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2017-02-22

A much tougher job than expected.

I figured quite a while ago that Lorna should get the timing belt changed on her Nissan Pathfinder, checking online led me to believe it was a pretty simple job so I volunteered to do it for her.
Then I discovered that it's a vastly more difficult job than I expected.
Here's the reason, my legs are far too short for me to gain any comfortable access, and the bullbar makes things even harder, oh well live and learn, I should be finished tomorrow.
Here's the new belt fitted as well as a new water pump but I'm doubting now there was any issue with the old pump but access isn't easy so it may have been a good idea.
Interesting that the RH bank previously had been set one tooth out (retarded) so there's a chance it may run differently when I finish this chore.
Olivia has banned me from working on cars in future but it's a reminder to me why Daisy is a small 4 cylinder.

2 comments:

  1. If the belt has been previously changed but the water pump was original, it was definitely time to change.

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  2. Yes and probably yes to those questions. The water pump looked pretty good, as a result of the engine having had good corrosion inhibitor in it but there was a sign of a tiny bit of a leak from its hole. Hmmm I should take a photo.

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