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About ije

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    Nissan Pathfinder DX (Australian market)
  • Place of Residence
    Brisbane
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Skilled/Experienced Mechanic
  • Your Age
    46+
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Rarely Go Off-Road
  • Model
    Other/Unknown
  • Year
    1990

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    Queensland, Australia
  • Country
    Australia

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  1. I assume it's the right one: the dipstick length - and therefore height of high & low markings - differ according to sump design on the engine for the same block. I have several dipsticks hanging up on the wall - all from Z24 blocks - which are different lengths to account for sump design (and possibly guide tube length) from Nissan Pathfinders, Navaras, Nomads & Urvans.
  2. An Australian story: I had a Z24S - running on unleaded gas and LPG - with a rebuilt single spark dizzy from a Nissan Cabstar in it, so a set of spark plugs were unused in the block. Simplified everything and went, but it accelerated flatly / poorly, despite me systematically eliminating reasons / changing all possibilities/consumables over the years, including adding an after market electronic ignition. A few things, once remedied (esp. a hidden vacuum leak), improved it, but it always missed a beat at vital moments accelerating, no matter what fuel was used. Then, years later, while eliminating the mixtures being too lean / rich at a garage, the old time owner mechanic said he knew what it was, and advised me to put in a twin spark dizzy from a Nissan Nomad / Vanette: he said he had seen it before and it was the acceleration curve being out. I was VERY sceptical. But he was absolutely right! I have since tried three separate twin spark distributors in the same engine, and all accelerate cleanly & without grief. I tend to run now on only one coil and set of spark plugs fine, which doubles the life of the cap & rotor.
  3. Thanks for that - very helpful. I agree that the job itself is not that hard to do once you get the courage up, but getting the equivalent right parts for the various specs is the tricky bit. So I have a bit more research to do on that. Here's hoping I can pick your brains a bit more over the coming months... I note your point about the master cylinder: as you know, these cars look like a fish, move like a fish, but stop like a cow! ije.
  4. Hello everyone, I am new to this site, but I have done plenty of project work on nissans over the years, most notably restoring an e23 urvan and replacing & upgrading the tired z20 engine with a rebuilt Z24, which involved a lot of open heart surgery & plastic surgery. So I am really an expert on restoring, rebuilding & improving nissan bodies, equipment, components & Z24 engines in Queensland, Australia, rather than in pathfinders per se. However, I have turned my attention to refurbishing a 1990 pathfinder DX (a basic pathfinder level with a twin spark Z24S), which I am planning to lightly power up in various ways: I'll post as things progress. I am hoping that I can tap into your collective knowledge in the coming months & years as the project develops, because my knowledge in the specifics of Pathfinders is limited...And nothing beats experience! To kick things off - and noting that different countries called the same model different things and there have been a few posts around the international web converting things between the various generations of pathys - I was wondering if there was a simple bolt on / exchange to convert the existing rear drums to discs? Glad to hear any suggestions and figure out conversions if needed - ije.
  5. Hello everyone, I am new to this site, but I have done plenty of project work on nissans over the years, most notably restoring an e23 urvan and replacing & upgrading the tired z20 engine with a rebuilt Z24, which involved a lot of open heart surgery & plastic surgery. So I am really an expert on restoring, rebuilding & improving nissan bodies, equipment, components & Z24 engines in Queensland, Australia, rather than in pathfinders per se. However, I have turned my attention to refurbishing a 1990 pathfinder DX (a basic pathfinder level with a twin spark Z24S, based on the Nissan Navara utilty truck), which I am planning to lightly power up in various ways: I'll post as things progress. I am hoping that I can tap into your collective knowledge in the coming months & years as the project develops, because my knowledge in the specifics of Pathfinders is limited...And nothing beats experience! To kick things off - and noting that different countries called the same model different things and there have been a few posts around the web converting things between the various generations of pathys - I was wondering if there was a simple bolt on / exchange to convert the existing rear drums to discs? Glad to hear any suggestions and figure out conversions if needed - ije.

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