What have you done for your X?

RATTFINK Nov 12, 2011

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  1. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Darn Dash Cam failed me this morning.. had a Event.. wanted to View.. Last footage was March23 2020.. CRAP!!.

    Either cam settings are set not to Overwrite? Or cam is failing and Or chip is bad? Dunno.. will be Checking it out more.

    Dashcams are nice to have.. ugh if its working correctly.. Mine is 3.5 years old.. It's due for Failure..
    Z-Edge 2K HD.. OLD Technology.;-)
     
  2. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    Thanks for the heads up. Since I didn’t do the rears, if it fades, it’ll match the grey parts somewhat later on. I just wish I had a passenger more often to work in that seat. Driver is getting shaped better now but Passenger still looks like a factory reject. Any issues with the straps underneath coming loose or ripping?
     
  3. Matt34

    Matt34 Test Drive

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  4. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    adding what my Driver seat looks like, with the folds can see the Dark Black, Vs the Sun Fade Now Grey. ONly strap that hangs down, no idea where to hook it.. so it went down into the trim. Other that Fade and Tearing from getting in & Out all the time.. that is the only issue. Will have to replace driverside someday with just the lower cover..

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  5. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    When you do the motor mounts.... come on over and help me with mine. ;)
     
  6. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Here's what 102,476 mile's of dragging A$$ across the leather seat look's like !! Picture of A$$ available for a LARRRGE fee :eek: 20200730_064715.jpg
     
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  7. Matt34

    Matt34 Test Drive

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    Doesn't look too bad, as long as you have a 24" extension for the top bolts it's probably only a couple hour job.
     
  8. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Dash cam working again.. Some how it Died and went back to Factory settings.. Was recording, with 2015 time stamp..
    Fixed that tonight.. Now, I hope it will work. Will hook up a 12volt battery system see if I can Fully charge internal battery.

    Dashcams are nice...
    half Gin, pushing buttons.. DONE.. eh I hope!
     
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  9. DoomX

    DoomX Bought an X

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    I got Thunderer Trac Grips, so far I like them a lot!
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  10. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Some new window decor
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  11. RM975

    RM975 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Pre trip prep, periodic maintenance, upgrades.....

    • New Powerstop front rotors and pads
    • EBC Truck pads in back after receiving two bad sets of Powerstop rotor and pad kits
    • Disassembled, cleaned, and reinstalled parking break shoes
    • Installed 250a Powerbastards Alternator
    • Up graded charging lead and circuit protection from alternator to battery
    • Dropped transmission pan and changed screen/filter
    • Installed PML extra capacity transmission pan with extra tapped sensor boss
    • Installed Auto Meter transmission temp gauge
    • Installed all aloominium CSF radiator
    • Complete cooling system hose change
    • Plastic T and bleeder fitting upgrade in the heater hoses
    • Chased down and fixed two leaks in the On Board Air system
    Hoping to get this front suspension squeak dealt with prior to departure. LCA ball joints are the only thing I haven't lubed/inspected. Hopefully I can get away with the non zerk balljoint needle lube trick. I'll installed zerk joints when I re gear this winter. Also would like to get my hoop lightbar wired prior to leaving.
     
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  12. Zack.

    Zack. Has been dubbed Arnold Supporting Member

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    any pics or more details on what you used here?
     
  13. RM975

    RM975 Bought an X Supporting Member

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  14. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Not mine but we put Rads all around on Sean's X today and SPC UCAs. Plus u-bolt flip and adjustable shackles.

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  15. RM975

    RM975 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Nice!
     
  16. Zack.

    Zack. Has been dubbed Arnold Supporting Member

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    Did you just tuck the stock alternator to battery cable out of the way?
     
  17. RM975

    RM975 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Did not. Since the new upgraded cable would also work with my stock alternator, which I boxed up as a trail spare, I traced back the factory charge cable as far back as possible, at both ends, to wiring bundles and cut it. I didn't want to split bundles open to remove it completely.
     
  18. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    This week I've had new Duratracs installed and I put in new front brake rotors this morning. All that's left on my list is swapping in a new IPDM as soon as I decide how I'm going to wire up the front fogs again so they work with my high beams still.

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  19. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Lookin' sharp!
     
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  20. scoyoc

    scoyoc Bought an X

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  21. Richard

    Richard Bought an X Supporting Member

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  22. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Nice. Is that white vinyl or just how the sun is reflecting?
     
  23. Richard

    Richard Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Its the matte black. Just looks that way.
     

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  24. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    What have I done for my X, you ask????

    Well we went out wheeling today, so I let it get all kinds of dusty. We cruised up and down some back roads instead of being on pavement.

    And what does my X do for me?? Possibly blows the front diff. :eek: Now to its credit it did wait until we were heading semi-homeward. At least it was able to make it home and Monday it goes in the shop to hopefully confirm what I suspect.
     
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  25. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    This is the kinda thing that scares me.
     
  26. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Now to be fair, I've since learned that it could be a CV joint gone bad.
    Sitting behind the wheel and hearing "clunk, clunk" when you put it in 4 wd, your mind immediately goes to the worst possible scenario, aka "I'M GONNA DIE, AND THIS IS GONNA COST A MINOR FORTUNE TO FIX!!!" :D

    Then some of your acquaintances offer their advice and opinions and other possibilities start to appear. :)
     
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  27. IM1RU

    IM1RU Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Neither one is that scary. All you have to do is look to see if it's a CV, and then listen to tell if it's the diff. Nothing you can about the diff on the trail, and if it's busted, driving it won't hurt, because it's already busted. Broke is broke. CV's are pretty easy to change, I've replaced quite a few on the trail, takes about 1/2 hour. You do have to carry a spare.
     
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  28. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    I may have found the problem.
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    3 bolts missing and 1 sheared off.
     
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  29. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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  30. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Yeesh. Can you tell if all four sheered and what was left of the other three just fell out? I'm the second pic the one empty hole looks like it may not have had anything in it for a while but it's hard to tell.
     
  31. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    I drove probably 80 miles home from where we were so if there were any of the other bolt parts they probably fell out. I also think they came out several days ago, like maybe a week (?), and I just thought it was tires out of balance because they had just been rotated and I had just done a brake job and was trying to figure out if possibly I had a rotor out of balance.

    In retrospect, I should have been looking underneath to see what was going on and in general just keeping an eye on things in general.
     
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  32. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    Decided to have a mechanical day today with it 78 and a nice breeze. Oil change, tire rotation, air filter cleaning, new Fumoto oil plug, and something I decided to inspect while poking around underneath.... the infamous cat heat shield straps. Toast. Shields are fine so off to the store I go. And a big thanks to everyone here for all the different tips and pointers you post. The ziplock baggie on the oil filter is the cat’s ass
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  33. 29erClan

    29erClan Bought an X

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    I fed my Xterra a little Ford today. Well, technically, this lady not paying attention fed her Ford to my bumper when somebody wanted to turn left for gas.
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    My plate light got bent up but didn't break. Tow plug thing broke off. Zip tied it to the recovery tab to drive home. No frame distortion as far as I could see. Scuffed my paint where it destroyed that poor little intake manifold, but it was getting rusty and needing fresh paint anyway.
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  34. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    I wanted to hit the like button but didn't wanna jinx it down the road , glad there's nothing noticeably wrong with the X . I recommend some TUM'S for the glove box as fORD'S are known to cause heartburn !! ;)
     
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  35. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Ouch!!... that little puddle skimmer sure crumpled up bad..

    is it a camera view shot.. but the Hatch on the right side looks more of a gap, Vs the left side?? Bumper Rolled up a bit?.

    with that impact hitting low would inspect more, as with up front Via the frame.

    Good your not injured.. other poor rust got knocked off and some Radiator spray.

    Like the Plastic chunk stuck in your Receiver.. haha
     
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  36. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    UPDATE!!!!

    Only damage was the 4 bolts, and the cosmetic chunk out of the bell-houseing. $147 out the door. $ bolts@ $1.15 ea and 4 nuts @ $2.23 ea only available through Nissan as the catalog doesn't define the size or grade.
     
  37. Zack.

    Zack. Has been dubbed Arnold Supporting Member

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    Finally got a chance (made time) to work on putting everything back together. Only took me like 2 months :eek:. Passenger valve cover, gasket, plugs and coils all accomplished. New plenum gaskets, the tb one that came in the pack was too big so keeping the old one there for now. Think I got everything plugged back in. Extracting the broken bolt on the driver side was a no-go, broke two reverse drill bits, with the end of the second one stuck in the bolt. Will probably need professional help for that one at this point, though I’m wondering if it would be fine if I just ran some permatex along that section of the mating surface?

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  38. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Awesome. I’d say that’s about the best you could hope for.
     
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  39. Zack.

    Zack. Has been dubbed Arnold Supporting Member

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    Got the rest of the engine compartment put back together, fired her up and turned her around to provide access to change the crank sensor sometime in the next week.
     
  40. IM1RU

    IM1RU Wheeling Supporting Member

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    You paid $147 for four bolts and had them install it? Dude, that's not even a 10 minute job out on the trail in the dirt.

    It's probably time you started learning how to fix your own stuff, especially if you want to wheel it.
     

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