Hails from the land of rust!
Joined: Sat Oct 21st, 2017
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|I thought i'd start this so i have a little record of what i've done and maybe even help someone along the way.
I have owned this truck for 3 weeks now, i bought it as an extra vehicle, for occasional hauling and i thought it would be good to have when we get snow.
Little did i know that a 2WD truck is supposed to be crap in the snow, but it can't be worse than a 350Z with summer tyres....
I picked the truck up with full service history & one owner, at which point i think it was just stood for a year before heading to auction where a dealer picked it up with 146k miles.
I've come to find it's missing a couple of things, some stuff needs a little TLC and it stinks to high heaven of smoke and a little of whatever is trying to cover it up.
This was after i started trying to get the dealer gunk off the tyres and everything else they slap it on. Still some left to do before i dress it properly.
Dealer: "Yeah, tyres have about 70% left" Yeah, right.
What the hell, this thing's huge, no wonder i can't hear it running!
I was trying to work out what happened here.
It was painfully obvious when i opened the airbox and discovered a monumental nest of some description, composed mainly of fibrous material... ---------- Definitely been sitting, this was an inch or two deep, same deal between the V, had to get the vac out.
I had some evidence of power steering fluid leak, and having finally seen a small patch under the truck when i moved it, i had a look and discovered this inline filter for the power steering.
The filter was rubbing against the bottom corner of the PS pump, leaking from here?
Set about draining the system and replacing the filter.
Whilst bleeding the system, i noticed this top T piece was leaking coolant onto the engine :(
The plastic T pieces do not come apart.... well, they do, just not in a way they can go back together again, the barbs are still inside the pipes :(
Two new replacement standard T's from NAPA.
2002 - 3.0 - 4x2 - Edge