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Hi my name is Patrick. I have been lurking around the site for the past week or two. I am a die hard Nissan. I will not park any other vehicle in my driveway. I recently traded in my 03 Xterra for a 2013 Pro 4X. I really loved my X but I recently retired and am going back to work part time and I really needed a pick up. The question I have is about differential oil. I want to change the fluids in the truck but I am confused on what type of oil to put in the rear end. The owners manual says "API GL-5 synthetic gear oil Viscosity SAE 75W-90 (Except 6 speed M/T and O/R vehicles) or Genuine Nissan differential oil synthetic 75W-140 or API GL-5 synthetic gear oil, viscosity SAE 75W-140 (6 speed M/T and O/R vehicles Only). I am confused on which one to use. I think it has the M226 rear end. I read that if it has 12 bolts on the cover and a locker it's a M226. It has an automatic transmission. Any help on this would be appreciated.

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You have the M226 rear diff which is used in all P4X and 6-sp Frontiers.
 

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Good looking rig!
 

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You have the M226 rear diff which is used in all P4X and 6-sp Frontiers.
So the required oil for the M226 is 75W-140 being the same rear end in 6 speed M/T models is used in the P4X models?

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Good looking rig!
Thanks. I blacked out the wheels and roof rack over the week end but didn't take pics. I will post pics tomorrow.

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Want to buy the light cage/light bar that came on mine? I'm working up my post count so I can post it in the classifieds.

That's a good looking rig you have. I'm really not in the market for a light bar. I'm going to be putting new shoes on it in a week or two so need to pinch the pennies.

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That's a good looking rig you have. I'm really not in the market for a light bar. I'm going to be putting new shoes on it in a week or two so need to pinch the pennies.

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Thanks. Didn't even realize it had the bigger (32.5" I think) tires and 2.5" body lift when I bought it. Came with everything that I would have done and then some (exhaust, intake, etc).
 

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Thanks. Didn't even realize it had the bigger (32.5" I think) tires and 2.5" body lift when I bought it. Came with everything that I would have done and then some (exhaust, intake, etc).
Mines staying stock except that I want to level the front. I really don't have a need for body lifts and things of the sort.

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So the required oil for the M226 is 75W-140 being the same rear end in 6 speed M/T models is used in the P4X models?
Yes sir. Speaking for rear diff only. Please verify recommended viscosity for front diff...as I am front diff-less.
 

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Yes sir. Speaking for rear diff only. Please verify recommended viscosity for front diff...as I am front diff-less.
Thanks for the info. I was thinking it was the 75w-140 but wasn't 100% sure and figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Thanks again.

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