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by Kestral
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Let's Play: Guess This Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 2973

Ok I'll play! I say wheel bearing
by Kestral
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Oil catch can?
Replies: 6
Views: 2898

I have one on my 2013 Mustang the issue with the 5.0 V8 is the excess oil that gets burned with the fuel lowere the Octain and can cause "Ping" I added a catch can when I installed a 93 Octain tune.
by Kestral
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: 05 Rusting away... so bummed ðŸ™
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

If the frame is not rusted through then I would find a good shop and fix the body. Then you could sand and repaint the frame or pay a shop to do it. Just be happy you don't have a Toyota Tacoma! Hear in Western Massachusetts we use a special brine on the roads it is said to be 15 times more corrosiv...
by Kestral
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Dirty air filter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Dirty air filter?

Is it just my V6 or have others noticed over the years that the air filters on the V6 R51 seem to last a long time and don't get to dirty? Maybe it's from the stock air box air going threw the fender before reaching the filter?
by Kestral
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Having the post-purchase, oil burning blues...
Replies: 14
Views: 5697

If it was not hard to drop the oil pan I think after several short oil change cleaning runs I would drop it again and do a full clean out.
by Kestral
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Having the post-purchase, oil burning blues...
Replies: 14
Views: 5697

Wow! So bad PCV, coolant mixing with the oil? Or neglect from past owner? Anyway it sounds like your cleaning plans should fix the problem over time. Run your cleaner mixed with oil like trans fluid or some say Marvel Mystery oil works too and make a few highway runs should clean up.
by Kestral
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Zero Compression, turns but does not fire
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

If the body, frame and transmission are in good shape then I would get a good used motor or even spend the $ for a nice rebuilt one.
by Kestral
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Zero Compression, turns but does not fire
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

..........a cylinder leakdown test would tell you if there's leakage between the valves & heads without going to the expense of the repairs you mentioned Exactly! Don't order anything untill you find out how the compression is. If it has no compression and it also need the complete timing set it ma...
by Kestral
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Rats!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4101

Rats!!

So today I opened my hood to add some washer fluid and I noticed a great deal of small animal food and droppings on and around the battery! It must have just happened since about two days ago I did my usual weekly oil and collant level check and I did not see anything then. Anyway I vacuumed it all ...
by Kestral
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: new to me 2005 pathfinder questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 4185

Kilaman wrote:Nissan stealership quoted me $2500 just to fix the gasket on the rear timing cover. Any other repairs (chains, guides, pulleys) are NOT included in that quote. So $2500 just to change an $11 gasket!!
It sounds like they don't want the job. I would shop around.
by Kestral
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: R51 likes?
Replies: 4
Views: 3047

R51 likes?

So I was wondering with you Pathfinder owners does your significant other like your Pathy? My wife has mixed feelings on my R51 sort of a love hate thing! She loves its capability esp transporting my son and his hockey player friends and gear. The 4x4 is great. It does not have a backup camera and s...
by Kestral
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Just R51 stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 2395

Just R51 stuff

So it's 5 deg F outside here at my house in Western MA tonight. My R51 resides outside I keep my 2013 Mustang in the garage and my wife's Toyota occupies the other spot. Man I hate starting my Pathfinder in this cold weather! I esp don't like having to let it warm up as long as I have to due to my h...
by Kestral
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild, or call it a day?
Replies: 14
Views: 4661

How is the body and frame? Is it a rust bucket? If it's 4K for a rebuilt trans you need to ask yourself what can I buy used for 4K? ... Not much! ... Some used piece of sh--! If it's in good shape other than the trans I say keep it. Bless, you, Kestral, that is EXACTLY what I am struggling with. Ne...
by Kestral
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Rebuild, or call it a day?
Replies: 14
Views: 4661

How is the body and frame? Is it a rust bucket?

If it's 4K for a rebuilt trans you need to ask yourself what can I buy used for 4K? ... Not much! ... Some used piece of sh--!

If it's in good shape other than the trans I say keep it.
by Kestral
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Having the post-purchase, oil burning blues...
Replies: 14
Views: 5697

. So far, about 1/2 quart over 750 miles. . While this is more than these engines would normally do it still works out to 1 qt over 1500 miles. well within acceptable range by yesteryear standards. VQ37s were known for this issue when Nissan went with looser rings in the horsepower wars of the late...

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