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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshCampbell View Post
    Got the throttle body off. Got a bit more light into rear cylinder through the valves and managed a clearer image of the piston.

    I've never dealt with cylinder and valve issues before, so my experience with these is issues are limited to research.

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    Well... after two years, 300+ wrench hours, and easily over $10,000 in tools, parts, fluids, materials, tows, services, etc., my 2001 Nissan Frontier is now officially repaired and in good working order. I finally get to drive it! Ironically, thinking back to when I first saw it on Craigslist for $4,000, I remember thinking "wow, that thing is mint inside and out. What I deal!"

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    The irony is that I had the exact same reaction when I saw Clyde on Craigslist, and we all know how that story turned out. Although in truth, the time, money, and effort spent on the truck's problems makes everything invested in Clyde feel like nothing. Ponder on that one for a moment

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    And so now two vehicles destined for the scrapyard have been resurrected. Time to resume focus towards the resurrection of Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshCampbell View Post
    Ironically, thinking back to when I first saw it on Craigslist for $4,000, I remember thinking "wow, that thing is mint inside and out. What I deal!"
    When did you last have your glasses prescription checked?

    TBF I have done something similar with my old BMW 535i. Cost me £1800 about 5 years ago and there's always some tinkering to be done but it's worth all the time and effort. Can't beat the classics.
    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    ... Can't beat the classics.
    Amen.

    Unfortunately there's only so much you can inspect with a seller standing over your shoulder. And most of the time they lie about it anyway. I can't stand dishonest people! When I sell anything, and I mean anything, I list every single flaw (if any) that I can think of. Even something as minor as the ashtray not staying closed over bumps. Believe it or not, this has always resulted in quick sales. Best of all, it eliminates most of the trolls too.

    Come to think of it.. in all my years I have only ever had one person be upset about something I didn't mention, and it was just as much a shock to me. One of the forks on my old TLR was bent, which I was unaware of (I'm not Crash). I did apologize, but given that I sold it to him for $1,000 I didn't lose any sleep over it.

    The guy ended up gaying it out with a 12'' extension and big foot tire anyway, so I think I got the short end of the stick on that one. Even still... since that incident I started including a 30 day refund (vehicles only) should the buyer discover anything mechanically unsound that wasn't disclosed at the time of sale. My conscience lets me sleep at night, and buyers get peace of mind 🙂
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    Were the forks on Bob straight in the end?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashB View Post
    Were the forks on Bob straight in the end?
    Still haven't got around to pulling them apart. Up to this point it's all been mostly dissembly and cleaning. Lots and lots of cleaning. Then I spent a week tearing down the engine in the truck, so that set me back as well. [Which, BTW, isn't fixed after all. Loud rattle wasn't a manifold leak as I suspected. I'm now convinced it's the Crankshaft Reluctor Ring slipping / rubbing, and throwing my engine's timing out of wack] I hate this f---ing truck.

    Any who... I should have an answer for you by Saturday. Assuming I can find a flat surface precise enough to gauge them. I haven't begun researching tricks and methods yet, so I'm certainly open to suggestions.
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    You got a set-square lying about? Anything with a known straight edge and a right-angle should be enough to tell you if it's got legs like Charlie Chaplin.
    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    You got a set-square lying about?
    That I do. Should work out nicely
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    And on today's episode of 'That Won't End Well', we'll change out some oil seals on a pair of inverted folks, with no experience and no special tools.

    So stay tuned to see what we pull out of our ass <img src="https://www.tlzone.net/forums/images/smilies/naughty.gif" border="0" alt="" title="devious" class="inlineimg" />


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    Y'all were right, no way of getting to the nut without compressing the spring, and the holes in the spacer aren't deep enough to get anything to bite on. So, special tool needed after all. Which really sucks, because it seems like the lack of several key tools have near stalled this entire project.

    I'd say it's pissing me off, but there's really nothing to be pissed off about. Which is just pissing me off even more <img src="https://www.tlzone.net/forums/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
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