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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 129
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
No they are the same organization. Some folks...

No they are the same organization. Some folks prefer the Facebook page, others the forum here. Some both.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It does sound like a carrier bearing problem to...

It does sound like a carrier bearing problem to me.
Up under the seat, that noise would probably be coming from the tranny shaft.
Center noise, carrier bearing.
Rear noise, U-joint. But you...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-24-2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 129
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
You know...I saw a post back there by the author...

You know...I saw a post back there by the author saying his alternator passed the test at the auto parts store.

Maybe it IS the belt. The easy test is to push down with light to medium force on...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-23-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23,914
Views: 1,870,895
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
This isn't really the spot for it on this forum,...

This isn't really the spot for it on this forum, but I'm not sure where it would go.

But just a reminder that anyone with IN is free to show up to our three-day campout coming in just over two...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-23-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 129
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
One good thing about these D21's is that the...

One good thing about these D21's is that the starting and charging systems are just not THAT complicated. 90% of the time it comes down to a bad connection, bad battery, or bad alternator.

This...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-21-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 129
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I have to ask the history of this alternator and...

I have to ask the history of this alternator and who made it.
Starters and alternators rebuilt by Chinese companies are complete POS's these days.
Long story. Posted many times here before, and...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-19-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 57
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
New for that price is a steal. Many of the...

New for that price is a steal. Many of the rebuilt units on the alternators and starters for Nissan hardbodies are coming from China, and that whole deal is a laugh a minute.

A friend of mine...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-18-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 57
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Your rig is 34 years old. Drop a new alternator...

Your rig is 34 years old. Drop a new alternator in it (not a China rebuilt and get one that comes with the new pigtail already attached) then stuff a real good battery in there with new cables.
...
Forum: Shows and Get Togethers 06-02-2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
June 1, 2022 Update: Officially, attendance...

June 1, 2022 Update:

Officially, attendance to this one is now closed. UN-officially, anyone from IN or who plans to bring their Nissan up there is more than welcome. Or you can contact me...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-02-2022, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 192
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It is difficult to get parts for these TBI...

It is difficult to get parts for these TBI systems, and the used TBI's you find on eBay are decades old as well.

Aftermarket support is pretty much non existent. If you can't keep the truck going...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-30-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Ah...I see them now. The Flaming Marshmallow...

Ah...I see them now.
The Flaming Marshmallow is just so damn famous in Nissan Land. I actually read the entire build thread on it, although that took a couple of weeks here and there until I...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-30-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 104
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
When your incandescent fuel warning light doesn't...

When your incandescent fuel warning light doesn't come on, it is usually the bulb. Even the best incandescent bulb won't last thirty years or more. :)
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-29-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23,914
Views: 1,870,895
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I sold my 97 King Cab last fall and bought a 2009...

I sold my 97 King Cab last fall and bought a 2009 Xterra for towing a travel trailer, but before I did that I slapped on a set of 15 inch wheels and tires. You get a slight raise without messing with...
Forum: Nissan SUV 05-29-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Towing With The Xterra

The Xterra, at least the second generation models, are rated to tow 5,000 pounds maximum. The Frontier, using the same basic running gear for the most part, are rated to 7,500.

But because the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-22-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It's not just the size of the engine, your...

It's not just the size of the engine, your suspension, or even adding trailer brakes, anti-sway, or any of that stuff.

Your truck simply isn't BIG enough to haul that kind of weight. Not even...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 05-01-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23,914
Views: 1,870,895
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I also see you switched out the dash lights for...

I also see you switched out the dash lights for LED's, right?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-29-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
A section of broomstick can be a good indicator...

A section of broomstick can be a good indicator on where a noise problem is, as long as the engine isn't shaking where you place the broomstick and put it to your ear. Have to determine where noise...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-24-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
The big general problem with those type of...

The big general problem with those type of engines they made back then is that not even Nissan engineers figured anyone would still be driving them almost forty years later.

What often happens is...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-24-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23,914
Views: 1,870,895
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I would call that '2-Day'.

I would call that '2-Day'.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-19-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Cut yourself a length of broomstick about two...

Cut yourself a length of broomstick about two feet long, and stick it against parts of the engine with the other side in your ear. Move it from place to place. It won't take you long to narrow down...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-15-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23,914
Views: 1,870,895
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
The beautiful wheels on that truck scream for a...

The beautiful wheels on that truck scream for a paint job on the body to help set them off.
Just saying.
Forum: Shows and Get Togethers 04-09-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
This one is STILL a full-on GO. Susan and I will...

This one is STILL a full-on GO. Susan and I will be onsite Wednesday July 6 to do setup. So people CAN come early if they wish. We will be in the Xterra dragging a 17 foot trailer. All details are at...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-08-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 104
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
It's doubtful the holes themselves are stripped....

It's doubtful the holes themselves are stripped. The ten mm bolts, maybe. Probably not the steel they go into.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 04-06-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
Some thin door edge guards in black (to match...

Some thin door edge guards in black (to match existing trim around wheels) would look good on that truck. And be functional as well.

I say no to the decals unless they are OEM/Factory for that...
Forum: The Other Forum 04-05-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By XoXSciFiGuy
I had some hesitancy about all that. I wondered...

I had some hesitancy about all that. I wondered if the X could handle it. My wife Susan spent years hauling her horses around in trailers all over the Northwest. She is a retired professional...
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