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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Be my guest Mr. Dobba and show us what you have in mind emoticon

The real question is, how many other members and readers of this forum will attempt this DIY job? emoticon

I do agree Scot has done an awesome job!

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Rockingham,Perth WA
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Ha ha, hey guys. thanks for all the responses. I agree Mr President. This is not for the feint hearted, ive done alot of research on the net and making phone calls with soo many steps along the way, I have scoured the Internet for random tools and parts for the build and im lucky that ive had the time and technical skills to get me through. I certainly wouldnt be taking my thread as a DIY but simply as a pic and hints source for anyone unlucky enough to have to do this.

I can reccommend doing this if you are in a situation where a Reco engine is too expensive and a rebuild by a mechanic would just not be cost sensible. I guess I could have just spent a few grand a bought a second hand engine but you just never know what your getting.

This rebuild has been risky as im working with very limited space which in turn led me to buy a second gearbox as it took a decent knock when hit the ground one night.
There is also a knock on affect, you replace one part and then something relevent to it will need replacing or work as well.

Tools alone for this job will be pricey.. Heres a few which if you dont have will make the job impossible or extreamely hard.
 - Torque Wrenches small and large.
- Compressor and Tooling (very handy not essential)
- Valve spring compressor tool (Blue Point remember,not big C clamp from Repco)
- Various good quality socket bits (Torx bits, Male and Female)
- Piston ring compressor,feeler gauges measuring tools,dial indicator gauges
- Clutch alignment tool
- 2 tonne jacks,stands,engine crane,leveler,engine stand
- Angle gauges for TorqueToYield bolts,
And a good range of basic tools and the list goes on.

Also think about the amount of consumables
- Diff,brake,engine,transfer oils (2 flushes and up to 4 engine oil.)
- Coolant 2 flushes
- Degreasers,gasket stripper and gasket silicons,threadlockers,bearing lube
Blah Blah Blah. You get the picture,.

Ive actually got the engine back in pieces again to do a retorque of the Head bolts which is a necessary evil but its not hard when you basically eat and sleep with the damn thing.
(I forgot to post before but the Final torue value for the head bolts when you angle yield is about 190Nm.. tight SOB)

My advice would be to regurally change the oil and dont load the engine up with too many WonderCure additives. Never use anything besides Genuine Nissan Coolant and if you have a fairly new engine run it in with various high and low revs with a Mineral oil and whatever you do dont let the oil be replaced with a Synthetic too early on in its life cause youll glaze you Cylinders and forever burn oil and use heaps of fuel for its life on earth,

Cheers, (ill change my sig soon too) depends if i consider the Turbo Kit. Ahhaha,, no chance,

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Full engine rebuild, Single Mass flywheel upgrade,
Scott, Rockingham, Perth WA
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Date Registered: 03-2011
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The clutch alignment tool is not needed. I've always used a brush stick or something similar. Just put it in and look if the hole is in the center. The rest is indeed essential or recomended.

Nice work on cleaning those parts. They look like new emoticon

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Yeah your correct. Not really needed. I just found it difficult to hold the disc straight while I torqued the bolts without it moving with the broom (which I tried but the handle was slightly too loose), but it can be done.

I reckon the most time consuming was the cleaning of the parts by hand. Would have been easier to get em all washed at the machine shop but the funds were needed elsewhere.

cheers.

Engine is running good now after the run-in. Im thinking of updating the brakes and trying to find a jap model that had some bigger ones.
Ill do a post when that happens with pics.


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Full engine rebuild, Single Mass flywheel upgrade,
Scott, Rockingham, Perth WA
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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Scott,

Do a search on the GT X-Trail and 350z brake upgrades and you will find an existing thread covering this subject.

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To Scott,
 Thank you for your diary updates and pics. They are amazing. While 4WDing on the beach recently my clutch packed it in. Sadly and embarrassingly i had to be towed off the beach and home emoticon. After searching for a xtrail workshop manual at all leading car shops i was unsuccessful, finally i succumbed to a workshop cd from ebay, sadly it didnt have the procedure to remove the engine. your posts have been amazing in my and dads journey to remove and replace the clutch and flywheel. thanks a million, the schwarzenegger axle nut you refered to, it was the same on mine, dad broke his torque wrench on the thing, he wasnt impressed, it was then that i found your posts and we took off the whole thing as you did. An excellent DIY reference! Just wanted to say thanks mate and well done.

Cheers Amanda

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Hey Scott,

I just wanted to say Thanks for the X-trail Diary, it is because of you and your descriptions and all of your pictures, that my dad and i have been able to do my own X-trail. It has not been easy as we werent able to obtain a workshop manual, we bought a workshop cd off ebay but it didnt have the procedure to remove the engine, thankfully tho you had put up heaps of photos and it was the only point of reference we had. I hope your segment ends up in the DIY section. Our reasons for pulling it out was the fact that the clutch decided to finally s*** itself. Interestingly enough tho the flywheel still looks brand new, dont know how that happened, but alas we will change that too. Thanks heaps for all your pics and I hope yours goes well.

Cheers Amanda

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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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Ok, I certainly haven't done an entire engine rebuild, but thanks to reading this entire thread/diary/textbook many times over, I had the confidence to replace the valve stem seals myself. I'm lucky enough to own two xtrails however, so it being off the road for the few weeks I took to slowly & meticulously go through everything, one part/screw at a time, wasn't as stressful as it would have been for most. These (not so) little testimonies truly are amazing, and you tend to meet so, so many people that would've benefited greatly if only they had a forum as incredible as ours. I've said it more than once already, but thanks again Scott!

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I'm really glad my write up has been helping people understand some of the components of the exy and get some info on these engines. That turbo engine is still in the back of my mind....mmm

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Date Registered: 04-2012
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Dang, If I didnt need a auto I would snap your xtrail up emoticon

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