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I have a pair of KA24DEs...
'91 240SX Hatchback
'98 Nissan Frontier

[Getting on my soap box]

Whoever thought that buried, hidden, unobtainium Thermostat Bypass hose was a good idea needs a bullet...

The bend is too sharp to just loop straight hose, and on my 240SX when it gave up, I ended up using 2 90 degree hard bends, 3 chunks of hose, and 6 band clamps to fix it...

my truck's gave up yesterday, I'm going to order a GATES 19607 and see if I can get that to work...

Besides the fact you have to pull most of the crap off the front of the passenger's side to get to it, it is a serious PITA to install....

Bastards...

[getting off soapbox]

so I figure it is a good time to flush, change both Radiator hoses and any other coolant hose I can get too, change the thermostat, hell, might even do the PVC! :surprise:
 

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PCV isn't too bad if you do it during an oil change with the filter removed. It also helps to remove the passenger side wheel for the extra work space. I just did mine and it was blocked solid. No rattle at all. Don't forget the PCV filter floss up in the air cleaner cover.
 

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Well, the Bypass hose was actually good, however, the steel nipple 90 degree fitting that the hose slides on?

2 pin holes...

JB Weld to the rescue, see it that works.

Couldn't get a new PVC Local, so that is not getting changed that time...
 

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So that fitting itself is not replaceable?
 
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