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I have an 2004 with almost 23000 on it, but the warranty is about to expired come 25 Aug. So I thought I would take it in for the 30K Service so that a lot of the major mechanical items can be inspected while servicing. The Nissan dealer here (we only have on in town) said its about $810 for the complete premium service. I will not need the oil change since I have a lifetime deal with the dealer I bought the truck from, nor will I need the wiper blades, in-cabin microfilter, or the tires rotated. So that should save me some, but the big things I want to get done for sure.

What do you guys think? What all on the list is really required? What has everyone else paid? And do you think it should be cheaper to get the new finned styled rear diff cover install while the service takes place, do the fact they are changing the diff oil in the service anyways?

Quick, chime in I am suppose to drop it off after work today....

Thanks...
 

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why are you going to take it for the service 7000 miles in advance ? even if your warrenty is up doesnt service still cost the same ?
 

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Yes, but I want to have everything inspected, so if they find something during all of the servicing it can be fixed under warranty just in the case I don't buy the extended warranty through nissan before it expires. I thought it made since, but I dunno...

Regardless the service cost will be the same, but also I want the Truck to have a clean bill of health since I will be driving it out of Alaska soon. Its an 2004 too, but I have been blessed not to have any of the major issues thus far. Only the brake judder and the front axle breaking away from the front diff, which was replaced under warranty the past winter.
 

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oh i see... well i dont have a clue so free bumps for you ! :p
 

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Change rear diff. fluid
Change transfer case fluid
They say you can have your tranny flushed but it's not required.
I think that's about it.
 

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Alright I already ruled out:

Replace engine oil and filter
Replace in-cabin microfilter
Rotate tires
Replace wiper blades

The new price is now $580.00

I think I can rule out:

Replace transfer case oil (4WD/AWD)

Since it was just replace when they replaced the transfer case, etc under warranty last November when the axle tore away from the case and left a huge hole in it.

But, what about the following recommeded things, I would think it would be a good idea to have the drive belts replaced and all the filters too. The coolant flush may be a good idea as well since I am in Alaska:

Lubricate all locks/hinges
Lubricate propeller shaft (4WD) 1
Replace automatic transmission/CVT fluid
Replace differential oil (limited-slip, conventional) 2
Replace engine air filter
Replace engine coolant/flush system
Replace engine drive belts
Replace free-running hub grease 3
Replace front wheel bearing grease (4WD only) 4
Replace fuel filter 4
Replace manual transmission oil
Replace PCV filter (4 cylinder Frontier/Xterra)
Replace radiator cap
Optional: flush automatic transmission (flush with ATF)
 

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I just finished reading some of these "Similar Threads" and I am starting to think this service is a rip off...
 

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I agree, it seems like a rip off a lot of inspecting stuff or replacing stuff that needs to just be inspected. I opted for the transimission flush, the diferential fluid changes, and the cooling system flushed. The other stuff I felt was diy. The dealer quoted in $648 for the 30k service. I paid just under 300.
 

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FreezyTitan said:
Alright I already ruled out:

Replace engine oil and filter
Replace in-cabin microfilter
Rotate tires
Replace wiper blades

The new price is now $580.00

I think I can rule out:

Replace transfer case oil (4WD/AWD)

Since it was just replace when they replaced the transfer case, etc under warranty last November when the axle tore away from the case and left a huge hole in it.

But, what about the following recommeded things, I would think it would be a good idea to have the drive belts replaced and all the filters too. The coolant flush may be a good idea as well since I am in Alaska:

Lubricate all locks/hinges
Lubricate propeller shaft (4WD) 1
Replace automatic transmission/CVT fluid
Replace differential oil (limited-slip, conventional) 2
Replace engine air filter
Replace engine coolant/flush system
Replace engine drive belts
Replace free-running hub grease 3
Replace front wheel bearing grease (4WD only) 4
Replace fuel filter 4
Replace manual transmission oil
Replace PCV filter (4 cylinder Frontier/Xterra)
Replace radiator cap
Optional: flush automatic transmission (flush with ATF)

Just drop it off at the AAFES service station or the auto hobbie shop and let them do the stuff you dont want to do. The shop rate is 50-60 dollars an hour and could save you some cash. Heck pay me and I'll GIT R DONE!
 

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AF-Medic,

That's a good idea...but I will probably go with the BMW of Anchorage, since that is where I bought the truck from and I have a lifetime oil changes included with them. So of the items on the list I will probably have the following done:

Replace engine oil and filter
Replace automatic transmission/CVT fluid
Replace differential oil
Replace engine air filter
Replace engine coolant/flush system
Replace fuel filter
flush automatic transmission (flush with ATF)

Does this sound like the best combination?
 

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I wouldn't go to AAFES for anything. Just go to the dealer and get the tranny, diff, and coolant service.
 

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FreezyTitan said:
AF-Medic,

That's a good idea...but I will probably go with the BMW of Anchorage, since that is where I bought the truck from and I have a lifetime oil changes included with them. So of the items on the list I will probably have the following done:

Replace engine oil and filter
Replace automatic transmission/CVT fluid
Replace differential oil
Replace engine air filter
Replace engine coolant/flush system
Replace fuel filter
flush automatic transmission (flush with ATF)

Does this sound like the best combination?

Yea, that should be pretty good. That will give you that good feeling when you leave execpt when you see the bill.
 

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I wouldn't go to AAFES for anything. Just go to the dealer and get the tranny, diff, and coolant service.
The stealership get's 95 an hour for shop labor here. AAFES has ASE mechanics just like the dealership. It will be warrantied at any AAFES service station should something not be right. Any mechanic can do all the describe service. Heck I can do it. except for transmission flush. Just trying to save the man a few bucks. AAFES jack you one time or what.
 

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I got told just this morning that 30K service is $600 for my 04 SE...he tried to play it off that its because the fluids for the Titan are expensive - what can be expensive about fluids for a Titan compared to any other car, unless they are using that expensive a$$ water they're sellin in NYC now to put into the radiator or whatever.....
 

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Can't you replace your air filter yourself? It is simple.

Change your own oil in the diff? Not hard either. How much are they charging you for that?

Your oil change is free so scratch that off the list.

All you really need is the radiator flush. You don't need Nissan to flush your cooling system. Other venues can handle that without messing it up and at a cheaper labor per hour rate.

I doubt the tranny fluid change is necessary at 30K. The tranny flush isn't recommended service until 60K.

The fuel filter is in the tank and unless you have really bad gas where you are at that isn't necessary either.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
 

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I paid 500. just a month ago.
 

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i just paid $450 for mine, and felt like i got screwed in some ways. well screw them back, they have to replace my entire rear end becuz my leaking seals :futwice:
 

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I personally think you would be throwing money up a monkey's arse.Really I do.It may bite me one day but I have never even thought about doing any kind of service on a vehicle until 90k miles.
 

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Changing the rear differential fluid is easier than changing the engine oil and filter. The front differential and transfer case are a little more difficult since you need to drop a skid plate, but very easy too. Since the transfer case uses thin D-matic transmission fluid, do it when there isn't any wind, because it'll blow little red dots all over you.

Transmission fluid change, as 37L1 said, is at 60K miles, and the power train warranty is 60,000 mile/5 years, so you're fine there.

I think the Radiator flush isn't due until 60K miles too. Being in Alaska though, this one might be worth doing early.

Btw, all or almost all of the subscript numbered items on the list apply to Nissan vehicles other than the Titan, if I remember correctly.
 

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A bit off topic...but I drive my truck hard...would you guys who know stuff reccommend getting the tranny serviced at 30K?

I drive hard but never tow a thing...trying to make up my mind...
 
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