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I bought my 07 CC LWB LE just under 2yrs ago with only 27k miles. I'm just over 50k now. What should I start thinking about doing maintenance wise, both mileage related and also just age? All I've done thus far is the usual maintenance, oil changes, air filter, etc. I did have to replace the fuel level sensor about a month ago so that's done.

I'd like to get everything done this fall to push past 100k without any major maintenance needed. Some things I'm already thinking about:

1. Bilstein 5100s all the way around
2. Replacing all the suspension bushings, the truck was already nearly 8yrs old when I bought it, so irrespective of mileage I suspect the rubber is starting to dry rot but don't really know how the truck handled new.
3. Brakes, new lines, rotors, pads, fluid. How do the calipers hold up in these? Should I be worrying about the rubber cylinder boots?

Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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I currently have Bilstein shocks on my truck but the OEM originals lasted 170,000 miles.

I have only had OEM brakes on my truck. Usually last 80,000 plus miles.

I have only replaced one caliper since the truck was bought new.

Your results may vary. Looks like you have a great truck with low miles.
 

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The maintenance schedule is in the supplement to the manual. If your truck didn't come with it and you don't have it let me know, I can scan it in as a PDF for you tonight after work.
 

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I bought my 07 CC LWB LE just under 2yrs ago with only 27k miles. I'm just over 50k now. What should I start thinking about doing maintenance wise, both mileage related and also just age? All I've done thus far is the usual maintenance, oil changes, air filter, etc. I did have to replace the fuel level sensor about a month ago so that's done.

I'd like to get everything done this fall to push past 100k without any major maintenance needed. Some things I'm already thinking about:

1. Bilstein 5100s all the way around
2. Replacing all the suspension bushings, the truck was already nearly 8yrs old when I bought it, so irrespective of mileage I suspect the rubber is starting to dry rot but don't really know how the truck handled new.
3. Brakes, new lines, rotors, pads, fluid. How do the calipers hold up in these? Should I be worrying about the rubber cylinder boots?

Any advice would be appreciated.
I find this funny as I did nearly same. Bought an 07 Nismo with 29k miles on it about 4 years ago. I just rolled 86k yesterday.
Suspension is not a bad start but at only 50k I'd say its probably still in decent shape.
Big ones:

-bypass the trans cooler in the bottom of the radiator and add an external cooler if you have not already (assuming your an auto), SMOD will kill the trans quickly $3000+ repair if it happens

-rear diff breather vent mod, the factory one clogs easily and can blow the axle seals $500+ repair if happens

-Probably a good time to change all the higher interval fluids, diff(s), transmission, t case (4x4), brake fluid, PS fluid, coolant

-Inspect all rubber bits like hoses, belts, tires, etc for cracks or dry rot

-Listen to the engine and see if you hear what sounds like a supercharger whine. This is a sign that the secondary timing chain shoes are worn and need replacing. Mine went bad around 60k and most will go bad before 100k. This is a $1400 repair at the dealer

Besides that I can't really think of anything else. Just drive it and fix issues as they appear.
 

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The maintenance schedule is in the supplement to the manual. If your truck didn't come with it and you don't have it let me know, I can scan it in as a PDF for you tonight after work.
Pretty sure I have it. But due to not knowing everything that may or may not have been done, and just age, I suspect I'm outside many of recommended age windows in the normal maintenance schedule. In my experience those schedules have a lot of perform inspection I, II etc vs providing solid guidelines for parts wear. While I could just go with a shotgun approaching and do everything I can possibly think of I'm hoping to get some advice based things that may or may not need replacing, or might go bad, based on the collective experience of the owners here. I daily drive the truck roughly 45 miles a day, about 1/3 city and the rest highway, with a lot of 60-80mph to 0 and back up to speed going on during rush hours in the Florida heat. So it gets a lot more high intensity interval training rather than casual walks on the beach.
 

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Pretty sure I have it. But due to not knowing everything that may or may not have been done, and just age, I suspect I'm outside many of recommended age windows in the normal maintenance schedule. In my experience those schedules have a lot of perform inspection I, II etc vs providing solid guidelines for parts wear. While I could just go with a shotgun approaching and do everything I can possibly think of I'm hoping to get some advice based things that may or may not need replacing, or might go bad, based on the collective experience of the owners here. I daily drive the truck roughly 45 miles a day, about 1/3 city and the rest highway, with a lot of 60-80mph to 0 and back up to speed going on during rush hours in the Florida heat. So it gets a lot more high intensity interval training rather than casual walks on the beach.
Oh no doubt, but the list in the maintenance schedule is fairly comprehensive.

IMO, the only thing you NEED to do other than wear items is the bypass.

Everything else is just replace fluids on schedule and replace wear items such as pads, filters, tires, eventually belts, timing chain guides, and spark plugs etc... most other things get replaced upon failure.
 

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This

I find this funny as I did nearly same. Bought an 07 Nismo with 29k miles on it about 4 years ago. I just rolled 86k yesterday.
Suspension is not a bad start but at only 50k I'd say its probably still in decent shape.
Big ones:

-bypass the trans cooler in the bottom of the radiator and add an external cooler if you have not already (assuming your an auto), SMOD will kill the trans quickly $3000+ repair if it happens

-rear diff breather vent mod, the factory one clogs easily and can blow the axle seals $500+ repair if happens

-Probably a good time to change all the higher interval fluids, diff(s), transmission, t case (4x4), brake fluid, PS fluid, coolant

-Inspect all rubber bits like hoses, belts, tires, etc for cracks or dry rot

-Listen to the engine and see if you hear what sounds like a supercharger whine. This is a sign that the secondary timing chain shoes are worn and need replacing. Mine went bad around 60k and most will go bad before 100k. This is a $1400 repair at the dealer

Besides that I can't really think of anything else. Just drive it and fix issues as they appear.
^^^ THIS ^^^

CSF, or new OEM radiator or bypass mod needs to be done YESTERDAY.

You replace cabin air filters yet?

Shocks should be fine till 100k or so.
 

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I find this funny as I did nearly same. Bought an 07 Nismo with 29k miles on it about 4 years ago. I just rolled 86k yesterday.
Suspension is not a bad start but at only 50k I'd say its probably still in decent shape.
Big ones:

-bypass the trans cooler in the bottom of the radiator and add an external cooler if you have not already (assuming your an auto), SMOD will kill the trans quickly $3000+ repair if it happens

-rear diff breather vent mod, the factory one clogs easily and can blow the axle seals $500+ repair if happens

-Probably a good time to change all the higher interval fluids, diff(s), transmission, t case (4x4), brake fluid, PS fluid, coolant

-Inspect all rubber bits like hoses, belts, tires, etc for cracks or dry rot

-Listen to the engine and see if you hear what sounds like a supercharger whine. This is a sign that the secondary timing chain shoes are worn and need replacing. Mine went bad around 60k and most will go bad before 100k. This is a $1400 repair at the dealer

Besides that I can't really think of anything else. Just drive it and fix issues as they appear.
In regards to the bypass, I'm hesitant on that for a couple reasons. I may use the truck to pull my car to some track events, and the heat can be intense here in FL. The problem only inflicted 05-10 model years didn't it? So if I replaced the radiator with whatever the updated unit used in 11 forward I should be ok right?

Have they made any improvements to the parts used on the timing chain shoes to extend the life? Getting less than 100k on these seems like crap design imo lol.
 

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In regards to the bypass, I'm hesitant on that for a couple reasons. I may use the truck to pull my car to some track events, and the heat can be intense here in FL. The problem only inflicted 05-10 model years didn't it? So if I replaced the radiator with whatever the updated unit used in 11 forward I should be ok right?

Have they made any improvements to the parts used on the timing chain shoes to extend the life? Getting less than 100k on these seems like crap design imo lol.
If you are towing, I'd replace the radiator and still add an external cooler. 05-10 were the problem years yes, but just buy a quality aftermarket rad and a $50 cooler from amazon and not worry about it.

The replacement parts are supposedly updated but I have read about more than one person needing to change them again within 250k miles. I'm sure oil quality and exchange frequency have something to do this though.
 

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In regards to the bypass, I'm hesitant on that for a couple reasons. I may use the truck to pull my car to some track events, and the heat can be intense here in FL. The problem only inflicted 05-10 model years didn't it? So if I replaced the radiator with whatever the updated unit used in 11 forward I should be ok right?

Have they made any improvements to the parts used on the timing chain shoes to extend the life? Getting less than 100k on these seems like crap design imo lol.
CSF racing radiator is all aluminum, better and cheaper than the OEM one and still has the trans cooler built into it, so good for towing.

The timing chain tensioner pads, is hit or miss. Not everybody has had this problem, 137k on mine? Don't worry about that unless yours sounds like you have a supercharger.
 

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CSF salesman here, LOL not really.
 
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