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#1336 of 1475 2006 Titan Aluminum Block
Nov 28, 2005 (9:57 am)
I am looking for a pickup to tow a Hurricane deck boat. I have looked and test drove the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and the Nissan Titan so far. I like the Titan but I remember the disaster (yes I am that old) of the aluminum block engines of the 1970s, especially the chevette. The aluminum blocks actually cracked. Has anyone information concerning the reliability of the aluminum block engine in the Titan?
#1337 of 1475 Re: 2006 Titan Aluminum Block [johnonesix]
Nov 28, 2005 (10:07 am)
Don't worry about the block, many newer vehicles are made with aluminum blocks - albeit with cast iron cylinder liners pressed in. Corvette, Viper, the new GM v8's, the new GM I-5 and I-6, Nissan's V6, etc etc. all have aluminum blocks. The one you should remember was the Vega, its motor had aluminum bores and the motors would wear out pretty fast. The Chevette came with a few different motors (even a deisel) but the I-4 cast iron job was in most of 'em. My old gilfriend had one, it was not a particularly good car but did the job, and the motor was decent. I doubt anyone cried when they sold their Chevette, assuming they were able to sell it!
#1338 of 1475 Re: 2006 Titan Aluminum Block [dirkwork]
Nov 29, 2005 (6:34 am)
Thanks for the update. I have narrowed my choices to the Titan, Tacoma, Tundra and the F150. Just don't know if the Tacoma V6 can handle towing a boat?
#1339 of 1475 Re: 2006 Titan Aluminum Block [johnonesix]
Nov 29, 2005 (4:11 pm)
In my opinion I would go with the Titan or the F150. No Tacoma and no Tundra. Just the two i recommended. Pick one of the two whichever gives you a better deal. If you want torque and horsepower for hauling/towing go with Titan. If you want a hard, good chasis/body go with the F150.
For a better comparison of the four vehicles that you just described, you can compare/contrast at http://www.automotive.com/2005/101/nissan/titan/base-crew-cab-pickup/314/compare/index.htm- l?strTrim1=|_PK_WC|RWD|V8&strYear2=2005&strMake2=Nissan|59&strModel2=Titan|1425&strTrim2=;- _PK_XC;RWD;V8|1;29;5;15&strYear3=2006&strMake3=Honda|32&strModel3=Ridgeline|1468&strTrim3=- RTL;_PK_WC;4WD;V6|1132;25;2;14
#1340 of 1475 Re: MPG experience? [04titan]
Nov 30, 2005 (10:18 am)
I have 2005 XE 4x2.(very stock) : I have driven 4600 miles: 16 MPG around town, 20-21 MPG at 75mph, 18-20 mpg pulling 2200 lb 16 ft Scamp trailer at 65 mph, 15mpg pulling 4000 lb boat over mountain passes(8500 ft) averaging 65 mph. All driving at 4500 ft or above. I drive like an old lady and only accasionally jump on it.
#1341 of 1475 Sealing Tailgate on Covered Bed to Prevent Dust Inside
Dec 22, 2005 (1:03 pm)
I have an ARE "Z" cap (topper) on my Titan CC.
Recently worked on Rally USA as timing control and had to drive in and out from Grand Canyon West, over 50 miles of baaad road. Hanging dust from vehicles so thick that another vehicle 5 minutes later still had limited visibilty.
When I opened the lift gate later I found everything covered in a layer of dust. (Grand Canyon must be at least 2" deeper now!) Most seems to have entered from the sides and bottom of the tailgate.
Anybody got a good solution for sealing the tailgate and bed drains for dusty road driving?
#1342 of 1475 Titan trailer electrical system
Dec 30, 2005 (12:20 pm)
Simply out of curiosity, has anyone else received a notice from Nissan that starts out with this paragraph:
Nissan is committed to providing the highest levels of product quality and customer satisfaction. We know that towing a trailer may have been an important consideration in your vehicle's purchase. In new Titan, Armada, Pathfinder, Frontier, and Xterra vehicles, Nissan recently introduced enhanced electric circuitry which may further protect your vehicle from damage or fire caused by a short circuit wiring or mis-installation of trailer lighting or electrical accessories. This is to advise you that Nissan is making this production enhancement available to you free of charge so that you will have the same protection should you ever tow a trailer with a defective electrical system.
#1343 of 1475 Re: Titan trailer electrical system [qwert13]
Dec 30, 2005 (7:13 pm)
havent got mine... i have a nissan titan se without the tow package. Can i still get this?
#1344 of 1475 Re: Titan trailer electrical system [qwert13]
Jan 01, 2006 (8:07 am)
Its a recall, no big deal, just go to the dealer and mention it. They will replace the part of the wiring that needs it and that's it. Mine was done before I even knew there was a recall on it, I had taken the truck in for something else and the dealer said there was a recall, they went ahead and fixed it. Just got done towing a Uhaul trailer 5000 miles with no trouble.
Jan 01, 2006 (9:17 am)
Glad you made it safely. Fulton NY is hoping you
have a great new year and everything works out for ya!