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    Good day all

    I bought a Nissan Pathfinder and would like to hear from other Pathfinder drivers or Anyone else that knows these cars.

    Just would like to know what to look out for, tips, repairs, things I need to add on ( bash plates etc ) just general help please.
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    smart bus daai! Kry dringend a bash plate op. Probeer charlie brown of as jy nie regkom nie, het ek ook n navara bashplate in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion View Post
    I bought a Nissan Pathfinder
    Congrats & welcome to the club!!!!!!

    Other than the vicious fuel consumption on mine, 2 things went wrong....

    1. Fuel Sender Unit replaced under warranty (I couldn't get more than 50 litres of fuel in the 80 litre tank)
    2. Rear CV joints & shocks replaced under warranty (clicking away as I pulled off in 4WD or Auto)

    My brake pads don't last that long (about 15 000 k's a pair). Sandton Nissan skimmed the disks and replaced pads at half cost at the last service and are monitoring the usage (service to service) as this seems to be excessive.

    Other than these small things, it's a fantastic vehicle (I wish I'd bought a diesel). It cruises well with SWAMBO, 4 kids & a ton's worth of trailer festooned with bikes behind as well as being easy to drive in town & the tiptronic box is a dream in traffic. (Not sure if you have a manual)

    I had the following things fitted by Nissan when I purchased (Second Hand 40 000 Km's 14 Months ago)

    1. Chromed Nudge bar (about R 4.5K)
    2. Tow bar (About R 1.8K)

    They also transplanted my 6" Warn's from my Landy onto the nudge bar.

    Some things I would do differently:

    1. Install an ARB or TJM bumper replacement bull bar (I'm a closet taxi bully)
    2. Change the Good Year Wranglers to BFG's or Duellers (OK on anything unless it's wet sand)

    All in all...... a fantastic vehicle. I've not been disappointed once.

    Cheers

    Richard

    PS.....Make sure you are in neutral when you change to 4WD Low.......It doesn't disengage VDC if you aren't and it's just like having open diffs.
    V6 Pathfinder (AirMax, KC Daylighters, Bash plate, D694's, EFS 2" Lift)
    Conqueror Conquest (90L National Luna Twin + Stuff)

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    Hi There guys

    Thanks so much for the replies, glad to hear this is a good car then !!!

    I have the 6 speed manual box yes, and it is a Diesel, my consuption is actually very good. I get 8.5 liter / 100 km in town and between 6-7 l / 100 km on the open road at 110 - 120 km/h

    One thing though ...

    She seems to have a diesel knock between 1500 rpm and 2500 rpm, from there it is quiet ??

    When it is cold, it is loud, but as soon as the engine is warm it is MUCH softer but you can still hear it ( sounds like a tappet clicking ) but like I said, only between 1500 rpm and 2500 rpm, from there it is quiet ?

    Dankie mense, lekker om deel te wees van 'n 4x4 club, en nie meer racing nie ;-)
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    1983 BMW 733i
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    smart bus daai! Kry dringend a bash plate op. Probeer charlie brown of as jy nie regkom nie, het ek ook n navara bashplate in stock.
    Hi Daar

    Thanks man ... ek het vir Charles gese hy moetvolgende week kom ja ;-)
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    2006 Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 Dci
    For sale - R 236 000

    1983 BMW 733i
    For Sale - R 25 000

    1995 BMW 325i
    For sale - R 65 000


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    we have the 2.5 AT! what an awesome trail van and family van! we fitted a nissan towbar for our off-road caravan. what a towing vehicle she has turned out to be also. fuel does get heavy but still better than some vans around!!!!

    we also fitted camil suspension (front & rear) because we do a lot of off-roading and needed that a stiffer suspension when carrying a load. gave it an extra 40mm which does make a difference! also fitted an ARB bumper! the low nose-clearance make entry difficult and at times damaging!

    But it has done it all. rocks, mud and desert sand! the torque and speed combimation leave many a toyota in our dust! yeah!!!!

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    Just the post i was looking for

    I love this car as well, awesome car !!
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    2006 Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 Dci
    For sale - R 236 000

    1983 BMW 733i
    For Sale - R 25 000

    1995 BMW 325i
    For sale - R 65 000


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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion View Post
    Good day all

    I bought a Nissan Pathfinder and would like to hear from other Pathfinder drivers or Anyone else that knows these cars.

    Just would like to know what to look out for, tips, repairs, things I need to add on ( bash plates etc ) just general help please.
    Also a new and proud Pathfinder owner...had Nissans for the past 9 years but just upgraded from Navarra.
    Awesome vehicle...no more backpain Cape Town to Bloem and then into Lesotho and down via the most amazing and scenic Sani Pass.
    Even my gorgeous wife had a all-round smile !!!!!
    Going to fit/install all those naughty nice things as we are going to be close for a long time.
    Peace on Earth

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    I would love to go and drive the Sani Pass, I would like to drive with someone that has done it before ... maybe we should start something, get other to join in
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    2006 Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 Dci
    For sale - R 236 000

    1983 BMW 733i
    For Sale - R 25 000

    1995 BMW 325i
    For sale - R 65 000


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    Ek weet eks bietjie laat op die forum. Het julle toe die Sani pas gedoen. Ek het ook 'n pathy en wil dit graag aanpak.

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    Depending of the time of year (Recent rains ext) Sani is easily doable with a Pathfinder. The only problem will be ground clearance, but only at one or two points and with carefull (slow) driving it won't be a problem.
    (I had a Pathfinder as a company vehicle a while back)
    I did it about 4 months ago when my Jeep was still dead standard.
    It is definitely worth the trip.

    PS. If you call Sani Pass Hotel they will be able to give you an idea of the condition of the pass. (Also a great place for lunch or to stay over)
    Last edited by Dapper Muis; 2009/11/23 at 09:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rens_tz View Post
    we have the 2.5 AT! what an awesome trail van and family van! we fitted a nissan towbar for our off-road caravan. what a towing vehicle she has turned out to be also. fuel does get heavy but still better than some vans around!!!!

    we also fitted camil suspension (front & rear) because we do a lot of off-roading and needed that a stiffer suspension when carrying a load. gave it an extra 40mm which does make a difference! also fitted an ARB bumper! the low nose-clearance make entry difficult and at times damaging!

    But it has done it all. rocks, mud and desert sand! the torque and speed combimation leave many a toyota in our dust! yeah!!!!
    How about some photos?

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    Default Pathfinder Diesel 6 speed

    I also have a 2012 2.5DCI, 6 speed, about 86 000kms on the clock.


    No complaints at all, except 1 thing:


    The drivetrain / transmission jerks / shakes with heavy acceleration moreso above 100kph and esp in 6th gear and on going uphill, especially if you are on cruise control. This also happens in gear 5.


    Could there be a software upgrade that fixes this or some other solution? This is worrisome when you want to do a bit faster.


    Consumption is great, on the N1, to Musina from Joburg, I use 55L at 100KPH, if I am not in a hurry
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    Phone Gert of Nisprow in Alberton/Steeledale area, he is a Nissan trained specialist who works from home. You have to book. If he can't fix it, is is not fixable......
    084 300-8656

    He is the only guys who works on my Terrano and Pathfinder.
    Last edited by mvcoller; 2015/09/18 at 08:18 PM.
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