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  1. smj999smj
    Mar 3rd, 2015 10:19 PM - permalink
    The Jonko site was taken down years ago and I don't know much more than that. It's a shame because it was a pretty good site for information and had some knowledgeable people there.
  2. md80
    Mar 3rd, 2015 09:32 AM - permalink
    Hi Smj999smj
    I've been wondering what happened to the guys from Jonko. How have you been??
  3. smj999smj
    Feb 5th, 2015 10:01 PM - permalink
    The input shaft of the transmission slides into the end of the crankshaft when it's assembled. The pilot bushing sits in the end of the crankshaft. A small puller is used to remove it and the new one is carefully tapped in. Do not put any grease on the inside of the pilot bushing unless the manufacturer of the clutch specifies otherwise.
  4. lupeperez
    Feb 5th, 2015 09:43 PM - permalink
    2000 Nissan sentra 1.8l 4 cy I just bought clutch kit and it came with a pilot bushing and disassembled old clutch and could not find where it goes or if it even requires one
  5. smj999smj
    Nov 22nd, 2014 12:53 PM - permalink
    I'm assuming you are referring to the drain plug on the engine block and not the petcock on the lower radiator tank. To be honest, I don't believe I ever removed the block drain on a VG engine. If you are replacing the water pump, I wouldn't bother because most of the remaining coolant in the block (after you drain the radiator) will drain out when you remove the water pump (just make sure you put a drain bucket below it before you take it off). If you are dead set on removing the block drain, look along the sides of the block near the freeze out plugs; if it has one, it'll be in that area.
  6. 1Wrench
    Nov 22nd, 2014 02:30 AM - permalink
    Greetings smj999smj,

    In the real world my name is Bob Triggs. I am new here. I have been reading many of your replies to tech questions here. I have to say that your offerings here have been very helpful to me in learning more about my engine and vehicle.I have a 1995 Hardbody VG30E 4x4 truck. I am in the process of doing timing belt, h20 pump, shaft seals, thermostat etc. A heavy duty tuneup. It has just over 200K miles on it.

    One thing I am having trouble locating is the engine coolant plug. I hope you don't mind me asking you. Sincerely, 1Wrench (Bob Triggs)
  7. smj999smj
    Jun 2nd, 2014 08:58 PM - permalink
    Responded to thread.
  8. bellember
    May 29th, 2014 01:52 PM - permalink
    Hi smj999smj - can you please take a look at my reply in this post: Steering Linkages End Boots/Bushings and let me know what you think?
  9. smj999smj
    Sep 13th, 2013 08:16 AM - permalink
    (continued) If that's okay, then the ground wire circuit will need to be checked for continuity between the injector and ECU for an open circuit, excessive resistance within the circuit or a short. If that's okay, the ECU grounds should all be checked. If those are good, it is likely the ECU is defective.
  10. smj999smj
    Sep 13th, 2013 08:16 AM - permalink
    Reprogramming doesn't fix a bad ECU. Reprogramming is performed when the manufacturer (in this case Nissan) has issued an updated software program to fix a particular issue. Usually it's a matter of changing the values or range limits for engine sensors (ie O2 sensors). Also, ECU's don't "burn fuel." They make calculations on sensor inputs and then drivers in the ECU create a timed pulse for the ground wire from the fuel injectors. What I would do is get a "noid light" for Bosch style fuel injectors to see if the injectors are "firing." The light simply plugs into the fuel injector harness connector and will "flash" while the engine is cranking if the injector is being "fired." If it doesn't flash, the next step would be to use a 12v test light and make sure there is power at the fuel injector harness connector.

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