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  1. Got her home and next week ill be draining the coolant and old oil then do a complete flush before putting the fresh oil and coolant.
  2. I will be picking her up at the shop later and get her home. I will flush the whole thing lol. Wish me luck and will post here again see what the outcome is. 5 quarts of oil and a gallon of coolant and 2 filters oil and coolant flusher is cheaper than $3000
  3. Thanks bud. Im going to the shop tomorrow and check the reservoir and radiator. From the time I restored it it ran strong and didnt lose any power, it even ran better It kinda made me wonder also why the mechanic is willing to buy it from me for $2000 as is.It could be something that can be fixed easily, we all know how mechanics exaggerate thats why I never took my pathy to a mechanic but this time I just dont have the time thats why I did. My guts telling me to bring it home and work on it as I get some free time like drain the old oil thats been sitting in there for a long time. I put a lot of work on this pathy and had a lot of good memories Thanks for your input bud sure appreciate it. Isnt there like a cleaner that I can put in after draining the old oil? I read somewhere on here that you can use this oil cleaner to clean out the crankcase and all and then drain that before topping it off with fresh oil ? Its not seafoam
  4. Hey guys Im not sure if I can post this question here To start off I have my 1993 pathfinder taken to a shop to have them go over it since I have not driven it in 10 years or maybe more and was told it has a blown head gasket because of the white smoke coming out when it was started and it has that milkish color on the dipstick, its more of a light color of white and amber mixed together My question is, Should I try draining the oil and put a fresh one on there? After doing some research it also mentioned that if its a blown head gasket the oil cap would have that gunky residue which I did not check when I was at the shop Whats strange is when my rig got stolen and was recovered the first thing me and a friend checked was the dipstick, it was normal no milkish substance on it so I decided to restore it by changing all the fluids and timing belt , water pump the whole work on that and test drove it for about 5 blocks maybe and no white smoke and it ran great. I decided not to drive it anymore but did the restore just in case I need her for a back up. I would start it every 2 years and the last time I started it theres white smoke so I turned it off right away and asked on here what could have happened or caused that and I was told old gas and condensation maybe, never had the time to mess with it after that so I figured worst comes to worst slap on another motor in it. What puzzles me is if it does have a blown head gasket as what the mechanic claims it shouldve blown white smoke the first time I started it after restoring it 10 plus years ago? The pathy has not left my carport all those time and also, took out the battery and fuel pump relay just in case somebody try to steal it again Can you guys please tell me from your experience on what to look for on a blown head gasket besides the white smoke and the milkish color on the dip stick. Im really tempted to change the oil and coolant again, completely drain both and replace the oil filter, What are your thought guys? Thanks in advance
  5. Thanks bud. Looks like Im just going to slap on a VG30 on my pathy and call it good if I dont sell it the way it is right now with a bad head gasket
  6. Whats the easiest and economical route?
  7. Hey guys just want to say hi to everybody and hope yall are staying safe Been a member on here for a long time and built my pathy with the help of a lot of old members here. Yall stay safe and keep on wheelin
  8. Thanks again bud. I hope theres not too much gunk on there but worst comes to worst Ill do the chain trick or try the wire wheel brush fist. I think I tried something like the wire wheel brush attached to a dremel with a flex shaft on our old water heater to get the build up calcium in the bottom and sides lol. It worked too
  9. Thats a beter idea. I have a syphon I use on my mowers. Thanks bud I sure appreciate it On another note, If I do have some gunk built up on there or what should I be looking for and need to do to clean it?
  10. Hey guys its been ages since Ive been on this site and just want to say hi to everybody. Ventured into a different hobby and also bought a 2015 Nissan xTerra PRO 4X for my daily driver but I miss my pathy so this summer Ive decided to bring her back to life I have 92 Pathy that was stolen and was recovered after a few weeks. Completely restored it from outside in. Changed all the oils plugs timing belt computer , you name it. Shes been modified already before it got stolen and if I wouldve moved the ECU behind the glove box it probably would have never stalled when we recovered it in maybe buried 3 feet in mud at the local orv park. Its been 10 years or so after restoring and it fired right up and drove it around and runs strong with no issues, everything worked as it should then decided to just store her in the garage. About 6 years ago I started her again and fired right up but theres white smoke so I was hoping it was condensation, checked oil and no milkshake there. If you guys can please tell me how to properly drain the old fuel without taking the gas tank out or letting it run through my injectors by letting it run out. I spoke to another member here and he told me how to drain the old fuel by disconnecting the fuel line going to the injectors unfortunately thats all I can remember. Your help and expertise is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and yall stay safe
  11. I just noticed that the alternator on this motor is on the passenger side. Cuong, is it interchangeable ? Can it be moved to the drivers side?
  12. Contacted the company and this engine has 37k miles for $900. Im thinking thats fair
  13. Thanks bud. Did some checking and found one nearby This supposedly came direct from Japan with low mileage Its for 1996 - 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Frontier Xterra 3.3L JDM Used Engine Imported From Japan With Low Miles
  14. Hey guys Im thinking of replacing my VG30 motor on my 93 pathy and keeping that motor to use on my 92 hardbody later on My question is , where can I get a replacement motor thatll drop right in with no major alterations? Should I get a VG30 or VG30E? Budget wise, Is it more economical to get a used motor or have the one I have rebuilt? The pathy ran great 5 years ago but it was never driven since and I think a few years back I started it and it just blows white cloud of smoke in the exhaust like after seafoaming it. Should I just empty my tank of old gas put in a fresh gas and let it run? Replace the gas filter also and probably new oil on the motor ? I dont have much time like I used to to mess with it anymore. I figured instead of buying a second gen xterra just spend the money on a nice motor for my 92 pathy which is by the way in superb condition as far as the entire pathy goes. No rust and the interior was gutted and carpeting and all seats were power washed ( what a fun summer that was), still has all the mods I did many years ago like thorley headers , bigger alt , efan, oil relo kit , k&n filter , 3inch body and suspension lift , hid headlights Any help and suggestions is greatly appreciated Thanks guys
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