65Fastback wrote:-I am one of the lucky ones, no coolant leak yet. ('06 w/ 53K)
-After all the research I have done and calling around, seams as if doing the bypass only limits my towing capacity in the future. I haven't towed anything *yet, but do not want to be limited in the future by my modifications vs. what I know the PF was designed to do.
-I am opting for a solution where I don't have to worry about anything (trans temp w/ the bypass). This would be done with a new updated radiator.
-How does one confirm that new PF radiator, if one were to be installed, is of the newer batch (not faulty product) vs the current installed radiator even if no current problem with existing radiator? Although it's the same design w/ sharing a radiator for coolant and trans, my thinking is the new radiator would be more reliable.
-AAMCO is calling me back with a price for a radiator swap for peace of mind, but as of now they can do a trans flush & filter for 172 (with the correct synthetic trans oil) and coolant flush for 109. I would want this done at the same time. They can also installa heavy duty trans cooler and do the bypass for 229 however as AAMCO says, I would still be limited with towing.
-Nissan is calling me back with the radiator price too, but so far 140 coolant flush, 325 trans flush.
-I want this issue to be done with asap. When I spoke to 1800Nissan1 this morning they said they haven't heard of any such problem. Riiiight... Consumer Reports has issues of this if you do any such search online.
-So, what do you find to be the safest, all around solution? I'm leaning towards a new radiator.
It happens at 60,000+ miles so Im guessing not many 2008 and up have hit that yet. I agree with what someone else said, the radiator deal is mostly for warming the fluid in winter. Im sure to a degree it does some cooling. I may be wrong, but I dont think the in-radiator cooler is affected by the airflow of the cooling fins. As I have said before, I am running just the external cooler and my transmission never gets overheated. It normally reads 185 or below. The highest I have seen is 210 in stop and go traffic. But you are gonna see that regardless if your radiator cooler is hooked up or not.pawjr74 wrote:This link on thenewx.org has documentation showing that the trans radiator cooler does in fact add a good degree of cooling to the system.
Have any Pathfinders after the 2006 or 2007 model been affected yet?
Careful with double A M C O, as I understand it there is no filter that can be replaced on our tranny's65Fastback wrote:-
-AAMCO is calling me back with a price for a radiator swap for peace of mind, but as of now they can do a trans flush & filter for 172 (with the correct synthetic trans oil)
add the external cooler where?Tech wrote:do the bypass, if you're worried about towing/cooling capacity - add the external cooler