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85gtsblackman
10-18-2006, 02:40 AM
drove all of 40 miles and the radiator exploded , then the heater woulnd work so couldnt drive with the heater on, so me the gf and her mom are going back up to the dealership and demand he fix the thing so it dont overheat

yes this is the car the gf got but i picked it out

anyways pulled the max back to the dealership after hours with my dad's xterra for 20 miles, and left it at the dealership

the guy said that he would fix amything that went wrong with it in a week so im gonna be up there at 8:30 tomarrow morning to sort this mess out

car was running great then all of a sudden ka poof

hopefully i wont have to bring the black hammer down

Slider
10-18-2006, 04:08 AM
Used to have a max, VG30E :bowdown:, pretty nice engine for its age.

MCcelica
10-18-2006, 08:00 AM
Wield the soul pole at 'em. Chase 'em around the garage for a few minutes while yelling "I pity da foo!" If that's not motivation to fix the shit up, I don't know what is.

85gtsblackman
10-18-2006, 07:23 PM
soon as i walk in the dorr, guy said he had a radiator ordered , said all i had to do was buy coolant and a thermostat

so got that and hopefully it will be done by the end of the day, and have the heater fixed and the fans operational, as well as check the waterpump, and make sure it dosent have a bhg

85gtsblackman
10-18-2006, 11:59 PM
got car back runs fine for now, im going to drive it over the next 4 days or so


if all goes well going to do following some over the next 4 days, some over the next 2-3 weeks

replace driver side headlight hosing, mines cracked
put a radio in it
replace broken power antenna with fix mount spiral
replace turn signal hosings, yes they cracked
find 3 mud flaps 4 it
put a prop rod in it, i hate hood shocks
take tint off back window, possibly retint
get 2 tires, and alighn
seafoam the thing
buff paint
clean wheels

annnnd since i have a cone laying around, gonna try and put a cone on it to

give the gf's car a lil sound to it

ill post a pic later not bad for a 1300 dollar car

1990CelicaGT-S
10-19-2006, 10:26 AM
How many k's are on it?

85gtsblackman
10-19-2006, 04:30 PM
see sig :slap:

Cavanagh
10-19-2006, 09:40 PM
not bad.

85gtsblackman
10-19-2006, 11:32 PM
pass front wheel bearing going bad, it will be fixed for free but still

starting to worry a lil :thumbsdow

Fuelish
10-20-2006, 12:35 AM
pass front wheel bearing going bad, it will be fixed for free but still

starting to worry a lil :thumbsdow
I wouldn't worry too much....after all, it's a, what, 18 yr old vehicle....shtuff's gonna break/fail eventually. I consider the annual repair costs of an old car vs the payments/increased insurance of a new car, and old usually wins (except in the case of my late, great Olds 88...LOL...that car sucked out loud). Sounds like yer gettin' the major bugs worked out early...hopefully the rest will just be routine maintainence/wear and tear costs....good luck, bro :cool:

mtp_69_i
10-20-2006, 03:48 AM
did some of those maximas come out as front wheel drive?

sorry, just looked it up. they did. but if yours is 89 is probably the little 2litre six with rear wheel drive, no?

MrWOT
10-20-2006, 04:12 AM
Replace anything that breaks in the first week eh.... *sound of a rod bolt being loosened* :hehe:

Slider
10-20-2006, 04:38 AM
did some of those maximas come out as front wheel drive?

sorry, just looked it up. they did. but if yours is 89 is probably the little 2litre six with rear wheel drive, no?

81-84 were RWD, that was the 1st generation of the Maxima. I believe that generation was under the old Datsun name. All 85 and up were FWD.

mtp_69_i
10-20-2006, 06:18 AM
not according to my sources

http://www.redbookasiapacific.com/au/vehicle/specs.php?key=NISS89HO

Murgatroy
10-20-2006, 09:58 AM
My Mom bought an `84 Datsun Maxima Diesel brand new. That was an intersting car. To this day she still wishes she had kept it.

And I am pretty sure that all the Maximas after `85 were FWD. I could be wrong though.

Slider
10-20-2006, 04:57 PM
My Mom bought an `84 Datsun Maxima Diesel brand new. That was an intersting car. To this day she still wishes she had kept it.

And I am pretty sure that all the Maximas after `85 were FWD. I could be wrong though.

Yup, I'm 100% sure all the Maximas we got in the US after 85 are FWD. Don't know about Australia though.

85gtsblackman
10-20-2006, 06:06 PM
yup fwd


guy is gonna fix it for free, i gotta pay 35 dollars for the bearing though


still have yet to get the money for the front tires

mtp_69_i
10-21-2006, 08:21 AM
did y'all click the link?