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I've owned many different vehicles over the years, but this is my first xterra. I ust bought an 05 Offroad from a customer. Its dark gray, and except for a the drivers seat and the bumper pad, pretty clean.

I got a great deal on it, and while I may flip it, it needs a few things... monday it goes to the dealer for the ecm relay and crash sensor recalls. I will have to perform the FSU replacement, as the truck has 135, 000 miles and is beyond the warranty. When I got the truck, it ran rough and rich I swapped the relay with the one beside it and it started up fine.

After I get the above work done, it will be time to fix the reason I got it... it needs the cats replaced. Also, its driving around on some seriously worn brake pads and rotors as well as leaking bilsteins, so I will get all that replaced this week as well.
Externally, the hood has some dings it it and needs some dentless repair. It also needs a good buffing.

I'm sure it probably sounds like a wreck, but I have $5500 in it, before parts, and it really is clean. It came witha high dollar pioneer screen stereo and the oem. I plan to flip the digital unit to pay for the repairs.

As for the seat cover, I'm a bit lost. Its worn where they all are. I would like something that looks professional(read hogrings and wwhatnot), not elastic straps.

Thanks in advance!
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Welcome, sounds like you have a plan for what sounds like a lot of work.
 

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Thanks. It sounds like more work than it is, but I own a repair shop and getting the recall work will really be the most time consuming.

Also, I know I rambled a bit, but its more difficult to type on a tablet.
 

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Welcome From Washington!

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A truck that old, you'll definitely want to check the transmission fluid and do the radiator bypass mod. If you haven't already, you will eventually learn what the Strawberry Milkshake of Death (SMOD) is - check out the Powertrain & Driveline subforum for more info: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=11

Also seems like you're going to be doing all this stuff at your own shop, but make some friends with local members in the South Atlantic subforum: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=33. Plenty of knowledge (and parts) to be shared!
 

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A truck that old, you'll definitely want to check the transmission fluid and do the radiator bypass mod. If you haven't already, you will eventually learn what the Strawberry Milkshake of Death (SMOD) is - check out the Powertrain & Driveline subforum for more info: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=11

Also seems like you're going to be doing all this stuff at your own shop, but make some friends with local members in the South Atlantic subforum: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=33. Plenty of knowledge (and parts) to be shared!
If I'm piecing together what bit I've read and heard, it sounds like if the internal oil cooler gets to hot, it dumps into the radiator... is that a correct assumption? That would also explain the relatively new condition of the radiator and thenice clean green coolant inside. The was also a fault code in the 4x4 system, which I cleared.

I've put about a 100 miles on it this week; brakes and recall on monday, left front hub on Tuesday, tires on Thursday, shocks/struts on friday. I left it with one of my techs to polish up and it will get an exhaust when I get back from Montana in a week. I will check out the seat covers in the meantime.

Initial observation is that its well built, but I'm not 100% sold on its comfort when compared to my 14 year old Rover. But then I kinda knew that when I bought it... it is a different animal.
 

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Where are you going in MT?
Missoula... for 2 days of tailgating and a football game. :D

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Missoula... for 2 days of tailgating and a football game. :D
So, do the Griz have a good team this year? Guess you'll know better when you get back. After 35 years, I still miss Msla - have several good friends in area that I don't see as often as I should, but requires a week to recover when I do visit.

SMOD is result of poorly designed/manufactured in-radiator tranny cooler part. Overheating, type of coolant or tranny fluid are not cause - so you should be good with the new(er) radiator.
 

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So, do the Griz have a good team this year? Guess you'll know better when you get back. After 35 years, I still miss Msla - have several good friends in area that I don't see as often as I should, but requires a week to recover when I do visit.
I don't know. This is the 2nd game in a home and home series between App and them. We played them in the playoffs in 2009, and in Boone last year. Sadly, we will be "moving up" to D1 next year. Never been to Montana... my Grandfather and Uncle's used to leave their NC mountain farms/trout streams (Wayehutta was in their back yard) for Montana "trout fishing" back in the day (I honestly believe they were delivering liquor under the guise!

SMOD is result of poorly designed/manufactured in-radiator tranny cooler part. Overheating, type of coolant or tranny fluid are not cause - so you should be good with the new(er) radiator.[/QUOTE]

So if the radiator has been replaced, this is an item that you wouldn't worry about right away?
 
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