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10-07-2013 03:29 PM  4 years agoPost 41
kidphc

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Any update?

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10-08-2013 02:41 AM  4 years agoPost 42
salrica

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The SES light just came back on 2 days ago.
I haven't had the time to take it to the shop or do some test on the sensors.
When I'm at home during the weekends my son is working or he is using the car.
But, this weekend for sure I'm going to do something with it, he is going to use my car so I can do the tests.
And replace some parts, like the gas filter and, wow,I forgot the part name, but is the one on the top. It is leaking oil and I need to replace it. It is where the spark plugs and the gasket. The top gasket?

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10-08-2013 03:02 AM  4 years agoPost 43
Brokenlink

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It is where the spark plugs and the gasket. The top gasket?
Are you saying it is the head gasket? or valve cover gasket,I am pretty sure it is the valve cover gasket that is leaking oil.

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10-08-2013 10:04 PM  4 years agoPost 44
salrica

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Oh God.
Yes, it is the valve cover gasket the one that is leaking oil.
It seems to be an " easy " fix.
Just need to have wrench and 24lbs of torque in each screw.
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10-13-2013 12:25 AM  4 years agoPost 45
salrica

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I replaced the valve cover gasket.
Everything went well except 2 screws that got the threads off of the screws andd 1 loose in nowhere space. It just dissapered and is gone.....
Any ideas on what to do with the screws that got stripped?
I used a torque wrench at 24 lbs but never clicked to make me stop.

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10-13-2013 08:09 AM  4 years agoPost 46
shawmcky

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24 lbs sounds high for a valve cover.

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10-13-2013 09:02 AM  4 years agoPost 47
adamsz06

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You have two options...either carefully drill and tap to the next size or use a heli-coil, if available.

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10-13-2013 01:43 PM  4 years agoPost 48
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+1

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10-13-2013 04:44 PM  4 years agoPost 49
Brokenlink

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It just dissapered and is gone.....
It (bolt or screw} didn't disappear,it is there somewhere,FIND IT!!!! It is something that you don't need in the intake manifold.As far as torque on valve cover just snug them down,it's not like you are installing the head.

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10-13-2013 05:53 PM  4 years agoPost 50
salrica

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I'm going to get new screws today.
The one that got miss is nowhere to be found.
It fell off when I was trying to screw it.
It didn't fell inside the motor.
Hopefully the holes threads are fine and I just need new screws.
Grade 5 screws, ART, thanks for your advice and time.
I'll let you know guys how things go.
Also, I need to replace the clamps on the steering wheel fluid hoses, they are not loose, but they are not holding it right the pressure. They are a pain in the a$%s to take them off.
There is no way to grab the clamp head, because they are so tight that got snug all the way down.
Maybe Dremel will get them cut off.

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10-13-2013 09:41 PM  4 years agoPost 51
jcrack_corn

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your valve cover probably specd 24 in lbs, which is 12x less force than 24 ft lbs

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10-13-2013 10:25 PM  4 years agoPost 52
salrica

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Yes, 24 in/lbs torque.
But, the torque wrench never clicked to warn me about the pressure on 3 screws.
I already went to auto zone and told tell them about the problem and they just look at the desk.
Anyway, is the hole threads that got stripped, I guess that I need heli coil.
The hole is m6, so, I guess that I need to go one size up? M8?
Or try to m6 and See if the inserts work? Or go straight m8?
You guys been more helpofull than in the Nissan forums, that's for sure.

Thank ya for all your help, I really appreciate all your time and advice :-)

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10-14-2013 01:05 AM  4 years agoPost 53
jcrack_corn

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get the closest helicoil size that is bigger and the appropriate drill bit for installation....

as others have noted its a valve cover....if it doesnt leak oil the its probably not leaking air (could impact PCV) and should be fine....its not a critical failure area.

you can just screw it down tight and dont go nuts, no need to use the torque wrench.

BTW: if you dont strip out a few aluminum holes in your car repair lifetime, then you just are not learning....after a few of them you learn the feel of aluminum and that going monkey crazy on bolts is generally not good!

valve covers are about the least serious place to do it.

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10-14-2013 03:07 AM  4 years agoPost 54
salrica

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Lol....
I hope not to do it again.
But that's what I say to my self every time I take the helis out to fly.
" I hope I don't crash this time "
On my way back I'm dropping the parts all the way to my car, and making numbre$$$$

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10-31-2013 03:12 AM  4 years agoPost 55
salrica

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Bringing this back to life.
Need help trying to figure out a clicking noise coming from the steering wheel/ dashboard?
If I use the signal lights, the sounds goes off, if I'm driving the noise is there.
The drivers side airbag was activeted by the previous owner, so the warning airbag light blinks always.
But, tonight, when I turned the headlights on the clicking noise went away.
A Flasher relay going bad?
But the lights work fine.
I don't want to have an electrical problem with this car.
Specially if my son is using it.

Thanks

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10-31-2013 09:48 AM  4 years agoPost 56
shawmcky

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Try turning the hazard warning signal lights on and off a few times,see if it makes a difference.We call them hazards here,hope you know what i mean.

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10-31-2013 11:26 AM  4 years agoPost 57
salrica

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Already did that, the noise goes off if they are working (flashing).
Any flashing light and the noise goes off.

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10-31-2013 11:40 AM  4 years agoPost 58
shawmcky

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You have operated the four way switch?not the left right switch?

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10-31-2013 12:10 PM  4 years agoPost 59
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Yeah put a piece of black tape over the check engine light and run the piss out of it. They tell lies more than not.

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10-31-2013 06:55 PM  4 years agoPost 60
Vance

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I had this car & the engine was replaced for free by Nissan.
The cat disintegrated & particles were sucked back into the engine scoring the cylinder walls & killing the engine.
There was a TSB issued for this car but I'm not certain of what years exactly before they fixed the problem.
I don't know if your particular problem has anything to do with this but I thought I would throw it into the mix.
Vince D

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