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    Recently bought a stock 1990 SE-V6 4x4 with a manual trans. I have only had it for a couple days and I think this is my favorite vehicle I have ever owned (despite being 25 this is vehicle 10 or 11 for me).
  • Place of Residence
    El Paso, Tx
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
  • Your Age
    22-29
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    SE
  • Year
    1990

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    El Paso, Tx
  • Country
    United States

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  1. I would try that but I bought the shaft with the boots on it. I think I will get some of those Rockford boots and throw those on there. I'm sure dropping the front end 1/2" would probably do it too but I love the way the truck looks right now. Thanks!
  2. So the last couple times I have gone off roading my Pathfinder I have town at least one CV boot. This last time I tore the right inner and the left outer CV boots. I have a 4x4parts.com 3" leveling suspension lift and Mile Marker manual hubs but everything else is stock. Are the boots themselves crap or is there an upgrade I should be able to get? I replaced both CV axles at the end of December, tore the left outer at the end of January and then this weekend when I went off roading tore the ones I mentioned earlier. I wish I had the money/time because I would be looking into a SFAS real fast lol.
  3. Glad to hear that these are finally almost to us lol. WOOHOO!!
  4. How much should I expect to pay to have the timing belt changed? I could possibly get my best friend to do it (he's a professional mechanic) but he works a lot and there is a trustworthy mechanic right down the street from my parent's house. I'm currently deployed and I plan on having my Pathfinder running like a champ when I get back. It has 113,000miles and I bet that it is the stock belt.
  5. I would really like to know if there is going to be a visible difference between the with/without tweeters. I guess if there is a difference I will have to find a passenger side pillar with the tweeter as well. Unless we can get a matching passenger pillar pod with gauges to amuse my fiancee while we are out wheeling lol.
  6. I painted some tail lenses on my old SRT4 with the lens paint and then put clear over them and the clear actually damaged the lens paint. The paint is meant to be left as is and is apprently VERY resilient to standard fading factors. Just my experience though, not saying it's a guarantee.
  7. This is awesome! I can't wait to tear into my Pathfinder, not going as extreme as yours but I am loving the pictures!! Keep it coming!
  8. Ok, I REALLY want one of the three gauge pillar pods without a tweeter...that being said I would be happy to have a two gauge pod as well because it's two gauges more than I can fit up there now I sent a PM to Dowser but I figured I would post as well.
  9. I had a Blazer that had a rear tire carrier like the factory installed one on the Pathfinders and I will never get another vehicle with a tire carrier like that. I have noticed that it will bend the body if it is thrown open (which appears to have happened on every vehicle I have seen with one) and I'm sure it isn't properly supported. My suggestion would be to ditch it and get a bumper mounted carrier. Just my $0.02.
  10. If you decide to get rid of the fender flares I will gladly buy them off you Help pay for the new wheels.
  11. It sounds to me like you have a Lock Right in the rear end. It could be a Detroit locker but from what other people have said it sounds to me like you have a Lock Right...Congratulations!! Perhaps one of the previous owners saved you a $300 upgrade that will make it really awesome off road!
  12. Ok, well thank you for clearing that up for me! I guess the mechanic I talked to had no idea what he was talking about when it came to VG heads. Sorry for the misinformation and thank you for enlightening me!!
  13. Not shim the heads, shim the buckets that go over the valve springs. I don't know exactly, I have never taken a VG30 head apart. IIRC correctly even my DOHC Saturn had rocker arms. Like I said, that was just what the mechanic told me. I will probably build the VG30 for a sand rail or something after I pull it out of my Pathfinder. I had a 1985 300ZX several years ago and I have a love for the Nissan 6 cylinders from 240Zs to 300ZX Twin Turbos. I just don't like the VG30 in my Pathfinder because it takes up too much space to be easy to work on. I definitely need to download the FSM when I get back to the States! Sorry if I was misleading, I was trying to help out with what I heard from a reliable mechanic (seems like an oxymoron lol). Definitely didn't mean to tell someone else's lie.
  14. I think you should find a Hardbody with a KA24DE in it, get the wiring harness, motormounts and engine and swap that in there and document it really well so I have a clear idea of what I'm looking at getting myself into lol. I talked to a mechanic and he was telling me that the VGs are notorious for valve noise even on freshly rebuilt heads because they are shimmed or something. I hope that you can get the engine rebuilt fairly inexpensively and get your Pathfinder back on the road!! Good luck!
  15. Have you checked to make sure that you have no intake leaks? My intake hose going from my MAF to my TB is torn allowing a lot of air to bypass the MAF and the computer seems to sense this and just start throwing fuel at it. I am getting about the same mileage you are but I know I have that intake leak, the manifolds aren't sealed, the exhaust pipe is broken before the two banks come together...so I know it has some issues that need resolved. I have a book all about building and tuning EFI and from reading it I gathered that, especially for 4x4, if you can have MAF that is what you want because the volumetric efficiency of an engine changes over the course of time due to wear. Sounds like the M30 ECU is definitely the way to go!!

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