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Clarify this please:
there's a tap off at the bottom of your fuel filter for the water separator, this should be drained monthly ( let the water run out till u see fuel coming out )
the fuel filter itself should ideally be changed with oil filter , but if no particles are observed when the water is drained, keeep it till you see dregs coming out.
plastic stone shield.. nissan cheap boi.. smhlighthammer wrote:Right, so I made a new stone shield for the Navara, cuz the plastic stock shield got shredded on the last Side B run through Blanchisseuse.
Went to bhagwansingh's and bought some diamond-embossed aluminum sheeting, 4x2'' and $316 per sheet.
- Ratched with 10-socket
- metal cutting shears
- leather work gloves
- small hammer
Started by removing the plastic lip on the underside of the front bumper, 6-bolts in total to unscrew
The two posterior bolts that held the old plastic stone shield got shredded from previous off-roading adventures, and nothing was holding the stoneshield to the chassis anymore.
Took the old stone shield and used it to make a template on the aluminum sheeting. Doesn't have to be exact, but should fit within the underside of the truck nice and snug.
Always wear heavy gloves when working with metal and cutting shears
I found the sheeting to be a bit thin, so I made two templates. The one on the bottom is a bit larger than the one on top, so that I could press the larger one over the smaller and double them up, increasing the tensile strength.
Made the edges of the larger one a bit longer, so that I could press the larger one over the smaller one and double the layers.
Almost finished. Now to just go back under the truck to measure out the holes on the chassis, then drill them in accordingly on the new stone-shield.
Had some company under the truck.
Looks pretty neat, and it's sitting a bit more flush with the body now. The previous stoneshield used to protrude slightly outwards. The underside looks a lot more sleek now and makes the truck look like it's got more ground clearance up front.
Nicely tucked in under the engine bay, can't hardly see the new stone shield at all.
Next stop... Maracas or Las Cuevas!!
U ever change the front diff? I change the back a few times.. but never d frontCooper wrote:The Owner's Manual says it should be changed after the first 20,000 Km then inspected at the 40,000Km and then changed again at the 60,0000 Km service, with regular inspections and replacement every 20,000Km. This is for both the front and rear differentials
I stopped going to the stealership for a while now and they never changed the diff oil up until the 30,000Km mark.
I asked about it and they said that they inspected the oil and it was in good condition and it seems that my vehicle isn't regularly hauling a heavy load ....which is true. But I decided to change it anyway to be on the safe side.
I will admit though that the old oil that came out of the diff seemed like it was in good condition. I spilled a few drops on the white plastic sheet I had laid below the vehicle and some of it was almost clear and the oil didn't smell stink like old diff oil usually does.
Cooper wrote:Never had to change my Front Differential. Don't do a lot off-roading anymore so it doesn't get much use.
Cooper wrote:I actually change/check the fluids at the suggested intervals in the owner's manual. It's always clear when I drain it and the magnet on the plug never really has any significant amount of filings. I still change it anyway.
I should mention that my pickup is over 10 years old and is doing approximately 115,000km.
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