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#946 of 2771 2000 PF Smells Like Propane
Jun 13, 2004 (8:58 pm)
Within the last couple months, my 2000 Pathfinder has started smelling like propane on the inside of the vehicle. The smell is at its strongest when I'm cruising around town and changing gears (5-speed) and the windows are down. However, I'm pretty sure the smell is coming from the foot vents and most likely gets whipped around in the cabin when the windows are down.
Any ideas as to what this could possibly be? I've brought it to my local Nissan dealership, and they have no clue whatsoever what is causing the smell.
#947 of 2771 Oil Consumption
Jun 14, 2004 (6:24 am)
I have an 02 Pathfinder, purchased new, and have been using synthetic oil since day one. I now have 39,000 miles on the engine and have noticed a major increase in oil consumption. There are no signs of oil leaks around the engine, under the truck, and I see no evidence of oil burning around the tail pipe.
I have checked for recalls and service bulletins for this issue and have come up empty. Nissan mechancis would like to run a battery of test, but before I part with my money, I wanted to see if this board has had any experience with this.
#948 of 2771 Loss of Power
Jun 15, 2004 (5:44 am)
I recently bought a 95 Pathfinder with 94K miles. Lately, I've noticed it seems like there is no power when I accelerate. It feels like the engine is bogging down. I've already changed spark plugs, distributer, other maintenance parts, and had the exhaust system checked. Has anyone had this problem or have any idea what could cause the sudden loss of power?
#949 of 2771 Re: Loss of Power [only1pf #948]
Jun 15, 2004 (11:30 am)
Try your fuel filter and air filter. Did you change the plugs before the problem or after the problem?? If before, it maybe that you have the the incorrect spark plugs installed (wrong gap). It could be that you mixed up the ignition wire connections(that would cause a rumbling/stalling engine). Double check all connections to be sure they are seated and connected properly. Apply di-electric grease on wire connections and not near the spark plug gap itself.
What led up to the problems. Try to back track.
Jun 16, 2004 (9:47 am)
I have a 2003 PF w/17K mi. and just found our I suffer from the warped rotor problem.
Does anyone know if this is a repair under warranty?
#951 of 2771 Re: Warped Rotors [wbernie51 #950]
Jun 17, 2004 (6:37 am)
Yes, you still have bumper to bumper warranty, 36K miles or 3 years. That means everything that is a manufacturing defect they will fix. You should have no problems. If they resist, make a note and make them take note you were there and be persistent. Sometimes one visit is not enough. Call Nissan USA if needed. Good luck!
#952 of 2771 '94 Pathfinder ceiling speakers
Jun 21, 2004 (4:11 pm)
I have been looking everywhere for a solution to this - I hope someone here can help.
I have a '94 Pathfinder and there are speakers on the ceiling in the back. They look like 5x7s, so I tried to install some JBLs by myself. They were too thick and are hanging out about half an inch. Crutchfield says there are no speakers that will fit 1994 Pathfinders. Is there anything I can do (like buy a installation kit) that will fix this? Thanks.
#953 of 2771 Re: Synthetic oil @ fluids [danpf1 #900]
Jun 21, 2004 (6:46 pm)
I had a 01 pathfinder and traded in with a 04 pathfinder, i'm about to make my first oil change, i saw about the purple products in a truck channel
What brand and type of oil do you recommend?. I have used Mobil 1 filters and oils in my 01 SE that worked well.
#954 of 2771 Re: Synthetic oil @ fluids [pathy04 #953]
Jun 22, 2004 (1:29 pm)
pathy04, I use full Royal Purple Synthetics in my 2001 LE auto AWD Pathfinder. I use 5W-30 in the engine, Max ATF in the transmission, Max Gear 75-90 in the front and rear differentials, LSD formulated and synchromax in the transfer case. I also use Mobil oil filters. I have driven about 1,000 miles with the synthetics and everything is working good, no noise from differentials and the transmission shift is very smooth and engine is very quiet, except when hitting the gas peddle hard. You can order Royal Purple on line and get free shipping.
#955 of 2771 Re: Synthetic oil @ fluids [danpf1 #954]
Jun 22, 2004 (7:29 pm)
Thanks danpf1,i will try and let know...