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post #16 of 79 Old 11-07-2012, 11:27 AM
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I'm avidly reading. Really interested to see what your solution will be for the exhaust.

Looking forward to more detailed pictures in the future!

BTW...watch out for exhaust codes being thrown after you get the exhaust put on. Something about the way the computer reads the exhaust on a header system throws a code. Solution that has been posted was to pull the O2 sensor out of the exhaust tube a little bit with a threaded cylinder. After that the codes disappeared.

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I think thats where the anti fouler he mentioned comes in....slightly pulling the o2 sensor away from the exhaust pipe.
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It'll be fun they said. No problem they said.

Tonight was a busy night. By myself tonight as Steve went out with his wife.

I started where I left off. To recap, I left off here. Motor is bolted in at all four points. Lots of stuff left to do, as I found out.

I got to here.



Motor is on it's way out. Pulling it out the top poses a few problems. First...



This thing. Looks like the tranny fluid pump maybe, I'm not really sure. Regardless, it sits under the drivers frame rail and is the first obstacle. Another thing in the same area is the front motor mount. It blocks the tranny from coming straight forward as it hits the transmission pan. To clear that, I had to...



Drop the front of the subframe. I let it rest on a jack I put underneath it so it wouldn't fall and break anything. Next problem was something I should have thought about but didn't. It sits on the passenger side, back of the motor. The....



Power steering connection at the pump. The PS pump has one line attached to the reservoir and one connected to the rack obviously. I pulled the one at the reservoir but forgot the rear line. It's held in by a 24mm banjo bolt. I left the pump itself on.



So the motor is out. You can see the transmission output shaft and the power steering pump which is still attached and has the belt on it. The tranny is on the opposite side.



Rear exhaust manifold, rear motor mount, which is a bear to get loose, output shaft and that banjo bolt.



When I pulled the motor, I ended up ripping the connector off the rear motor mount. I have no idea why it has these but if I don't fix it, it will probably throw a code.



No Motor.



No Motor. Old engine and tranny on the side there. Jack holding the front of the subframe up.



Back of the engine bay. Heater hoses, steering rack, brake lines, etc.



New block. Needs a few gaskets, and a tranny. It should be much easier to get in than it was to get out. Getting the old one out by myself took me about 3 hours.



Passenger side axle. It breaks apart at the point I have my hand, but I have yet to figure out how.



Wiring harness on the drivers side. Not much here. Power and ground and plugs for the head light. As opposed to...



This mess. Passenger side has the entire engine harness, huge mess. I'll be re wrapping this entire harness when I do the little tuck work I have planned.



Closing up for the night. Hoist is stowed away. Motor is out on the floor. time to pack it in for the night.

More to come later this weekend.

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OMG this thread is phat! I can't help but be absolutely amazed. And I thought I was good with the little piddly stuff I do to maintain my MO. And all in your garage too! My wife would s**t a brick if I did this to my MO my my garage. :P

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There is lots of interesting info in this thread. Do I have a vote on making it into a sticky? If so, OP needs to come up with a new thread title (mods can change that)

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Very informative. Looking forward to the updates.
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Tonight, Steve is coming back over. Going to pull the Murano out of the garage, clean up the engine bay and get all the grease and crap out of there. Swap over the tranny and get an idea how I want to approach getting the block back in. The more I look at the engine bay, the more I want to remove from it. If I have the engine back in by this Saturday I'll likely get the Cold air built if my guys have the 3" aluminum U-bends on hand.

I'll post an update later.

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This thread is worth coming back to every day. Better than gold.
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Think that what keeps me coming back is just the sheer magnitude of this project. I don't think anybody in the history of this forum has ever torn down a MO down to this level with this level of expertise and with the intent of putting it back together. Definitely a first as far as I'm concerned.

And the guy makes it look sooooooooo easy!

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There is lots of interesting info in this thread. Do I have a vote on making it into a sticky? If so, OP needs to come up with a new thread title (mods can change that)
Absolutely, go for it.

Perhaps the title could be changed to something like:

"05 Murano project: engine swap"

to make it more informative.

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If we want to change the title feel free to do so. If I have the ability to change it I will.

I didn't do anything to the car last night because I was being lazy and went to bed. I did get the rear exhaust manifold off and may have found the original issue with the car.



There's your problem right there.

The runner on the rear manifold had broken in half. It actually fell off while the rest stayed attached to the block. It is the cylinder that the dealer replaced the injector on, so my assumption is a lean condition fried the cast iron, probably had something to do with that cat breaking apart as well.

I'll actually work on it tonight. The wife will be home and I'll head out after the kid goes to bed and do tonight what I planned to do last night.

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Wow...the original owner or the technician that worked on it should have noticed a louder exhaust note or at least the smell of exhaust fumes coming form the engine compartment.

Fantastic find!

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This thread is now a sticky with the new title (05 Murano project: engine swap) as Eric L. suggested.

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I gotta say - this is a project I might have tackled 20 years ago when I was in my 40's. At age 62, it's a bit more than I'd bite into...I have neither the time nor the desire to get this deep into one. (Although I wouldn't hesitate to do an engine swap on a standard classic vehicle with a front> rear mounted engine and RWD.)

My sincere congratulations on tackling this.

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Hats off to the OP. Hope it works out fine.

Definitely a huge undertaking. Something I don't want to be contemplating in attempting until I reach 200K + miles on my MO. Isn't it the reason we do all the preventive/over maintenance to avoid just this?

Good luck dude.
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