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Old 1st August 2013, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do i need to do after a track day?

Going to Snetterton 10th august to track my GTR for the first time. The previous owner tracked it numerous times but this is my first and i want to make sure that afterwards I dont neglect anything. So, what should i be looking at changing apart from the obvious brakes and tires should they show enough wear?

Its an 09 plate with 19k on the clock
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Old 1st August 2013, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd advise keeping the gearbox fluid under a set amount, so you don't need to change it.
I used to try and keep under 120c and come in when it hit that.
After two days like that I got fed up of only doing 10 minutes and fitted a cooler.

But I'm sure someone will come along with Nissan's latest reccommenation.
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Old 1st August 2013, 09:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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engine and trans oil maybe
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Old 2nd August 2013, 03:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would do the engine oil, Just a normal routine for me as when I used to drift, after every event I changed engine oil Just for peace of mind.
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Old 2nd August 2013, 06:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Personally I do the following:

Change engine oil after every second trackday, changing the filter on every second oil change too)

Change diff oils after every third trackday (you may be very surprised at what comes out of the front casing if you haven't done this regularly!!!

To date I've changed my transmission fluid every 12Mths, this includes dropping the pan and cleaning the magnets, personally if running an oil cooler and staying below 120Deg I would think you can probably do 4 trackdays without issue.(I recently dropped the oil and inspected it after two trackdays whilst i was fitting a cooler and it was holding up very well.)

As with any other car keep an eye on coolant and power steering fluid levels too (I do a full fluid level check before and after every trackday.

Also worth doing is a wheel nut check before each day, I give them all a quick check with a torque wrench whilst I'm inspecting my pads, discs, and tyre condition.

Hope that helps!
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omg your putting me off track days.
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Old 2nd August 2013, 07:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The best thing to do after a trackday, is book another trackday!
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Old 2nd August 2013, 08:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Nissan require pre and post inspections to maintain warrantee. You will need to keep proper documentation for this in case of any warrantee claim. Doesn't have to main dealer BTW.
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omg your putting me off track days.
LOL...

Just read my post again there and its does sound like a lot but in practice its not too bad. The diff oil, engine oils, and filter are relatively cheap about £100 should cover them so it's really only £50 per trackday, the biggest expense is gear box oil, tyres, and brakes, they really do make you cry but they are less frequently replaced items and you can manage the tyre and brake wear somewhat through driving style. (should add the above cost is assuming you do the oil changes yourself)
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thanks to all for the advice so far - will keep an eye on the dials and make sure i let the engine cool off. I think changing the oil also makes sense.

Car is out of warranty but in good condition and want to keep it that way, and if £50 on oil is going to help then it makes sense to do it.


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