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#2693 of 2816 Re: Fuel Capacity [tinycadon]
Aug 19, 2006 (12:29 pm)
I fill 87 gasoline into the tank to maximum level, until the store fuel pump nozzle cutoff valve activates.
I then drive until the amber/yellow low fuel warning light comes on. The tank gets filled up and the pump readout shows, on average, ~18.5 gallons filled into the tank. There is a clear deficit of approximately 2.6 gallons in my specific Xterra package, which is a 2-wheel drive SE.
I am a technical person...Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M with interests in solid fuels, combustion, and heat transfer.
That's whacked, yo! Nissan made a mistake. The fuel level indicator displays erroneous values. It needs to be recalibrated at the factory and the replacements installed on our vehicles.
Incidentally, I evidently have corrosion spots on the surface of my roof rack. I can not scrub them off. Anyone with similar defects?
I hate this part: I like to drive fast. The new generation Xterra's have the same spec. engine and transmission as the 350Z. In 3rd gear and with VDC (traction control off) I can have alot of fun driving with 285 ft-lb of torque available (up to 60 mph), but the damn engine management system cuts my power down to increase engine reliability, or really save the engine.
The 2005-2006 Xterra's engine and automatic transmission computers reduce RPMs, lower shift points, reduces engine power by leaning the air-to-fuel mixture, i.e. allow less gas to be sprayed into air manifold.
So, I have to reset the engine computer by unplugging the A/T ECU fuse or just disconnet the negative battery cable.
Reputable companys to manufacture a durable, high performance torque converter (high strength impeller shaft/tuned stall speed); A/T transmission cooling system (liquid or finned surface); a low air pressure boost, high performance supercharger (only reduce MPG by 1-3MPG for 50-75hp/ft-lb increase); high performance engine and transmission managment computer system; larger brakes; and rigid, laterally stiffening cross-members to keep vehicle from rolling over.
I want designed, optimized, simulated, and tested products; not tuner fabrication work.
#2694 of 2816 Re: Fuel Capacity [exergy]
Aug 20, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Jet chip offers a computer upgrade for the Xterra claim 14-17 horsepower gain . This may be an answer to your problem. Mgoose
#2695 of 2816 Extended Warranty for Used '05 Xterra
Sep 04, 2006 (6:55 pm)
I am about to purchase a used Xterra, an S 4x4, with about 20,000 miles. I am wondering if I should purchase the Nissan extended warranty for about $1,175. Goes to six years or 100,000 miles.
#2696 of 2816 Re: Extended Warranty for Used '05 Xterra [autoodyssey]
Sep 06, 2006 (9:17 am)
One reason I am thinking of getting of getting the extended warranty is because the warning light showing low tire pressure came on while I was trying out the vehicle. I added enough air to all of the tires, but after over 100 miles it still stayed on. The dealer is looking at it now.
#2697 of 2816 Re: Fuel Capacity [tinycadon]
Sep 16, 2006 (6:16 am)
I am having the same mind boggling dilema that you have described.When I same same,I mean exact figures.I bought a 06 Xterra about 3 weeks ago and trying to find my average MPG,I fill it up run it until the amber 'E' light pops up then fill it back up.It took 16 gallons on 3 occasions to refill.I know that the fuel tank has a 21.1 gallon capacity,so that must either mean there is a 5 gallon reserve (which I doubt)or something is wrong with the calibration of the fuel guage.I'm gong to call Nissan directly and get some more insight on this.
Have you found any answers yet? ">
#2698 of 2816 Re: Fuel Capacity [xtatic]
Sep 16, 2006 (7:10 am)
nothing yet, I wanted to see if anyone else had dealt with this 1st before I have to take time off from work to deal with it. What I'm thinking about is when I get down to E again, to get a 5 gallon gas tank and syphon it out and see how much I pull out. I'm wondering if I really have a 21 gallon tank, I'm thinking that maybe it's actually a 19 gallon tank. If you read in the manual it says that the tank is APPROXIMATELY 21.1 gallons, and that it may be "less."
#2699 of 2816 We need your help!
Oct 15, 2006 (10:53 pm)
Hi, everyone. As you've probably noticed, we have been trying to refine the discussions into more narrowly focussed topics. Our objective is twofold. We want to make it easier for people seeking specific information about their vehicles to find it easily and without having to wade through hundreds or thousands of postings.
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#2700 of 2816 Pulling to the right.
Jan 03, 2007 (6:22 pm)
i recently purchased a 04 Xterra. The vehicle pulls to the right. After 3 different times by the dealer to fix, problems still exists. Given numerous answers why, but still pulls. Anyone have this problem, and if so, please respond back. I am trying to return vehicle to dealer because of this issue. Thanks.
#2701 of 2816 UK review - no vanillacide here!
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2007 (7:34 pm)
UK as in United Kingdom, not yuk.
"Given the all-round appeal of the X-Trail and its being on the button in so many practical ways, it is almost as if it were the product of a focus group – maybe it is, in which case they had 20:20 vision, in stark contrast to what is nowadays called vanillacide: the downgrading of a product by excessive consultation."
Nissan X-Trail Aventura 2.2 dCi
#2702 of 2816 Moonroofs ?
Feb 19, 2007 (8:47 pm)
I haven't seen any postings on this recently,
Has anyone come up with a good answer to the lack of a moonroof?
Is there any brand that makes an aftermarket that stands out?
I can't believe an off road vehicle without a moonroof or removable top of any kind?
Ii use mine ALL the time.