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Is this service really worth the money? The only thing I would have the dealer do is the tranny flush and antifreeze flush. Would you guy's wait or would you go a head and do it? I have 29,500 miles on my 05
 

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When mine comes due I am going to get the Tranny flush, coolant system flush, and rear end fluid changed. Every thing else can be done at home. I have the 7yr 100K warranty so I am taking it in so I won't have nay warranty issues down the road.
 

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I think the dealer is crazy for the amount of money they want. I just had my 27000 oil change and gave me a quote of 585.00 for the 30,000 mile service. they want 72.88 for spark plugs platinum plugs are extra, i thought they were good until 100,000 miles. 55.99 for the fuel filter, I thought the titan's fuel filter is internal in the tank. 79.95 to test the computer, give me a break. the list goes on and on.
 

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I had a 05 Frontier and when it hit 30,000 I did the diffs, and the transfer case, had them flush the cooling system, and flush the tranni and torque conv. It was 450 here locally. Talk about ouch for 2 systems:flamed: :sex0rs:
 

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Look in the manual, I would have them swap the fluids in the differential, transfer case, transmission, and radiator.

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I think the dealer is crazy for the amount of money they want. I just had my 27000 oil change and gave me a quote of 585.00 for the 30,000 mile service. they want 72.88 for spark plugs platinum plugs are extra, i thought they were good until 100,000 miles. 55.99 for the fuel filter, I thought the titan's fuel filter is internal in the tank. 79.95 to test the computer, give me a break. the list goes on and on.
In my opinion, and based on what I've read in the maintenance manual, there is no reason that you'd need plugs, a fuel filter, or a "computer check" at 30,000 miles. Plugs are good for 100,000 miles, and yeah the filter is internal in the tank and I don't think it ever needs to be replaced unless you have problems.
 

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❏ Replace engine oil and filter
❏ Lubricate all locks/hinges
❏ Replace automatic transmission/CVT fluid
❏ Replace differential oil 1
❏ Replace engine air filter
❏ Replace engine coolant/flush system
❏ Replace engine drive belts
❏ Replace in-cabin microfilter 2
❏ Replace manual transmission oil
❏ Replace radiator cap
❏ Replace transfer case oil (4WD/AWD)
❏ Replace wiper blades
❏ Rotate tires (except 350Z)
❏ Optional: flush automatic transmission (flush with ATF)
❏ Inspect the following:
__ All lights
__ Axle & suspension parts
__ Brake lines & cables
__ Brake pads, rotors, drums & linings
__ Cruise control vacuum hoses
__ Drive shaft boots 3
__ Exhaust system
__ Front suspension ball joints
__ Fuel lines/connections
__ Fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
__ Headlights/adjust if necessary
__ Propeller shaft (4WD/AWD)
__ Steering gear and linkage
__ Steering linkage ball joints

This is the '6 "premium maintenance" list. All of this stuff is pretty basic, except maybe the automatic transmission fluid. Not sure about the belts on the Titan. Deciding whether to have the dealer do it depends on whether you enjoy doing this type of stuff or not. It also depends on your financial situation.

I started working on my own cars when I couldn't afford to pay a mechanic, then realized I actually enjoyed it. I saw beauty in technology and felt good about doing quality work. For a professional mechanic, maintenance may be a dull and tedious drudgery, for me it's an exciting and pleasureable pastime. It all depends on the attitude.
 

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Nuke said:
I started working on my own cars when I couldn't afford to pay a mechanic, then realized I actually enjoyed it. I saw beauty in technology and felt good about doing quality work. For a professional mechanic, maintenance may be a dull and tedious drudgery, for me it's an exciting and pleasureable pastime. It all depends on the attitude.
DITTO. It's amazing what you can learn crawling around on the floor under your vehicle. Every saturday was maintenace day for my dad's rigs, nothing like changing 44 quarts or oil & 3 filters... that was just one truck. I dont' want to think about greasing, especially the throw out bearing.
 

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When mine comes due I am going to get the Tranny flush, coolant system flush, and rear end fluid changed. Every thing else can be done at home. I have the 7yr 100K warranty so I am taking it in so I won't have nay warranty issues down the road.

FYI changing the rear end fluid is the easiest DIY on the titan.

I had more trouble with wiper blades and the interior filter.



I think a coolant flush and a tranny flush is the way to go...cause I don't have the equipment to DIY and drain and fill just isn't the same.
 

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There's not a thing listed there that needs to be done anywhere near 30k miles! Certainly nothing that needs to be done at a stealership. The plugs are NGK platinum and don't need to be changed until 105k. Tranny fluid does not need to be changed at 30k, but that one at least I can sort of understand people wanting to change early. The read diff can be done at home in 15 minutes with nothing more than an oil pan and a socket wrench...for 1/8 of what the dealer charges.
Engine coolant? BS.....unless you're having issues with cooling, 60k is MORE than sufficient. Todays pressurized systems don't lose additives like they used to.
Why not change the air in all the tires while you're at it....lol. Other things like engine oil & filter change, wiper blades, lube locks ets, are things most folks do on their own when needed. Replace radiator cap? since when? Most have had their crappy original cap replaced anyhow. And if you need proof that the list is purely generic, one only needs to read "Replace manual transmission oil" on that list.
 

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FYI changing the rear end fluid is the easiest DIY on the titan.

I had more trouble with wiper blades and the interior filter.



I think a coolant flush and a tranny flush is the way to go...cause I don't have the equipment to DIY and drain and fill just isn't the same.
I guess the rear diff is pretty easy to DIY. So I'll just get the tranny and coolant done.
 

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IMO Flushing the radiator is big waste of money at any mileage.
Changing the coolant removes metal particles that have built up over time and they aren't hurting a thing. These particles help clog tiny holes that form in the aluminum. Keep removing the metal, and pretty soon you have a leak.

In my first car in HS, a 1990 Dodge Shadow, I had my service guy flush the radiator at 185,000 miles. 2 weeks later I was at the junk yard finding a new one. That car lasted me over 247,000 miles.
 

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I have already done everything except the tranny and the antifreeze.
Those two things was what I was worried about. How many quarts of tranny fluid will I need to buy if I just drain the pan?
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There's not a thing listed there that needs to be done anywhere near 30k miles! Certainly nothing that needs to be done at a stealership. The plugs are NGK platinum and don't need to be changed until 105k. Tranny fluid does not need to be changed at 30k, but that one at least I can sort of understand people wanting to change early. The read diff can be done at home in 15 minutes with nothing more than an oil pan and a socket wrench...for 1/8 of what the dealer charges.
Engine coolant? BS.....unless you're having issues with cooling, 60k is MORE than sufficient. Todays pressurized systems don't lose additives like they used to.
Why not change the air in all the tires while you're at it....lol. Other things like engine oil & filter change, wiper blades, lube locks ets, are things most folks do on their own when needed. Replace radiator cap? since when? Most have had their crappy original cap replaced anyhow. And if you need proof that the list is purely generic, one only needs to read "Replace manual transmission oil" on that list.
I agree...for the most part.

For those that drive hard....changing coolant and tranny fluid could be a good idea. Nothing wrong with dotting i's and crossing t's if you beat the crap outta your truck.
 

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IMO, the best maintenance you can do for your truck is keep all the fluids changed on a regular basis.
 

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I've just had the transmission system flushed as well as the cooling system at 52,000 km (31,000 miles). About half my mileage is towing a 6,000 lb travel trailer over all kinds of terrain.
As for the differential - no need - Nissan just installed a brand new one.
 

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IMO, the best maintenance you can do for your truck is keep all the fluids changed on a regular basis.
True, but doing it too early is simply a waste of money. I healthy tranny (easily determined by testing the fluid on the diptick) should go far more than 30k miles. But I guess some folks prefer the cheap insurance of early changes. I, for one, can't see paying the dealer their inflated rates period....let alone more often than needed.
 

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It really depends on how you drive, your driving conditions, if you tow, off-road. If you look on your service manual, it will show which service is best for you. Theres the Premium, Schedule 1 & 2 service. Premium being the most through and 2 being basic. I fall in the 2 category cause I don't tow, nor do I off road, and most of the driving I do is commute. Read it out...you'll see.
 

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don't forget the air and cabin filters :lookaroun

I clean and recharge my Volant every 15k miles. I replace my cabin filter every 25k miles. They are nasty at 25k but at $35 a pop, I'll breath dirty air for a lil bit.
 

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don't forget the air and cabin filters :lookaroun

I clean and recharge my Volant every 15k miles. I replace my cabin filter every 25k miles. They are nasty at 25k but at $35 a pop, I'll breath dirty air for a lil bit.
I just remove it (the in-cabin filter) and hit it with a bit of compressed air...cleans it right up and it's, get this, FREE! If it's real bad, you can also soak it a little after blowing ther crap out of it. But to be honest, I removed and cleaned mine at about 25k miles and it almost looked new...just a little crap in it.
As for the air filter, if it's the oiled type, they filter better as they get a little dirty. But it sounds like you're in a real dusty place.
 
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