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Hello,

I searched all over for a resource which lists the model year differences of the 2nd gen Xterra but I gave up. Does anyone have a link or list handy?

I'm shopping around for an Xterra and I'm interested in 2012 and up but was hoping to find the differences between 2012 to 2015.

Thanks!


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dead link. Lame. (I know this is a necrothread, but it has high google-ability, so restoring the question here)

Anyone know what changes were made between engines within the 2nd gen? I've read something like early years having a real oil pressure sensor, and later years having a 'dummy' sensor? Anyone able to explain that, and any other differences? I also read,

My 06 motor was a sludge factory.

I got a 2012 motor with 70,000 KMS on it for $2200 CDN (well documented)

We used the 06 Harness , Throttle Body and Oil Pressure Sender .... everything else was compatible.

**I should note before the swap I was running DT headers with no cats which we re used on the new motor so there was no messin around with exhaust manifolds and cats.
from: 06 Engine Replacement

Anyone able to explain those exact differences?

When I see engines for sale on ebay, I see 05-08 grouped together, and 13-15 grouped together, so I guess 09-12 grouped together. Why? I am 95% sure from what I'm reading here we 'can' swap them, but just to know--what are the actual changes that were made? Can't seem to find that anywhere.
 

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I could be wrong.

I think Nissan had a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) for the timing chain tensioner on 2005-2010 VQ40 engines.

However most of the timing chain tensioner problems I've heard of were 2005-2008.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will speak fourth.
 

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^ Updated Link.

Here's some more;

 

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I really don't understand how to use the nissanhelp.com site. It looks like just headlines and blurbs, but there's no further information anywhere. I can't ever actually see the full bulletin anywhere. What am I missing? I've really spent something like 20 minutes over several visits to that site, just feel like I'm missing something obvious.
 
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