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by CPLTECH
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: 3rd row seat removal?
Replies: 7
Views: 10353

You make me wonder how much weight the third row seating would shed? I would think MPG might bump up a few tenths.
I remember [long time ago] that bumpers were removed to make the car a little faster in the take-off.
by CPLTECH
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: 06 pathfinder rough at 50
Replies: 8
Views: 4288

Re: update

I checked and I dont have the problematic Radiator so all is well If it is a 2006, you have the notorious radiator. Remember that you can never catch it in time. The damage is done once it leaks to the trans. Sad to say, some thought they might be "lucky", that it would not happen to them. At the a...
by CPLTECH
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Dry gas?
Replies: 6
Views: 3857

Your Dad is recalling the days of pure gas, NO ethanol blends at the time. Some brands advertised “No fuel line freeze up”, should moisture get into the tank. Today it is hard to find E0, most are blended with ethanol, called E10. Since ethanol will mix with water or gas, fuel line freeze up is now ...
by CPLTECH
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Oil
Replies: 1
Views: 1538

I prefer MotorKote. Available at truck stops, auto stores, wall-mart. I also put it in all my small engines, chain saw engine [add a little to the 2 cycle mix] & bar. As a side note, I now have 103K on my 2006. These engine are notorious for the timing chain guide noise, but it keeps on a going with...
by CPLTECH
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: TreadWright Re Tread Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 6166

WOW!!! Those look like deep treads. It reminds me of when I was 18. Dad had just put snow tires on a 1961 Chev Corvair Greenbriar [passenger van]. I went around a curve a “little” too fast and did a 180. The rear just walked itself around. Scared the snot out of me. Never did that again.
by CPLTECH
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: ESP Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 5767

Glad to have you on the forum, but the sad news is that the vast majority on this site are from North America and Nissan [and / or gov’t] refuses to sell diesel or manual transmissions for our PF's here.

Try: http://www.pcoa.org.au/forum/index.php
by CPLTECH
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Let's talk towing
Replies: 5
Views: 4975

I have a 21MB Gulfstream that has not moved during 2014 due to pancreatic cancer diagnosis (about the worst kind & spreads fast). After 5 sessions of the “best” chemo in May-June, could not handle it any more so switched to some alternatives often seen used in Europe & Mexico and amongst a few brave...
by CPLTECH
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure then Timing Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

[quote="bmramon"]Safe to use this additive with synthetic oil?
quote]
No problem. I do. I feel it is one of the best friction fighters around.

I am not a car tech. I'm sure someone soon will give some info.
by CPLTECH
Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure then Timing Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

I believe in the use of the oil additive called “MotorKote”, available at WalMart, AutoZone, truck stops, etc. It would sure help to keep wear at a minimum in a situation like yours. It does not thicken the oil, just protect the metal. The service manual states a warmed up engine should register 14 ...
by CPLTECH
Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: Sold my Pathy
Replies: 3
Views: 3545

Could we ask, what vehicle did you replace it with? Just wondering what my options are for the future.

I see that 2015 Grand Cherokee is reasonable (?) & has 8 – speed trans. Has a 3.0L diesel option for a lot more $$$. A 4 Runner seems expensive.
by CPLTECH
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: R52 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Any new problems with CVT?
Replies: 16
Views: 24035

The Saturday paper (11/8/2014) states that the 2015 PF will have an "updated CVT". Not sure just what that involves, time will tell, but sounds like the older CVT was a boo-boo.
by CPLTECH
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: bully dog long term mpg answers.
Replies: 5
Views: 3319

Thanks for the Bully Dog report. Check that off my list. I am a current owner of ScanGauge 2. Love it. To be frank, seems the PF is about maxed out when it comes to improving MPG. Some items that may help are to stick with tire size spec’d. I notice that the torq converter tends to unlock when engin...
by CPLTECH
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: window grease
Replies: 1
Views: 2431

window grease

Smj999smj,
Some time ago you recommended a grease to put in the groves to reduce energy required to raise & lower the window. I can’t find the post, so can you repeat the brand?
Thanks
by CPLTECH
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: 2005-2012 Pathfinder (R51)
Topic: What does everyone tow?
Replies: 191
Views: 186248

It can get squirrely if less than 10% or so of the trailer weight is on the hitch. Was the car moved as far forward as possible? Since it would have a low profile compared to a camper, I don’t know why you should have had a problem.
by CPLTECH
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings On 2006 Pathy
Replies: 4
Views: 4307

Re: Front Wheel Bearings On 2006 Pathy

eieio wrote: 4) possibly doesn't like being called a "she"? :shock:
I recall my father refering to the family car as "Sally" But then he did grow up in the era of the "Tin Lizzy"

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