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    Did rear rotors n pads on the 97SC2. Found out...

    Did rear rotors n pads on the 97SC2. Found out that my excessive wear was in fact NOT from e-brake misadjustment but from a caliper pin bound up in rust and dried out grease. Cleaned out the bore...
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    Buyer beware....my sis bought a used late 2000's...

    Buyer beware....my sis bought a used late 2000's Mini---low end model w A/T. She stupidly bought an extended warranty on the used vehicle, which ended up not being quite so stupid after the tranny...
  3. Thread: Blogsphere

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    A circuitous path I have taken to where I might...

    A circuitous path I have taken to where I might be....

    Have a PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Haven't analyzed a chemical since I graduated. Know a bunch about viscosity and elasticity of...
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    Upon brake inspection, it would appear that the...

    Upon brake inspection, it would appear that the parking brake adjustment I made last fall to keep my satty from slowly creeping back down my neighbor's steep driveway was a bit too drastic, as my...
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    Probably for when you cut off a finger and didn't...

    Probably for when you cut off a finger and didn't fill the ice cube tray the last time you emptied it. Wrap the bloody finger in some fridge temp lunch meat, toss it in, and fire up the AC along...
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    Today, I am actually gonna LOOK at the brakes, as...

    Today, I am actually gonna LOOK at the brakes, as the fluid level in the res has dropped too ar for my liking. Pedal might have the slightest bit of fade but hard to tell with broken ankle loss of...
  7. The clutch pedal has become so sensitive to any...

    The clutch pedal has become so sensitive to any pressure w r t starting to disengage. That "slop zone" at the top of the clutch pedal travel, where you could put your foot on the clutch pedal and...
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    Today I drove my Satty hard; 80 in a 45 on the...

    Today I drove my Satty hard; 80 in a 45 on the highway for 6 mi. Quite unlike me. But missed dr appt fees are about equal to the ticket I'd have gotten..
    Actually that's bulllshit. But it sounded...
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    OK, 2 days in the sun, and the following is...

    OK, 2 days in the sun, and the following is happening:

    The ripples at the ends are slowly going down as the gasket/trim expands. The installerr purposely did not put adhesive in these regions so...
  10. Well, figured out the problem. Me. I got on...

    Well, figured out the problem.

    Me.

    I got on the same highway but the on the on ramp going the opposite direction. Everything shifted fine. No slippage.

    UNTIL

    I bumped the clutch pedal...
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    Out by Pittsburgh.....4-5 hr drive? I owe the...

    Out by Pittsburgh.....4-5 hr drive?
    I owe the East Coast a visit (lived in Jersey 17 yrs, born in Philly)......

    Do I get razzed for having a stock Satty?

    If we all got together BEFORE we...
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    Don't know if this will be of assistance in your...

    Don't know if this will be of assistance in your search:

    Part # 7 on the diagram:

    21170986 Lock Lock, RIGHT W/POWER LOCKS
    16630042 Lock Lock, RIGHT W/O POWER LOCKS - - ...
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    Sorry, been away from the site. The problem...

    Sorry, been away from the site.

    The problem for me is that it was not OEM glass. It's made to OEM specs, but not OEM produced.

    Had I realized how f'd up it would end up, I would have taken the...
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    If you are referring to the top rubber seal where...

    If you are referring to the top rubber seal where the rear glass meets the roof:

    If it is designed anything like the 2nd gen coupes (which it appears to be), the top trim on the glass is shaped...
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    what parts did they replace while in there? (not...

    what parts did they replace while in there? (not everyone does everything....)
  16. Thread: Misfire DTC

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    For the open vs closed loop, I beleive Mode 1 PID...

    For the open vs closed loop, I beleive Mode 1 PID 03 is what you want to watch while causing an intentional misfire.

    Mode 1 PID 03
    A request for this PID returns 2 bytes of data.

    The first...
  17. Thread: Misfire DTC

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ9G_h5o2Yc ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ9G_h5o2Yc

    This dude is monitoring open vs closed loop operation in real time on a 99SW2 using a Scangauge with open/closed loop configured as a parameter.
    If you...
  18. Thread: Misfire DTC

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    FUCK ME! Sorry -- I have it forever ingrained...

    FUCK ME!

    Sorry -- I have it forever ingrained in my mind that all first gen coupes were OBDI; I think of it by body style, not by reality.
    I knew somehow that answer was too simple....

    There...
  19. Thread: Misfire DTC

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    w r t misfire --> no closed loop on active...

    w r t misfire --> no closed loop on active misfire?:

    1) Start up the car, get it warmed up, drive it a bit and get it into closed loop operation
    2) Parking brake, neutral. Oh, stop first.
    3)...
  20. 97SC2 5sp --slipping in 3rd, 4th, 5th is Intermittent

    You guys already know I've purchased all the parts to do my clutch.

    One thing lingers in my mind:

    Why is the slipping so intermittent?

    There is a particular uphill highway on ramp that I use...
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    well, 2nd gen Sc2 is 5-to $600 (for a 97), and...

    well, 2nd gen Sc2 is 5-to $600 (for a 97), and new glass is damn near impossible to find.
    Safelite was the only company to find a piece of rear glass for me -- out in Vegas (I'm in PA).
    The fit is...
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    Oregonstan: What did you use to clean your valve...

    Oregonstan: What did you use to clean your valve cover? I need to do a gasket on my nephew's 95 SC2......
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    So we have a positive confirmation that today's...

    So we have a positive confirmation that today's CVTs still suck? I thought Nissan had it figured out. Opinions?

    2 todays ago I tried to set the temblers on my 97 SC2 trunk lock cylinder but was...
  24. Well, as fate would have it, i fumbled around...

    Well, as fate would have it, i fumbled around with it for a very short time.
    I have a bit of a tremor which makes watching me try to do things like putting in the springs a spectator sport.

    I...
  25. I'll be perfectly honest -- I have not opened the...

    I'll be perfectly honest -- I have not opened the packets of the 1s, 2s, 3s, & 4s, so I didn't realize there were so many multiples in each bag.


    Thank you -- I'll get to work
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