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You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#2319 of 8191 re: new altima
Apr 12, 2001 (4:59 am)
I don't want to turn this into an Altima board, but I watched the streaming video of the 2002 Altima introduction - very impressive. Unless Honda and Toyota make any drastic changes, the Altima will really stand out from the Accord and Camry. We have a 98 Altima(yes, we like our Nissans) and it has been a great car. This one appears to be even better. If this new design is any indication of their 'way of thinking' for the new Pathfinder(2003?), we should be in for a real treat. Sounds like Nissan is really starting to turn things around...
#2320 of 8191 pondfull5: modded Pathy
Apr 12, 2001 (6:03 am)
It was jmtreetop who put in a custom pipe onto the Pathy. I haven't gotten to that stage, yet.
I really think that if we petition Hotshot performance (http://www.hotshot.com), John would build a CAI for us. Hey jmtreetop, who makes the Max's CAI that you modded? Was it a PlaceRacing piece, HS or Stillen?
Apr 12, 2001 (7:39 am)
I'm not sure exactly where the guy got it from, I didn't really see any name on the plate or anything. I will have to ask him.
#2322 of 8191 1st oil change
Apr 12, 2001 (9:03 am)
I noticed the level was down a full litre (actually a bit more) at around 3000 km - or 1875 old fashoned miles . This was in the summer with highway driving in the mountains. It didn't use any more after that (I put in 10W30 to top it up). It doesn't leak any, though I do notice a very slow coolant leak (a few drops a month) from near the firewall I think. Got to check the heater hose clamps.
#2323 of 8191 Dual climate control
Apr 12, 2001 (9:13 am)
Try to visit www.intellichoice.com and click the standard feature of the car you want to look at
Some vehicles I know of with dual climate control are the Cadillac Deville, Lexus 430 and the 2002 Escalade SUV
#2324 of 8191 Auto seat reliability
Apr 12, 2001 (9:58 am)
The driver's automatic seat mover is very handy, but what's the reliability of this mechanism moving back and forth everytime you get out of the car?
Anyone had anyproblems with it yet?
Apr 12, 2001 (9:45 pm)
I have only 300 miles on my 2001 Pathfinder. I will be taking a trip this weekend traveling on-stop for about 3 1/2 hours driving between 60-70 mph. Will this hurt my truck? A friend told me this might be a big mistake. Any comments would be appreciated.
Apr 13, 2001 (5:38 am)
If you must make that 300 mile trip with your new Pathfinder, my suggestion would be to vary your speed between 55 (maybe even 50 if you can) and 70 by 5 mph increments. You do not want to run at a constant RPM for long intervals. Change your speed every 10 minutes at most, and vary between the low end and the high end - meaning, do not start at 55, then 60 and so on. I know this is annoying, but it is the best way to seat the piston rings and not set a ridge on the cylinder walls.
#2327 of 8191 Re: Gas Debate
Apr 13, 2001 (5:45 am)
What does your owners manual, which is produced by the vehicle manufacturer, say?
That's the only answer that matters. Everything else is personal experience and specualtion.
Apr 13, 2001 (5:58 am)
I asked this question once, in a different form. I asked if using half 93 and half 89 would yield the equivalent of 91 (which is what Nissan recommends as minimum at lower elevations). The reason I asked was that I couldn't find 91 anywhere. I never got an answer.
Your approach is interesting, but actually...you will have an alternating 67/33 mix after the first few fill-ups (I checked in a spreadsheet). I don't know how you would get a 50/50 split, but you'd have to use small fill-ups. You could do it more easily by filling with half of each. Not that I think it's worth it to do this for a few pennies, just an exercise.
In any case, I never got an answer to my post.