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Want to do some preventative maintenance on my 2006 Xterra...

I drive a lot of miles and currently have 102K on my vehicle. To keep it running for possibly another 100K, what would you recommend be done in regard to replacing the timing belt/water pump/etc.? I'm not having any problems currently - just want to be proactive in addition to oil changes.

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