Last post on Sep 03, 2009 at 12:19 AM
You are in the Nissan Frontier
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Nissan Frontier, Truck
#40 of 41 Re: 2008 Nissan Frontier- Exceeded Break in RPM's [craig32]
Sep 02, 2009 (4:15 pm)
This question will yield fanatics on both sides of the equation, with tales of success flogging it and babying it. I'm a follow-the-owners-manual kind of guy based on the 200,000+ Miles we seem to get on all of our vehicles and none has ever been put out to pasture because of engine trouble and none has even burned oil. Redlining machinery of any kind doesn't seem like a sound way to make things last, but to each their own.
But, given that many others have raced their new motors to extremes and lived to tell about it, you're probably fine and I wouldn't worry. I take it that you have a 6-Speed and that the truck is so wonderfully quiet that you forgot to upshift?
#41 of 41 Re: 2008 Nissan Frontier- Exceeded Break in RPM's [asa]
Sep 03, 2009 (12:19 am)
No, actually I have the 5 speed-overdrive automatic trans.
What happened was that i test drove 3 similiar 6-cylinder Frontiers at the dealer.
The best 1 equipped (the 1 we bought) had for some reason noticiably less accereration (felt similiar to when the mixture is off, or similiar). It also had a 3-4 second delay in engaging the trans from park into drive.
So, when we got it home, at around 109 miles, or so, I tookit out testing the acceration. Then, on the freeway, i continued testing it, kind of seeing if the thing would 'snap out of it' & give me fast acceration like the other 2, .....so I cut the overdrive button off, and dropped it into 2nd gear at about 55 -60 mph, noticing that the RMP's up to 5200-5300RPM's.
I did this for about 40 seconds, about 3 minutes apart for about 2-3 times total that night.
Ultimately, after going to 2 other dealers, 1 of them changed the transmission itself (that cured the engagement delay).
Now it has much better 0-60 accelaeration, but mostly only on colder days/nights, for some reason. It's 'picky' (any temp above 75 degrees, & it's weaker again.
Dealer says it's fine (but i see it's definitely NOT at the claimed 0-60 in 7.9 seconds!