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About Keeyinn89pathfinder

  • Birthday 08/02/1997

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    89 5 speed plus a 95 swap!
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    Mudding! Wrenching! And living it up!

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  1. hello all my nissan junkies! i am doing a vg34ett swap! if you are not familiar with this build then here it is straight forward, the vg34 is a cross breed between a vh45/vk45 and a vg33. by doing a certain bore you can use the pistons in these vg33s! so, here is the beginning of my thread, i will be doing a full video of the swap on youtube and you can follow me at Super_sketchy_time on youtube for that coming soon. otherwise ill just start here for questions and some answers! i recently picked up a low miles xterra 3.3l vge for free, and i pulled the crank pistons and rods made sure the heads were backed off a hair so i could pull the pistons effortlessly. i pulled these so i could check clearance between the crank and main caps as well as check the cylinder walls for any excessive damage. i then pulled the cams because i will be using some old 80s model z31 cams. next i pulled my donor parts from my q45 engine, after doing so i found that stainless rb26det turbo manifolds can be fitted with some fabrication to a vg engine so i will be taking any questions on that. i decided to go with some of the nissan quest parts for accessories as i do use heavy sound equipment in my vehicles. going for power i am using a nissan quest alternator with quest accessory mounts. i bought some fairly cheap gasket kits to do this swap ad ended up having to buy a few gaskets individually because ebay gaskets can be iffeee sometimes. my 91 came stock with a auto trans wich i will now be replacing with a 5 speed 2003 exterra trans! yes i know 5th has a diffrent gear but i like it better than the original beater 5 speeds! i first had to install the pedal assembly from auto to manual in this process you will need a donor clutch pedal with assembly mount. a manual brake pedal, and donor clutch lines from any d21 or wd21 from 86.5 to 1995. i bought a new master and slave cylinder because my older ones that sat for years waiting for this day had seized up and died lol. for cluth i chose a stage 3 sprung 6 puck disc and stage 3 pressure plate since i am doing a twin turbo swap i felt i need the extra grab and i know ill burn the oem clutch right out! i also decided to use the 80s 2 door pathy/d21 vg30 valve covers so i could rid of those stupid oil travel lines in the front of the engine on top of the timing covers. for turbos i decided to go with 2 garret rb26dett stockies i found rebuilt. and bear wit me here i still have a move happening so itll be a few more weeks till i can hit the machine shop for heads and cylinder wall work. any questions or advice would be greatly appreciated! -Keeyinn89pathfinder
  2. Looking to see if the rb26dett split manifolds will fit in a vg34ett build I'm doing so I'll update when I get the gaskets to see fitment ?
  3. I can start one and take pictures I'll even do a youtube if you want because im doing a vg33ett with an 03 exterra 5 speed in my 1991!
  4. I'll check my local j yard for them! Getting harder to find stuff for these swaps, #kms
  5. Update I need a oil pump that will work is all I'm really wanting... I was going to use the side port oil filter but I don't have the ball and thread installed so I'm wanting to use a vg30 oil pump with the filter at the front... Where can I get one? Made a thread on here about bearing issues as well, help meh pleez
  6. So I have rebuilt just about everything on my vg33de build but I've bought crank bearings and rod bearings and the crank is siezed won't turn freely with the new bearings lubed with assembly lube, but the crank turns with stock bearings... I'm at a 130$ loss here and I just want to figure out where and how to get vg30 bearings that will allow movement for my crank, I've also ran into the issue of an oil pump... What year rings can I use for the vg30 crank because the vg33 had a bigger bore crank but the oil pumps are difficult to find online, what year oil pump should I use??? Been almost a year since my last post where can I also get a 90's d21 hood?
  7. So I fudged up and broke the wires off my tbi system to my 89 pathy left it on my table when I went to work and my brother threw them away i cant find them online besides the wire up ones can I buy the plug and injectors I can't find them anywhere? The injectors and these two two spring plugged type deals with the plug that hooks into the harness! Help meh pleeez!
  8. So I just can't take it anymore I absolutely hate these auto trannys on the wd21's I'm just a 5 speed guy! My auto tranny shifts through all the gears but very roughly and jumps to the next gear at like 7k rpm I've replaced just about everything I could ever! So I'm throwing out this junk tranny and I want to put my old 89 pathy 5 speed in it! Can anyone guide me through it!? Bought a new clutch, throwouth bearing, fork, fork boot, but I want to know how to get this 5 speed in safely without f.cking up anything!!! Any help out there or anyone done it!?
  9. Update i just got my machine cleaned vg 30 crank succesfully installed into the vg 33! Keeping the front pump and am about to time it up and start dealing everything!!!! I am a bit scared that Im gonna start this motor and its going to throw the crank... Didnt have the money for bearings, rings, etc but there was almost no wear fue to the engine only having around 90k! Can anyone tell me if they have stick a 30 crank into a 33 and had a succesfull outcome! Gotta keep everything as original as posible so no parts have to be messed with!
  10. Would preffer to fix but not sure what to fix! No eléctrica issues and it doesnt throw any coses? But shifts slow but not too hard?
  11. So I just happen to have my original VG 30 heads and they are almost spotless for the use they've been through..(375k miles) My vg33 was in a rollover so oil came out the top end and the exaughst and it has 160k miles, should I swap the crank and heads from vg30 to the vg33? Should I swap the bearings as well? And will there be a timing issue?
  12. So I've ran into a small issue on my VG 33 swap! I've just about got it ready to drop in my 89 rebuild but I have come across a fskc up I never thought would happen, so the harmonic balancer from the vg30 does not fit the VG 33 and its a 96 motor which meaning the different belt system, should I just send my old harmonic to a machine shop or is there a new setup for the swap!? Any answers!?
  13. I have replaced the mafs, egr, computer under the seat, the o2, and almost all the relays! It will idle at 1.5k but as soon as you touch the gas it goes straight to 4k till you let off then it re assumes 1.5k, still can't quite figure it out
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