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That helps Smile 

She must do a vast mileage delivering mail. 

I only do 5-6000 a year - though when I worked in Shetland I did over 1200 a week. With the cold-rolled and very grippy tar there that meant a new rear tyre a month. And weekly servicing - 1970's Hondas only survived with 1000 mile oil changes and weekly maintenance.

My brother does 40-50,000 a year most of it on the M25, the world's largest car park.

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19-07-2014 07:39 PM
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I bought my xterra with 47k miles back in May of 2011 and now have 127k on it. It's in desperate need of some repairs. Got 2 broken leafs on drivers rear, needs new shock and struts, ball joints, rotors in front... I think that's it...  

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19-07-2014 07:59 PM
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If the xterra is the same as the Frontera here they break far too easily. Is the xterra a GM device?

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19-07-2014 08:01 PM
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Nope. It's been pretty tough. I have only done brake pads and a drive shaft. I won't count the transmission because that was nissans fault for not informing the owners about the faulty radiators.
Drive shaft was my fault, I knew I had a bad u joint and let it go, when the u joint went, one of the ears on the shaft broke. 
Also did a tie rod end, and a wheel bearing... Sealed hub was pretty cheap, like 65 if I remember right 

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19-07-2014 08:06 PM
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Aargh. Nissans and rough terrain are a bad mixture.

Lived in an African desert 84-86. Daihatsus died like flies. Nissans died a little slower but they died. the only things that survived were Land Rovers (Which looked about 200 years old by the second week and broke their half shafts regularly), Land Cruisers (The truck chassis ones go on for ever), and G-Wagens - but they cost the earth.

In less extreme terrain they may do better - I ran a couple of Nissan Bluebird estates (station wagons) that had 500K between them when I finally scrapped them. One of them made it to 300k by the time it died. The 200k one was a parts donor.

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19-07-2014 08:13 PM
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I'd love a g waggen. Not happening anytime soon though. 

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The xterra is the nissan navarra over here iirc, their not bad but dont seem as robust as the likes of patrols and landcruisers of old.

I've been either asleep or at my dads today. We're discussing machining a mod.....

I think I've got the switch design sussed out in my head, but I think I'm going to go with 26650 size first then look at reducing it if it works. I'm hoping the switch design will eliminate some of the issues myself and spas mod were discussing when I visited, the only issue being, for it to work, the buttons going to need to be lapped to the switch housing.

I need to price up 150mm x 35mm brass bar...... and I need to figure out what the most popular size of 26650 dripper is. I think its 28.5mm for the more reasonably priced chinese models.

I suspect the tube will end up 32mm od, as I want room to play with on this one, I also need to get some of those 50amp keeppower cells, or find out whats under the black wrapper. I also need to find some fuck off ring magnets, as the switch is definitely going magnetic, the hades has convinced me of that.

Any help/suggestions with regards to info will be gratefully received. I've even got a plan for a logo if it seems to work out enough to justify a loan and a conversation with a cnc shop Smile
19-07-2014 08:23 PM
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Nor me. The only reason they are still made is that the German military isn't allowed to buy anything else. They are good, but not that good.

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19-07-2014 08:24 PM
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That is the winding gear of astley colliery, based in my home village, home of the biggest functional steam engine in Europe. The silloete is my idea for a logo.
19-07-2014 08:29 PM
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From a search it looks like that would be a frontier. Xterra is a suv on a full frame truck chassis... Not common here in the states anymore. 

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