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Post here anything you did to your Pathfinder, are planning to do or bought for it and want to share with the group. This is a general chit chat thread for daily activities involving our vehicles that don't fall within other threads.
 

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This past weekend I swapped tires, Winter is coming !
As I usually do, I lubed the pads and caliper pins. Rear brake pads are gone, this ones only lasted 30k km (18.6k miles) so stay away from them. Raybestos MGD1391CH.

Ordered a set of Power Stop 17-905 Z17 Evolution Plus that should be arriving in a day or two. We'll see how long these ones last.
 

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Yup! I have to changeover to snows soon too. Traditionally, I do both of my vehicles the weekend after Thanksgiving. In the spring, I'll have to get a new set of tires. The OEM Contis held up well I think for 65,000 miles (used only 7 months of the year). I swap out the carpets on both cars too for the OEM rubber ones.
 

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I've stopped using snow tires. Going with Nokian WR G3 All-weathers. Too much of a PITA to change over twice a year, plus up here it could be 70F one day and a blizzard the next.
 

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Posted on another thread, but yesterday I fixed a blown hatch gate spindle for $38 CAD (tax in). Compared to a complete retrofit of both spindles and a computer for $1800 CAD!
 

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I've stopped using snow tires. Going with Nokian WR G3 All-weathers. Too much of a PITA to change over twice a year, plus up here it could be 70F one day and a blizzard the next.
I am in the snowbelt so we get pounded every year. I just did 3 cars and I was asking myself for how much longer I am going to keep doing this, plus I have storage racks way up on the garage wall so I have to carry them up there using a ladder.
I looked into the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady last time I replaced my all seasons but decided to stay with two sets. Not sure how much those new "all weathers" last.
 

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I ran Nokians for years on an AWD minivan. I'd say they wear about 20% faster and are maybe 10% less capable in deep snow. But even with tire lifters, impact wrenches etc. it is way too much work. Local Nissan dealer used to do the swaps for $29.95 but even then, humping tires back and forth and back... Now it is $60 each time (plus rims, tires etc.) so I'd say not worth it. And we travel into the mountains in the winter and AW tires were just fine - even with the PF's crappy "AWD".
 

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Wash & wax, rotate tires, oil change, both air filters, plan to 800 grit sand an UV clear coat both headlight lenses. No snows yet here in Dallas high 70s ;) #beerdrinkinweather
 

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This past weekend I swapped tires, Winter is coming !
As I usually do, I lubed the pads and caliper pins. Rear brake pads are gone, this ones only lasted 30k km (18.6k miles) so stay away from them. Raybestos MGD1391CH.

Ordered a set of Power Stop 17-905 Z17 Evolution Plus that should be arriving in a day or two. We'll see how long these ones last.
Replaced the rear brake pads, one was almost gone while another one was about half way. The caliper piston seal on the worn one has a small crack, this could be affecting how it retracts causing accelerated wear. I'll look into it next year.
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I changed my front brake pads for a Wagner set. The ones I had were a cheap set I bought on Ebay. I lube the pins and did the work under 30 minutes.

Installed wheel locks from McGard.

Will change the rear pads tomorrow.


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Got the snow tires on this weekend and swapped out the summer mats for the winter ones. Also gave the vehicle a good vacuuming. Guaranteed that we won't have any snow this year, lol! You're welcome!
 
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Put it up for sale. Looking to flip it since I got such a good deal on it. I should make 4k profit if it sells. If it sells fine. If not I ok with that too bc I really like the look I have created.
 

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Swapped the tires back to all-seasons, ran into a little issue after lubing the caliper pins.
I know the one with the rubber seal tends to come out on its own due to the air trapped in the cavity but this time I had to use a lot of force to compress it so I could fit the caliper. Went out to run some errands and immediately noticed the brakes were dragging. By the time I got back home and was able to take it apart again, about 1.5 mm of brake pad were gone... and on an angle...
Found that the rubber seal on the caliper pin was a bit expanded and one of the ends was flaking, most likely the edge got damaged when I forced it in. That caused the caliper to sit on an angle.
I was able to trim the seal and get an even edge again (will replace next time), verified that the pins although they were still pushed out by trapped air, moved in and out without much effort.

I've seen that many people get rid of those seals, they are meant to reduce/eliminate noise. What I am not sure is if there is a rule on where the one with the seal goes, top or bottom? Mine has those on the bottom at the front but on the upper at the back. @Tutti57 , does it matter where if the pin with the rubber seal is placed on the top or bottom?
 

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I did another spill and fill on the CVT yesterday on my 2019 SV 4x4 at ~44200 miles. This would be the 4th 4-quart drain and fill since I bought it in Oct 2019 w/ 25K miles on it.
 
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I installed FormFit (Canadian made) hood deflector! Looking good slightly lower profile then the OEM option, also no drilling is required.

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Our Pathy gets a new set of Cooper Discoverer SRX all-seasons on Wednesday. The original OEM Contis served us well.
 
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