Go Back   Infamous Nissan - Hardbody / Frontier Forums > My Infamous Nissan > Project Build Log

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2021, 08:36 PM   #11
Zerksy
 
Zerksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Latta, Sc
Age: 30
Posts: 492
Vehicle: 91 D21 ka24 5speed
Thanks: 60
Thanked 74 Times in 61 Posts
Default

Fuel pump just arrived. Time to start loosening the bed bolts the rest of the way. Thank goodness for a couple hours of daylight when I get off work now.
__________________
89' D21 KingCab z24I 5speed -sold
90' D21 KingCab ka24 5speed - sold
02' Xterra 2wd 5speed - A Nissan to fill the void
91' D21 Single Cab ka24 5speed

"Be Polite, Be Professional, But have a plan to kill everyone you meet" - General James Mattis USMC
Zerksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2021, 11:08 PM   #12
89'HBV6
Ol'school Geek
 
89'HBV6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Washington State
Posts: 532
Vehicle: 89' D21 KC SE V6 5spd 2WD - 87' D21 KC SE V6 5spd 2WD
Thanks: 542
Thanked 133 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Well, gollie!!! 800 smacker-roos is a good number, now to make her worth far more. GL!

Yes, the additional daylight is much enjoyed in the PNW also!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deerhurst
What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
89'HBV6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Zerksy (03-19-2021)
Old 03-19-2021, 03:45 AM   #13
Midnight Tech
Technical Admin
 
Midnight Tech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Back in SC again...in the back of a REAL parts store...
Posts: 1,620
Vehicle: 1986.5 D21 Hardbody 2WD
Thanks: 164
Thanked 240 Times in 203 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jp2code View Post
Great job! I hope you got a good deal on the truck too.

The neat thing about a possum is how they like to play dead when you find them (unless they are rabid). Usually, you can grab them by their tail, they will curl their tail around your finger for you, and you can carry them off somewhere to set them down.
It's South Carolina. Zerksy may have had Jeff for dinner.
Joe! We're not THAT backwoods!


Remember, possums are great to have around because they eat ticks and snakes, and the hissing and showing of teeth is just to intimidate anything trying to attack them.
__________________
"Off To See the Lizard"... courtesy of J. Buffett
__________________
"Project NX" aka "Hector" - 86.5 D21 Hardbody ... with a slight drop in its future...
__________________

Out of Round Tuits....
Midnight Tech is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
89'HBV6 (03-19-2021), jp2code (03-19-2021)
Old 03-19-2021, 08:27 PM   #14
Zerksy
 
Zerksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Latta, Sc
Age: 30
Posts: 492
Vehicle: 91 D21 ka24 5speed
Thanks: 60
Thanked 74 Times in 61 Posts
Default

Time to take a bed off. Pics to come
__________________
89' D21 KingCab z24I 5speed -sold
90' D21 KingCab ka24 5speed - sold
02' Xterra 2wd 5speed - A Nissan to fill the void
91' D21 Single Cab ka24 5speed

"Be Polite, Be Professional, But have a plan to kill everyone you meet" - General James Mattis USMC
Zerksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 01:38 AM   #15
Zerksy
 
Zerksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Latta, Sc
Age: 30
Posts: 492
Vehicle: 91 D21 ka24 5speed
Thanks: 60
Thanked 74 Times in 61 Posts
Default

Didn't manage any pictures, worked in the dark a bit this evening, got the fuel pump in. It fired off pretty quickly, only for me to notice the blow-by from possibly the rings not freeing up. I used Marvel in the cylinders, but I'm curious if there is anything else I could try. I've done ATF before but don't have any in my resources at the moment. Truck may also need a clutch or some adjusting, as it wouldn't go into gear. The blow-by has my genuinely worried as I haven't had a vehicle with that problem before. Hoping there is a way to clear it up. Going to check the crankcase ventilation as well. Once I get that figured out I will dive into the clutch issue. If anyone has any input on recommendations to try to bring the rings back I am all ears. I didn't let it run long enough to get hot, and I know in some cases it could break free with driving and warming up. Might need to dive into my clutch problem first
__________________
89' D21 KingCab z24I 5speed -sold
90' D21 KingCab ka24 5speed - sold
02' Xterra 2wd 5speed - A Nissan to fill the void
91' D21 Single Cab ka24 5speed

"Be Polite, Be Professional, But have a plan to kill everyone you meet" - General James Mattis USMC

Last edited by Zerksy; 03-21-2021 at 01:50 AM.
Zerksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2021, 02:12 AM   #16
89'HBV6
Ol'school Geek
 
89'HBV6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Washington State
Posts: 532
Vehicle: 89' D21 KC SE V6 5spd 2WD - 87' D21 KC SE V6 5spd 2WD
Thanks: 542
Thanked 133 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Plugs out, put an oz of diesel in each... let it sit for a few hrs and fire it off. Let it get up to temp... needs the heat.

Not in gear, check the hydraulic clutch fluid...

Keep us posted.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deerhurst
What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
89'HBV6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Zerksy (03-22-2021)
Old 03-22-2021, 12:00 PM   #17
Zerksy
 
Zerksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Latta, Sc
Age: 30
Posts: 492
Vehicle: 91 D21 ka24 5speed
Thanks: 60
Thanked 74 Times in 61 Posts
Default

I put diesel in the cylinders, waited some hours, changed the spark plugs, wires, dist cap, and rotor in the mean time. Cylinder 4 is dead from what I assume is the low compression. Also checked the injectors to ensure they are working properly. Otherwise from the misfire everything is in working order. I don't have the resources to change pistons/rings or swap and engine so I'm kind of worried about it. Hoping it comes around if I hold my tongue the right way when I start it.
__________________
89' D21 KingCab z24I 5speed -sold
90' D21 KingCab ka24 5speed - sold
02' Xterra 2wd 5speed - A Nissan to fill the void
91' D21 Single Cab ka24 5speed

"Be Polite, Be Professional, But have a plan to kill everyone you meet" - General James Mattis USMC
Zerksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2021, 01:19 PM   #18
jp2code
Software Developer
 
jp2code's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Longview, TX [USA]
Age: 51
Posts: 10,499
Vehicle: 94 LB 2x4 Manual VG33e
Thanks: 1,679
Thanked 1,525 Times in 1,339 Posts
Default

190k miles isn't much for the rings on the KA24e engine.

I'd be thinking more about a blown head gasket. I mean, that even seems common on these engines, like a safeguard to prevent the engines from getting damaged.

What's the difference in the tests for a blown head gasket versus worn piston rings?
__________________
Joe (not a mechanic!) Don't have an account? EMAIL ME
Factory Service Manuals: https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Hardbody/
Walk-through: Checking Nissan Trouble Codes
1994 VG30E to VG33E with H256 Cams

jp2code is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Zerksy (03-22-2021)
Old 03-22-2021, 01:37 PM   #19
Zerksy
 
Zerksy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Latta, Sc
Age: 30
Posts: 492
Vehicle: 91 D21 ka24 5speed
Thanks: 60
Thanked 74 Times in 61 Posts
Default

I'm not entirely sure what the difference would be. Will definitely look into it in the little bit of free time I get when work slows down. Its only got 126k on it so I'm sure the rings wouldn't be that bad off. The seller did make me sign an "as is" agreement so she may have gotten over on me by not telling me the whole story of the truck. When I got it to operating temp, the thermostat worked properly, the reservoir bubbled a little and stopped. Praying its not a cracked cylinder wall. Considering the amount of blow-by I still have, I wouldn't be surprised if its not firing due to lack of compression. Going to see about doing a compression test. I've never done a head gasket, so I'll have to do some digging for info.
__________________
89' D21 KingCab z24I 5speed -sold
90' D21 KingCab ka24 5speed - sold
02' Xterra 2wd 5speed - A Nissan to fill the void
91' D21 Single Cab ka24 5speed

"Be Polite, Be Professional, But have a plan to kill everyone you meet" - General James Mattis USMC
Zerksy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2021, 10:19 PM   #20
89'HBV6
Ol'school Geek
 
89'HBV6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Washington State
Posts: 532
Vehicle: 89' D21 KC SE V6 5spd 2WD - 87' D21 KC SE V6 5spd 2WD
Thanks: 542
Thanked 133 Times in 116 Posts
Default

Leak-down test... easiest way to find compression leaks, anywhere they may be. Got good hearing? (o:
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deerhurst
What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
89'HBV6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.