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  1. Repair Questions
    Hey everyone, I've been running into some issues trying to get a seal for a plate that sits on the bell housing of an 03 xterra. 1. I have not the slightest clue what the name of this is 2. The gasket on it I am also unsure how to locate I have tried Bell housing separator plate, transmission...
  2. Repair Questions
    Got this 02 vg33 xterra from auction at a military base, and took the radiator out to look at the timing belt to make sure it was good and noticed that there is oil all around caked to the alternator. is there a typical oil leak in this area that is easibly fixable? I checked out the faq and...
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  3. Repair Questions
    Hello, I have an 05 Xterra for almost a month now, and I'm loving it. Since I bought it it has show me low oil pressure in low revs which I thought normal. Today I drove around 600 miles and parked it for 2 hours, when I turned back on. It had no oil pressure at all. The needle doesn't even...
  4. Repair Questions
    New here... My son has a 2000 XE, 6 Cyl, manual, 180,000 miles. 1) There is an oil leak (not bad) and I found the driver side valve cover is the issue. The manual I have says I need to remove the upper intake plenum. Doesn't look too hard, just takes time. Any advice here or "heads up" ? I do...
  5. General Discussions
    Hi everyone, I test drove a 2012 Xterra Pro-4X yesterday and noticed there were a few red fluid dots on the oil dipstick when we pulled it out. Initially it was right down at the bottom of the dipstick. We cleaned it and put it back in to check it again. On the second check, they were...
  6. Repair Questions
    I was checking my fluids today since I am almost due for an oil change and I did a transmission fluid service yesterday and I smell the dip stick for freshness. After smelling the engine oil, it smells like straight up gasoline! The color of the oil is still pretty golden light brown. The...
  7. Repair Questions
    For the actual "knocking" sound, see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Saf8BRFAA It is louder in neutral, but is audible in all gears, and of course increases with throttle. I first noticed an issue with the car having some difficulty starting. It seemed to be taking a little...
  8. Repair Questions
    I am new to the site and looking for help, dealers giving me the run around! Oil gauge is topping out and I found the part for around $70 but am wondering if it will do any damage to my vehicle if not changed immediately. I only ask because I can't afford the part for about 2 weeks? Please help...
  9. Repair Questions
    My wife has an 02 Xterra XE with 135k on the engine. When she first starts it up in the mornings the engine has some valvetrain noise for the first few seconds, then quiets down. I use Mobil 5000 5w30 oil and a Purolator filter. Oil never goes past 4,000 miles before an oil change. Does...
  10. Repair Questions
    Hey all, After reading up on the forums on this, it seems that others that have a 1st gen x have had this same problem of leaking out the RMS. However, I've also read that to many people it ends up being some other more easily fixed problem like a valve cover gasket. Last winter, my oil pan...
  11. Repair Questions
    ok so every few nights im dripping out out of the pan i an see where is coming from will using oil resistant silicone on outside right around where it seals help at all or is it a waste of time and/or make it harder when or if i need to fix it right later? also should i just try tightening the...
  12. Repair Questions
    What oil cooler works best for my '05, or what brand should I avoid? I took it to the shop yesterday and they want another $700 from me, so I'm doing it on my own. Any advice? The second leak comes from the differential side seals, is that as tricky as it sounds? Should I just take it back to...
  13. General Discussions
    My X, she just turned 100,000 miles today. its good an bad. good, glad she made it this far through the shit ive thrown at her, bad cause god knows how long shes gonna live. i got to do an oil an trans oil change. what else should i look at doing with out empting my wallet to fix her up a bit...
  14. Scheduled or Preventive Maintenance
    I have an '07. Just had the diff fluids changed by the dealer. Afterwards, I started noticing a strong gear oil smell whenever I drive for 30 minutes or more. So today I checked the diff fluids. The rear was thin and milky looking. Could this be from an additive for limited slip or...
  15. Performance Mods
    Will my oil pan on my vg33er reverse? The big end of the oil pan switched to the other side near the pulleys? It looks the same just a rectangular oil pan it looks like it would switch no problem. I hope someone can help me out. Thanks for checking it out.
  16. Repair Questions
    Will my oil pan on my vg33er reverse? The big end of the oil pan switched to the other side near the pulleys? It looks the same just a rectangular oil pan it looks like it would switch no problem. I hope someone can help me out. Thanks for checking it out.
  17. Repair Questions
    The oil pressure light is only on prior to starting the vehicle. I changed the oil and the level is good. Also, I checked for any leaks from the oil pan and from above. Everything looks fine to me. Tonight I will remove the battery to see if that resets the indicator. Can anyone offer any...
  18. General Discussions
    The tech put in synthetic 5w-20 instead of 5w-30 as recommended. I did ask for synthetic but not thinner oil. Can this damage my engine? I am in a 80 degree a day climate.
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