Last post on May 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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Nissan Pathfinder, Auto Body, Engine, Interior, Oil, Paint, SUV
#443 of 452 Re: UV Protection [sonardude]
Jan 14, 2009 (9:26 am)
amor-all or black tire magic
#444 of 452 Re: leather care [joe233]
Jan 14, 2009 (9:27 am)
armor-all leather wipes! Use it in the entire car
#445 of 452 Re: correct tire pressure 26psi? [stansfield]
Jan 26, 2009 (12:09 pm)
Stansfield: Didn't know about the recall on the tire pressure label. Good to know. I have 2001 PF LE 4WD, on the original Dunlops (lousy tire) kept it at about 28-30. On the Michelins LTXs M & S - pressure usually at 32psi. They were good tires lasted about 60k miles, last 10k though traction and "feel' deteriorated and one tire Blowout on the highway - tread separated from the tire base, and wrapped around the tailpipe and rear mudguard; my 20 year son was driving at 65-70MPH coming back from college in July. It's a miracle that the PF didn't flip over. The Tow truck that came on the scene [AAA] said "in 20 years, never saw anything like how that tire just ripped from the sidewall".. Michelin Customer service technician said it was Driver error, Run flat condition.Never paid for the tire or the damages to the PF. COSTCO - where we bought the tires - replaced it without question. Anyway, Now replaced the Michelins with new General Grabber HTS, nice smooth riding quite tire (Consumer Reports No. 1 for Light Truck SUV - All Season) keeping psi at 33psi. Think I'll pump to 35-36psi. Should get a little better mileage.
#446 of 452 Re: correct tire pressure 26psi? [almatti]
Jan 26, 2009 (1:15 pm)
I also have an '01 PF (original owner) and I've never heard of the recall. Did it apply to 2001 models? I was never a big fan of the original Bridgestones, but they did last 61k miles, and they had plenty of tread left when I replaced them. I usually kept them at 26 lbs and they wore very evenly. I did try higher pressures, and the ride is noticeably harsher, even with as little as an extra 2 or 4 lbs. more. (although I generally do add 2 to 4 lbs when I'm towing my 4500 lb. boat and trailer long distances at expressway speeds). I now have Michelin LTX's, which are a far better winter tire with no apparent compromise on ride and noise, but my experience with pressure is the same as the Bridgestones...they are wearing evenly at 26 lbs., and 2 to 4 lbs. of extra pressure seem to do nothing but make the ride harsher. I agree with Almatti that fuel mileage would likely increase a bit at 35-36 lbs, but I would prefer to pay a bit more for fuel and avoid the harsh ride. Also, with that much extra pressure, wouldn't there be a concern about handling and braking in rain and snow? Would that not change the footprint of the tire on the road? My truck now has 124k miles and I've had no tire issues at all using the Nissan recommended 26 lbs., and I drive 70-90 MPH on the expressways more often than I should admit
#447 of 452 Re: correct tire pressure 26psi? [shark715]
Jan 29, 2009 (12:01 pm)
shark: Took the plunge and replaced the tires on the 01 PF. Went for the highly touted General Grabbers HTS [consumer report's No.1 All Season tire for SUVs/CUVs]. Holy Mackerel, What a difference in quitemess, handling, overall "roadability" of this tire compared to the Michelins LTX (even new), and certainly when compared to Dunlops TG35 (OEMs). The Generals were cheaper than the Michelins even with COSTCO pricing. Just had snow, they seem to handle it very well. I'm telling you at 33psi, it feels as though I have new vehicle or at least the same one with a new suspension. I'm going to pump it to 35psi and see the differences. At the higher psi, hoping for bit better mileage. The PF as U know "suck gas".....
#448 of 452 Re: removing dust off instrument panel face [stansfield]
Feb 19, 2009 (8:10 pm)
you can find on line PLEXUS cleaner... along with a fiver towel.... works great and you can use on your lap top screen etc...
used by many pilots to clean gauges on cockpit.. also used on space shuttle for cleaning instrumental panels..
#449 of 452 Re: correct tire pressure 26psi? [almatti]
Feb 19, 2009 (8:13 pm)
the best way to know what psi your tire wants with the weight of your truck is by doing the chalk test..
go to a smooth paved parking lot... take a chalk with you..... draw a line from across the tire from inside to outside....
the line should wear even all across with correct PSI.... if too low or too high it will show by wearing on the center of the tire or the edges of the tire..
you can google tires psi using chalk to test psi on tire.... good luck
#450 of 452 Re: check engine light....how to reset? [stansfield]
Feb 19, 2009 (8:15 pm)
you should get a scan gauge from pepboys or online... aprox 86.00 dollars ... you can plug in and know what code is coming up.... then erase service engine light.....
they come with a book and c/d to tell you what the code means...
#451 of 452 Changing spark plugs in 05 nissan Pathfinder, 4.0.v6
May 13, 2010 (3:35 pm)
to change the spark plugs in an 05 nissan Pathfinder with an 4.0L,V6,does the intake manifold need to be removed and if so does the manifold have a gasket that will need to be replaced?