This is great to read. I've got a new job and have started putting down big miles and worrying about it, so worrying much less now. What's the deal on the service intervals though? I hadn't been doing much millage until recently so was doing every 6 months or so (MY09 model), but the boys at Litchfield got into a panic when they realized that I was over 6k miles since they'd last had it, so am racing up there shortly to do another service only 4 months after the last one. Should I stick to every 6k miles, or does this post prove that unnecessary...?
Really? Sounds odd - I thought they recommended every 9 or 10k for cars out of warranty, in line with the later cars standard service schedule.
I've been doing mine about every 10k but will probably reduce it a little to 8.5 or 9k as I see a regular (slight) drop in oil pressure when it gets to that mileage after a service - and goes back up again when it's got fresh oil in it.
New owner here with 09 plate and 58K on the clock. Planning on Stage 1 shortly but was slightly concerned that any additional strain on engine with higher mileage may be a bad mix. Having seen this, gives me confidence that it's fine.
There was a bit of muck on the oil pickup, but nothing unexpected, and less than one would imagine for a car of this mileage. There's a tiny bit of oil showing on the prop shaft, but again nothing to be concerned about with this mileage.
Otherwise, all OK, until....
...the guys removed the cover inside the wheel arch to fit the lights, and noticed a leak coming from the top of the oil cooler (not sure if it's the pipe or the cooler itself) - to be fixed soon.
We were going to put it on the dyno, but ran out of time.
Update of the costs next...autotrader trade in value seems very low, but for those of you following the thread so far we'll stick with it for sake of comparison...
Additional Service costs:
16th October 2015, 114980 miles (90k service + inspect sump, wire DRLs), Litchfield, £775.62
Additional Tyre Costs:
Total Service Costs £13835
Total Tyre Costs £6113
Current Autotrader valuation £25920
So, having done 115,100 miles in 6 years 4 months, an average of 18174 miles/year:
Total service, maintenance and tyre costs: £19948
Original Cost: £52,345. Current part-ex value: £25,920. Total Depreciation: £26425
Total annual costs including maintenance, repairs, tyres and depreciation: £7322, or 40.3p per mile
what a great thread and confidence booster for owners... I assume the later cars may be even more reliable...
I heard they have fixed the "damp getting to the speakers issue"...
only concern is the "rusting". that's not good for a car of only 6 years old...
Nissans piss poor paint quality.
Has anyone tried Boostane or other fuel enhancers on a tuned GTR? Is there a noticeable increase? Can it have negative effects?
I'm drag racing next month and was considering it.
I'm looking at fitting either H&R or Eibach wheel spacers to feel the arches more on my GTR. Either 15mm all round or 20mm rear/15mm front.
Has anyone got any pics with either of these fitted to their car?
Also, any feedback regarding the spacers good or bad?
I’ve been thinking about buying a GTR for a few months. I’ve always liked them but assumed they still needed 2 services a year with hideously expensive tyres and brakes.
I was surprised to read post 2012 cars need only 1 service a year and the tyres are not as bad as I read years ago. Brakes...
I have only had my car a couple of weeks, and have not driven it all that much, but I am a bit concerned it will breach the driveby noise limits. I am going to Spa driveby limit is 103db.
Car is as far as I am aware (haven't been able to get under to have a look given the weather) a litchfield...