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Terranovation

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  1. Marvelled at the amount of extra crud I got off my mag wheels with a simple wipe down using atf and some paper towels. I went through several sheets of towel and got heaps of extra brown crud off. Amazing how it can look clean but there's still stuff clinging to the metal.
  2. I have a story about this same thing it's a bit gross just a warning so yeah my window sprayers were not working at all. Tried unplugging the hoses from under both sprayers, only a trickle of water came out. Poked the holes on the spray nozzles with a pin still nothing coming out. Then I check inside the actual tank and there's a dead cockroach in there. Don't ask me how the lil critter got into a sealed container. They just CAN! The tank, lines and window nozzles came out and went straight into a bucket of dish soap and hot water lol. The cockroach legs that had broken off it's body were stuck in the hose lines it was gross.
  3. This same thing is happening to my TD27. It idles fine upon start up at 750 rpm where it should be then after driving for around 4 mins it's idle is at 800 rom and if I put in P it shoots up to 1,000 sometimes even 1,100 it's annoying. I guess I'll try carby cleaner to eliminate.
  4. Some trans pans don't have a drain nut so unhooking the trans hoses at the front of the engine and pumping the fluid out with the engine running is the best way to do it unless you really want to undo all the bokts on the pan and replace the filter which is a PINA. As Slartibartfast has said installing a filter in the trans hose line is a quicker way of getting things done and plus you're going to be able to see if any crap is in there when you change filters.
  5. Get a long screwdriver and carefully hold it against the top of the water pump with the engine running. Watch out for the fan. Listen for any grinding noise. Grinding or bellowing = bad. Leaking= bad. Turn engine off. Mark one fin of the fan with black electric tape. Try spinning the fan. If that marked fin spins around more than once then your fan clutch is no good. Grab hold of the fan blades on the fan clutch and try to push it in and pull. Try to move it up then down. Any movement or knocking sounds means the interior seal is bad and you'll definitely need a new water pump and fan clutch assembly.
  6. Well after fitting new thermostat she's finally running at the proper temp. Every now and then I'm finding a few drops of coolant coming from the weep hole on the water pump. It's weird one day it's been leaking a few drops, the next day, nothing. I will keep an eye on it.
  7. Is it hot where you are atm? If so, that hiss sound is normal in hot weather. My Terrano does the same thing and in summer it's blazing hot in Australia. Maybe look into getting a new gas cap and see if that changes anything.
  8. Can't wait to install new thermostat and get my digital coolant temp gauge

  9. What? To clean the blower you just remove the glove box and you'll find everything behind there. It's all nuts and screws. If you have plastic behind that then that's very unusual. I'd grab my stanley knife and cut it open for access.
  10. I have this stuff for BMWs and it's a plastic reguvination spray. You just spray it on and walk away. It makes plastic look OEM with no oily residue and lasts a few washes before it wears off. It's really good on those upper bumper finishers. For the window rubbers I used armorall tyre foam I spray it on a rag first then wipe it on. Auto trans fluid works too although it's a machine oil.
  11. I was lucky with my alternator being a Terrano. The stealership didn't have any idea. He sourced a quote for $800 "and that's from Japan and IF they still make them." Was his words. So anyway I found a company in Melbourne on eBay that makes brand new 80a ones for $150 and 5 year warranty. That was 2 years ago and no issues.
  12. To stop the oil going onto your starter motor, cover the oil filter with some plastic bags while unscrewing it so the filter falls into the bag and any drips too. Then just leave it there for a few mins until it's stopped dripping then you can clean up anything else with a shop rag.
  13. The left side looks good, I checked the length carefully and can't see any cracks. I'm working on a budget so I'll have to leave the other brake line for another time.
  14. Ok thanks, I can get the hose from Nissan or another parts store I just want to try and save money by diy.
  15. Ok so I found it's leaking and will need a new hose. What's involved with this? Just undo the bolts, fit the new hose then bleed the brakes?
  16. Mine is a Terrano so I called him Terry or Terrance. Also The Beast.
  17. You say the power window is slow, also you mentioned you heard a noise near the door and you hit it and it came good. I suspect your power window motor is the culprit. It might be the switch is constantly on and that is the source of the battery drain. Take the door panel off, feel the window motor. If it feels warm then yeah it's still on. You might even hear a whir sound coming from there with the truck running. Same thing happened with mine, I had an auto electrician rig up a relay he installed in the lower kick panel so the switch would operate off the relay instead of draining the battery.
  18. Thw two upper holes on the bracket were for a fuel can. The holder only held 1 gallon so many owners omitted this extra.
  19. The bulb for those little indicators like overdrive is called T5.
  20. Finally got time to fix my front door speakers. They only were holding by a single screw so took door panels off and cleaned lots of dust out. Covered the panel vents with some black plastic and taped in place. Drilled new hole at the base of each speaker and screwed the existing ones back in. Also fixed rattling side mirror. Took for a test drive and no more rattles. Music sound is improved.
  21. My engine immobilizer is a simple switch that has a fob you have to press into it with to complete the circuit. I just tied my fob to my car keys with some elastic so I can put the key in and have the fob handy to reach the immobilizer switch that is just above the ignition.
  22. Adjusted left side headlight down a bit after getting flashed by the odd driver in the past few nights. Pulled rear floor mats out and soaked them in the laundry sink with some washing liquid and nice smelling stuff. Gonna recolor them tomorrow. Already done the front ones.
  23. I got the flickering dash clock so pulled the dash out and found the led that was in there was pretty loose. Bent the pins inwards inside the bulb holder so the bulb would make better contact. All fixed! Also installed new headlight 6000k bulbs although I highly doubt they are 6000k. They were $11.45 off Ebay, they are coloured blue but when they light up they certainly aren't blue. They are supposed to be 90w/100w going to test it out tonight.
  24. I did my yearly inspection again and this time didn't find anything inside. I gave it a flush out with a couple of bottles of water. It flushes the air con drain tube.
  25. I'm fussy about wiping the gasket surface on the engine. It's gotta be clean!

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