Nissan Pathfinder ST 2.5 Diesel 2006

Surfingcat

New Member
Nissan Pathfinder ST 2.5 Diesel, 2006


Good Points
Versitile, I do a lot of out door activities, I have all the seats folded down most of the time for my Mountain Bike, or windsurfing gear or for my mate (Jock my staffie), It also has pretty good 4x4 capabilities.
You can't beat the fuel consumption - open road 8.6L/100km and 9.4 - 9.8(when fully loaded)L/100km in town - how could anyone complain - do I get a tax concession for minimal carbon impact on the environment???????. I get to take my dog all my camping gear and windsurfing gear with me when I go away.

Bad Points
Original tyers are Crap I have replaced with Pirelli AT's - they are great in the wet, nice soft compound and Quiet as....
Ground clearance pretty bad, easily fixed with ARB lift kit ($1500), the Pathy rides at the same hight as a std Landcruiser now.

What mods have you done?
Snorkel - Towbar (for bike rack) - ARB lift kit (200kg) - new Pirelli ATR's, roof top tent - 40L Engel fridge.

What mods are on the list to do?
Front Bash Plate, possibly a front bullbar, it has to add value, all the ones I have seen do not increase approach angles and extend the overall length of the vehicle to much? I am also looking into Some sort of low profile(ladder type) custom roofrack system for Rooftop tent, front and rear spotlights

Why did you buy this vehicle?
Highly versitile seating arrangement, High performance diesel engine (probably one of the best) Nissan reliability and build quality. After 2 Nissan Navara's 4x4's, 1 Nissan X trail, 3 Triton 4x4 dual cabs, I kind of new what I wanted, and have not been dissapointed, sometimes frustrated by the lack of ground clearnce but that has been sorted by the ARB lift kit just done. It is a really comfortable vehicle to drive on long trips.

How often do you go offroad?
every second month

What will your next vehicle be?
Have no idea will wait to see developments in next 2 to 3 years, not much on the market at the moment, I like the Range Rover Sport and VW Teurag
 

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Surfingcat

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X trail not Pathfinder

Guys you probably noticed that is the old X Trail in the photo and not the Pathfinder;)
 

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Looks like the Pathfinder to me.

Go the mighty Pathfinder!


Nick
 

Mungo

New Member
Gday Suringcat

Nice Pathfinder, I've just got a 2005 ST-L TD. Agree with all of your comments, a great versatile 4WD with outstanding economy. Am looking at a lift kit ASAP, have you been happy with the ARB job? Also, what snorkel did you go with?
Cheers
Mungo
 

Surfingcat

New Member
I fitted a genuine Nissan snorkel - and yes am 100% happy with the lift done by ARB, I highly recomend it to all nissan owners who do four wheel driving.
We are off to Stradbroke island this weekend to test out the lift kit - should be a great weekend.
 

Mungo

New Member
Have had a quote from Nissan for the snorkel, seems reasonable for a factory fit. Have a great time on Stradbroke, look forward to some photos!
Cheers
Mungo :)
 

Surfingcat

New Member
Yes Very happy with the lift kit - went with the 200kg GVM one. I went with the genuin Nissan snorkle, works great.
 

Surfingcat

New Member
Lift kit added to Pathy(ARB)

Oh Yeah:D - came back from a trip to Straddies 3 weeks ago - when I got under the vehicle to spray all the sand and salt off, I could not believe how much less sand the vehicle had collected because of the additional 55/65mm of hight the lift gave me:). It was really nice for a change not to bottom out the vehicle is a lot more capable now. also I hardly notice the difference in ride when in town. Go for it you will not be sorry;)

Just thought I would mention the clearance is now the same as a std Land cruiser.:D
 
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buzz74

New Member
Hi guys,

Have any of you guys had issues with your Pathfinder clutches?

Any feedback would be great.

Buzz
 

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Hey buzz74

See my post above. Try the Pathfinder forum.
my R50 Pathfinder doesn't have a clutch!

Nick
 

Surfingcat

New Member
Pathfinder clutch issues

Hi Nickj

Yes I actually did have my clutch replaced at about 55,000km. this was mostly due to driving on the beach in 4w drive with VDC on.

A couple of times while getting on and off the beach I forgot to switch off the VDC and whil driving in soft sand the VDC started engaging and locked up all 4 wheels. I could smell something burning but at the time thought it was the break shoes on the disks. This was not the case, it was actually the clutch burning.

I have now upgraded to a Nissan Patrol:( Cant the put a pathfinder body and engin on the Patrol undercarriage:rolleyes: This would make me very happy man. I miss the Pathfinder mod styling and versatility.
 

buzz74

New Member
Hi.

Nissan honoured their warranty which was good. I'm sure my VDC is off but I'll double check, you never know. I have only used the car once for towing, went camping at Xmas and when I was going down the coast side of the Snowy Mountains there was a bit of a burning smell, trailer only had camping gear nothing heavy. Unfortunatley as you say it must have been the clutch burning.

Anyway, new clutch fitted so we'll see how it goes. Off ski-ing this weekend so we'll see how it goes.

Buzz
 

oznog05

Member
Hey there to pretty to be taking into the bush.....he he Just Joking! Nice rig. A mate has a an 08 TD, I don't want to drive it, just in case I like it to much.
 
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