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I'm coming close to 15000 miles and I'm concerned with what needs to be checked and/or replaced at this marker. Please list what you've had done and what you'd expect to be checked at the 15000 mile checkup. Thanks, Adam.
 

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I'm coming close to 15000 miles and I'm concerned with what needs to be checked and/or replaced at this marker. Please list what you've had done and what you'd expect to be checked at the 15000 mile checkup. Thanks, Adam.
Adam, not trying to be a smart ass, but what does your Owners Manual say?
 

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Remember to list what you had performed during the checkup, especially anything the owner's manual doesn't state.
 

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-- :clown: Yo All2--Didn't ypu get the manual pkg with your truck>>>


all2surreal said:
I'm coming close to 15000 miles and I'm concerned with what needs to be checked and/or replaced at this marker. Please list what you've had done and what you'd expect to be checked at the 15000 mile checkup. Thanks, Adam.[/quote


--There all several pamplets with the manual Especially the Warrenty manual and the SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SERVICE PROGRAM . It lists all the check points for 3750/7500/15000/45000/75000 miles etc:

-- :cheers: :cheers: --JIMBO
 

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This is not difficult.
Listen, I got all the friggin' crap with my truck I'm not stupid, so just tell me what you had done, very easy. Come on.
 

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AT 15K I had the entire undercarriage cleaned lubed and repainted, I removed all the stock skids and had Shrockworks skids installed, I had the driveshaft painted, waxed the Shrockwoks skid along with all painted surfaces, I lubed my MM winch in the shrockworks front bumper and check all wires, hoses, and conections for proper torque and tightness where no torque is specified, I rotated the tires and had them balanced, checked air pressure in them, Oil change and filter, lube chassis, inspect rear diff fluid level, clean interior and coat all plastic parts with Ice, coat all rubber gaskets with silicone, inspected the air filter, PCV, Breather and all under-hood connections and check for leaks. Get a reading of the PSI on the AC while running the compressor, just for shits and giggles so I know where it is at. Then I did everything that the owners manual says to that I didn't do already. And that included replacing the in cabin mico filter. I did it all myself in less than 20 minutes it was an easy job. No way I was going to pay the dealer! But maybe you should if you can't follow the directions that were given above my post. Because that's what I used. check out http://www.xterraownersclub.com/forums.html because that is where crap posts like this one really belong. MC
 

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Waxing your skid plates that is just too funny. Good one.
 

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all2surreal said:
This is not difficult.
Listen, I got all the friggin' crap with my truck I'm not stupid, so just tell me what you had done, very easy. Come on.
I followed the Owners manual.
 

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^X2 + muffler bearings and lubed schrimshavalve!
 

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I see humor in all your posts, especially the signature. That is so true!
 

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I see humor in all your posts, especially the signature. That is so true!
Yea! LOL and how a lot of my mods went! (The signature) LOL That's why I post so many how to's so people don't have to make the costly mistakes I have. Cost = time, money, bought wrong/sorry parts, accidentally broken parts, and skin knocked off your knuckles! Ha haa!

And some people have saved me too!

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Resurrecting an old post, I know people were frustrated with this guy, but I'm looking at the dealer recommended service that I received. And looking at the maintenance schedule in the O&M. I can definitely change my oil, and replace the air filters.

The one thing they recommend that seems like a good thing to do is to pressure test the cooling system, but I don't see that being necessary at 15,000 miles. I mean I'll check what my anti-freeze looks like, but doing a pressure test at 15,000 miles seems early.

Looking at the service shedule in the O&M it appears all that is really necessary at 15,000 miles is to rotate and balance tires, change the oil, change the air filters, change the wiper blades (if they need it). Check the other fluids, transmission, coolant, etc. I'll also run a good bottle of injector cleaner through.

Did you guys do a lot above and beyond what I just described?

I am somewhat mechanically inclined, but take my car in for things I'm not comfortable with. I don't want to not do enough maintenance on my vehicle, I also don't want to get suckered by dealer garbage where they are charging me to check the amount of tread on my tires. (which is what the recommended 15,000 mile service they handed me looks like)

Thanks and hopefully I don't re-piss people off like this guy apparantly did.
 

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I re-painted and waxed the under side of my truck after the last oil change, so I won't need to do that again for a while! :geek:
 

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I changed the oil..even the air filter was too new to touch at 15k. I also cleaned the rubber cupholders for the first time if I recall correctly.


I've been doing tire rotations at around 10k because I don't follow the rotation deal to the letter, just sort of when I see wear on the rears getting out of hand.
 

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Sounds like what I was thinking. Change oil, check things over, but at the dealer they were trying to make it sound like there was this huge elaborate service they would be doing and how it was 100% necessary that they do it.

They want $150, and when I looked at the list it was change air filter, change oil, lube door hinges, check fluids, etc. Stuff that I couldn't believe they'd charge that much for, but they try to make it sound like they are the only people in the world capable of replacing an air filter. Or checking fluid levels.

Thanks was just looking for some re-assurance that I wasn't missing something critical that only they could do with their "magical powers" at the dealership to read a dipstick, inspect an air filter and spray some lube on a door hinge. I will get my tires rotated and balanced, but not by them, I can't afford what they charge for that either.
 
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