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First thing I did was to my Sentra. It wouldn't start yesterday morning! Had to drive my NX (oh no, not that!
)I thought it was because my battery terminals were corroded so I cleaned them, but that didn't help. I then tried giving the car a little throttle to see if it would start and that worked. It now starts just fine. Wonder what the heck the problem was/is?

Next I replaced the passenger side headlight that I monkeyed the night before. Works fine now.

Next I put my windshield washer resevoir back in my NX and connected it up. Then I put my fender splash shields back in. They are not in there 100% with ALL the fasteners, but good enough.


Next I swapped out my SE-R radiator for the NX one I got and the proper passenger side fan. I originally bought an SE-R radiator for it not knowing that the NX2000 and Sentra SE-R ones were different. Took some pics:




I had two of the weaker driver's side fans on the SE-R radiator in there up til last night. Car kept at the proper temp the few weeks I've had it and the 200 miles I've driven it though.

Next I attempted to track down a small oil leak that I had. Tracked it down to the timing chain tensioner. The B14 has a flange type gasket where the B13 has a valve cover-type gasket. The gasket looked ok, but obviously wasn't doing it's job. I applied red RTV to the sealing area of the tensioner and reinstalled it.

Question: will the tensioner automatically pop back out without popping the valve cover and doing it manually? Would be a PITA to remove the VC just to pop that back into place.

Next I removed my instrument cluster and removed the ever flashing airbag light. Since the airbag went off in the wreck that the previous owner was involved in, the light would be blinking forever unless I wanted to get a whole new airbag system. Only hard part was getting the dash off around the leftmost HVAC vent. Almost broke the dash. I kinked it pretty good but you can't tell with it back in.

Lastly I removed the crossmember and the two motor mounts off of it to try the 3M Window Weld motor mount method. Pics:

Before:


After applying duct tape:


Unfortunately my plans were cut short due to my ancient and much-tweaked goo gun finally biting the dust.



Will go grab another one tonight and do those two mounts.

So what did YOU do last night?


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Ben98SentraSE
98 Sentra SE stock, slow, and for sale
93 NX2000 Quaife ATB diff, JWT clutch, SMC short shifter, front STB, front ES control arm bushings, JWT POP charger, B14 SE-R wheels as soon as I get my tire swappin' done
 

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thats awesome!!! Wish i had the ambition to take a day and work on my car.
 

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Hey Ben how ya doin? The tensioner should pop back on it's own. At least I'v never had one that didn't. You still gonna go to the K.C. thing and are you still comin to dallas?
 

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Sure am. Taking the NX too. Going to have it aligned tomorrow so I can rightfully drive it that distance in my mind.
 

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grab the crank and give it a couple jolts the tensioner should pop loose. thats what eric did to mine when we replaced it. Nice work on the nx.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Ben98SentraSE:
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So what did YOU do last night?


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I washed both cars and put Redline transmission fluid in both cars. I forgot how bad normal transmission fluid smells
Even after +40K miles with the Redline in my car, it didn't look that bad. Shifting feels much better. Even though I didn't do much work last night, I was a busy bee this weekend with the '91. I changed the coolant, powersteering fluid, fix exhaust holes, and put a fatty rear sway bar on. Then on Sunday I put new front speakers in and adjusted the clutch.

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Ben98SentraSE

??? 3M Window Weld motor mount method ???

Where did you here of this and has anyone else tried this with success?


Does it actually work? Seems too good to be true.

Good 'ol DIY from your nearest Home Depot or Builders Square.



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