you describe this, and I recall the feeling I have every time I climb the Coquihalla, pass the tunnel, where you seem to just climb and climb and climb, and you wonder... is my engine thermostat gauge working? everything seems fine, but should I drop a gear and slow to 80km/h (50 mph) just in case? Come on baby... don't fail me, don't fail me now... and then on the side of the road you see that poor guy pulled over with a hood open and one time I saw a HUGE trailer attached to a minivan that quit, and you just start to reach the crest, you feel the flattening of the hill climb happening and then what feels like an eternity later, you shift into top gear and feel a massive feeling of relief! And then you coast, and you smile, knowing that you're in a robust and reliable vehicle that is the Pathfinder!se7en wrote: ↑Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:29 pmTowed slow for about 1.5 hours through mixed flat-ish terrain - but then we started to climb the Rockies.
Changed elevation from 500m to 1000m in about 5 minutes and just a 10 minutes off the top going uphill at about 15mph (25kmh) - the transmision jumped out, all sorts of clanging and all lights went off - gave her gas she barely moved as if in neutral.