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Meandmy92Pathy

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  1. ordered my engine today....it should be delivered to the shop on Monday or Tuesday.....then 4-5 days for the install and she will be back on the road!!!!!! I can't wait!!!

     

    Received this via email today!!!!!

     

    Picked up From

     

    Scarborough,ON

     

    Delivered To

     

    Haughton,LA

     

    Totals 1 Pcs 350 Pounds

     

    Picked up On Dock Tuesday, July 17, 2012

     

    Estimated Delivery On Friday, July 20,2012 End of Business Day

     

    I should be back on the road around Wednesday or Thursday!!!!! Whooooo Hoooooo!!!!!!!

  2. talked to the shop that's doing my engine install today.....ordering the VG30DE on the 12th and it will be in around thde 18-19th.....the installation will be done and I will be on the road again by the end of the month........

     

    going from the 153hp stock to the 222 stock engine......after headers and cold air I should have about 250hp......

     

    soon, very soon will have the SAS and then I will feel comfortable with that many more HP......I don't wanna start snapping sheit!!!!

  3. Wow. Very low mileage.

     

    Yeah, the mechanic that's gonna do the work for me showed me the site....he has gotten engines for other people there.....if you care to look at it, you can fine it here. I was shocked at the mileage and the cost of everything.....mechanic says he has had nothing but good luck with them.....we will see!!!

  4. Yesterday......I finished the 2 week school in North Dakota and drove back down to Missouri where the Pathy sat dead at the dealership.....rented a car haul trailer, bought a come-along and winched her up on the trailer and then drove at a high rate of speed until I finally parked in my driveway about 9 last night.....according to the dealership, the engine is seized.....now it's time to do the engine swap that I had on the horizon for about 6 months down the road......

  5. I got really excited because she got in two consecutive tanks 16.9 and 17.7 MPG......then 450 miles into my 1300 mile trip........she just quit on me at 70 mph on the interstate.....we coasted to the shoulder and I tried to restart her......nada......turn the key to the on position and all dummy lights come on and the radio works and the AC even blows cold........all without the engine running.....no click...no slow starter....no nothing......just put a new starter, new yellow top optima, new to me, but working maxi alty, new plugs, new rotor.....new cap.....new belts.....she just lost power and died......called a wrecker a nd we were loaded up and on the way to the Stealership and the dang wrecker had a blowout!!!!!an hour and a half later we were back on the road.....the closest stealership to where it happened has her now and is gonna do whatever is necessary to fix her.......oh, and I checked.....good oil, water and tranny fluid....changed the oil a while back so a fairly new filter too......thank goodness I was able to get a rental on my Government Travel card!!!!! had to get a Mazda 6.....some AHole had just gotten the last Altima.....I wanted to try to keep it in the family, ya know!!!!!! If it weren't for bad luck..........

  6. Fedex delivered my CVs......got them both installed......I think it took a total of about 15 minutes to get them back in with the wife hitting the brakes for me....

     

    On the removal and install, I didn't remove the brakes or tie rod......I just set the frame on a jack stand and let the lower control arm down and/or up with the jack......really very easy!!!

     

    Also got the front shocks on after the CVs went on......finally done for a while!!!!!

     

    Now time to go play....going to Louisiana Mudfest on Memorial Day weekend!!!!!

  7. oh sweet, i need to do an e fan on mine, did you buy a new one or take it off a donor truck? also how are you wireing it? i dont think i want it to run all the time so how could i get it to only turn on when i want it to?

     

    I used a fan from a 1994 Ford Taurus that I found at my local U Pull It....I scored it for $12.00 and this E-Fan Controller. It has a probe that goes into the fins of the radiator and is adjustable so you can set it to come on at whatever temp you want it to....it also has a line that goes to the A/C compressor so it comes on when the A/C is on. I wired mine up according to the included instructions and I have had absoloutely no problems and I love the swap!!!!!

     

    The fan harness had three wires...they were labled + on one side and - on the other and the middle wire wasn't labled.....I didn't use the middle wire, as it is the low speed for the fan......As I said, I wired it according to the controller instructions and I have had no problems.

     

    Just because I am curious, I also wired in an LED and mounted it on my dash so I know when the fan is on.....Some people also wire in a toggle switch to turn it completely off when they are doing water crossings.....

     

    As for mounting the E-Fan to the radiator, I used this type of kit.....E-Fan mounting kit. I got mine at O'Reilleys for like 5-6 bucks......You should be able to get the kit at any autoparts store for about the same price.....

     

    Good luck with your install....it's an easy one and one that a lot of people have done and like!!!!!

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  8. Got the rear shocks replaced... :aok: ...looks like the PO had put some Gabriel stock replacements on there and they compressed and extended with very little pressure....I bet that the Rancho 5112s give me a lot better ride and a whole lot more flex!!!!! Now FEDEX just needs to hurry up with my CVs so I can go try all the new parts out!!!!!

  9. sounds like a few projects are coming along well, how much are the cv shafts on rock auto? i need a new driver side.

    yeah,, things are coming together nicely.....I just wish I could get all this little stuff done so I can start saving for the new engine and SAS......I got both for 117.30 shipped......they were 44.79 a piece....

  10. got the starter back in in about 10 minutes from hooking up wires to crank time!!!!! :aok: and after a trip to Harbor Freight for a ball joint separator, got the right upper BJ changed!!! Now it's a trip to town with the better half......but when I return, gonna get the left axle shaft out, replace the left BJ and put on rear shocks!!!!! I figure no need to put the new front shocks on till I get the new CVs in.....no since in double work!!!!!

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  11. I just did an oil change before the starter died and with my headers, it won't fit through there....no body lift yet.....I read everything on here with starter in the post be fore I tackled it. All in all, it probably 30 minutes to get it out, but it sure did seem like longer.....

  12. it's an auto....I had the axle shaft out cuz I'm replacing both of them so I had a place to get a hand through.....and no on the oil filter...it didn't even hit on it, it was that frickity frackity bracket that kept getting hung on everything......I am too tired tonight to fool with it tonight so I am gonna hit it first thing after coffee in the morning

  13. got the starter out......holy sheit is that a gigantic PITA!!!!! two auto parts stores to get the starter.....store one says in their computer that they had the starter and 2 CV axles......they had neither....store number two had the starter so I got it and two upper BJs.....finally got home and ordered the CV axles from Rock Auto. Also, Fedex brought me my new Ranchos.....hopefully, in a few days she will be back on the road.....

  14. pulled the passenger shock and axle shaft in preparation for the new ones....started to take the starter off and found that I can't break the bolts loose with 3/8.....had to stop and go handle some business with my son.....came back home tired....bolted upper BJ back up and rolled her out of the garage.....passenger axle shaft came out easily....will take out starter tomorrow morning as well as the driver side axle shaft....

     

    Tomorrow, new CV axles, shocks, upper BJs and starter!!!!! Nothing is gonna get in my way tomorrow!!!!!

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    I watched my buddy's video from over there. When a truck with tractor tires as tall as me gets stuck and someone pulls him out in three separate pieces I don't want anything to do with that mud hole. So I wouldn't even bring my pathy so I wouldn't get tempted after too much liquid courage!

    My weekends stay booked up lately that’s why I couldn't make it. Working 55 to 60 hours a week and sometimes saturday too doesn't leave time for much else especially when your old and need sleep. It was so much easier when I didn't need to sleep!

    James

     

    I understand on the sleep thing....I gots to have my daily nap!!!! Yeah I saw pics of a truck with 72" tires and you couldn't see the back tires....I just had fun on the main road riding around and seeing all the muddy bikini tops and a few times, lack there of.....I will go back and play once I get everything setup the way I want it......and there are lots of areas to play in that we can get in and have fun without the entire Pathy disappearing in the holes.....there will definitely be more to follow on this topic!!!!!

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