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Old 07-30-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Off Topic; Need a Nissan mechanic I can trust to listen to me.

I've just been given the go ahead from the wife to finally get my 1994 Nissan D21 pickup put back together. Love that freaking little truck man.

...anyway. I had a misfire on the 'x' cylinder. 3 or 5, can't remember now.

So I pulled the plug and saw that it was completely fouled. Easy enough, change the plug. New plug fouled in a couple of weeks. Easy enough, change out the spark plug wires, no help there either. Easy enough, cap and rotor. Another swing and a miss. Pull the intake plenum, pull the fuel rails, pull fuel injector in question. 'O' ring is fine, looks to be alright... My next thought was, I wonder if that sticking valve at start up was this cylinder's exhaust valve not opening up?

That job is deeper than I'm capable of and I don't want someone that's going to take the time and charge me to find out what I already know is wrong.

I want someone to check the valves, take the timing cover off, inspect things inside the timing cover and go from there.

If the valvetrain needs to be overhauled, do it.
If the timing chain and tensioner needs to be done, do it.
etc..

I want the truck back ready for another 130,000 issue free miles..

........

Long story short - I'm not hot on a shop that's not going to listen to what diagnostics I've already done, or where the vehicle is at and why it's there.

I'd really prefer a private mechanic that has experience with the Nissan VG series motors. - hopefully someone could put me in touch with such a gentleman, or possibly establishment.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:34 PM   #2
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Is it drive-able now? or is it stationary, and needing work where it is? My best friend is a damn-good mechanic..... been at it for decades, and will be absolutely straight with you. He works in Westminster, and would want to get a look at your machine before weighing in. If yer interested, PM me, and I'll put you in touch with him.

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Old 07-30-2014, 09:45 PM   #3
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Taken apart currently. Still sitting with the intake plenum off of it.

I've got AAA though.

I have several pictures of the tear down process still.

Otherwise the truck is in great shape. The front fenders are off of it at the moment too, making it easier to work on. Truck is super clean.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
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I want the truck back ready for another 130,000 issue free miles.. .
you need to get your expectations in line with reality ... NO one can guarantee another issue free 130k miles
parts wear .. parts break .. do your research and find out what typically breaks on your particular model truck and expect the same.

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Old 07-31-2014, 05:59 AM   #5
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dude, you haven't done any diagnostics, you threw some parts, don't have a clue. in 40 years of owning an automotive shop, i see idiots like you all the time. go back to auto zone and keep trying what your buddy says is wrong. obviously you have no concept of professional expertise.....
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:10 AM   #6
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you need to get your expectations in line with reality ... NO one can guarantee another issue free 130k miles
parts wear .. parts break .. do your research and find out what typically breaks on your particular model truck and expect the same.
Jesus, that's what I literally meant, too.

I wanted someone to give me a written contract after they were done performing the work that I wouldn't have to touch the damn thing again for exactly 130,000 miles... Are you daft?

I'm unable to use the internet well. It's soo difficult to find forums to discuss common issues with folks that own the same type of vehicle.

I didn't even think of that! You're incredibly helpful and perceptive.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:14 AM   #7
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dude, you haven't done any diagnostics, you threw some parts, don't have a clue. in 40 years of owning an automotive shop, i see idiots like you all the time. go back to auto zone and keep trying what your buddy says is wrong. obviously you have no concept of professional expertise.....
Fuck you.

Just out of curiosity, do you know how to pull codes off this vehicle?

Because I took the time to find out and did it. I don't have tens of thousands worth of diagnostic machines at my disposal. I did what any other mother fucker here would have done. Who the fuck are you?

So I have ran diagnostics to the best of my ability with the knowledge I have. There are a million people for every one of me that wouldn't have known to go as deep as I did even, or even know how to spin a wrench for that matter. Probly not to the expertise level of someone who's spent 40 years owning an automotive shop (although you didn't say if you could actually work on a car, owning a shop and being a professional ASE certified mechanic are two completely different things.)

Keep the personal attacks to yourself, douche bag.

..The hell did I ever do to you?

Go fuck yourself.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:15 AM   #8
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I bet the right wing douche bags over on thumpertalk could have pointed me in a better direction then the two of you ass hats.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:20 AM   #10
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...Now maybe if I had asked a super easy question for you all to answer like "How much money it takes to circumnavigate the planet on a motorcycle" you'd all jump right in with helpful answers, even though you know fuck all about circumnavigating the globe on a motorcycle.. What a fuckin' joke.

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Old 07-31-2014, 06:22 AM   #11
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dude, you haven't done any diagnostics, you threw some parts, don't have a clue. in 40 years of owning an automotive shop, i see idiots like you all the time. go back to auto zone and keep trying what your buddy says is wrong. obviously you have no concept of professional expertise.....


I'm guessing he isn't looking to take it to some flat rate shop and a get a running vehicle back. If he wants to pay by the hour for someone to take it apart, check the valve train, put it back together, and report results and then keep fiddling away that is his business. Lighten up Francis, you owned an automotive shop not a surgery ward.
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Wow. This weather is causing some serious assholes to perk up.

Just help geolander out or stfu.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:57 AM   #13
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dude, you haven't done any diagnostics, you threw some parts, don't have a clue. in 40 years of owning an automotive shop, i see idiots like you all the time. go back to auto zone and keep trying what your buddy says is wrong. obviously you have no concept of professional expertise.....

ADV's Dick Post of the Day....congrats DICK!!

GL, it could be a litany of things that are causing it. Shot rings, or valve guides allowing oil into the cylinder, and fouling the plug. I would lean toward something like that, rather than a major mechanical issue in the valve train. 130,000 miles isn't really that many miles, so the valve train should still be fine. Unless there was an oiling issue.....then it's a whole different can of worms!
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:33 AM   #14
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you fucktard reread your sentence That job is deeper than I'm capable of and I don't want someone that's going to take the time and charge me to find out what I already know is wrong. dude, you dont know shit
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Jesus, that's what I literally meant, too.

I wanted someone to give me a written contract after they were done performing the work that I wouldn't have to touch the damn thing again for exactly 130,000 miles... Are you daft?

I'm unable to use the internet well. It's soo difficult to find forums to discuss common issues with folks that own the same type of vehicle.

I didn't even think of that! You're incredibly helpful and perceptive.
right back at ya .. go fuck off!

that's just great .. you are in a job over your head .. some experienced techs jumps in .. you manage to insult everyone
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