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RJSquirrel last won the day on October 12 2011

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About RJSquirrel

  • Birthday 04/07/1972

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    1995 SE 4x4, Pacesetters, Borla, aftermarket stereo. 32x11.5 BFG AT KOs on AC 3" suspension lift. Warn manual hubs.
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    Evergreen, CO
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    I Go When I Can
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  1. Check this thread: http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/topic/23236-will-this-fit/page__p__427365__hl__70268#entry427365
  2. If the bearings were that contaminated with mud, the entire bearing needs to be replaced, and the seals, too. Reusing the old races that were worn out has destroyed the new bearings you installed. You'll need a whole new setup. A brass punch and careful, gentle hammering, working slowing around each bearing race to keep it straight in the hub bore, you can remove and replace them yourself. Obviously, a press or a wheel bearing installation tool is preferable to the punch but it can be done. Don't use a steel punch or you'll distort the race, and you'll need new ones again. In a clutch, a short section of copper water pipe (1/2" or 3/4") can be used, but its hard to use as it distorts alot. Don't use the bearing cage to set the race. Hammer or press on the bearing cage, or they are instantly junk.
  3. Looks good. It took two coats for the color to even out for my floor. The fumes are nasty for sure.
  4. Are you running 4.90s in your rig? If not, that is probably why the 31s are quicker off the line. Nice work, nevertheless. I, for one, am envious.
  5. deep stains aren't a problem. I had plenty of those. If you have the oil out and no beading, you should be good to go. Good luck !
  6. I used U-coat-it in my shop. It's great for cleanup. It's held up for 2 years with no noticeable damage. You gotta keep degreasing the oil spots until they don't bead any water. It took me a week of degreasing/pressure washer treatments to get my shop floor clean enough to feel comfortable with applying the product. The floor coating is just like any paint job: All the effort goes under the shiny finish. Don't rush or you'll have poor results.
  7. I've bought two Calmini idler braces that fit without any issues.
  8. Timing Belt if you don't know for sure when it was last done (65k miles for 94 and earlier, 105k miles for 95 and newer), Transmission fluid change/filter change/external cooler/external filter are the top of the list. All the rest are your typical filter/fluid changes. Don't forget power steering fluid and brake fluid flush also.
  9. I always read your handle as IceAge G, as Ice Age Gangsta'! RJSquirrel is Rocket J Squirrel from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon. I chose it at the time as I was frequently flying all over the world to solve other peoples' problems, just like in the cartoon.
  10. Tow in 4th so you don't overload the OD bearings.
  11. If you are planning on actually wheeling your pathfinder, consider getting a HooHaa centerlink. The factory units just don't hold up under trail use. http://www.grassroots4x4.com/
  12. I have purchased a set, but I have yet to apply them to the pathfinder. They are heavy gauge steel, and they seem like they should fit pretty well, at least as much as I mocked up a test-fitting with them.
  13. x2 on the drain plug tool. 13mm works for the diffs/tcase/manual trans. 1/2" *will* round out the holes. 5.5qts in a manual transmission. I had to take the front seats out and lift the shifter mechanism slightly. I tried jacking up the truck, but was afraid I'd tip it, I had to lift it so high on the drivers side to get the plug high enough. Plus, I wasn't comfortable crawling under it with it at an angle. If a jack stand were to kick out, its pancake time. If you pull the seats, be prepared to deal with rusty fasteners. Drill/retap may be in order. Use antisieze on the plugs, and any other fasteners(seat mounts, esp) to make it easier next time.

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