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  1. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Appreciate it! Yeah, nothing but minor surface rust on the frame, and with a fresh engine rebuild, I'm pretty hopeful that this thing will last for a while. The one thing I'm really worried about in the future is the clutch, it makes some sounds that I don't like when it disengages in reverse...
  2. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Update 4/1/21: I finished the intake mod: https://www.xterranation.org/index.php?threads/2-4l-intake-mod.9952/ I've figured out a few things with Clara. The big one is that the last owner was a douche. He ripped the vacuum lines to the fuel pressure sending unit (pretty sure thats what its...
  3. David Ramsay

    2.4L Intake Mod

    Hey everyone, I was frustrated with the lack of info on how to mod the intake on a 2.4L. I couldn't seem to find anything on it anywhere, and the big question for me was this: Can I put a conventional CAI kit on this without worrying about the MAF sensor? Interestingly enough, the 2.4L XTerra...
  4. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    I'll definitely check that out. Yeah, I've always heard that old Nissans have bad paint. I can always put stickers over those spots if I do a bad job fixing them up lol
  5. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    I see your intake mod! looks pretty sweet- I'd love some more in-depth info about how you did it, I was thinking about grabbing a CAI from a 240sx since they have the k24de in them as well, but what you have looks smarter and less like I'd have to cut holes in the hood. Also, Where'd you get...
  6. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Here's the pics of the refreshed plastics and paint damage. You can also see the hood, I have an inkling that I'll have to redo the clear coat on it entirely. Any recos on how to correct this stuff would be awesome.
  7. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Nice! I was wondering how many other 2 wheelers were on here. You work in the Fintech world?
  8. David Ramsay

    Trying to build a bulletproof daily on a budget

    Trying to build a bulletproof daily on a budget
  9. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Will do! I'm checking out nearby junkyards to see if there are any that I could pull parts from, especially non-base model seats, and idler/pitman/control arms could be something to grab too. then again, it may be better just to buy them online, save me the work and risk of getting them off...
  10. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Yup, looks like I'm clear. I may have to swap for newer beefier steering components, I don't quite need those heavy-duty towing jobbers, but whatever I have now isn't behaving exactly how its supposed to. The real beefy ones looked like they were pretty pricey. This thing is simple so I want to...
  11. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    I haven't but thanks for pointing that out, I'll take a look at that, especially with the steering issue going on. EDIT: just did the check by vin thing and it says none of the recalls are open. Is there another way to check?
  12. David Ramsay

    Calling All Veterans

    USMC '17-'21 Nothin but peacetime deployments to Japanistan, ITX in 29 palms, and lots of fun in the rain in sunny Camp Lejeune
  13. David Ramsay

    4x2 to 4x4 conversion?

    Keep us posted, I have an '01 RWD and would love to live vicariously through someone who can afford this
  14. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Replaced the rear diff fluid today on my lunch break. I put some Valvoline High Performance 80W-90 Gear Oil (GL4+5) in that bad girl. I would've bought synthetic, but there was only the one option for 80w-90 The stuff looks red from the outside of the bottle, clear/blue when you're pouring it...
  15. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    Yessir, the interior looks almost dealer new. It's pretty crazy. I'm hoping to get the exterior and engine bay up to the same standard.
  16. David Ramsay

    Dave's build: Clara the XTerra (‘01 2.4L 5spd RWD)

    The gist of this thread is “start small.” I got this as a daily driver, so I’m starting off with a few ease of use mods, changing and flushing every fluid, and figuring out a steering problem. Any advice or additions to the list are welcome! I bought this for $3500 (with 138k), to allow me to...
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