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MaxChlan

Member Since 13 Aug 2016
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#1553253 Sensor light

Posted by MaxChlan on 23 March 2018 - 07:04 PM

Here's the definitive answer to the sensor light from the 86 FSM:

 

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#1553142 '85 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 23 March 2018 - 08:42 AM

I do not think it is paint, it is more like a decal. My truck has something similar going on with the stripes, but they are for sure decals, as some portions have peeled away significantly. Nissan probably had a few different decal packages; it was the 80's, after all! :rofl:




#1552964 sun visor clips

Posted by MaxChlan on 22 March 2018 - 08:28 AM

My clips have completely broken away, and I was very sad about it. What was the cost of materials? 




#1548375 720 Part # Thread

Posted by MaxChlan on 26 February 2018 - 05:36 PM

For those who live in the ice box: a block heater that goes into the driver's side rear freeze plug: Kat's 11401




#1547998 Fuel gauge light could be better

Posted by MaxChlan on 24 February 2018 - 10:34 AM

I haven't seen a write up on here, but dash removal is in the FSM. The cluster is pretty easy to get out though. There are two screws facing upwards on the upper part of the black cluster bezel, and two clips on the bottom that hold it in; pull straight out and take your time so you don't break them. Under the bezel there are like four screws that hold the cluster in place. Disconnect all the plugs (don't bother marking as they are unique to each spot, and disconnect the speedo cable (see this for what it looks like). The job is easier when you remove the steering column cover as well. 




#1546597 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 17 February 2018 - 05:07 PM

Update: Block heater is installed. The PO had one of those expandable plugs in there, so taking it out was actually relatively easy. Just a couple turns and a needle nose pliers, without having to remove the manifold or anything. The heater went in a little tight, but overall it was a fairly easy install. I'll throw some pictures and a part number up later. 




#1538444 '85 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 04 January 2018 - 06:45 PM

Sad. 




#1538440 '85 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 04 January 2018 - 06:37 PM

LSD?? Did Nissan make H190 LSDs? 




#1538034 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 02 January 2018 - 06:22 AM

Well, 40mm is what it says it should be! 




#1537966 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 01 January 2018 - 06:17 PM

I will take a look a little later today.

Did you get around to it?




#1537646 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 31 December 2017 - 06:22 AM

Does anyone have a Z24 out of their truck and could measure the diameter of the left rear freeze plug? I'm looking at this block heater. Amazon says it fits, but obviously doesn't tell me which freeze plug it would fit in. I say the left rear because that is the one on my truck that is having some leaking issues, and if I can replace that one with a block heater, it would kill two birds with one stone. If you happen to have the freeze plug off, I would also like to know the depth from the edge of the hole to the cylinder wall, because it would suck if the element was too long. 




#1537565 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 30 December 2017 - 05:30 PM

I think the 2nd one is the easier install but you bring up a good point of the radiator.... I would think the one in the freeze plug would be better since it heats the coolant in the block first before the heat eventually gets out to the radiator...

My thoughts exactly. What's the point of heating coolant outside if the thermostat would be closed and not preventing flow? I do not think it would help with cold starts either. 




#1537436 Max's 1986 Nissan 720 King Cab 4x4

Posted by MaxChlan on 30 December 2017 - 07:12 AM

Just a fun update: It was -15 degrees fahrenheit in Minnesota this morning, and I had to get home from a friends house. I do not think this truck has ever seen temperatures this cold in it's life (Cali truck), and it sure was not happy about it, but it did start without too much issue. Couple of pumps, turned the key and after a few wubs it started up. My biggest concern was actually the transmission oil because the transmission lever was very stiff as well as the clutch. After letting the oil warm up I took it very gently and just kept it in fourth gear the whole way home. The variety of conditions that this truck can handle considering its age amazes me. A question for the Canadians on the forum: Do any of you run those stick on oil pan heaters to keep the engine oil warm? I've been thinking about picking one up because as fun as it is to drive in these conditions, I know it's hard on engine components when the oil is that cold. 




#1537433 Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

Posted by MaxChlan on 30 December 2017 - 07:01 AM

I made a valve lash video for the 720s and put it on the You Tube.

 

Hope I did it right.  :rofl:

 

https://youtu.be/tGD9xvLT8Xo

Watched the video; Nice job! See you keep that FSM on your phone!  :thumbup:




#1536257 Parts truck build/One wasn't enough

Posted by MaxChlan on 24 December 2017 - 11:22 AM

Nice! Jealous of the studded tires. MNDOT doesn't allow them on public roads, but my Arctics are studdable in case I want to drive up a mountain. Oh wait... I have no mountains.  :crying: