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Chody
05-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Fuck yeah![36] funny how being out of a truck for 2 years makes you excited for even a Nissan! The story is, a friend didn't want this anymore because of the problems it has, and the dealer wouldn't take a trade in on it.

The Good
Brand new 31x10.5 BFG all terrains
AR rims (need cleaning)
Airbags in back for towing
Paint in immac condition
drives perfect
power everything
5 speed

The Bad
Exhaust leak (will weld up this weekend)
needs air filter (dickface mech said running rich but didnt check the DIRTY ass filter)
Small leak at water pump seal( top up 2L every 750KM)

I love this thing, LOTS of ground clearence, great approach angles,short gears(what comes stock?) and decent looking. So far my only plans are a locker for the rear, this is my new daily so i need it somewhat econimical.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/56.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/576.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/5765.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/57657.jpg

Zibi
05-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Nice pathy

Check the exhaust manifolds. They are prone to cracking and could be causing your exhaust leak and perhaps why it is running rich.

They're a huge pain to change apparently as the studs have a tendency to break off in the block.

Chody
05-09-2011, 12:36 PM
ahh that would be gay, defs sounds like manifold, and i cant even see them from up top. sofar the only thing i dont like is the lack of room underhood.

England
05-09-2011, 02:54 PM
speak to Apathy ...he is the Pathy god here

'Balmer
05-09-2011, 03:39 PM
lose your rear sway bar for added flex (it doesn't make it too bad on the road. If you want to lift it I might still have Jeep grand cherokee.560 coils for it and i've also got spacers that might work for the rear. You can crank your t-bars to lift the font but be carefull not to go to the limit with this as you'll likely just strip em out or fuck your b-joints.
Pathfinders are sloid rigs with the exception of the IFS and the auto needing a cooler lke Jeremy already mentioned on your other thread. Loks like you've got a 5-speed though, so that's a non-issue.
Check out NPORA if you're interested in othe mods and tips...

Chody
05-10-2011, 08:16 AM
thanks man, but im not gonna be running bigger tires for a while, and I will defs take the swaybar out. seems like a solid, ill see what she can do may long:)

Taxidermy
05-10-2011, 08:37 PM
What year is your Pathfinder?

Looks like it is in good condition. Pathfinders are lots of fun driving off-road. Good luck!.

Our 93 Pathfinder needs 6 new fuel injectors and maybe a re-built motor. It is will cost a lot of money to fix it up so for now it is just sitting in our backyard. I want to keep and think about finding a mechanic to teach me how to fix it up.

'Balmer
05-10-2011, 09:35 PM
you can find good running motors for cheap in the valley they're $100 - $150. Check craig's and the wreckers (pick a part in the Wack is $100 I think). They're generally prety bulletproof engines so I'd say it's worth swapping in a cheap used one vs. rebuilding or doing extensive (and expensive) repairs. Just my 2c.

Chody
05-11-2011, 08:10 AM
yeah, i dont plan on doing anything extensive, just timing belt and exhaust.

'Balmer
05-11-2011, 09:33 AM
Ya, I figured... my last post was aimed at Taxi ; )

Chody
05-11-2011, 09:40 AM
ahh, good call :P ive learned that whole motors are usually cheaper than random parts for my civic lol, 450 for injectors or 250 for a good running engine and all the bitties lol

'Balmer
05-11-2011, 05:22 PM
Exactly; when I read that it needed injectors I figured it was worth mentioning an engine swap... way cheaper plus you get spare parts!

Maybe take a few pics and post a bit of a description of your timing belt re&re for the rest of us Pathfinder guys - we should all be running belts with less than 100,000kms on 'em...

Apathy
05-11-2011, 05:51 PM
simple thing for reliablity and strenght.

go to the junk yard, find an old 2 door, take the lower links off of it, and replace yours with them.

When you see them, you will understand why.

us jb weld to fix the exhaust leek, its a nightmare to change studs.
(your generation shouldn't have the big stud problem, i think they fixed that around 92 or so.
If you really want to change the studs, order studs for a 300ZX twin turbo. do not get the stock ones for the pathyfinder.

Chody
05-12-2011, 08:27 AM
lower links as in..... control arms?

'Balmer
05-12-2011, 10:50 AM
Yeah he's talking rear lowers... I didn't know there was a difference... not that it will matter to me anymore since my lowers are now 36" long...

Apathy
05-12-2011, 10:57 AM
the new generation lower links are mad of like 1" poo pipe.
the older ones are like 2" I beam.
BIG difference. and they swap out

'Balmer
05-12-2011, 10:59 AM
the new generation lower links are mad of like 1" poo pipe.
the older ones are like 2" I beam.
BIG difference. and they swap out


OOOhhh, I had the I-beams to begin with... they're my upper links now :D .
I can see how it would be a really good idea to get rid of the thin wall pipe for sure...

Chody
05-12-2011, 11:41 AM
haha dually noted. ill keep an eye out for parts.

nate980
05-16-2011, 12:19 PM
Looks pretty good. ps, tell marc on vm to let me back on lol

Chody
05-16-2011, 12:22 PM
bahaha, marc such a whiney basterd, i tried to do buisness a couple times, never again, im surprised that site is still running lol.

nate980
05-16-2011, 12:34 PM
i got banned for no reason lol. I think he thought i was donut_king since i originally made that account but passed it onto teh doucher lol.

Tinker
05-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Weird no one has mentioned the extreme rusting issue of the rear frame? Hows yours?

Apathy
05-16-2011, 01:36 PM
I told him originally to look there. Its only a BIG issue on 94 and 95.
other years had it (but only in areas where they salt the roads) but not nearly as bad.

My 87 and my 89 have NO rust

Chody
05-16-2011, 02:00 PM
hard to tell for rust, doesnt look too bad? no holes or anything. ill take pics tonight.

Apathy
05-16-2011, 02:01 PM
behind the rear tire on the frame. just inside the wheel well.
this is the problme area.

Chody
05-16-2011, 02:02 PM
i got banned for no reason lol. I think he thought i was donut_king since i originally made that account but passed it onto teh doucher lol.

that sites a joke, Marc is a joke, as funny as it was, its over, went from like 15 cool guys down to 2-3 funny jackasses....

Chody
05-18-2011, 12:45 PM
update pic, alll cleaned up

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/NewImage-3.jpg

ill have a shit ton of photos after the weekend-- im throwing my CB and PA in and 1500watts of bass.

Apathy
05-18-2011, 01:49 PM
update pic, alll cleaned up

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/NewImage-3.jpg

ill have a shit ton of photos after the weekend-- im throwing my CB and PA in and 1500watts of bass.

nice, but please oh please, change the timing belt.. its the ONLY thing that will destroy that engine, and they are only 20 bucks. if you have never done it before it will take about 5-6 hours. I can do it in 2.5

process is
remove fan shroud
remove fan
remove radiator

remove belts and flop alternator and power steering pump to the side
remove cooling hard line
Get an impact and remove the lower damper.. DO NOT remove the small bolts.. just the 1 big one.
get a puller and pull the pully off.
remove timein belt cover
turn engine over til you get all your pully's lined up with the "dots" on the back of the timing belt cover.
the belts will have lines on them, they line up with the dots or punch marks on the cam pully.
The crank pully mark on the engine is impossible to see, so count the teeeth in the belt and make sure you its spot on. teeth count can be found in a service manual.

Chody
05-18-2011, 02:12 PM
i heard somewhere the 94/95 had a better belt? it was replaced at 150k its at 250 now. cant do it for another week or so

Chody
05-18-2011, 02:13 PM
ALLso i baby the shit out of it, so i hope its not that shitty.

Apathy
05-18-2011, 02:34 PM
ALLso i baby the shit out of it, so i hope its not that shitty.


don't down shift. thats what takes them out.

the belt in the 94 and 95, wasn't better, it was just a different design. went from a 60k mile belt to a 100k mile belt.

and everybody SAYS it was done.. but its a 1k dollar job at the shop.

Chody
05-18-2011, 02:38 PM
well, under the hood, it has a sticker saying timing belt done at 150 k, so i guess thats good, and i NEVER downshift, id rather replace brakes than a clutch :)

'Balmer
05-18-2011, 02:59 PM
If you down shift properly, ie. by matching your engine and trans speeds, you will never harm your clutch and you will enjoy driving more I guarantee. Just change you damn timing belt; it's got 100,000 kms on it.

Chody
05-18-2011, 03:03 PM
hahaha i am! just not till after this weekend,

Chody
07-05-2011, 11:42 AM
polished her up all nice

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/cl.jpg
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/cll.jpg

Griswold
07-11-2011, 02:27 PM
I think it needs some nice mud all over it...........Just sayin...

Chody
07-11-2011, 02:36 PM
did that this weekend :) couldnt get out fishing due to an AXEident :(

glopedawg
07-22-2011, 11:07 AM
I gotta agree with Griswold, that thing is way too clean to be posting pics of it on funinbc! [36]

Chody
07-26-2011, 01:58 PM
soon enough :)

youngun
07-26-2011, 02:00 PM
needs boggers and a mud car wash.....

Chody
07-26-2011, 03:12 PM
cashflow is rising... mods on way...

Griswold
07-26-2011, 03:47 PM
cashflow is rising... mods on way...

Saweet......what's gonna be the first mod??

Chody
07-26-2011, 04:00 PM
i should really deal with this coolant leak, and timing belt... but i think the typical jeep coils and upper a arm in the near future, maybe a body lift(which i hate, but i dont feel like sasing yet) and some 33's. seems pretty cheap that way, untill i break it.

Chody
09-19-2011, 02:53 PM
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/02489624.jpg
trip davis= blown clutch.

youngun
09-19-2011, 04:23 PM
dislike blown clutches, the worst

Griswold
09-20-2011, 12:48 AM
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h180/chodygt/02489624.jpg
trip davis= blown clutch.
Still looks too clean.........just sayin:dontknow::D

4skin
09-20-2011, 01:38 AM
blown clutch already:ballsmack

Chody
09-20-2011, 09:21 AM
bought it with original clutch, 250k, girl driver... truck never saw any real throttle, so 4-5 0-120 pulls, and half of davis trail, it now slips with half throttle.

Chody
09-26-2011, 02:51 PM
Well, after drivin easy for two weeks, clutch grabs ok again(mustve been glazed), and i found out the LSD is still in ok condition, donuts are possible in the rain :)

Apathy
09-26-2011, 08:33 PM
Blown clutch in a Nissan is rare. I'd be looking at other problems.

Seriously.

I had my clutch smoking several years ago. And all is still good.

Chody
09-26-2011, 09:27 PM
sometimes when i cold start it, and depress clutch, its makes a constant squeel untill i let go of clutch....