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Do people always use the recommended coolant? Or, any antifreeze they can get/cheapest?

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So yeah didn't see this till i got home and drained the oil...

Thoughts on how long i should run it before draining again and getting the right stuff?

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I've run that at some point in the past 160k, I think I ran it 5 or 7k with no problem.


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Do people always use the recommended coolant? Or, any antifreeze they can get/cheapest?
I run the OEM green stuff in my 2008 X - ordered on ebay and delivered to my house. Its 21 bucks a gallon, and is one of the few non pre mixed formula's around today so add a gallon of distilled water which is under a buck at the grocery store, and your at 11.00 per gallon of mixed coolant, which isn't much more than the prestone premix sold at Wally's.

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I've run that at some point in the past 160k, I think I ran it 5 or 7k with no problem.
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IMO 5K.
Are you saying that because it is the extended mileage oil?

Or because it is 5w-20? I have been running the extended oil for several changes as it is only $2-3 more than the regular Mobile 1, figure why not.

But I didn't notice till I got home that it was 5w-20 not 5w-30. Wondering is there is any reason to change it out since it is not what they recommend.
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Are you saying that because it is the extended mileage oil?

Or because it is 5w-20? I have been running the extended oil for several changes as it is only $2-3 more than the regular Mobile 1, figure why not.

But I didn't notice till I got home that it was 5w-20 not 5w-30. Wondering is there is any reason to change it out since it is not what they recommend.
20 weight is thinner and will thin more when hot compared to 30 weight.
If you don’t do extreme driving, towing, or drive 500 miles at a time, being as you are in a colder climate right now just keep it in there.
IF you are nervous, dump a little out and add in some Lucas, STP, or a quart or so of 50 weight.

Don’t know your miles, change routine, etc, but again I’d say you are good a few months easy.
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Do people always use the recommended coolant? Or, any antifreeze they can get/cheapest?
I tend to run what's recommended and already in use.
SOME coolants do not mix well... at all. Worst cases, they can turn to gel, form crystals, and generally disagree. GM "Dexcool" was notorious for it... but I tend to not mix any coolant just out of precaution. If I were flushing with water... maybe running straight water for awhile to completely flush... then I'd swap to something i preferred more. But I've never gotten to that level or desire to change coolants.

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Will a scepter fuel can ride horizontally in a roof basket? I think it'll be easier to secure it that way, plus less of an air brake..
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Will a scepter fuel can ride horizontally in a roof basket? I think it'll be easier to secure it that way, plus less of an air brake..
if you have the vitron or what ever gasket meant for gas you should be fine, I would just test it out before you commit, and check it on it still
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I am wondering about how much a Xterra Rear diff weighs. I have a C200 but I assume the M205 is about the same. I am thinking about getting something lower geared, and since mine has 328,000 miles its likely going to need to be replaced sooner than later anyway, but I am trying to figure out if its something I can wrestle into the garage and under the truck myself?
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I am wondering about how much a Xterra Rear diff weighs. I have a C200 but I assume the M205 is about the same. I am thinking about getting something lower geared, and since mine has 328,000 miles its likely going to need to be replaced sooner than later anyway, but I am trying to figure out if its something I can wrestle into the garage and under the truck myself?
They are heavy, probably 175-200 off the top of my head, but might be heavier

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