the pic after 2 minutes of running. The temp gauge never goes much further than the half way mark. I'm going to order another temp sensor for the controller and hope it fixes my problems but for now is it safe for temps to be that high? There's absolutely no boiling over and the level in the resovoir only rises about 2 inches from the max line. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  5. RCWD21

    What did you do to your Pathfinder today?

    Welcome back! Lol Also does anyone have a current Rockauto discount code? I've got a big order for my Subaru Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  6. RCWD21

    Connection box on positive terminal cable

    If you do decide to alter the connection right there keep the fusible links as close to stock length as possible. They're a certain length designed to give at a certain load just like a regular fuse would but if they get too short then the regular load pulled by the system will be too much essentially turning it into a smaller amperage fuse. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  7. RCWD21

    Connection box on positive terminal cable

    The BLACK section is just a connection point to the main terminal. The fusible links are the red and green wires AFTER the black box. If you notice, there's a second connection at the other end of said red and green wires. Edit: here's the fusible link from said connection. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  8. RCWD21

    What did you do to your Pathfinder today?

    Got some more parts for the pathfinder, and found a coolant leak much to my misfortune. It's somewhere around the long metal tube that runs to the back for the heater hoses. It's probably one of the few gaskets I was worried about when initially rebuilding the engine. Time will tell If I have to pull the intake off to replace such a small gasket. Also here's some coastline eastern NC snow pics for you guys. Good thing the ocean was still sorta warm. People around here are idiots when it comes to ice. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  9. I know what you mean, if anything I can just bump the temp down 5° or so. Once it's on the road I'm sure it'll run at a "normal" temp, whatever that might be. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  10. I'm not worried about the thermostat, it's brand new and my frontier has the same thermostat too. What I'm worried about is the upper hose reaching such high temps. Do I need to lower the turn on temp on my controller or do you think it's where it should be. The upper hose when hot feels almost like it's sticky but it's really not. All this was done in my driveway because the pathy isn't street legal and I'm still dealing with my rear brakes, so the only air flow was from the fan. On both high and low settings. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  11. Ok so here's the controller I use to control the beast of a fan that the ford taurus fan is. It's the Dakota digital PAC-2750. 70 amp relay on low and a 150 amp relay on high. My temps are set as follows. Low speed: On- 205° Off-200° High speed: On- 210° Off-203° I'm using a dedicated sensor in an aluminum adapter inline in the upper radiator hose that's grounded to the radiator support bracket. When the temp display on the controller reads right around 200° the upper hose reads around 187ish. The aluminum inline adapter on the other hand reads something more like 215ish. The temp gauge in the cluster is showing maybe an 1/8" past the center line and before I changed the temp settings it would always stay perfectly centered. The top of the radiator reads close to 212° on the end opposite the upper hose and if I remember correctly the lower hose is reading around 170° to 185° maybe 190°. Does that sound about right to any of you? If anything I guess I could ohm the temp gauge sensor and see how it compares to the dedicated sensor for the fan controller and see if they have a similar curve. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  12. Alrighty then I guess I'll bump the temp up to 200° and keep an eye on it for a while. I tell you what though, from a cold start I have good heat in about 2 minutes, I guess it's due to swapping over to the ford Taurus fan. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  13. RCWD21

    Self adjusting rear brake hardware help!

    Sorry it took me so long to reply to this thread. I never got any notifications about it. Here are a couple pics I took when I had it apart. You can see the little L shaped arm below the axle shaft. But thanks to you posting what should cross over now I know what to look for when I go to the pick n pull again. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  14. I have a 180° thermostat in both my pathfinder and 2001 frontier. When I hook the frontier up to a scanner the coolant temp reads around 210° after it's so warmed up and been running a while. The pathfinder has a Dakota digital fan controller in it and I have it set to turn the fan on at 185° and off again at 180°. Seeing as the frontier has a vg33e could I move my max temp setting on the pathfinder upwards of 200°? Just curious before I go and do it. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  15. I feel the same way. When I find an original spare on a JY pathy it makes me laugh because some of them look so small. Good thing I can get a regular size wheel for like $20 around here so a full size spare would be easy to do. I find chrome steelies all the time around here, I have yet to find any Lego wheels except the 4 I already have. But they're now on my dad's d21 Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

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