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Hey, Im looking to buy a older Pathfinder, I'm currently looking at a 1993 Pathfinder with the 3.0L V6, It has 300,000km on it, I was looking for some insight on the durability of that engine. It runs like a charm and drives like one too, any thing I should be concerned about, Pros? Cons?


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i have a 97 with 118000 miles on it and i absolutly love it.
sounds like it has alot of miles on it but if the engine was takin care of that shouldnt matter
 

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I have a 94 with 173,000 miles and it runs excellent but is almost rusted through at the rear of the frame. I think the powertrain is gonna outlast the frame and body...LOL
 

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i have a 94 with 260,000 kms vg30e its playing up atm and is driving me insane jus make shure all the electral is in order on tha motor because when thay run there ausm when thay play up thay will hate u foreva ive currently replaced front cvs, rear shoes, rear whell cyls, radiator, water pump, lower hose, timing belt, idlers + seals
it still needs a tps sensor and mass air flow sensor, ignition leads...... and wat ever stats playing up....
check 4 rust under tha seats and in the rear of the chassi as thats the main place that thay rust from beach work
 

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I have a 90 pathfinder SE that i bought a year ago with 117,000 miles and it its in pretty good shape other than the motor ceased. Beware of people who don't take care of their engines. I just pulled the bad motor out today and I found another one for cheap. Its a difficult swap if you have to go that route but it's not bad. Best of luck.
 

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I have a 92 pathfinder with like 215,000 miles on it. It hasn't had too many issues, just the normal stuff, spark plugs, filters, oil. It doesn't even burn oil. Oh yea, the brake master cyclender went also with the clutch cyclenders, but I expect that with something so old. Replaced them and its back to new. The 4 wheel drive works even. The only thing not working is the abs but that isn't too imporant for us.

This was a city car before we got it (actually a college student drove it, and those roads are horrible - some are still brick).

Over all, yes we had to fix it up some, but also, I know people with new gm/fords that have had to do a lot more work.

I sugest you keep up with the mantience, oil, spark plugs, timing belt, and it should last you a good long time.

Also, not sure if this matters to you, I live in that US salt belt area, and the chassis is pretty beat from that, and some of the body, mostly by the rear doors and underneath a little. The brake lines are fine and things like that though.
 

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ive got a 92 with 287,000km on it

aside from using up about a liter of oil between oil changes its doing just fine
 

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Dude, I had a 95' VG30 Pathy with unknown mileage. These engines have there issues, as with all, but as for as it goes. With very little mantainence, such as timing belt, cam and crank seals, and frame rust. And ooohhh yeah. The lifters will go down on ya around 200,000 miles, and it'll sound like it's gonna throw one through the valve cover at cha, but it won't. Replace them in no time and drive it like you stole it. These jewels are bulletproof. The internals of these things are unmatched. Mine probably had around 300,000 miles on it and right before I sold it, I did a compression test on it and it still had 165 PSI! Across it! Didn't use a drop of any fluid.!

That's my experience!!
 

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just an up date!
my motor jus gave up lols wat a bicth. lost oil pressure, blown bot head gaskets, and it has a death rattle.........
got a second had motor going into it now bah!
lota wrk all well wata ya gonna do
 
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