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Old 10-12-2021, 01:29 AM   #11
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Yeah 4WD...
Sounds like we scored a good deal. Now just need to get it running and we can take it down to Moab, UT and try out the off-road capability.

I know it needs new brakes all around.

Do you all have a go-to place for parts? Or just ebay, Rock Auto, etc?
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Old 10-12-2021, 02:26 AM   #12
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Rock Auto is the preferred parts destination. But shipping is/can be slow, IMO.

I don’t have any other recommendations for parts houses, except for the common places like Auto Zone etc.
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Yeah 4WD...
Sounds like we scored a good deal. Now just need to get it running and we can take it down to Moab, UT and try out the off-road capability.

I know it needs new brakes all around.

Do you all have a go-to place for parts? Or just ebay, Rock Auto, etc?
Kewl...

Got a good local auto parts store? ...or a local Nissan guru? Get it with them??? ...or take PorknBeans suggestion and remember where many of those parts some from.

Nissan is still your best bet, if the PN is "still available".


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What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
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I embedded the images. The forum software **SHOULD** autosize them to fit the screen each browser is using. If that provides problems for anyone, let me know and I'll remove the embeddings.

As for issues cranking, check the fusible links. That is where your injectors get their power from. When they burn out, they are hard to diagnose.

The service manual can be a little overwhelming for a newbie, so you will want to focus on the EF & EC section for your issues.
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It'll be a blast in Moab. Been there with mine. Did Fins N Things but unfortunately didn't have time to do anything else plus I had a parrot along for the ride and it was getting hot and didn't want to overheat him. Especially after rolling his travel cage coming down a couple rock faces.
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It'll be a blast in Moab. Been there with mine. Did Fins N Things ...
If you do Fins N Things, be sure to do the brake work that you mentioned...first.


You scored a good truck, from what I can tell.
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What's the build date on that truck?
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And I'd like to see a picture from the tailgate, looking towards the cab with the camper top open.

It looks like the back of the cab has been removed.
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First, welcome to Infamous Nissan. IN rules. The other Nissan support sites drool.

An old SE-V6 with 4WD is a good score, and worth it to restore it back to running condition.

Use caution replacing fuel filter. Fuel pressure in these trucks is greater than the air pressure in your tires. Have a container ready to catch the flying fuel out of that hose. (Glass pop bottle works good.) The process is to switch the key to ON until you hear the pump humming. Then switch key OFF. Then pull the fuse for the fuel pump. Then D/C the battery cables. THEN...D/C the fuel line on the front-side-of-engine with something to stick that fuel line into to catch the gas. Use a vise grips on the back side of the line to prevent spray, and once the FRONT side of the fuel line is stuck into a bottle or something to catch the fuel, THEN take off the vise grips. That is the safest way. 45 pounds is average pressure. Your tires are around 30. You don't want to spray fuel over that engine with the battery hooked up. A wiring fire can destroy the truck in 30 seconds, and a battery explosion sounds like a 12-gauge going off. CAUTION.

Sounds like your fuel pump probably works okay. If you switch on the key and you hear the humming for a second or two and then it stops...it probably works fine.

Sounds like it wants to run.

You will have to do a general check of everything, mainly. Spark plug wires, plugs, cap/rotor, I would switch those out right away on general principles. Check vacuum hoses and never replace them more than one at a time or you will forget which damn hose goes to what and where. Buy new vacuum hose off the stock rolls at the parts store and just cut it to size. Replace those cheapie factory hose clips with cool looking new hose clamps. Dump the oil and filter and change it out. Dump all the coolant and put in new. Winter is around the corner anyway.

I think this truck WANTS to run. You didn't say anything about excessive smoking, knocking noises, or any of that...so the basic engine might be just fine.

Check what the exhaust has been doing: When the engine is stone cold, take a finger and wipe it around inside the exhaust pipe. You want to see (possibly) water, (your cat puts out water, that is normal) and either grey (GOOD) powder or black powder (not that bad, just running rich) but no black oil (rings worn) or white or yellow gunk. (head gasket leak maybe) Don't mistake black powder and water (normal) for oil. Take off your radiator cap and look to see there isn't a bunch of white or yellow gunk in there either. A tiny bit might be okay. You see a lot of it...possible head gasket leak. Oil mixing with coolant shows as white or yellow gunk.

As far as the tune up parts, if you are going to keep the truck, why wait? You will want to do the tune up at some point anyway. May as well do it now if you are sure there is no knocking in the engine or excessive oil getting past the rings and going out the back.

What is the mileage...?
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Old 10-13-2021, 12:49 PM   #20
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And I'd like to see a picture from the tailgate, looking towards the cab with the camper top open.

It looks like the back of the cab has been removed.
It sure does. Looks like a PO built a 2 door Pathy, kind of. But what about structure rigidity?

Would the Shell help support the cab?

(assuming they used the same stuff they use when they cut the bed and/or take out the back glass for speakers)
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