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pilotgeg



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: Nervous new owner question....ticking normal? Reply with quote

Maybe I'm just a paranoid nervous new owner, but I've never had a newer (after 1995ish) car that ticks as much as my 2006 Pathfinder does. What I mean is, when I shut off the engine, it continues to tick for a few minutes. Multiple random ticks from under the car. Today, I heard it while I was at a drive through with the truck running.

Is this normal and can I relax a little? Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: Nervous new owner question....ticking normal? Reply with quote

pilotgeg wrote:
Maybe I'm just a paranoid nervous new owner, but I've never had a newer (after 1995ish) car that ticks as much as my 2006 Pathfinder does. What I mean is, when I shut off the engine, it continues to tick for a few minutes. Multiple random ticks from under the car. Today, I heard it while I was at a drive through with the truck running.

Is this normal and can I relax a little? Question


ya know. i noticed that too recently on my 06 path, which i also recently purchased. i've noticed it on cars throughout the years & haven't paid too much attention to it. i think it's pretty normal, but i'll wait for others to chime in with a better answer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my 08 Path a few months back and heard the ticking/ping after turning engine off which i thought was just normal exhaust cool off. Then heard it while engine was running and decided to stop by the dealer. The guy tells me its just the heat shield and its normal nothing to worry about. Still think my basically new truck should not be making noises while running.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

normal noise. it's the exhaust cooling after engine is turned off and when it's warming up also.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nissans are infamous for this. My Sentra used to sound like a popcorn machine for a good 5 minutes after shut down. They basically wrap the exhaust from the header to the tail pipe in a spot welded, or clamped, clam-shell of exhaust shielding. Think of it like a house radiator that creaks and pops as the heat comes on. Same thing, and nothing to worry about.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

myriad46 wrote:
Nissans are infamous for this. My Sentra used to sound like a popcorn machine for a good 5 minutes after shut down.


Same here. My parents had two '97 Maxima's that sounded like this so I didn't think anything of it with the Pathfinder.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the stock exhaust is very limiting and restricting proper airflow, and hence it heats up and starts ticking. its very normal.

if it bothers ya all that much, might wanna consider an exhaust upgrade.
the 4.0 is a beast with an air intake and straight flow exhaust.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mar1nasr wrote:
the 4.0 is a beast with an air intake and straight flow exhaust.


I'm assuming you have done these mods on your? Is there a thread about it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

on mine, only the air intake K&N, and got 308hp out of it.
waiting for warranty to expire to really get into modifying it.

got a buddy that did the K&N with Fox exhaust and headers on the 08SE, measured 350hp on the wheel.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mar1nasr wrote:
on mine, only the air intake K&N, and got 308hp out of it.
waiting for warranty to expire to really get into modifying it.

got a buddy that did the K&N with Fox exhaust and headers on the 08SE, measured 350hp on the wheel.


Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

You gained 42 hp from the K&N CAI? I better start another thread cause I have lots-o-questions.

EDIT: mar1nasr, please go here http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=2815
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mar1nasr wrote:
on mine, only the air intake K&N, and got 308hp out of it.
waiting for warranty to expire to really get into modifying it.

got a buddy that did the K&N with Fox exhaust and headers on the 08SE, measured 350hp on the wheel.


Got the dyno slips???
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

08 pathy wrote:
mar1nasr wrote:
on mine, only the air intake K&N, and got 308hp out of it.
waiting for warranty to expire to really get into modifying it.

got a buddy that did the K&N with Fox exhaust and headers on the 08SE, measured 350hp on the wheel.


Got the dyno slips???


yeah in a box somewhere. ill try find them over the weekend.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mar1nasr wrote:

got a buddy that did the K&N with Fox exhaust and headers on the 08SE, measured 350hp on the wheel.


08SE with a V8 maybe...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cat converters are making the ticking noise.
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