I have been on this forum for awhile (in the Toyota section) but my wife & just purchased a 2003 Xterra, so I now find myself in new territory! The rig is light green, a 5 speed with just under 86,000 miles. The only "mod" that has been done is the engine now has synthetic oil.
I had a couple of questions about the rig that I was hoping some more knowledgeable folks would be able to answer.
1) Unfortunately I didn't get any maintenance records with the rig. What would be a good baseline set of maintenance items to go through? I was thinking of the following:
-oil & oil filter change
-replace air filter
-replace cabin air filter
-change trannsmission oil to synthetic
-change transfer case oil to synthetic
-change differential oil to synthetic (front & rear)
2) Any recommendations on where to purchase OE parts for a reasonable price?
3) Recommendations on synthetic oil products?
4) Are FSM available on-line? If so, where?
There are a few other items I would like to take care of as well. The headlights and fog lights have a slight haze. Does this require replacing the plastic lense or is there a product that can get rid of the haze?
The rear window sprayer doesn't shoot anything out...thoughts?
Future mods are Marathon Seat covers, and vent-visors (any thoughts on brands...I hear weathertech is pretty nice). On the wish list is Shrockworks....
I will get some photos up soon.
Thanks and looking forward to hanging out with you guys & gals!