AlbatrossCafe's FleXterra ~ T-Swap, 35s, 4.10s, Fully Locked

AlbatrossCafe Aug 16, 2019

  1. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Looks good! I did mine in December. Dunno if you found it or not but I have a parts list on here somewhere for it that includes all the PCV hoses as well.
     
  2. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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  3. pharaon19

    pharaon19 Test Drive

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    Was the valve cover warped or something? Why did you replace the whole thing
     
  4. AlbatrossCafe

    AlbatrossCafe Bought an X

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    Nice. I might have to go through and swap out all the hoses. That's an easy one to knock out.

    The spark plug seal or whatever it is called is built into the valve cover. I had oil in my #6 spark plug and the only way to fix was to swap the whole cover. Luckily they are only like $35 apiece!
     
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  5. AlbatrossCafe

    AlbatrossCafe Bought an X

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    Well this was kind of scary and terrible timing... but today my X started to cut off randomly while driving. It was stuttering at first, but then would be fine for 50 miles. Well all of a sudden it was dying very frequently so I was trying to limp it to the auto parts store where I could get to a code reader. Made it about a block away before it wouldn't start, and of course it was at an intersection! My girlfriend jumped in the driver seat and steered while I pushed. Funny enough, she couldn't turn the 35s without the engine on so I had to run up first and help her crank it all the way. Lol

    I say terrible timing because I had just done my 100k service as well as swapped the valve cover. I checked tranny fluid, oil, etc. hoses, plugs, etc. for anything I might have forgotten. All looked good. Then I was like "oh no, did I drop a paper towel or something into the engine??"

    Got the code and it turns out it was the all-too-familiar P0335 code AKA "Crankshaft Position Sensor". Ran a block to the auto parts store, picked up a new NAPA sensor and a 1/2" drive swivel socket and got it swapped out in about an hour. Thank god for these forums....

    I guess now that I've reached 100k I have to start carrying these spares in the truck now!


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  6. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    You'll probably want to go get an actual Nissan brand as a spare. Go ahead and swap the cam sensors with Hitachi from Rock Auto as well. You can carry your old cam sensors as emergency spares.
     
  7. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Once you’ve been there once, spare sensors seem to make their way into your glovebox. Glad you were close to a parts store.
     
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  8. AlbatrossCafe

    AlbatrossCafe Bought an X

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    I found out my new cooler (Yeti 65 - birthday present) fits perfectly in the back alongside my Rigid crates/boxes. It actually helps brace them and prevent them from sliding around and tipping over. I really love this setup for camping! Between the ceiling net, molle panel, the boxes, the cooler, and the trasharoo, everything is easy to get to and fits together like a puzzle.


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