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by NVSteve
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Wading depth?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Wading depth?

I've been doing some light reading about wading in our vehicles as well. There seems to be a mix of information on the rear diffs. I've seen a member say his info from a Nissan Tech is that the rear diff is sealed while other members say the rear diff's breathing tube goes up behind one of the whee...
by NVSteve
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: What comes next
Replies: 15
Views: 5312

Armada's too big for my needs and I don't need something that gets worse gas mileage than my Pathfinder. I already have that in my supercharged Frontier that sucks down premium unleaded at 13 MPG! I agree. I love the look of the new (to the US) Armada, but not with that mileage and definitely not w...
by NVSteve
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: What comes next
Replies: 15
Views: 5312

I haven't heard anything about Nissan coming back with a true SUV again. I really think they should. I was at the dealer a few days ago and all of their vehicles make me want to vomit. My plan is to hold out for the next gen 4Runner. If something were to happen right now, I'd buy a current gen 4Runn...
by NVSteve
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Question about some noises coming from my exhaust.
Replies: 4
Views: 2123

Re: Question about some noises coming from my exhaust.

Couple of days ago I noticed my car becoming louder and louder. It has previously done this when I was stopped and then started moving again, but nothing really after that. Now it’s just constant noise. Is it my exhaust or something within the engine itself? If anyone has any idea please let me k...
by NVSteve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: ARB-OME shock Installation with factory coil spring
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

In my experience, the shocks are really not going to make much of a difference. If you really want to improve the off road handling, new springs would make more of a difference. If you simply replace the shocks, those factory springs are still going to be soft & will bottom out a lot more off road.
by NVSteve
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Can I take it off
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

There are a lot more of the clamps than you might expect. I've replaced every single one of mine, yet I still have a slight rattle somewhere that I can't find. Anyway, make sure you check every clamp. Just visually looking will do nothing. You have to actually get your hand on the clamp and feel all...
by NVSteve
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: NIssan Pathfinder 2008 Transmission Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Try posting on the Australian Pathfinder site:
pcoa.org.au
by NVSteve
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: F***, I've finally had it. Fuse to keep seat from moving?
Replies: 2
Views: 2433

I know what you mean. Almost every single time I lean across the seat from the outside, the seat will move. Have a look under the seat. Surely there must be a small wiring harness with a disconnect on it you can unplug.
by NVSteve
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Offroad Adventures
Topic: Namibia
Replies: 13
Views: 14671

NVSteve - Those are some amazing pics of Africa! The clarity on the photos is stunning. What camera / lens combo did you use? BTW - I've heard some bad reports about the rooftop tents as well. Just bought a tent-cot which is better in soooo many ways! I used a Nikon D750 for the first half of the t...
by NVSteve
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Just R51 stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 2504

Re: Just R51 stuff

My 2006 Toyota 4Runner was a joke when the traction control kicked in if the wheels spun it would kick in and you would not go anywhere! It would just sit there no matter how hard you mashed the go pedal! It was actually dangerous. I've had the same happen to me in the Pathfinder. One prime example...
by NVSteve
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: Rear Hatch & Glass Struts Revisited.......
Replies: 17
Views: 8791

As to the glass lifts from McMaster, they function identically to stock, meaning that they barely work now. If I decide to replace them again, I'm going to up the rate on them. How long did they last? Do you think upping the rate would extend their life? I just installed McMaster-Carr rear hatch an...
by NVSteve
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: Rear Hatch & Glass Struts Revisited.......
Replies: 17
Views: 8791

The glass lifts from McMaster-Carr are P/N: 9416K162 200psi is probably the most popular for the rear hatch. A lot of people have used the 225psi and have thought they were a bit too much. thanks smj! :D are they close to equivalent to stock lifts? NVSteve posted a pic comparison of the two and com...
by NVSteve
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: Matching Paint
Replies: 7
Views: 4297

Re: Matching Paint

Anyone with the Silverton Blue ever have a panel painted and matched correctly? Yes. I had the driver's front wheel well painted as the paint had blistered in a few spots. Also had them paint the hood while they were at it. Rear driver's door was painted after someone put a hole in it with somethin...
by NVSteve
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: New pathfinder owner Lift help
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

Definitely a suspension lift. Since you want 2" of lift, it narrows it down. The one thing I don't know about, but also would not recommend, would be spacers/combination of spacers & springs. The only two true suspension options, at least available Stateside, would be OME or Dobinsons. I started wit...
by NVSteve
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: NAV/GPS/Audio/Electronics
Topic: Audio interference
Replies: 2
Views: 4110

Re: Audio interference

Hi, I have an audio issue and has to be with interference, the problem is that when the engine start a buzzing sound start coming from the speakers, and the sound change depending of the engine RPM, any suggestions? Thanks. Pathfinder 2008 se Is everything stock, or has something been upgraded with...

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