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General Discussion => Welcome New Members => Topic started by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on April 28, 2017, 09:24:22 PM

Title: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on April 28, 2017, 09:24:22 PM
Just joined today.  Thank you!  I currently live in Avondale.  Been in Az since 1995.  Born and raised in Illinois.  Served 12 years in the Marine Corps.  Relocated her after.  Married, 4 kids, 4 grandkids.  I am new to the Xterra but not Nissan.  I used to own an 05 Titan. Loved it.  My wife has an Infiniti 37 which she enjoys driving.  My 06 Xterra has lots of miles and needs some TLC that the previous owner neglected to do.  I am currently scheduling a timing chain tensioner replacement in about a week.  This ought to be fun for sure. Not.  Anyone want to help?  I look forward to all the knowledge everyone has and gives freely.  I hope I can be of some help to you all as well.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Rubio480 on April 29, 2017, 12:23:07 AM
Welcome welcome!
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on April 29, 2017, 05:11:33 AM
Thanks 
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on April 29, 2017, 07:27:59 AM
Welcome aboard! If you aren't in a hurry, we can post up a mod day for you and a few others who need the help. I know Xtiki was planning a lift install today. Not sure I'd tackle it on my own.

Where in Illinois are you from? I'm also from Illinois, Sterling/Rock Falls.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on April 30, 2017, 11:05:51 AM
Welcome.
I also need to do the timing chain service but not exactly sure the routine. Only read up about them on other forums.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 01, 2017, 05:27:51 AM
Welcome aboard! If you aren't in a hurry, we can post up a mod day for you and a few others who need the help. I know Xtiki was planning a lift install today. Not sure I'd tackle it on my own.

Where in Illinois are you from? I'm also from Illinois, Sterling/Rock Falls.

I grew up in Aurora.  Moved in 1983 when I went into the Marine Corps.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 01, 2017, 05:31:38 AM
Welcome.
I also need to do the timing chain service but not exactly sure the routine. Only read up about them on other forums.

After all the reading I have done on the repair, I think I can do it in my sleep.  Now the hands on part might present a different challenge.  I am sure up for it though.  It just scares me that my timing will jump or be off one tooth on the cam chains and I won't be able to get it running again.  I still have to order the water pump.  Good idea to change it while your in there.  If I am successful with mine, I could lend a hand with yours.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: DBAX on May 01, 2017, 08:13:53 AM
Welcome aboard.
I was born in Ill too; used to go to the pancake house in Aurora and fish at the Dundee dam. Not sure if either of those is still relevant, just childhood memories. Thank you for your service too.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 01, 2017, 08:49:18 AM
DBax. I used to work at the Original Pancake House. You know there is one in Scottsdale. I have not made it over there YET. And yes they have the huge Apple Pancake. I used to fish at Philips Park.


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on May 01, 2017, 09:04:50 AM
Welcome to the club. Its nice to have another west sider.

I am originally from Wisconsin (yep I broke up your Illinois party you all are having). Moved here in 1995 as well. Spent ten years in the Navy and loved it here so much I came back. Thank you for your service.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 01, 2017, 09:11:51 AM
Pitsnipe thanks for your service as well. I see you live in Surprise. I'm in Avondale. Getting ready to do the timing chain tensioner.


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on May 01, 2017, 09:24:58 AM
Pitsnipe thanks for your service as well. I see you live in Surprise. I'm in Avondale. Getting ready to do the timing chain tensioner.


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I am dreading the day I have to do mine. I am at 80k on the odo so I have some time to learn about the procedure. When are you going to tackle it? Id like to help if I have free time.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 01, 2017, 09:59:29 AM
I want to this Saturday but need to order a water pump first from rock auto. I figured change it while I'm there.


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 01, 2017, 10:00:03 AM
I have 219,000 on mine. Bought it used with lots of highway miles.


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on May 01, 2017, 09:16:46 PM
Welcome to the club! I have never seen a timing chain job, I know it's a lot of work. 
Title: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 02, 2017, 03:55:29 AM
Hammer thanks for the welcome.  I'm not looking forward to it at all, but the whine is there for sure.


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 03, 2017, 07:24:32 PM
Pitsnipe thanks for your service as well. I see you live in Surprise. I'm in Avondale. Getting ready to do the timing chain tensioner.


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I am dreading the day I have to do mine. I am at 80k on the odo so I have some time to learn about the procedure. When are you going to tackle it? Id like to help if I have free time.

Pitsnipe did you want to help this Saturday?
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 04, 2017, 01:32:47 PM
Welcome aboard! If you aren't in a hurry, we can post up a mod day for you and a few others who need the help. I know Xtiki was planning a lift install today. Not sure I'd tackle it on my own.

Where in Illinois are you from? I'm also from Illinois, Sterling/Rock Falls.

That would be great if I can get help. Post it up for me. Thank you


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Slapshotking09 on May 25, 2017, 12:28:48 PM
I'm in Avondale also. Prolly right down the street from you. Would like to help/watch also if this hasnt already happened.
Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 25, 2017, 01:46:46 PM
Has not happened. I figured I better order the flywheel lock tool first. Hopefully I will order it in a couple of weeks.


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on May 25, 2017, 01:47:13 PM
I live in Garden Lakes


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Title: Re: Scott from Avondale
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on May 27, 2017, 02:20:34 PM
Come to think of it, I also need a new timing belt and water pump.