I live north of Dayton, Ohio and we have about 10 iches of snow and are expected to have about 5 more before it's done tomorrow and I have to say the MO's AWD did better than I ever expected. Another day that I'm glad I bought it.
That is what I was wondering. I live a little north of Bowing Green, Ohio and am patiently awaiting the snow, I want to see how it performs. About 4 more hours and we should see some snow I think, or sooner.
The AWD light only goes on during bulb check (engine start), with the AWD lock switch, or it flashes when there is a problem with the AWD system. There is sadly no indication of the AWD system working... If however one had a Consult, there is a data feed on how the AWD clutch is operating, showing exactly how much lock-up is going on. Nifty if I had one to play with
Well I just got home from work and I was going to snow blow the driveway before I pulled in the garage but the wife told me to go ahead and try it. So I locked it in and it went just fine. The wife however was laughing and I couldn't understand why, and then she said she couldn't believe I was pushing the snow with my front bumper. The last forcast for us is 20 inches before it's done and winds up to 30 mph. I was wondering if the Mo will tunnel thru the drifts? I guess I will find out.
Since this was designed for the Zs, you would probably need to chat with the developers to see if it'll decode any Murano specific things (like the AWD), but in general it should work fine with any modern Nissan.
Ahhh...Don, you really are the toy king! Well if you get one, let us know how it works out. I've been toying with the idea, but not pursued it.
As far as the AWD, you won't feel it kicking in, unless you're really pushing the vehicle. For example, gassing it to slide sideways going through a corner, not a normal day to day way to drive, but fun on empty roads with no access points (and surprises ). So it works seamlessly. If you do push it hard, or it's really slippery, then push that switch to keep in on all the time, and you will notice a difference.
It's fun to spin all four wheels at the same time, in the snow. If you have VDC, you have to turn this off, of course....
You may remember I was going to get this a couple of months ago So since the other guys would not work I sent this and got this response.
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 9:28 AM
To: [email protected]rraweb.com
Subject: Do you have something I can plug into my NISSAN MURANO It's a "CAN" system the NISSAN device is called the Consult-II. I need a PDA based emulator etc. Do you have a product I can use. thanks
Yes, your Nissan is supported with our A-300 Dyno-Scan for Palm OS scan tool.
Its one thing to be able to scan and read codes and monitor basic engine functions, which any scan tool can do. However, does this $300 tool have the programmable options of the Consult II? Consult II can adjust computer settings, and has overrides to turn and off specific electrical functions (such as cycling the engine fan, raising the idle speed, etc...) - does this tool do that?