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About onespiritbrain

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    brane
  • Birthday 10/01/1987

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    Stock 99' JR50
  • Place of Residence
    Gainesville GA
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    I Own A Shop Or Work As A Professional Mechanic
  • Your Age
    30-35
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    LE
  • Year
    1999

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    Male
  • Location
    Gainesville GA
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    God, family, and this beautiful planet He created.

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  1. When I was a teenager I had a 2WD Frontier with a LSD and it would go anywhere I took it. Certain situations, like very steep hills and mud, it’d get stuck but it mostly handled anything moderate and was a lot of fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I was EXTREMELY bored, to the point where I was thinking about things I shouldn’t be, so I had to take action! There was a powerful storm band moving thru Georgia on its way to me that was dropping tornadoes, so I thought, “I know what I’ll do... I’ll hit the trail in the middle of this storm”. And so I timed the storms arrival to hit me when I was getting started on the trail, and it was a major success! It was worse than I imagined and the trail had been closed for some time and was overgrown. I did not record my getting on to the trail and the storm because it was literally too crazy for me to do anything but survive, and not get crushed by a falling tree! Last thing, I used to like getting high, and I spent a lot of my life doing just that.. but I have to say, I could NOT have done this while inebriated in any way... and to me, that’s pretty freakin cool! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. I think I had room for about a quart in the sump so I took a half empty thing of ATF and mixed the in the seafoam then poured it in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Yeah I did have to make some mounts for it and about 10-15% of the radiator is unshrouded and that did suck because all I had was some kind of special stainless steel that was hard to work but if you had some scrap aluminum it wouldn’t be bad at all. I literally took the whole fan and shroud right off the Volvo and slapped it on mine. This is the guide I followed: https://therangerstation.com/tech_library/volvo_electric_fan.shtml Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. True that! I was 15 and I took my parent’s 1985 Volvo 240 out for a drive in what was supposed to only be in our neighborhood but I actually took it across town. I was coasting in neutral at about 50mph when I accidentally threw it in reverse instead of drive and it instantly started spinning around in circles right in the middle of the road. Luckily it stopped perfectly on the side of the road as if I had pulled off on purpose. I made it home before the rear end died but it never left the driveway under its own power again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. I went with an electric fan from an old Volvo 950 and it works exceptionally well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. I had a RWD Frontier when I was a teenager and it seemed to go anywhere and very rarely ever got stuck. I never use 4WD on fire roads. Honestly the only time I use 4WD is when I’m going places my vehicle has no businesses being. I will say that without lower gearing you can run into overheating issues in the summer. My first engine didn’t have a blown HG and I did see temps go above normal when going slow on trails in the summer. A quick neutral engine rev would shoot the temp back down. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. My Pathfinder gets stuck quickly off-road in RWD. FYI Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. Yeah manual hubs are actually of no benefit off-road. The benefit of having them is that they dramatically increase the life of CVs if you’re (suspension) lifted since the CVs won’t be spinning unless you engage the hubs manually. The “auto” hubs aren’t automatic, they’re just always engaged. And like Pathydude said, you save gas because the rotating mass and rolling resistance of the CVs, front differential, front propeller shaft, and front drive components in the transfer case are all disconnected from the front wheels. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. It’s a fluid coupler that slips less and less as it heats up. I think the service manual tells you the slip rate, or I might be confusing something I saw on google from a while ago when I was having overheating issues. Anyway you can sort of test it’s health by getting a feel for the difference in resistance to turning the blades by hand when the engine is cold and warmed up. Kind of a subjective test but a diagnosis for a seized clutch is easier to determine than decreasing efficiency. And a seized clutch will roar like a tractor trailer even after the engine is warmed up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. I cant think of anything outside of the thermostat. Even if the fan clutch was always fully engaged the operating temp should still be normal.
  13. From my limited experience, partially worn bushings and end links dont produce large effects while driving. Clunking noises and general difficulty driving the thing in a straight line are what I see as things are wearing out. Large noticeable movements going down the road, for me, have always been caused by a large broken or completely worn out (or gone altogether) bushing / end link. So if your experiencing large noticeable problems then look for something to be completely worn out or like Mr Reverse said broken. Ive also found that large noticeable problems tend to be bad enough that when you lift the vehicle off the ground you can usually move the offending problem area with your body weight. That might be a little different having just replaced all the bushings back there so everything will be quite stiff but I'd still get it off the ground and grab a hold of that sway part and see if you can move it about.
  14. Aha! Thank you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

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