skibum315 wrote:Tell me more about this truck ... what kind of manifold crack (intake or exhaust), and how bad? What did you feel would be required for repair? How many miles? Did you own it since new? ... please don't take offense at this one: what kind of maintenance history does it have?
I'm pretty active on NewX & a few of the other Nissan sites - I know I don't have many (or maybe even any posts) here, but I use the same name elsewhere ... I've long toyed with the idea swapping my '08 Xterra for a V8 R51 ... as it happens this one would be semi-local to me (I'm up in Lakewood).
At those prices you suggested, I'm trying to decide if I need to jump on this.
check this thread for the mani crack and picture:
however the dealer would be fixing that manifold crack so you shouldn't have to worry about that.
as for maint, i picked it up in 2010 as a 2nd owner, in texas (i used to live in texas). it had 23k miles on it when i got it, and i added the 100k or 5yr (i think it was 5 yr) extended nissan branded warranty (not 3rd party warranty). so anything that went wrong was taken to the dealer.
-i changed the oil myself, switching to mobil1 (and mobil1 filter) somewhere around 60k mi.
-it had a front/rear diff & xfer case fluid change by 4wheelparts at 60k iirc (i had the receipt, gave it to the dealer when traded).
-trans fluid was changed by me at ~50k (there's a post on here somewhere about it) and ~100k.
-sparkplugs were changed by me around 80-90kmi, there's a post about it on here
-i did the radiator bypass around 80-90k, there's a post about it on here. i hadn't changed the radiator fluid yet.
-brake fluid was changed by me somewhere around 90-100k, can't remember if i posted about it on here
ac/heater worked great, power steering has never been an issue. 2/auto/4hi/4lo always worked without issue.
oh, the parking brake needs to be adjusted. it won't hold you when pointed down hill in neutral/drive.
trying to think of what else, but i don't remember any other issues with her, she was a great truck and i bet she'll make it pretty easily to 200k mi. all you'd need to do is add a bullydog tuner and you're -set-.