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Ebarnes



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:11 am    Post subject: Water damage to clutch Reply with quote

Is it possible to cause water damage to the clutch of a pathfinder by completing a water crossing?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have an R52? No clutch that I am aware of...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant to post this in the R51 section, my bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In most cases no, although, it might accelerate rusting issues. The bellhousing has a pretty tight fit and it's not easy for it to fill up with water even during such a crossing unless it's for an extended time.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/1RptoCbgEag

That sounds good. This is the crossing I am told has done the damage. The vehicle has been through this possibly around 20 times over the period of 3 months.

Do these pathfinders have a history of weak clutches?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to answer that as we can't get the manual trans in the R51 Pathfinder in North America. We could get them in the R50 Pathfinder with the VQ35DE and I don't recall any issues with them.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As SMJ already said, no, it's not likely.
Especially not in the poodle, shown in video, as it is also under 45 cm of allowed wading depth.

If you go deeper you might get water in rear diff, as it has breather hose relatively low (and lower than other breathing tubes).

But cluthch...no. Even if it get's soaked, it will dry without degradation in performance. Except if you'd be letting it sit in salt water for few days....well, that might ruin clutch bearing most probably.
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