Why would my R51 have Power loss??

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Why would my R51 have Power loss??

Unread post by doug_hg » April 23rd, 2013, 8:13 pm

I have a 2006 R51 Pathfinder and have experienced power loss when towing and when not towing. Has anyone had this problem and what was the problem.

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Re: Why would my R51 have Power loss??

Unread post by Bearr51 » May 23rd, 2013, 9:26 pm

Hi Doug
I have had trouble for the last 18 months with loss of power towing and not towing. Have spoken to mechanics with no ideas. Researched the net for months tried everything.
Blanked the egr off this improved it a little
New air filters also slight improvement
Checked vacuum lines next to oil filter (apparently they brake very easy if bumped when removing oil filter) I did not have this problem.
Installed snorkel for cleaner air
It was only on the weekend I discovered the turbo was covered in oil so went in for a deeper look. the oil had been coming out of the joiner pipe after the turbo. The joiner had been a little loose so air was escaping after the turbo. I have now installed a catch can to prevent oil from entering the turbo from the pcv pipe and tightened all the air pipes and for the first time in 18 months I have no loss of power and the pathfinder goes really well.
I hope this helps

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