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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#5082 of 8191 PF Message Board Links
May 03, 2002 (7:13 pm)
Hey, here are links to all of the Edmunds PF Message Boards in case anyone is interested. I'm hoping to generate some interest in the other boards besides the Main Comment Area:
meca2 "Nissan Pathfinder Club-Meet the Members" Feb 23, 2002 8:50pm
rendragg "Nissan Pathfinder Club-Care & Maintenance" May 3, 2002 6:28pm
crete "Nissan Pathfinder Club-Options & Accessories" Mar 26, 2002 5:41pm
brian60 "Nissan Pathfinder Club-Performance Mods" Mar 12, 2002 1:05am
ghorn1 "Nissan Pathfinder Club-Problems & Solutions" May 3, 2002 6:44pm
gottria "Nissan Pathfinder Club-Photo Gallery" Apr 10, 2002 10:51pm
duper "Nissan Pathfinder Club: Road Trip!" Mar 25, 2001 8:50pm
jambazi "Nissan Pathfinder Club-FAQ" Jun 11, 2001 9:10pm
#5083 of 8191 thanks bgritz and woodyr1
May 04, 2002 (7:33 am)
May 05, 2002 (3:18 pm)
It says the new pathfinder requires premium fuel. How "required" is it? Almost every car I've owned said premium fuel but worked fine, albeit less powerfully, on regular fuel.
#5085 of 8191 shield on underside of 2001 PF
May 05, 2002 (10:05 pm)
Hi Folks -
I remember a while back, there was a discussion about a shield that needed to be removed to get at the oil filter.
I haven't crawled around under the PF (much), so I'm wondering if this shield is the one that's at the front (can be seen from the front, starting at about under the front bumper and is at an angle), or if there's another one.
Mine only has the one in the front. The PF looks sort of exposed on the bottom, so I'm wondering if I'm missing another shield or not.
Just curious. Thanks!
#5086 of 8191 Best Nissan dealer in the Seattle/Tacoma, WA area?
May 05, 2002 (10:51 pm)
Any thoughts (positive or negative) on these 2 dealerships:
Nissan of Fife
Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan
Any others I should consider?
I have just over 22k on my PF now... and my last major service (besides oil changes) was around 13k...anything in particular I should have check out at 22k? My owners manual was lost/stolen during our move from MS to WA this past October...so I'm trying to find out service info via the net.
How often have you all had your brake pads replaced/checked? This is my main concern and why I wanted/needed dealership recommendations mainly...something just don't feel as "smoothe" as it used to on my PF.
Thanks in advance...
#5087 of 8191 re: fuel and skid plate
May 06, 2002 (7:47 am)
On our '01 SE 5spd., reg. or mid grade fuel actually costs a few dimes more/fill because of reduced milage.
Yup that's the one. It's pretty flimsy. Since the folks Grease Monkey (the only time they were allowed to change the oil) failed to put in all of the bolts, ours is now held on by five, but is very solid only with those five. It also make it quicker/easier for me to pull off when changing the oil home.
There is a transfer case skid plate I'm thinking about getting for around $20 bucks online. I'll post the URL if when I find it again.
#5088 of 8191 Splash guard/skid plates
May 06, 2002 (8:41 am)
gritz- Here's the link to photos of the transfer case skid plate. It only works for Pathfinder models that have the shift-on-the-fly transfer case lever. Does not fit 'auto-mode' 4x4 models. You can buy it online at NissanAutoParts.com.
As for the front 'skid plate' it's really a splash guard, since it's only made of some kind of plastic/carbon-fiber composite. You must remove this guard to access the oil filter.
Over time, my splash guard got so trashed I just removed it and left it off. Eventually, I'd like to make a steel or aluminum skid plate that mimics the design of the splash guard.
#5089 of 8191 Owners manual on my 2001 reads ...
May 06, 2002 (10:00 am)
"RECOMMENDS" premium fuel.
#5090 of 8191 Auxiliary Transmission Cooler Needed for Towing ?
May 06, 2002 (10:05 am)
I just bought a 1998 Pathfinder, and it has been
suggested to me I add a transmission cooler
for towing. I have a 2000lb boat/trailer.
I'd appreciate any advise from Pathfinder owners
as to if this is necessary or would be beneficial
for extending the longevity of this vehicle's transmission.
#5091 of 8191 bminn- transmission cooler
May 06, 2002 (11:49 am)
Yes, get one. If you're towing your boat regularly (I must assume mostly during the warmer summer months) then you should get one. Be sure to turn O/D OFF when towing. It will keep the torque converter locked and generate less heat at highway speeds.
My 97 came with one, so I can't offer any recommendations re: aftermarket solutions, but they generally aren't difficult to install.
While you're at it, you should do a transmission fluid drain/refill. Chances are that the previous owner might not have had this done.