#30 of 79 Intake now available for '01 PF
Jun 09, 2001 (3:10 pm)
Weapon R has an intake available for the 2001 Pathfinder. I've been hoping for one to become available for some time now, figure some of you might be too. Check them out at www.weapon-r.com They also have a ram air kit which can be used in conjunction with the intake. I've got both ordered, should be arriving soon. I'll let you know what I think of them when I get and install them.
I recently installed a K&N filter in my 2001 LE. However, I was speaking to technician today who warned me that oil that may be given off by the filter may damage the mass air sensor and cause it to give false readings to the onboad processor. Has anyone heard of this potential problem?
I have tried K&N in several vehicles and am not impressed.
I don't want to start any flame wars or anything, but K&N filters are for race cars that get rebuilt often. Oil analysis shows wear metals and silica (sand) increase substantially after switching to K&N. I could also actually see dust accumulating on my throttle plate.
My brother uses one when he races (just in case he really gets an extra .5 hp) and then switches back to something more safe for normal driving. I recommend either use a high quality paper filter or reusable foam.
#33 of 79 Compare Buick, Passat, Audi, Accord & Bluebird
Jun 11, 2001 (1:33 am)
Hat off to everybody,
Name's Jerry, now doing a boring survey on car brands. Just a few questions, what do you guys think of the above 5 brands? What would u associate with each of them? Do they mean something to you? For example, some people regard Buick as for elder citizens. I don't know. I just want to know what u folks think.
Recall Alert: NISSAN PATHFINDER
Owner Notification Date: 9/11/2001
Number of Units Potentially Affected: 31,000
Component Description: STRUCTURE:HATCHBACK HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V282000
Description of Recall Campaign:
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. 2001 model year Nissan Pathfinder
vehicles manufactured from December 20, 2000, through June 8, 2001, and 2001
model year Infiniti QX4 vehicles manufacturer from January 8 to June 8, 2001.
Some of the brackets used to attach the two gas struts to the rear door (hatch)
may not have been made to specification. At high ambient temperature, the
increase in gas pressure in the strut(s) may cause one or both brackets to bend,
resulting in the struts detaching from the bracket(s) when opening or closing
the rear door.
If both struts detach from the brackets, the door will rapidly fall down and
possibly strike someone, possibly causing serious injury.
Dealers will replace the brackets for the struts free of charge.
Owner notification is expected to begin during September 2001. Owners who
take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and
do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at
1-800-647-7261. Hawaiian residents should call 1-808-836-0888. Also contact
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at
Just installed some 265/70R16 Michelin Cross-Terrains on my 99.5 PF and they only seem to rub on the driver's side at about 3/4 of the way to fully cranking the steering wheel to the right while backing up. There's a ridge on the plastic fender liner directly behind the foglights that connects with the tread where it meets the outer sidewall. There seems to be a 1/2" more clearance on the passenger side, which seems to be enough so that nothing rubs. I used some Velcro to pull the liner back about 1/2", but I still got it to rub once today. I might redrill the three mounting holes for the fender liner on the bottom of the bumper if I can't get the Velcro to work. Just thought some of you guys might like to know.
BTW, 265/70s really fill up a Pathy's wheelwells - it's one of those things you have to see in person. Parked next to a Yukon and a Sequoia a few days ago, and I definately had the meatiest tires. Only downside is that my 3.3L feels even weaker as it tries to spin all that rubber.
How do you like your new cross terrains? These Michelins are the top rated all season in the Pathfinder size out on the Tire Rack web page. About 30 places up the food chain from the Bridgestone Dueler H/T that came on the Pathfinder. The noise is supposed to be way better (less) and the traction better. Would you agree?