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by ssobol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Timing chain tensioner, take two...
Replies: 37
Views: 7817

I have an '08 SE with 150K miles on it. I notice a number of posts in this forum about timing chain tensioners and some noise from the engine that indicates their immanent failure. My truck does not make any noises that I would consider unusual. Can someone describe the sound of failed/failing tensi...
by ssobol
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Buying R51 for towing travel trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 7226

The airbags technically do not allow you to increase the tongue weight. They just help firm up the rear end when it is loaded which prevents sag. The rule of thumb for towing is 10% of the weight should be on the tongue. The Pathfinder can tow 6K# so the tongue limit should be 600#. To tow 6K# you'r...
by ssobol
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Why does the R51 get so much hate from reviewers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2960

Re: Why does the R51 get so much hate from reviewers?

brickbox wrote:... And for gas mileage, the R51s are also chided for being horrendous. ...
I wouldn't complain if my R51 got better gas mileage.
by ssobol
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: CONSULT II ECM Data with Nissan DataScan II
Replies: 18
Views: 3687

Re: CONSULT II ECM Data with Nissan DataScan II

ShipFixer wrote:Discovered we can in fact get CONSULT ECM data via OBD II readers while troubleshooting my VVT actuation following my latest timing chain fix :-D

You will need the app from the Google Play store:

Http://nissandatascan.com


...
So which version of Nissan DataScan did you get to work?
by ssobol
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Timing chain tensioner, take two...
Replies: 37
Views: 7817

On the road trip just before my repair, the best I could get was 18.5mpg. Just drove to Middleburg and back and saw 19.5..... 'Bout what I get on the highway unencumbered. I have found that the MPG calculation by the vehicle display can be almost 1 MPG off (either way) compared to calculating the M...
by ssobol
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: ARB COMPRESSOR INSTALLED
Replies: 4
Views: 2033

I got an air compressor that plugs into a 12v outlet. Cost about $50. Plus it's portable. I can use it on my other car or my boat trailer.
by ssobol
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Aftermarket Key Fobs on Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

When I bought fobs off the internet it cost me $155 to get the dealer to program them. I went to the local locksmith to do it, but he couldn't get them to work and after a couple of tries said he didn't want to continue because of the risk of bricking the locking system which would require towing th...
by ssobol
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: 2011 Radio/climate control unresponsive after stereo removal
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Broken wire in the harness or pushed pin in a connector would be my first guess if your sure everything is connected properly. Perhaps a cable to some other unit is off as well/instead.
by ssobol
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: iPhone 11 inbound calling issues with 2012 LE w/Nav
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Less distracted driving for you.
by ssobol
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: plastidip'd wheels
Replies: 45
Views: 52229

How durable is that plastidip stuff on wheels anyway? Watching the application videos gives me the impression that while it looks nice, I'm guessing that it'll get scratched up or peeled off kind of easily. Might be ok for road cars, but offroad, maybe not?
by ssobol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: Power sockets stopped working
Replies: 10
Views: 2865

Re: Power sockets stopped working

I used a 12 volt tyre inflator from one of the power sockets, the tyre got to 29psi, the inflator started making a funny noise then went off, now the socket doesn't work, I tried it on another socket and the same happened, I have checked the fuses and they look ok, what else could it have done to c...
by ssobol
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: What style Fog lights ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: What style Fog lights ?

I have now purchased two sets of eBay LED lights for my fog lights and they have lasted a year max, each. My question is, what type of bulb do you use for maximum lighting , in the stock fog light ? Halogen, LED or HID ? And what brand/model do you recommend? I travel back roads and need better fog...
by ssobol
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: What comes next
Replies: 15
Views: 5263

No one has mentioned the domestics. I'm considering a GMC Acadia as the replacement for my 2011 R51 when the time arrives. It's nearly the same length and just a couple of inches wider (size does matter) and with the towing package will pull anything I have. I will say though I have not yet test dr...
by ssobol
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: Running Board Bolt Size
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

What about the inserts that go into the running boards? When I took mine off, I found that some of the bolts had seized. Either the bolt would shear off or the whole insert would come out of the running board.
by ssobol
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: What comes next
Replies: 15
Views: 5263

When I was shopping I found that in my area an 4Runner was pretty close to 2x the cost of a similar Pathfinder.

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