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Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 10-04-2021, 01:16 PM
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Posted By WetSocks
I picked up an infrared thermometer and the temps...

I picked up an infrared thermometer and the temps aren't as bad as I thought. These temps were recorded after 45 minutes of city and highway driving.

Valve cover: 150-160
The front of the head:...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-30-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
I imagine it would if left idling long enough,...

I imagine it would if left idling long enough, but I haven't tested it. What would that indicate if it did overheat at idle? Fan works great, sucks cloth from the grille no problem.

Any idea what...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-29-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
Yeah, I'm going to pull the screw out and take a...

Yeah, I'm going to pull the screw out and take a look in and see if its clogged. I'm really starting to think it was the k-seal I put in there. If that's causing a clog (or clogs throughout the...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-29-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
I thought about the timing being the issue, but...

I thought about the timing being the issue, but there are so many other symptoms that make me think it's not the timing, especially now that the timing is relatively close to where it should be.

I...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-29-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
Pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to seat the...

Pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to seat the distributor if the backwards "D" wasn't lined up correctly. I took my time getting the distributor to seat, pretty sure its not the distributor.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-29-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
I'm at about -13 degrees. It's running well, well...

I'm at about -13 degrees. It's running well, well enough where I am fine leaving it as is until my next oil change which is when I plan to remove the oil pump and rotate it over one tooth so I can...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-29-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
I'm thinking the k-seal I put into the system is...

I'm thinking the k-seal I put into the system is clogging coolant channels.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-28-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
Doesn't make sense to me either. Coolant gauge...

Doesn't make sense to me either. Coolant gauge never went above 1/4 and it would typically sit just below 1/2. And everything except the lower radiator hose gets hotter than it did before all this. ...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-28-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
Update: I swapped out the new sender and...

Update:

I swapped out the new sender and sensor for the old ones and I was getting a reading again, I guess they were just bad parts, the sender at least.

I also installed a Nissan tstat. I'm...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-23-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
It was a 170 tstat and I'm positive I installed...

It was a 170 tstat and I'm positive I installed it correctly, right side up and everything.

Going to have to pull it anyways most likely to get to the bottom of this.
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-23-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
Oh yeah, I was doing by best to work with the...

Oh yeah, I was doing by best to work with the twist, really thought I had it. I'm just tired of draining fluids lol.

I look into a temp gun. Any idea of a temp range? Tstat housing, valve cover,...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-23-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
Man, I thought I got that oil pump lined up...

Man, I thought I got that oil pump lined up perfectly (11:45), but I guess that would explain why I can't quite get to 10 BTDC.

I'm assuming its a connection issue, given its a brand new part,...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 09-23-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 267
Posted By WetSocks
Over heating following timing chain replacement

1997 ka24e 4x4 130k mi manual transmission

Summary of work:

Had start up rattle so I decided to do everything. Nissan chain, cam and crank sprockets, aftermarkets guides and a Martin...
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