Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Filters!

Last week I ordered some replacement air, fuel, and oil filters from Rockauto. I was pretty pleased to find the filters still available. These are from Fram, which aren’t known as the best filters in the world, but frankly are … Continue reading

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Engine Bay Clean-Up

The final thing I did today was to clean up some of the areas in the engine bay that have been exposed as a result of removing pieces to clean-up, paint, repair, and/or replace. The timing chain cover, now accessible … Continue reading

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Removed Oil Filter Housing

Later in the afternoon I removed and cleaned up the oil filter housing.  Modern engines typically have a screw-on plastic-shelled integrated oil filer that screws up into a mount on the engine from underneath.  The E-1 engine has a cartridge-style … Continue reading

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Drained the Oil Pan

After I drained the fuel from the gas tank, I drained the engine oil. The oil pan is located right in front of the front frame cross-member, and the drain plug is right at the front and center of the … Continue reading

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Drained the Gas Tank

I drained the old fuel out of the gas tank this afternoon. The fuel tank is located at the rear of the truck, under the bed. You put gas in the truck through the rear fender on the driver’s side … Continue reading

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Blue Engine Bits

This afternoon I cleaned up and painted some of the engine bits and pieces such as the generator mounting bracket, water pump pulley, and thermostat housing outlet. I wanted to return all of these part to their original factory Datsun … Continue reading

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Fuel Pump Removal

This morning I spent some time removing the old fuel pump from the engine. This is not the original fuel pump that came with the E-1 engine, but instead looks like a J13 fuel pump that came on the later … Continue reading

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Water Pump Removal/New Water Pump

The last thing I did today was to remove the water pump.  I plan to replace the water pump with a new one because fortunately, new aftermarket water pumps are available for the E1 engine from Gates, part #42324. The … Continue reading

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Water Pump Pulley Removal

Next I removed the water pump pulley from the water pump.  The pulley is mechanically fastened to the water pump by four long bolts that thread through the radiator fan, fan spacer, and pulley, into threaded holes in the water … Continue reading

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Thermostat Removal

This afternoon I pulled the thermostat, which I will replace.  The thermostat sits inside a housing with an integrated a water outlet.  When the engine reaches operating temperature, the thermostat opens and allows water and coolant to flow through the … Continue reading

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