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Hello

Over the coming months il be (hopefully) joining the R32 GTR club and so have been scanning the forums for as much information i can find.

I do how ever have a few awkward questions which i hope some of you may be able to answer and at least voice your opinion.

Now, the Attesa system.
How on earth are you supposed to test it when purchasing a car from either private or dealer?
Or, if you look at it this way, how would you demonstrate that it is functioning to a potential buyer?

I wouldnt expect lighting up the rear tyres etc is an ideal solution.
Hire a dyno maybe? would you as a seller agree to such tests?

Any help would be great
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M.Bailey
 

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If the 4WD light come on with the ignition and goes out shortly after starting the engine, then electrically is good.
Testing the clamping force of the clutch pack is not easy.
 

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If the 4WD light come on with the ignition and goes out shortly after starting the engine, then electrically is good.
Testing the clamping force of the clutch pack is not easy.
Well said, i believe electricaly it could be deceiving.
Mechanically it would be most difficult. I personally wouldnt be comfortable spending £10k with the assumption it 'must work'.
I would assume this is a issue for current owners also. I for one havent found any specialists in the attesa area with regards to rebuilds, servicing and testing. Perhaps an exploitable part of the market? I dont know, but it still doesnt help the original issue of providing proof of the functionality of the attesa system to a potential buyer.
If any current r32 gtr owners on the forum could contribute to the solution of providing 'proof' to how their system works would be great.

I know if i currently owned an r32 or other mark, i would like to know that my attesa system is healthy and working 100%. I suppose (never having driven one) that the drive/characteristics of the car with the part time attesa drive system with an unexperienced new owner can be overlooked when considering how good the drive is/feels 90% of the time as rwd. Even for an experienced owner taking it out on track once a year only be suprised that their attesa system isnt preventing the rear of the car overtaking them round a hairpin whenn it shouldnt.
Hmm. Interesting.
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The ATTESA is not a simple system with reference to inputs and outputs.
An easy function test is to reverse the car onto a slippery surface. Rev the engine and pull away sharply. When the rear wheels slip the fronts should grip and the car should pull away sharply.
That's about as basic a test as you can do.
 

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Yes I just drove mine on a wet grassy paddock, then let it do its stuff.
It really is an amazing system, difficult to come unstuck even on acres of wet grass.
 
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