So I was out and about today and I like I said earlier I cancelled my order via advance Auto parts and went to car Quest. When I came home I took a deeper look at the car after I replaced the O2 sensor. Here is what I saw.
I found this vacuum line tapped (I literally mean tapped) to a small piece of dry rotted vacuum line.
I also found this dry rotted vacuum line that looks like coolant line and collapsed.
Finally, I also found this. I was a bit bummed about finding this.
So off to CarQuest I go again. I was going to take her out for a test drive when I realized she had only 1 Quart of oil left in her. Not good. So the following items where done today:
- Oil and Oil filter changed
- Spark plugs
- Primary O2 sensor
- 2 vacuum lines
Here is what the first vacuum line looked like when I was done.
Here is the upper vacuum line
When I was done with all that I swapped on half a set of rims and tires I had laying around. Here you can see the fronts
I cleared the codes and took her out for a spin. I was able to replicate the codes only drive about 3 miles the first time. So I took off down 17 and then came back. I was not able to replicate the code this time. Also I found I had a bit more more power. Something I was really surprised the vibration in the car has been really reduced. so I'm not sure if it was the blocked vacuum source or the rims or a combination of all the above.
My next tasks to tackle will be removing the tint from the back window. Also pulling the head unit. I can't seem to figure out how to change channels in the one that is in it now. I have a spare POS laying around I can use for now.
I can't put the rear tires on until I replace the rear struts. Sadly they are completely blown. I also noticed a clunking when shifting. I can't tell if it's pilot bearing or something else. I think I have a loose heat shield that is rattling.
I am very excited. Even though my struts are blown I had a nice fun little drive this evening. I really enjoyed it. I definitely feel I made the right choice returning to my Nissan roots.
I almost forgot. My CMC should be in tomorrow. I am not sure when my braided break lines will show up.