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Old 07-12-2020, 03:21 AM   #1
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Today, I went and put a small $100 deposit on this. That isn't much, but it lets the Seller know that I will be back on Monday to buy the truck.

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2008 Nissan Xterra · Off-Road Sport Utility 4D $3,000
TRUCK NEEDS WORK: Had the timing chain replaced and now it has a rough idle. Not sure if it is a small or big fix.

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Besides the rough idle, Runs and drives, Shifts good, good a/c and heat, shrockworks sliders and skids, OME front coil overs, bilstein rear shocks, nisstech add a leaf rear, Spc high clearance upper control arms.
Has intermittent rough idle after recent timing chain and guide replacement, new water pump, spark plugs, upper intake gasket and valve cover gaskets. Comes with front differential and 2 cv shafts from frontier . Sold as Is. Any questions just ask.



















The CarFax shows 3 owners.
  1. The first owner had it since 2013. During those 5 years, he averaged 13,761 miles/year and had a minor accident was reported 5/19/2011 - minor damage for left and right rear. It was towed, and the airbags did not deploy. It was offered for sale 3/15/2013 by David McDavid Houston Nissan with 69,680 miles. It sounds like the first owner had a 5-year note, and after it was paid off he traded it in on a new vehicle.
  2. The 2nd owner only had it for 5 months, but logged a whopping 15k miles during that short time. I imagine that person realized the fuel mileage wasn't going to work with the amount of driving required.
  3. The guy I bought it from has had it for 6-1/2 years, since 2014, where CarFax says he put 5,278 miles/year on it. He even told me that this was his toy that he took out wheeling, and the upgrades he did to it shows.
The guy I bought it from had a local mechanic do the timing chain job. Similar to the KA24e timing chain tensioner spring, the VQ40 has a minor flaw in the timing chain design that the owner learned about on forums and decided to have fixed. After having the work done, the engine had a vibration and was throwing code P0021 (Driver's side Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Failure, Bank 2). I verified this code with my own scan tool. P0021 is caused by a solenoid control failure or low/dirty oil. In rare cases, it can also occur after the timing chain is serviced if the chain is not correctly placed. That's what we both suspect.
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:06 AM   #2
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Looks like a better deal than Cokewhitetiger posted.
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Old 07-12-2020, 12:47 PM   #3
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Nice, hopefully it’s an easy fix
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Old 07-14-2020, 10:01 PM   #4
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It was a hot day outside, but I got the new-to-me Xterra home



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Old 07-14-2020, 11:24 PM   #5
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red truck... red xterra.. no wonder I cant find that color! you have em all!! lol
looks like a fun ride, my son had a super charged mt X, he loved that thing
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red truck... red xterra.. no wonder I cant find that color! you have em all!! lol
looks like a fun ride, my son had a super charged mt X, he loved that thing
You must have seen the Facebook post. The pictures here are fixed now.
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Nice score. My parents have an 07 X with the off road package. Its a little beast. I just used it to pick up my x-cab project a couple months ago. 1200 mile round trip with no problems pulling the car hauler and truck. Its got around 160xxx on the clock but still runs tip top. The only thing we've had an issue with is a damn belt squeal. A new belt helps for a little while but comes back eventually, no matter what brand of belt. I've looked all around for answers, tried different things, took it to the dealer, took it to a well known mechanic in my area, and still haven't found the answer. Just curious when you get yours up and running if it does that. I've read its a notorious thing with them and don't know why.
Anyway, your X will be a beaut when she's up and running on par!
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The ol girl ready for that trip. Sorry for the small size pic. Havent posted one in a long azz time and didn't have the setting right.
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