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Joel V



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: Bypassing the coolant Reply with quote

i just bought a 2012 nissan pathfinder im wondering if i still need to bypass the coolant althought the affected model is only from 2005-2010?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 2012 as well and from what I read and advice from a real good service guy I trust it should not be an issue. However he noted that since I use my Pathy to tow it would not be a bad idea to replace the radiator above the 100,000 mark its just cheep insurance.
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Joel V



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kestral for that quick reply, atleast i got a piece of mind right now
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same peace of mind for a 2011 Pathfinder?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'11 & '12 model years are not affected by the cooler failure issue or earlier models.
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Sanfer



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SMJ
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Joel V



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys for the info.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm at 130k and haven't had any issues yet (knock on wood).

But I'm getting worried something will happen soon seeing as our R51 is our choice car for roadtrips since its more comfortable and better on gas then my old Bimmer.

How do you do this bypass? I've read its safe, esp in warmer areas. But I've also read that its not safe if you tow. I do occasionally pull a trailer, nothing heavy...just a single axle with no more then 2-3k lbs on it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

05-07 bypass is really easy. It's just a matter of re-routing the factory cooler hoses at the bottom of the radiator. There should be something is this thread that shows how to do it. I wouldn't be surprised if there are several YouTube vids showing it, as well, if not for the Pathy, then for the Frontier. It's all the same.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually just found a really good write up. I'm doing it this weekend.

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f23/automatic-transmission-radiator-oil-cooler-bypass-42555/
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