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Thomas Perkins

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  • Birthday 12/18/1960

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    1985 Nissan 720 4x4
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    Painting,restoring my truck
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    Printing plate tech.

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  1. On my 85 720 4x4 2.4.on a cold start in the morning.I turn the ignition on,step on gas pedal and let go, then start engine,then engine cranks,rpm's goes to 2000,then I tap on gas pedal,rpm's goes to 1100 rpm's,then I tap gas pedal again,then it goes to 850 rpm's and idles there all the time.On a warm start,I turn key,tap gas pedal and it fires up.I've had my Weber for years.I also use a idle cut off solenoid.It says to adjust your fast idle screw to 2000 rpm's.You can adjust it when the engine is warm or cold,if you do it when it is warm,take air filter cover off,push throttle by hand all the way,then close the choke with other hand,then crank up,check rpm's,if not at 2000,then turn engine off,turn fast idle screw clockwise,then do the same thing,push throttle by hand and close the chock,then restart and check rpm's,if not at 2000,then repeat till it is.
  2. How long does Redline transmission fluid last? At 220 degrees, which is commonly encountered in many transmissions, the fluid is only good for about 25,000 miles. At 240 degrees F., the fluid won't go much over 10,000 miles. Add another 20 degrees, and life expectancy drops to 5,000 miles.I recently changed my Redline MT-90 Transmission fluid and it was worn out,I put it in 2 years ago and put 11,000 miles on it..I had the transmission installed 4 years ago,but it didn't have Mt-90.The guy that put the transmission in told me to change it every 2 years and use synthetic.I've had my 720 for 27 years,got 375,000 miles on the speedo.Bought it in 94 with 108,000 miles which means I have kept it running.Now I kinda just work and come home,now only drive almost 6,000 miles a year.The gears change real smooth.For some reason,he didn't use teflon tape on the drain plug and it was having a slow drip,in which i did have to add fluid.Since I have used teflon tape,it no longer leaks.Mike, you did tell me once not to use synthetic oil in the motor.I used it before you told me,and I went back to regular oil.I have a Jasper remanufactured engine,got it in 2009,now have 90,000 miles on it.
  3. If you wanna ride in my 720,you gotta have a mask on...But anyway,I've been at my job for 29 years,and plan on retiring there.We are back at wearing masks at work,we all have excepted it here and we will have to play it safe and hopefully things will get back to normal.The wife and I got our shots but we don't go around gatherings.I just feel blessed that we are doing good.Plus the company I work for is doing great.It's what you make out of life and everyone be happy...
  4. Hi Ya'll.I just cleaned my rear Differential and Rancho shocks and painted the rear end.Now I want to changed the fluid in the rear differential.My Nissan manual says to use GL-5.It says 2.5/8 pints,which means I need to buy 2 quarts.So what kind is the best I should use.
  5. Hi Ya'll.I just changed my transmission fluid.I did it before 2 years ago.I used the same fluid as last time.Redline MT-90.It took about 2 quarts,I put teflon tape on the drain plug and fill plug.My Transmission is only a few years old.I used a pump from Harbor Freight.What I did was,got a mobil one quart oil container since it has the big opening,and the pump fits in it,and the end part of the pump on the hose clips in the filler hole in the transmission and stays put.The pump is only 8.95.I have no trouble using synthetic oil.No leaks.No particles was in the fluid,don't ever grind the gears.Transmission is so smooth.https://www.harborfreight.com/gear-oil-and-fluid-pump-61746.html.
  6. I had the same problem,it was the yoke on the transmission.I paid 135 for a new one.it had grooves in it,still have the old one.Like everyone one else said,I had the u-joints replaced and other people said that is the problem.I had a transmission installed and he said it needed a yoke,that was 4 years ago.I am waiting on my Redline MT-90 fluid,should be here Thursday,then I will change it,last time I changed it was 2 years ago,I used MT-90.The best for our Nissan.The way the transmission guy was able to find out that it was the yoke,he had it lifted in the air and started it and drove it and seen the yoke shaking. Safe for brass synchros, as it lacks the reactive sulfurs found in most GL-5 oils that cause damage.It takes a hair less than 2 quarts,manual says 4 and half pints,but not right.I am going to use teflon tape this time on the drain plug cause it leaks,even the transmission guy didn't use it and it leaks,then you will have to keep adding,the side plug doesn't need it.
  7. Thanks,how do I post pictures here.
  8. I had a custom made A.C. and heater system installed in my 85 Nissan 720 4x4 back in January 2021.Everything,I mean every Nissan part is gone.The switches with the cables are gone,everything under the dash is gone,The A.C hose is gone with new one rerouted.Where the heater core hose came thru the firewall is gone,hole is plugged.The electrical wiring is redone.New compressor,new dryer.The blower motor is gone with all the under dash vents.Old Heater core is no more.I went all out.The same guy that installed my Jasper engine back in 2009 did it.I now have 90,000 miles on that engine.I would take some pictures and post them but can't figure out how to.I just spent a lot on my 720,new paint job,new tires and rims,new exhaust new brakes.Tell me how to post pictures and I will show you all.
  9. My 85 Silver Bullet...

    1. datzenmike


      Thomas, if you click on the BROWSE button below the Rats 'n Wrenches logo on the top left of the page all the different Datsun forums will open for you. If you would like to present your 720 or talk about it Try the 720 forum... https://ratsun.net/forum/53-720/ ... or perhaps the Project Datto ... https://ratsun.net/forum/6-project-datto/  ... Both allow pictures to be posted. Looking forward to seeing you there and welcome to Ratsun.

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