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New to the Xterra, new to the forum! Hoping to learn lots from all the experience here. Just picked up a 2006 X with 82k on it, looking forward to having some fun with this beast! Pics to come. Now it's off to hit the Search links to see what I need to be taking care of first!
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Welcome from Raleigh, NC area. Where are you located? Also, with you mileage, the FIRST thing that needs to be done this weekend is the SMOD bypass MOD; I mean it needs to be done this weekend! You may also need to service your transmission, just in case. SMOD stands for strawberry mileshake of death; what happens in the transmission flows through the radiator, through a different channel, but what happens is the transmission fluid can be contaminated by the radiator fluid and then your transmission dies.

What are you goals with the Xterra? Towing, Off-roading, mall-crawling?

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Welcome from Raleigh, NC area. Where are you located? Also, with you mileage, the FIRST thing that needs to be done this weekend is the SMOD bypass MOD; I mean it needs to be done this weekend! You may also need to service your transmission, just in case. SMOD stands for strawberry mileshake of death; what happens in the transmission flows through the radiator, through a different channel, but what happens is the transmission fluid can be contaminated by the radiator fluid and then your transmission dies.

What are you goals with the Xterra? Towing, Off-roading, mall-crawling?

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Thanks for the welcome AND for the welcome advice! I've already dropped the X in for transmission service as a precaution. Once back in my hands, I'm looking forward to some off-road adventures and hauling my various bikes around to some of the area's better riding spots. I'm located in Wake Forest.
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Welcome from South Carolina. Great you joined.

X2 on the bypass. Its amazing how many people on this board, who know about SMOD, still have the problem after being warned because they figured it wouldn't happen to them. The 2006 is prime year for SMOD, and your at about the correct mileage for it also. I wouldn't wait for the weekend.

I actually changed my rad to aftermarket. I don't think you will have a heat problem before summer, but down here I would want the radiator cooler or an aux cooler with fan in order to prevent excessive heat in the trans - per all of Jeff Red-x posts and research.
 

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I just want to reiterate...do the bypass mod ASAP. You will be mad if you don't do it, thinking the trans service will be sufficient because it absolutely will not.

I'm down in Holly Springs, and on Feb 22nd, me and a couple guys are going to do some local wheeling at some kinda lesser known, but known, areas around.

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Ack! SMOD strikes! Fighting with the stealership I bought it from right now. Local Nissan dealership's service dept is being super-helpful on this front. We'll see how this plays out...Too bad, 'cause I've loved my X for about 180 of the 240 miles I've driven it, lol!
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It lives! New tranny, radiator, etc...and it was all covered. Back in business! Just picked it up from the local Nissan shop, full of shiny new parts. It's a good day.
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Welcome from charlotte


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