Al Savage's 1983 wagon

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Post by goglio704 » 12 years ago

asavage wrote:
goglio704 wrote:I have some of the valve cover sealing washers on order from Nismoparts.com. I'll be curious to see what a new one looks like.
So, what do they look like?
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Ignore the nail set, it was just a means of holding the washer for a profile view.
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

asavage wrote:I received a call from a Craig today (presumably a local), seems he now owns this Wagon. I couldn't talk to him much as I was, well, working, but hopefully he'll become a member here and the story will continue.
Craig stopped in today. He's got the balljoints replaced, the rack replaced, and the brakes fixed, and he's driving it. Knocked the LF fender and headlight surround though, looks bad but still driveable. He came in to have a key made for it (I thought I'd provided Marko with enough spares, but maybe not).

Anyway, it's being driven, and that's the important thing.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

I just ran across my notes on the compression test I made on this engine.
1983 Nissan Maxima Wagon (yellow)
WA 394-CWJ
13-Aug-06

Compression test
cold engine, all GPs pulled
12mm deep socket (1/4" drive)
pen cap cut off (?)
Cylinder    Adapter        1/4" extension length
1 = 365             45°                       6"
2 = 355             45°                       6"
3 = 335             90° low profile,          6"
                    pointed toward rear
4 = 360             straight                  3"
5 = 350             straight                  3"
6 = 350             straight                  3"
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by asavage » 5 years ago

An update: I was back in Port Townsend, Wash. a couple of months ago, to pick up my Jet Mill-Drill that was still in the shop of my employer three-jobs-ago, and I passed this car going the other way, so it's still being driven seven years on.

It's good to know that my efforts extended the life of this auto this long.

I emailed Myrna, the owner I got it from in Yakima, and let her know, and she was tickled too.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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