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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#7380 of 8189 Re: Service Manual [omegap #7379]
Apr 19, 2004 (8:29 am)
For my other cars, I have used Haynes manuals. I think they do have a manual for the 2001 Pathfinder. Most auto parts stores in the Maryland area carry them. I believe you can also order one directly from their website (www.haynes.com).
Unfortunately, the last time I checked the Haynes website, there wasn't a manual available for my 2002 SE. I checked with Haynes and at the time there was no plan to produce one for the 2002. I'd be curious to see what service manuals are available for 2002 and newer models.
In addition, dealers used to provide a service manual you can order, but the last time I checked with Nissan, it was VERY expensive. I haven't checked recently though.
#7381 of 8189 What grade of gas to use
Apr 19, 2004 (4:39 pm)
hi everybody,I have been a proud woner of a PF SE for last 1 year.I am very happy with the purchase.
I want to know what grade gas you guys are useing,I have been putting in suprime,since it recomanded suprime,please let me know
#7382 of 8189 gas type to use
Apr 19, 2004 (4:59 pm)
If your Pathfinder has a 3.3L V6 engine, it needs only 87 octane. If it has a 3.5L V6 engine, it prefers 89 or 91 octane, but will run at reduced fuel economy and performance on 87.
If you don't know what size engine you've got, check the owner's manual. Another way to tell is that if you've got a 3.3L, the tailpipe exits the rear right corner at a 45-degree angle, whereas the 3.5L engine exits the rear right side, nearly straight out under the bumper.
#7383 of 8189 part-time 4WD vs AWD
Apr 19, 2004 (5:04 pm)
As other members have commented, part-time systems lock the front and rear axles together, and are therefore not recommended for use except off the pavement (even when it's just wet from rain). Only full-time 4WD (or "All-Wheel-Drive") systems can be operated on any type of terrain without any problems. Shift-on-the-fly part-time systems are used on all Pathfinders except 2001+ LE models and all Infiniti QX4's.
#7384 of 8189 xplorx4 - engine size
Apr 19, 2004 (7:59 pm)
'Course the 3.5L also says "V6 3500" right on the engine..... (grin)
Apr 20, 2004 (3:24 pm)
Thanks to all who responded to my question. I have 3.5 l engine,and I have bought it new 2003. Here what manual says,It will run on regular,but it recomands to use premium for better performance. Now I don't know what they ment by better performance. have also read in this column some where that a lot of people have problem with o2 sensor. what I am afried of, that reglur may mass with o2 sensor or other stuff!!!That is why I have been useing premum even in time when gas price is very high.I also want to appologyge to every body for posting same question twice by accident.
Apr 20, 2004 (4:11 pm)
Nissan sells service manual,in cd version only and costs 176.00.you can call nissan customer service to get the number to order service manual
#7387 of 8189 Re: rabi504 - gas mileage ..
Apr 20, 2004 (5:00 pm)
my recommendation is to stick to nissan specs and use premium gas. I recently fed my '02 maxima with same 3.5 liter engine 87 octane gas and i really felt a difference in engine response and acceleration. The engine seemed to work a lot harder and even pinged a few times. I realize this engine will adjust and retard the timing to run on low octane gas but in my opinion, it is just not worth the risk.
#7388 of 8189 Re: Wheezing, Whining Engine [neptunedude #6963]
Apr 20, 2004 (9:50 pm)
I have a 2001 QX4 and it is making the same whining noise when I first start the engine...have you been able to get a solution to the problem as I'm going to the dealer soon.
#7389 of 8189 New PF Coolant Level
Apr 21, 2004 (8:16 am)
Hello, fellow Pathfinder owners. Two weeks ago I bought an '04 PF SE and immediately started using it on my daily 86-mile round-trip commute, respecting the break-in rules of varying speeds, gentle acceleration, keeping RPMs below 4000, etc. However, I noticed last night when the engine was cold that the coolant level in the overflow tank was barely at the MIN level, although I haven't had any problems, smelled anything unusual, or noticed any leaks. The outside temp. has been around 80 during the daytime; maybe after the vehicle's been driven the excess coolant just takes longer to seep into the overflow tank? Advice appreciated.