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Old 05-29-2020, 01:52 AM   #21681
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:16 AM   #21682
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I'm installing a kill switch today on the Teal Terror. Tired of hearing about other folks' nice Nissans being stolen. They can break the window or steal the stereo if they wish, but by God they ain't driving it to another location.

Fortunately, over the last three years I have owned this truck, the only thing to happen was a bag of cheap tools stolen from behind the seat...because I left the door open. Also installing an alarm now.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:04 PM   #21683
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:32 AM   #21684
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Forget the private message I sent you. I will think about what you offered regarding the cover. I forgot something when I sent that message...LOL...I'm planning a chain job on this truck before the end of summer. I forgot. Might spring for the Mr Jim auto-tensioner for it. And to do any of that stuff...you have to pull the valve cover. I forgot.
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Old 05-30-2020, 09:07 AM   #21685
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"I don't hear nuttin'" I had watched the Mr Jims Tensioner Kit video a few weeks ago and it looks pretty easy. Then I saw the kit was $75 bucks and wondered if I should bother, as I don't hear any chain noise at start-up. The last time I had the valve cover off, I found one of the bolts holes was wallered and wouldn't tighten up. Anyone have an easy fix? Small,shallow and soft."Sounds like a personal problem" Thats what she said. XOXSci , is the color good for you, or suggest another source?
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I think if anyone does the Mr Jim conversion, you should just go for the ratcheted tensioner. Not any of the kits. But that is $130 for the one part. I may do it, though.

One time I DID wonder if simply pulling and stretching out the spring behind the stock tensioner would work almost as well. But lengthening the spring that way could cause it to pop from the housing.

Maybe the problem isn't with the stock tensioner so much, but the amount of power in the spring. Heavier spring with more throw might do the job just as well to keep the chain tight. In other words, maybe Nissan didn't use a tough enough spring in the same length as the STOCK spring. Maybe the stock spring is the right length, but just too weak. Perhaps a spring in the same length, but slightly heavier in diameter and harder to compress would work.
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Old 05-30-2020, 12:51 PM   #21687
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"I don't hear nuttin'" I had watched the Mr Jims Tensioner Kit video a few weeks ago and it looks pretty easy. Then I saw the kit was $75 bucks and wondered if I should bother, as I don't hear any chain noise at start-up. The last time I had the valve cover off, I found one of the bolts holes was wallered and wouldn't tighten up. Anyone have an easy fix? Small,shallow and soft."Sounds like a personal problem" Thats what she said. XOXSci , is the color good for you, or suggest another source?
I folded up a piece of aluminum foil and put it in the hole. It took up the slack in the hole versus having to tap it to a different size.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:17 AM   #21688
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Put dash back in truck. Getting to be an expert at it.
Electrical gremlins have moved into radio (has decided to quit working) and wipers (run constantly at low speed).
Hoping to make junkyard run later today to pick up trim that surrounds climate push controls, another special piece, and a Fiero fuel tank for a buddy.
Update: Tank was in too bad shape to get, acquired trim piece for climate control, but was 15 days too late to get brush guard.
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Old Yesterday, 12:27 AM   #21689
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Finally got a few days off. Pulled the bed off and etched the frame. Gonna rust proof it over next few days.
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