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by ShipFixer
Fri May 07, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: Rear heating lines as a leak risk?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Rear heating lines as a leak risk?

This is the only thing I actively monitor on my truck, I get under it with a flashlight occasionally to check the heater lines. I've had the A/C lines repaired once back in 2012. One option is to carry JB Water Weld. I don't know about very long term if it's near the exhaust, but I think it would ge...
by ShipFixer
Fri May 07, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Steering wheel vibration at highway speeds
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Steering wheel vibration at highway speeds

‘05 160K. I’m the original owner and never experienced this before—steering wheel vibrates starting at about 60 MPH. Nothing extreme but definitely noticeable. coincidentally my SES light came on at the same time but that’s been on for over half the life of this pathy LOL. What are the likely culpr...
by ShipFixer
Thu May 06, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Alternator questions
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Alternator questions

Oh, it is what it is, I don't think these fail very often going by the forums. The guys who complain about them are the wheeling crowd who hate that it's down low where it might get waterlogged :lol: I will say the probable cause of mine finally dying was the thick, sludgy coat of oil it had from th...
by ShipFixer
Tue May 04, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Alternator questions
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Alternator questions

Whines a little less today with the battery topping off, but it's still there. Will try a new belt and see if I get lucky. If not, I'll drive this for a while then replace with a Nissan/Hitachi OEM alternator.
by ShipFixer
Tue May 04, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Alternator questions
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Alternator questions

And of course...it whines. I'll order a Nissan alternator and do this all over again soon :-|
by ShipFixer
Mon May 03, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Alternator questions
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Alternator questions

I shifted the shroud out of the way without disconnecting the fan (because obviously...the belt is already out) and got the old one out. New one is about to go in next. Sure would have been nice if the other forums said "OBTW the shroud is in the way," I just dont believe they removed the alternator...
by ShipFixer
Mon May 03, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Alternator questions
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Alternator questions

Ok new question...should I be able to wiggle this thing out through the wheel well without removing the fan shroud, etc? Seems like everyone on the Frontier forums can do it that way. I can't find a way to squeeze it out though.
by ShipFixer
Mon May 03, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Alternator questions
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Alternator questions

Whoops...went back and looked and my hammer taps did drop it out of the bracket I just didn't notice :lol:
by ShipFixer
Mon May 03, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Alternator questions
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Alternator questions

Alternator died, trying to get the old one out and the electrical section of the FSM isn't one I downloaded from the old site. From YouTube videos...how many bolts hold the alternator in, just two, or is there a third? I've removed the two (long and short), but some people reference a third, and it'...
by ShipFixer
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?
Replies: 54
Views: 2907

Re: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?

The difference between the 81117 and the 81119 is a very minor difference in free height (unloaded, uninstalled): 16.63" vs. 16.25". The installed length is the same, 6.32 inches, and the spring rate is the same. So a V-6 would see something less than 0.38" height increase, or a little less sag (sam...
by ShipFixer
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?
Replies: 54
Views: 2907

Re: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?

81117 is also 353 lbs/inch. Front 81276 is 450 lbs/inch. Not super surprising to me it's same/same...
by ShipFixer
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?
Replies: 54
Views: 2907

Re: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?

The Moog 81119 (4WD rear) springs are 353 lbs/inch, and the 81280 (4WD front) springs are 450 lbs/inch. Moog lists the 81280's as replacements for all three truck types in 4WD varieties. All of the lift springs I can find start around 480 lbs/inch and work their way up. There's a ton of conjecture o...
by ShipFixer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?
Replies: 54
Views: 2907

Re: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?

Here was my misadventure, where I had to sawzall through one of the bolts and knock out a bushing in the knuckle: https://www.thenissanpath.com/topic16593.html At the time I thought it was between half an inch and an inch, with completely new springs and seats. Still think it's about that, and the s...
by ShipFixer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?
Replies: 54
Views: 2907

Re: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?

I think I measured mine at the time but now that was a few years ago? If you see a Pathfinder with a 2" lift, it's obvious this isn't that. And when I had one side done it wasn't that large of a tilt. I can verify it's pretty much exactly the same lift I get out of 5-7psi in the air bags though...or...
by ShipFixer
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?
Replies: 54
Views: 2907

Re: Any/Max Lift with Bilstein 4600 Shocks?

My Moog springs raised the rear visually, but it was something like 3/4 inch, in line with what other people observed. And about the same as the 5-7 psi I always kept in my air bags before with the stock springs to keep the rear end from wallowing.

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