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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#919 of 2519 Fram Oil filters /Antifreeze
Feb 26, 2002 (9:13 pm)
Fram oil filters:
If you check the Edmunds newsgroups on other Nissan products, you will find that Fram and several other oil filters (including Nissan's filter -- apparently made by Fram) have seem to have leaky anti-drain back valves. Result: your valves clatter on cold start after the car sits overnight. If you use Purolator, Mobil, or A/C Delco, this rarely happens. (Therefore there's less time with the engine running 'dry' which is the primary source of wear). I can testify to the truth by personal experience with Fram vs Purolator/Mobil my Maxima (2000) and Quest (1993). And I wasn't impressed by the casing on the Fram replacement filter for my Maxima-- compared to a Purolator, K&N filters it looked like an aluminum beverage can.
Antifreeze: it's considered hazardous waste. Your city recycling center (or perhaps auto parts store) should have taken it as well. I always recycle my used oil at the local Checker or Auto-Zone store.
#920 of 2519 Feedback on used models
Feb 26, 2002 (9:23 pm)
Thanks for the feedback on used Quests.
#921 of 2519 Hey Steve
Feb 27, 2002 (12:56 am)
Yeah, haven't posted in here for a while. No Quest to talk about. How ya been??
My Quest had the wiper stalk thingy replaced.....it was working fine before they replaced it, nothing but trouble after the recall replacement. Goes to show ya, if it ain't broke don't fix it!!
My kids were saying the other day how much they miss the Quest, I do too, but I sure love being able to go off-road in my Jeep.
#922 of 2519 Check engine light 95 villager
Feb 27, 2002 (3:27 pm)
I finally figured out the problem with my check engine light.(see message 810). After purchasing a Chilton auto manual, it showed me a way to read code errors without a scanner. After narrowing it down to my EGR sensor, all I had to do was evaluate the EGR system. It turns out one of my vacuum lines going to my EGR sensor had a crack in it, which kept tripping my EGR sensor every time the car was at high way speeds. The length of the hose was so small the auto parts clerk couldn't even charge me for it. Car runs great now. Thanks to all those out there that offered advice.
Feb 27, 2002 (5:57 pm)
do you guys out there get the incabin filter changed? my Villager has 42,000 Mi. on it I think they vacumed it off at 30,000 Mi. but didn't change it.
Feb 27, 2002 (8:24 pm)
Akangl - I moved across town and my computer went south for 4 days. Plus I lost my DSL connection and have been limping along on dial-up for a week or so waiting for cable modem service (fingers crossed). Aren't you glad you asked?
Cookie22 - I put some "Home Depot" filter material in my in-cabin filter trying to avoid the expense of the OEM replacement filter. Doesn't seem to work too good, but it's cheap. Maybe I'll break down and buy a new one at 90,000 miles.
And in the news:
Quest for Nissan: bring fun to minivans
SUVS, Vans and Aftermarket & Accessories Message Boards
Feb 28, 2002 (10:20 am)
Sounds like you have luck like mine. We bought a new truck for my husband and its been a pain in the butt. My Jeep has been great. We also have 3 horses now, so its work, work, work around here. My computer goes south every once in a while, Gateway can't figure out what's wrong with it.
Ok, now back on topic.....um, minivans, yeah, um, the Quest. I still have a dashmat laying around here and a bottle of touch up paint, can't find any takers. I do kind of miss my van.
#926 of 2519 Thanks for the input folks.. and now another question for you all...
Feb 28, 2002 (8:22 pm)
I just had my first encounter with the check engine light on our 1996 Quest and it turned out to be the EGR solenoid. The shop I took it to has ordered the part and so we're driving the van while we're waiting for the part to arrive. The light is off now and it hasn't relit after about 100 miles of driving. Now I'm thinking twice about buying this new solenoid ($90). Maybe the one in the vehicle now just "hiccupped" and set the code. Anyone have any experience with this one? Thanks for all the input people!
#927 of 2519 Oil filter question
Mar 01, 2002 (7:38 am)
Hi all, new here and have a question that hopefully hasn't been gone over to much. I have a 2001 Quest SE. Wondering what A/C Delco filter # you guys use. My local Wal-Mart doesn't list one available for the Quest. Thanks for the help.
Mar 01, 2002 (8:03 am)
We've all seen the concept photos of the new Quest. We've all likely heard about the interesting features the new Quest might have. What I haven't heard is any news about the powertrain or suspension. Does anybody have information on this issue?