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rc_cola_j last won the day on June 25 2017

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About rc_cola_j

  • Birthday 09/25/1982

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    2000 Pathfinder SE -OME suspension upgrade
  • Place of Residence
    Salt Spring Island, BC
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
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    Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
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  1. That’s just about what I was thinking. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hey folks, I have an 00 Pathfinder. Roughly 330,000km, body and interior are in good condition. Has front and mid skid plates. Regular oil changes every 10,000km....I rebuilt the entire steering and suspension on it a year and a half ago with OME shocks and springs plus a Fleury’s lift. only to have the water pump go shortly afterwards. I don’t want to sell it, but it’s been sitting for a long time waiting for me to have time to fix it. It’s my camping rig and I don’t want to let her go. And now, I have to move and can’t keep her. So what would you say is a good and fair price keeping in mind it needs a water pump(might as well do timing belt), and needs new tires. Just curious as to what you think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. That’s depressing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I do have a VG Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Start to finish, roughly how long will it take for a backyard mechanic like me to do a timing belt and water pump? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I still haven’t had time to take the skid plate off and look carefully. But it’s coming from the lower part of the engine, right behind and slightly above the steering rack. The valve cover gaskets look good. Driving my GF’s Pontiac sunfire around, it’s sad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I really really hope it’s much more simple than the crankshaft seal Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks! I’ll have a look in the morning. I’m hoping it’s something simple(obviously)....but if it is a crankshaft seal, how big a job is that? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks. I live on a small island. Radiator shops are hard to come by. I have developed an oil leak elsewhere, so this issue is on the back burner for the moment. But, agreed, I think checking flow or just flushing really well is the next thing to do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I’m leaking oil pretty badly. At first I thought it was power steering because it was just saturated around the steering rack where the shaft attaches.....but I’ve been watching my fluid levels carefully and for sure it is oil. Drove 300km yesterday and was down about 500ml. I reached up through the hatch in my skid plate and tightened the filter down more....there was no oil around the filter. But on the frame just below that and behind the steering rack it was well soaked with oil. I can’t tell where this is coming from. Anyone have any thoughts? Is there an oil line that runs back there? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. What to do? Summer is approaching. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. No idea, never thought about the radiator being plugged up. Should I try some of that radiator flush stuff? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Replaced the fan clutch in July, cleaned the fins at the same time. Clutch seems to be working just fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Hey all, Pulling a utility trailer or long uphill drives are causing my temperature gauge to creep up pretty high. I drove around with a scan tool hooked up and for the most part I hover between 80°C and 95°C (176°F to 194°F), but whenever I am driving up long hills without my trailer or tow my utility trailer on moderate hills I am regularly spiking at 107° to 110°C (225°F-230°F) It never goes beyond that....usually comes back down slowly, but surely I’m thinking I have either a stuck or sluggish thermostat. Would you agree? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I had the exact same problem a few years ago. It was the EGR valve not closing. Try disconnecting the EGR vacuum line and plug it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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