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    Am taking the Nissan out of the country for an extended period of time

    So I am going over it with a fine tooth comb (where I am going has full services but they are expensive, like oil changes for 200 bucks)


    Things done to it in last 7 days:

    - Oil Change Mobil1 Oil+ Mobil1 Extended filter
    - New brake pads up front, (SUV brake pedal feels more solid now and brake actions starts at a lesser depression of brake pedal)
    - Bleed Brakes with Valvoline SynPower Brake fluid (love how clear it now looks!)
    - New Radiator Cap
    -Topped off the coolant
    (- I would have done other fluids too but they look great)


    Still to come for sure:

    - Hoses look good but the top hose (hot coolant inflow from engine) which is usually the first to fail I want replaced.. Its also the easiest to replace so it will not cost much. Also will lose some coolant this way and use opportunity to add more new Nissan Blue Coolant mix.
    - Underbody looks pretty good except for rear diff cover which is rusty. Will be taken off, rust wire brushed off and then painted with anti rust paste. (this of course will also replace the rear diff fluid.. it doesn't strictly need this but no choice on since cover is coming off.)
    - Adjusting parking brake

    Probably:

    - New Hankook Dynapro ATM in 265/75/16 (Tires still running great but definitely wearing down noticeably.. If staying in USA could easily wait another 6 months or more but I want to avoid huge European labor costs)
    - New pressure sensors (two of them are broke and I get tons of false positives) to be done in conjunction w/ tires.

    Maybe:

    - Add a leaf for the rear.
    The rear is doing ok but like all Xterras its a bit soft..I've seen worse on my other XTerra and had that worse called "fine" by the Nissan dealer...so am on the fence for that...... definitely not a need but more a want.. Depending on scheduling (and the state of my wallet) might put an AAL in there for extra payload.
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    PS: Quickly approaching 130,000 miles on this 2011.
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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