95 GXE 5 Speed. 133k miles, bought it with 59k on it a little less than 2 years ago.
replaced the starter, valve cover gasket, I've blown my 3rd set of Nissan motor mounts, upgraded exhaust system because the old one broke off (that's not supposed to happen I live in GA) replaced 8 wheel studs (Do not let anyone use the air wrenches EVER) paint sucks, it's been repainted already with the cheap stuff and it's flaking everywhere (hence the reason there's never an exterior pic of my car)
that's about it. I've had this car the longest of the 5 cars I've owned.
MY CAR IS GONE, We Had Some Good Times Though
93 alty gxe, doggamatic. 93.000
-paint was crappy, had it repainted this winter...so nice!
-all 4 struts/shocks have to be replaced. I have one bent in the rear, but it's gonna be like that till spring. I like the rally look
-replaced battery and plugs/plug cables.
the way i drive, the tranny will probaly need to be replaced!!!
other than regular maintence and putting aftermarket stuff on, nothing major,
ps. alternator works perfect
96 gle, no oil leaks, runs fine. Bought with 54k on it 2 1/2 yrs ago. Only scheduled maintenance. Need to replace the struts, lookin like there leaking a bit. Fuel injectors clicking kinda loud, maybe just need to clean them. I've got about 90k on it. It's going in for new exhaust, wires, rotor, and cap. best car I've ever owned. knock on wood.
i havent had any probs with my alty and i've been in 1 and 1/2 wrecks, my front end was totally ripped off in the first one and the 1/2 was a hit and run where my rear axel was broke, and my baby still funs perfect
My '95 SE has almost 70k on it right now and I've had to replace the following:
- Battery @ 60k = $50
- Starter @ 65k = $250 (parts & labor)
- O2 & Knock Sensor @ 65k but should have been done sooner at 55k = $40/O2 & $160/Knock
*Would've done this myself but I couldn't get to the second friggin' bolt! Anyone know how to do the change just for my peace of mind?
Right now I also have a small oil leak coming from somewhere around the timing chain cover, and a weird electrical problem involving my left headlight which screwed up my ABS (see my other reply to the "darned headlights" post.
I'm also in the middle of doing a tune-up on my car. So far I've flushed the radiator, changed the oil with 100% Synthetic, Slick 50, and an X-tendgard Fram filter (someone mentioned in an earlier post that Fram was to be avoided, but no reason why), changed the plugs with Bosch platinum 4-way fire plugs, and plan on changing out the fuel filter next week.
The paint on my Black Alty is just beginning to get a little faded but not too bad. The paint isn't completely smooth to the touch unless it gets a really good wax, and looks a little bit duller.
timing chain ****ed up a bunch of shit around 215,000, $1100
distributor has screwed me twice, $300 first time, $600 second
computer says my knock sensor appears to be knockin and im havin trouble crankin after its warmed up a little while, im puttin the greddy on soon but im not gonna do too much moddin until i get my engine diagnosed to see what kind of condition its in, its mostly highway miles anyway
Possible fix for a "bad" knock sensor and hard to crank engines when hot
I actually had the same problem with my Altima. My engine computer said that my knock sensor was bad, and every once in awhile it would die out then be hard to restart while the engine was still hot.
However, after I replaced my air filter, both problems went away and my car runs fine now (well, that and the tune-up I gave it... ). Both problems fixed for about $10 (Fram air filter from Kragen Auto Parts) and 10 minutes, as opposed to the $$$ I was going to spend on a new knock sensor!
Try it out and see if that works, and if it doesn't you're only out a few bucks and the car probably needs a new air filter anyway.
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