Jul 31, 2019
And for the win, the details that matter!
So did ya put her thru some test's, run the gauntlet/ make sure the suspension knew who's boss since you where trailer-less ??
We had a good day out. The trail was a little tougher than last go round but I finally got to use my locker!
Try to get some pics up tomorrow once I scavenge them off the wife's phone.
Got my drawers in today. There's a few more changes I want to make but they're a good start.
I'm thinking I'm going to mount my ARB compressor on the vertical section behind the seat along with possibly an inverter and battery charger for a saw or impact in the future.
I think I'll put my spare parts under the drawer set. Hopefully they'll be needed rarely enough that it won't matter that they take a bit more trouble to get to.
I need to do some more trim out work and I'm thinking of staining it a dark gray. Also maybe adding some LED lights to inside the drawers for finding things at night.
Nice! I was about to ask if you could get to the underfloor storage when I got to the last pic haha. I've always wanted to do one of these but lately I've been camping too much inside the thing for it to work. I know you mentioned staining it but a grey carpet covering might help soften the blow when you accidentally elbow it the first time.
I don't think carpet is what I want. I'm actually trying to come up with a decent looking rubberized surface so things aren't likely to slide when on top of the drawers.
Did a little organizing this morning. Managed to get my spares in the storage space under the drawers. Everything but my alternator. That will be a good spot for them to help keep the weight down in the drawer and won't be inconvenient since I hopefully won't need access to them very often.
I've already found a couple changes to make to them. I need a couple more finger holes for the wing panels and the storage space lid. I'd also like to close off the ends of the side spaces so things don't migrate around as much. But I'm very pleased with them overall.
One panel installed. Waiting on the 2nd one from @JeffPro4x to show up and get it in! It'll be the one I put the recovery stuff on.
Nice holding Cell, for the Next time you capture a Alien.. Will not escape this time. ;-)
Couple Idea's for ya . They make these rubber mat's that go on your boat dashboard so stuff don't slide around [ West Marine or google ] also what about applying that Flex Seal paste that Phil Swift ? advertise's on T V Ok , that's my two cent's worth !! That look's great TerryD . Instead of stain how about Battle ship grey paint or grey gloss ? it would be easier to keep clean and wipe down then a stain that leave's the pore's open in the wood for dirt to get trapped in , and as you know kid's can just look at stuff and it get's dirty!
I had planned on staining them then putting polyurethane on them to seal them. I just think they'll look really nice with a stain to show off the wood grain. Still have a little work to do to the wings. Gonna look more at that Friday I think.
Second panel installed! Added the molle pouch with raingler net I got from @Muadeeb and a soap bottle I need to fill. Surprised how much having the panel in cooled the rear of the X while installing.
I sent a Raingler net?
Wow... brain fart... confused you with @maillet282 somehow.... it's hot and I'm tired...
I mean, he's French Canadien, and I'm a Texan who studied French in hs/college...
Need a cocktail dispenser system. With cooler of ICE, for those delicate folks who must have ice with the whisky. ;-)
Nice job on install
Not only am I a French Canadian. English is my second language actually
I don't normally like the drawer systems in the back, but I really like this. Especially the slide out flat surfaces for cooking or anything else. Well done.
Just a heads up, the arb air pumps get very hot when running. Not sure I'd want one in an enclosed space, especially if you plan to put other things in there. They fit really nice under the drivers seat. I mounted mine to a piece of plywood just sitting under there (there are nice lips in the floor to keep it from moving. Been rock solid - doesn't move at all even though the wood isn't fastened down at all. Food for thought.
Thanks! And good info on that mounting. I intend to keep that space clear (behind the back seat) as I want it for cooling volume for the compressor and possibly an inverter and a Milwaukee battery charger in the future. But I'll give the area under the driver's seat a look as well. Maybe I can mirror my radio mount that's under the passenger side for the compressor easily.
I really dig that drawer setup. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do for mine, so that's a pretty good source of inspiration.
The X has been throwing bank 1 primary cat codes for a while now. If i only got 25k outta that Magnaflow cat I'm gonna be ill. I emailed them about it and they pretty much said they weren't interested in honoring the warranty because they feel it's "a problem with the engine because catalytic converters are lifetime parts of the engine is performing properly."
I only changed mine because I was right at the same mileage @jsexton was at when his wiped out the engine in just a few miles, not because I was actually having issues with them. I feel like I should have either cheaped out with Eastern or gone OE.
I'm not getting rich or lean codes off the upstream O2 and I'm not noticing any other issues to indicate there's something wrong with the engine.
Reading the voltage through a OB2 dongle and Torque, the B1DS sensor is petty erratic compared to the B2DS one. I'm going to look closer and see if I have a leak in the down stream flange on the converter. Maybe I'm getting some air sucked in there causing the readings to swing but I've not noticed any ticking or signs of a leak...
Sucks about the cat. I'm at 216k miles on originals.
I love that drawer system but I need to sleep in the X until I decide that I don't wheel hard enough and dump $$$ on a RTT.
I am so tempted to just yank the cats out of mine and put spacers on the o2 sensors, and hope the code stays away. I've heard mixed reports on the success of this. OEM cats are stupid expensive...
I'm using Doug thorley long tubes to skip the primary cats and no secondary cats. I spaced my rear o2 sensors and rarely throw codes. Pretty much only when i get questionable gas. When running 91/93 octane I don't think I've ever gotten the P0420/P0430. I bet I've thrown these 5 times total since i replaced the engine. Reset and it doesn't come back.
I used these spacers with the smallest insert. You have to order to so they are a little pricey but they work for me.
@TerryD I would pull them and take a look. If you can still see them they probably just aren't "efficient" enough. Small spacer fixes your problem.
After having been through this mess, i really think the cats would not be a problem if we did not have the secondary cats. Give them somewhere to go if/when they eventually break up and not just clog something else. My thoughts are when the secondary clogged is what cost me the engine. I literally could not get up to 10mph on flat ground and only one bank was clogged (drivers side). I also had warning because the air intake did not sound right at all before. Much much louder than normal. Had i known and recognised that, I probably could have saved my engine. Oh well. Life happens.
I'm so tired of hearing that 'cats are a lifetime part' nonsense from aftermarket manufacturers. I mean sure, if the engine ran as great as it did on day 1 for its entire life I can see that being true. In the real world it's a load of crap.
That said, what I did when I started getting those codes was gut the secondaries so if the primaries broke up the chunks could flow backward down the pipe and put spacers on the primary o2 sensors. That was 35k ago and I have no complaints.
So today I set out to change t-case and diff fluids and the engine oil.
First job, easy one, t-case...
NOPE.... Front output bearing is dickered. Lots of metal on the magnet, lots of axial and end play. FAWK. So it got some cheap ass fluid I've had laying around.
Next, rear diff and install my ARB cover..
NOPE AGAIN. Pinion seal leaking. No play in bearings. Luckily I had the parts on hand since I had planned to replace it while the diff was on stands in the shop before the axle swap.
The park brake cable bracket was interfering with the plugs for the locker, so I marked it off and cut the corner off on the band saw. Fits much nicer now.
Now, here's an issue I've had. Factory fill is supposedly 4 1/2 pt or 2 1/8 Qt. I got almost two quarts in before it was over the line on the stick. I marked the stick like the paper work said too. I don't remember getting much more than that in it with the OE cover either though. Gonna run it a few days and check again.
Now on to the front diff and engine and the surprises that await within......
I'm gonna go out in a few, pull the inner wheel wells and swap the O2 sensors between sides. Hopefully eliminate a failing primary O2 as the cause of my cat codes.
Just pulled the driveshaft to hopefully get a few more miles out of the t-case and swapped the primary O2 sensors to rule those out for my random Bank 1 Catalyst Efficiency code.
Still considering the DT long tube and spacers for the moment.
I've can't quite get 2 qts in with 4.10s and stock titan cover. You'll be fine.
Good to know. Glad I'm not the only one. Wonder where Nissan expects you to put the other 1/2 pt?
You can get it in there if the pinion is angled down
Found a 2016 t-case with 28k on it for $100. I'm fairly certain it's the same truck my steering rack came from. I'd have to check my records. Called about it but only got voicemail. Gonna just double check myself that the case is indeed messed up after work. With that much metal and having felt the play once, I'm sure it's toast but I have a bad habit of second-guessing myself when it comes to this stuff.
Just priced an Atlas setup on RR.... $3k isn't THAT much is it?!?
Gee, I dunno. That is a 10-year supply of bourbon for the wife and me. Well, at least 5....
Took a minute after work and trimmed up the side wings on the drawer set and added finger holes to open them easily.
That makes it easier to get in them. Plus the driver's side had some clearance issues. Much better now.
Those days are always fun haha. Are you going to do the replacement or is that more of a shop job?
Already pulled it once since I've owned it, might as well do it again.
I'm thinking about throwing a seal in it and seeing how long it'll hold. I felt of it again yesterday and didn't notice the amount of slop in it that I thought I did Saturday. I'm gonna recheck again this evening just to be certain and decide from there.
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