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Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« on: August 11, 2013, 09:22:48 AM »
So I guess this will be a good start.

So I went back and checked all our repair records because I could not remember what we did.

Done:
Sway Away HD Torsion
Swapped head unti for JVC w/ USB & AUX support
Shrockworks Rear Bumper/Carrier w/custom corners
15s with Cooper Discoverer STT 31x10.5x15
Mossy Oak Steering cover (Does almost nothing for the heat where the rubber is)
Head Gasket
Belts including Timing Belt/chain
Replaced power steering hose
Starter replaced
Fan Clutch
PML - AC Shackles? I forget which maybe 4x4parts
New Thermostat & larger radiator
Aux Tranny Cooler
Removed Front sway bar bushings & endlinks
Replaced all shocks Rear 5125 Bilstein & Front 4600 Bilstein
Energy Suspension Ultra Low profile bump UCA stops
Replaced OEM horn with a WOLO horn
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Radiator & hoses
Thermostat
New bigger tires
Possibly a new Power Steering Pump
Steering Gear Box
Water Pump
Aux Tranny Oil Cooler & fan

Front and Rear Suspension:
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Upgraded UCAs
Cam bolts
Shocks

Not the greatest picture, I'll get a better one later. This was with it first on. I still had some wiring to do and tweaking. It currently sags on the left. And the corners are setup for a 2" lift so that needs modifying.

First view of the new backside.



The bumper.



Swapped the 17s for 15s and new rubbers 31x10.5x15 Cooper Discoverer STT, now we can do some muddin'!



After PML (just the rear)



Not sure this is needed but here is my cb setup.


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Old Bracket:
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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 12:27:07 PM »
What happened
T-swap / Snorkel

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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 07:23:20 PM »
It would not start for me this morning. So instead of trying to start it we had it towed thinking when it arrived to Firestone they would get the same thing, nope it started for them and they tried starting it over 60 times and it didn't fail once yet this morning it failed on me 3 times and didn't start for at least 12 or more key turns.

So they had no clue, but I'm thinking maybe it's the ignition switch. I don't know cuz I've never had an ignition go out. Do they do that?
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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 09:23:27 PM »
try replacing your battery terminals, or at least inspecting them and making sure they aren't loose. 
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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 04:14:34 PM »
any update with the starter? 

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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 10:47:54 AM »
any update with the starter? 

Starter checked out fine, the X got the shop and it worked all day. Weird it has not had an issue since that day. Should I be suspicious?! I am a little. I thought of the battery terminals and had checked them the day before when I topped the fluids and changed the oil, but that was the day before it went up on the flatbed. Without tearing up the console or steering column I'm not sure, it's possible it could be short, but I hate electrical intermittent issues.

We'll wait till it happens again.
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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 10:08:58 AM »
Starter replaced twice now, works great.
Now we have this problem.

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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 05:56:04 PM »
Work done! No CELs, which is good because there weren't any before. :) No leaks. Just can't tell if it is helping, although the engine seems to be running not as rough now. I did not add any tranny fluid, which is weird. Some came out, plus whatever amount was in the old radiator is still there. I checked the dipstick cold and hot and seems ok.



Got the radiator for the S/C Xterra so it was 1-7/16" thick. I think I could have save a few bucks by getting it at Radiator Express versus ordering it from Performance Radiator but I didn't have to worry about driving to get it.



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dirty as hell, and I sprayed it down sometime ago


New and clean
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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 08:37:18 AM »
Replaced the Thermositor (?) in hopes it would help with the a/c but no go as far as I can tell. It was worth a try, it was like $20 ish.




So I'm guessing the condenser or the compressor will need replacing. I'll get to it maybe.

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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 07:22:46 PM »
I managed to take off the headliner today. Not sure if'll I'll be able to get it back on. :)
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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2014, 09:39:22 PM »
Lol, good luck with with one!
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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2014, 09:27:42 AM »
I managed to take off the headliner today. Not sure if'll I'll be able to get it back on. :)

Redid the headliner, apparently people may learn from my mistakes. If yours has the the center piece with netting do not touch it until you get the whole headliner out and ready to prep it. It requires some precise removal technique from the backside. Needless to say, mine is not going back up. It was missing the cover piece for a few years now and pretty much worthless anyways. I could put it back up with some sort of genius rigging but easier to leave it off.
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2014, 10:24:39 PM »
New headliner is up. Cb and antenna installed. I'll need to probably do a quick disconnect setup on the cb but it's good where it is. A little feedback but it works, I'll figure that out later.😨

Picked up a new roof rack from Whattha can't wait to put that on.

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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2014, 10:52:38 PM »
I'm jealous.   Still waiting on my chance to order one of those racks from Whattha.  I think I'm very close to getting the ok from the boss (wife)  lol

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Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2014, 09:47:54 AM »
I guess I forgot to take a picture of the headliner falling down but you can imagine it when it happens to you. :D





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