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#2084 of 2475 Offer from Nissan
Jul 12, 2006 (5:39 pm)
I received a notice from my local Nissan dealership saying they need used 2004 Nissan Quest. And they can put us in a 2006 for the same payment as a 2006. The new car smell has worn off in my 2004 and I have not had many of the issues that other 2004 owners have had. I know all they do is add payments. Of course my wife is like, "if our payment are the same, maybe we should look at it".
Has anyone taken advantage of this type of promotion?
#2085 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [squest]
Jul 12, 2006 (5:42 pm)
"I did use some E85. The book says you can uses 85 octane at altitudes above 4,000 feet."
Oh my God, I hope you didn't run true E85 in your van. E85 is 85% corn ethanol, 15% gasoline. The Quest isn't designed for E85.
#2086 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [dtownfb]
Jul 12, 2006 (8:31 pm)
The Yoko tires I bought are 235/60/16.
The gas mileage must be adjusted because of the different diameters of the Eagle LS2 vs. the Yoko Avid TRZ.
The Eagle is 27.5 inches in diameter, the Yoko is 27.2. The Eagle turns 761 turns per mile, the Yoko turns 763.
Therefore, the wheels turn more per mile and the speedometer thinks the car has gone further than it really traveled. To be accurate you have to account for the difference. An adjustment of 99.797% will give the correct distance traveled, and the correct gas mileage.
In 5000 miles this amounts to about 10.15 miles error.
If this is not correct reasoning, please help me out so I can understand the correct method of calculation.
The AVID is a "T" rated tire. I never intend to travel over 118 MPH, so I do not think I need a "H" rated tire that can go 130 MPH.
Hope this answers your questions.
#2087 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [squest]
Jul 13, 2006 (8:30 am)
I don't rely on the computer although I have found it to be accurate or I should say "close enough". For true mpg, I simply trust basic math. Take the miles traveld since last fillup, divide by gallons of gas needed to fill up the van. Very simple no need to adjust and you can't debate it. The tires are so close in diameter that the difference is negligible. 99.797% is essentially 100% if you round up. 10 miles in 5000 miles is nothing. That equates to 200 miles difference in 100,000 miles. I just wouldn't lose sleep or waste the extra time calculating for that minor difference.
If you really want to take this MPG thing to the extreme, get a small notebook and record the date, odometer reading, miles traveled and gallons of gas at each fill-up. this way to you can really see how different types of driving affect your gas mileage. Also you can see how differnt maintenance affects your mileage. Like when to change the air filter or replacing an oxygen sensor. What you are doing is not wrong, tracking it manually is easier and there is no debating the accuracy.
As far as T vs H, I've heard from different tire stores that the T rated tires will give you a softer ride. It may not be noticeable to the "average" driver (whatever that means).
#2088 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [squest]
Jul 13, 2006 (11:46 am)
I suppose the diameter versus turns/mile is relative comparsison as the tire wears out over time and also inflation level affects the diameter, too.
Regarding the T/H rating, I remember someone commenting somewhere that one needs to consider effect of running over debris and road irregularities at high speed which could lower the real life speed rating.
#2089 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [sopecreek]
Jul 13, 2006 (12:30 pm)
"Regarding the T/H rating, I remember someone commenting somewhere that one needs to consider effect of running over debris and road irregularities at high speed which could lower the real life speed rating."
I never heard that argument.
it seems all those who have the Avid TRZ are very happy. I doubt a tire shop would put tires on a vehicle if it would adversely affect handling adn ride of the vehicle. T vs. H is probably personal preference and not a safety issue.
#2090 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [dtownfb]
Jul 13, 2006 (12:45 pm)
my comments were w.r.t. 118/130 mph ratings in general, not particularly about the safety of the Quest. I suppose these ratings are based on some ideal road surface conditions. (Here is an article from Edmunds about tires. I suppose that ideal conditions include not only road surface but tire pressure, temperature, etc.
#2091 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [dtownfb]
Jul 16, 2006 (7:39 pm)
I do my calculations by pencil, and seldom does it agree with the computer. For example: coming back from Tennessee today, the calculations showed greater mileage that the computer. Generally the computer is more optomistic
I record every gallon of gas I buy with the date and speedometer mileage. I do this for my van and Honda Ridgeline. I enjoy keeping up with it.
I have done this for years and keep the records in a spread sheet.
#2092 of 2475 Re: Hitch & Bike Carrier [harveje]
Jul 19, 2006 (9:53 pm)
I ordered the hitch from above ebay link and it's been 3 weeks since I paid.......... nothing yet. I emailed twice to the seller and no reply either. I am starting to worry. Did you buy yours from this seller too? How soon did yours deliver to you? Thanks in advance.
#2093 of 2475 Re: Hitch & Bike Carrier [f1236089]
Jul 20, 2006 (2:52 am)
Yes, and it was on the door step in less than a week. They may be on vacation (hopefully). The hardware is in the tube and you will have to get the receiver. Hope everything works out..if you need any help, holler..