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Hi from Sweden, 

 

This will be my first post on here but at least my 100th time visiting – I just picked up a German import 1994 Terrano V6 4WD AT a few weeks back for roughly $350 USD, and I'm hooked.

Charcoal grey metallic with grey leather interior, in decent shape aside from some serious body rust and a bad fuel injector, this thing previously served as a fishing expedition vehicle, traveling all over Europe with a 20-foot boat in tow. After it developed an engine misfire, it was quickly replaced with a newer truck and parked in a driveway where it sat for over two years.

It wasn't in great shape when I went to go see it, but a jump start had it up and running almost immediately. I was able to drive it home on the freeway with no major issues, and I've since spent a few days a week wrenching on it in the driveway. 
Having previously owned a first-generation Infiniti G35 back in the states, I'd always consulted forums like these to learn how to perform all maintenance, repairs, and upgrades myself. And it's definitely nice to be back in the Nissan family with such a helpful resource as this one.

So far the list of fixes includes an oil change, new battery, new rear quarter window, new spark plugs, new fuel filter, new key, new stereo, rear spare tire latch repair, and some surface rust removal/repainting. A new set of fuel injectors is currently on the way from Australia – I'm thinking I might as well replace a few gaskets while I have the intake manifold out. Will be consulting the 94 FSM that's floating around.

Let me know if you have any tips!

Thanks all

 

-Sean

 

 

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:welcome:

 

If it's got body rot, check the frame carefully above the rear axle (easiest if you take the wheels off). They do tend to rust back there, unfortunately. Also add a timing belt to your list of preventative maintenance unless you know it was was done recently.

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4 hours ago, Slartibartfast said:

:welcome:

 

If it's got body rot, check the frame carefully above the rear axle (easiest if you take the wheels off). They do tend to rust back there, unfortunately. Also add a timing belt to your list of preventative maintenance unless you know it was was done recently.

 

Nice, thanks for the tips! I witnessed some horrific rust in the rear axle area of a PF while watching a 4-wheeling youtube channel (body joined to frame with bike U-lock!), so I made sure to inspect the entire frame on mine before purchasing – there is some surface rust on the top of the frame rails in certain points, but all other steel appears to be clean and shiny under the layer of black undercoating that still covers the majority of the frame.

And regarding the timing belt – I just heard from the previous owner there was a timing chain conversion. Hopefully that's good for a while, but I'll definitely be inspecting it when I get the chance. Also, it looks like the other drive belts are showing their age and should be replaced soon.

 

Since the attachment in my first post doesn't seem to be displaying, here's an embedded photo of the truck in question :)

 

Cheers

 

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Good looking truck! I've never heard of a timing chain conversion, that's a new one. Good to hear about the frame. Start a new thread if you get some pictures of what's going on with the timing, if they did actually convert it to a chain I'd be interested to see how they made it work.

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Hello there. I have a 98 Infiniti qx4. I’ve had it about a year now,  and now plan to start a overland build with it. It’s been a great little vehicle. But now I think it’s time to step it up a notch.

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Hey!

 

I just picked up a 2002 black r50, my very first vehicle and I have been overjoyed every time I go to drive her.

At the moment I'm installing some new speakers and head unit but next up is to black out the rims for some new tires and a bit of a lift I think.

 

 

 

 

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Hi from Sweden....previously served as a fishing expedition vehicle......Having previously owned a first-generation Infiniti G35 back in the states....

Welcome Sean! Good looking truck. I love those LEGO wheels & I can’t tell if that’s a corporate paint job but it looks good. I don’t think I’ve seen a Scandinavian on here so you’ll be an interesting geographic add to boot. I’m a G37 owner btw.

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Hi from Sweden, 

 

This will be my first post on here but at least my 100th time visiting – I just picked up a German import 1994 Terrano V6 4WD AT a few weeks back for roughly $350 USD, and I'm hooked.

Charcoal grey metallic with grey leather interior, in decent shape aside from some serious body rust and a bad fuel injector, this thing previously served as a fishing expedition vehicle, traveling all over Europe with a 20-foot boat in tow. After it developed an engine misfire, it was quickly replaced with a newer truck and parked in a driveway where it sat for over two years.

It wasn't in great shape when I went to go see it, but a jump start had it up and running almost immediately. I was able to drive it home on the freeway with no major issues, and I've since spent a few days a week wrenching on it in the driveway. 

Having previously owned a first-generation Infiniti G35 back in the states, I'd always consulted forums like these to learn how to perform all maintenance, repairs, and upgrades myself. And it's definitely nice to be back in the Nissan family with such a helpful resource as this one.

So far the list of fixes includes an oil change, new battery, new rear quarter window, new spark plugs, new fuel filter, new key, new stereo, rear spare tire latch repair, and some surface rust removal/repainting. A new set of fuel injectors is currently on the way from Australia – I'm thinking I might as well replace a few gaskets while I have the intake manifold out. Will be consulting the 94 FSM that's floating around.

Let me know if you have any tips!

Thanks all

 

-Sean

 

 

Welcome! I have been considering exporting my r50 to Germany but still have to figure out all regulations to be able to pass TÜV inspection. I may also have to pick up a Terrano or Patrol. Did you find it on autoscout24?

 

 

Sent from my Pathfinder

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On 5/22/2020 at 5:56 AM, R50JR said:

Welcome! I have been considering exporting my r50 to Germany but still have to figure out all regulations to be able to pass TÜV inspection. I may also have to pick up a Terrano or Patrol. Did you find it on autoscout24?

 

 

Sent from my Pathfinder

 

Thanks! No, never heard of it – what I meant is that this is originally a German-market Nissan Terrano. A quick search is showing that the truck was imported to Sweden and registered here in 2006 by the original owner.

 

And RainGoat – thank you as well. Big fan of the lego wheels myself. But those graphics had to go – there was a full sponsored decal package on the sides and rear featuring a couple fishing brands and a team name, plus a giant, angry-looking fish on the hood above "HELL'S ANGLERS" in 10-inch letters. The misfire's gone now as well – I'll have to start a thread soon.

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Hi Everyone,

 

I just bought my first Pathfinder and I'm SO stoked!!

 

She's a 1992 SE-V6 with 229,000km. Paid $900 CAD in Vancouver, BC.

All the power windows work great, A/C blows ice cold, even has the adjustable shocks and they work awesome!

 

Fixing a few things, thanks to tons of GREAT info from this site! (I'll obviously post any dope mods I come up with as they manifest.)

 

She has a weird wobble that I'm trying to fix.. Been off-roading and camping constantly since I bought it so all I've really done is order parts.

My theory is that there was a mild front-end collision and it messed up the alignment, which, over time, wore the tires down so much that they

cause an insane wobble at 30-40km/h and at 80-90km/h.

I looked underneath and the only thing that looks bad is bushings.

 

I'm about to start with:

- new (used) sway-bar, link and bushings

-new (used) tires, balance and alignment

 

See if that fixes the issue..

 

If so, then move on to Timing Belt, Water Pump and Thermostat.

 

 

 

 

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Looks clean! Check your strut rods (from the back of the lower control arms to the frame), they can snap off where they go through the frame after years of grinding on the frame after the bushings give up.

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