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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:47 am    Post subject: Do I dare purchase a pretty used R51 pathfinder? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am new to this forum, the reason I have joined is that I am giving some serious consideration into purchasing a 2006 Pathfinder with the 2.5 diesel motor.

It will be my first 4x4 vehicle, I will use it for camping trips with my kids in the mountains/forests of Sweden and Norway (I am from Scandinavia).

The main reason I am considering an old pathfinder is that it is less expensive than the Toyota counterparts, larger than the Jeep counterparts and I assume way lower maintenance cost than the Land rover Disco’s Very Happy

However I do have 2 durability related questions:

1. The diesel motor, I found some information online regarding the 2.5 diesel had issues with fuel flooding into the motor oil, resulting in seized motors that has as little as 50.000 miles on them (the video I found mentioned the euro5 norm motors) I am not sure if this relates to all of the 2.5 diesels or if it only applies to some modelyears?

2. The chassis breakage issue of the Navara’s, how bad is that relating the Pathfinders and is it purely rust related (so it is easy to spot a poorly maintained specimen) or is it difficult to spot when inspecting an used car?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!! Very Happy

I can answer question 2.

The Navarro issues was just for some years that were made in Span.
It was solely due to rust that came from poorly treated steel.

The R51s are strong and have been used by the German Army side-by-side with the Gwagen.

I dont know anything about any issues with the Diesel.

Cheers and welcome to ThePath!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

palmerwmd wrote:
Welcome!! Very Happy

I can answer question 2.

The Navarro issues was just for some years that were made in Span.
It was solely due to rust that came from poorly treated steel.

The R51s are strong and have been used by the German Army side-by-side with the Gwagen.

I dont know anything about any issues with the Diesel.

Cheers and welcome to ThePath!


thank you for the welcome Very Happy

The big question then is if the 2006 I am considering purchasing is one of those with the poorly treated steel frame..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cpt wrote:
palmerwmd wrote:
Welcome!! Very Happy

I can answer question 2.

The Navarro issues was just for some years that were made in Span.
It was solely due to rust that came from poorly treated steel.

The R51s are strong and have been used by the German Army side-by-side with the Gwagen.

I dont know anything about any issues with the Diesel.

Cheers and welcome to ThePath!


thank you for the welcome Very Happy

The big question then is if the 2006 I am considering purchasing is one of those with the poorly treated steel frame..


I am only aware of this issue with the Navarra not the R51.
In any event a simple inspection for rust should be able to put your mind at ease...
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