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GTR - first service, 6 months, 5k miles

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From what i hear the oil overheats from one lap at the ring if you are swift. i thought nissan didnt mind this now?

:grin: bazza on track?! In his own car? Not a funking chance :roflmao:

You're spot on though, the GTR is fast as funk on track but can't stay out to play all day with the Pork - it does what it's supposed to brilliantly up to a (price)point - when Wopps is going round and round all day long it's easily to see where the other £60k went! All whilst the GTR owner is fretting about gearbox/engine oil overheating and needing replacement....

However a GTR with brake upgrade, transmission oil coolers, revise brake ducting and Willall fluids would make things much better on track and still leave you £££££ change...

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Just seen your pictures in your gallery, very nice. The silver certainly makes it look more subtle than white.

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:grin: bazza on track?! In his own car? Not a funking chance :roflmao:

You're spot on though, the GTR is fast as funk on track but can't stay out to play all day with the Pork - it does what it's supposed to brilliantly up to a (price)point - when Wopps is going round and round all day long it's easily to see where the other £60k went! All whilst the GTR owner is fretting about gearbox/engine oil overheating and needing replacement....

However a GTR with brake upgrade, transmission oil coolers, revise brake ducting and Willall fluids would make things much better on track and still leave you £££££ change...

I think on any track I'd need to be a bloody good driver to keep up with one, very impressive stuff but I could imagine it cost 'more' than the porker to use it in that way. All that pressure from the 4wd and weight must put a lot of stress on the car. Time will tell I suppose, all I know is I want one!

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Just seen your pictures in your gallery, very nice. The silver certainly makes it look more subtle than white.

:grin: cheers - but subtle you say? :roflmao:

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Ah.

Well the wheels are quite subtle.

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I think alot of people's heads were turned by the list price, and are now finding out that to maintain a car with Lamborghini performance costs Lamborghini money.

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I think alot of people's heads were turned by the list price, and are now finding out that to maintain a car with Lamborghini performance costs Lamborghini money.
It would seem Nissan main Dealers ( not all) are just not interested in their customs full stop, once they have your money they appear to "wash their hands" and ignore customers.

Litchfields do ( by all accounts) a great servicing job, however they are not local to all.

Middlehurst have had some good reviews but are north of manchester :confused:, so a long drive either way for me.

I am going to give the car a little more time before taking the leap so to speak, lets see if Nissan get their act together.

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Middlehurst are west of Manchester rather than north. ;) Still a bit of a trek for you southerners though...

The problem with the GTR is that it's so completely different from anything else in the Nissan range. If I had one it would only ever go to a garage where I knew the engineer was fully skilled on the car. Personally that would mean Middlehurst, but then they're relatively local for me.

It may also depend on how Nissan UK handle warranty claims - even if it's only a short turn around to get the money back, your typical Nissan dealer is not going to want to be saddled with the expense of a large warranty job.

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I think on any track I'd need to be a bloody good driver to keep up with one, very impressive stuff but I could imagine it cost 'more' than the porker to use it in that way. All that pressure from the 4wd and weight must put a lot of stress on the car. Time will tell I suppose, all I know is I want one!

take it all back. £1600 (discounted) on a set of a tyres after 3500 miles is probably GTR money! :ffs:

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Litchfields do ( by all accounts) a great servicing job, however they are not local to all.

Middlehurst have had some good reviews but are north of manchester :confused:, so a long drive either way for me.

I am going to give the car a little more time before taking the leap so to speak, lets see if Nissan get their act together.

:grin: Litchfields will do a great job, I can vouch for them personally - if you're worried about the trek to the Nissan garage then during the first 3 years Nissan UK have a concierge service that gets you a low-loader to transport your car from home/work to your preferred Nissan HPC and back again twice a year +++

take it all back. £1600 (discounted) on a set of a tyres after 3500 miles is probably GTR money! :ffs:

:grin:ouch - GTR tyres around £1,100 a set and my Dunlops managed nearly 12k miles! If it wasn't for the neg camber they would have lasted longer as it was only the inside shoulders on all 4 tyres that were shot +++

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:grin: Litchfields will do a great job, I can vouch for them personally - if you're worried about the trek to the Nissan garage then during the first 3 years Nissan UK have a concierge service that gets you a low-loader to transport your car from home/work to your preferred Nissan HPC and back again twice a year +++

:grin:ouch - GTR tyres around £1,100 a set and my Dunlops managed nearly 12k miles! If it wasn't for the neg camber they would have lasted longer as it was only the inside shoulders on all 4 tyres that were shot +++

Piss off, I'm in. a murderous mood!

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Piss off, I'm in. a murderous mood!

:grin: dude, 3,500miles has got to be some kind of record hasn't it? Thinking about it, how many of those miles were either on a track or taken sideways? ;)

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:grin: dude, 3,500miles has got to be some kind of record hasn't it? Thinking about it, how many of those miles were either on a track or taken sideways? ;)
Bazza, have you had the tracking set up for road or track?, Apparently there is a setting for "Optimum tyre life" I am not sure you know about it or heard of this setting, have you?.

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:grin: dude, 3,500miles has got to be some kind of record hasn't it? Thinking about it, how many of those miles were either on a track or taken sideways? ;)

I suppose easilly over 1000 miles on track, 1000 miles getting to track and 1500 miles fecking about!

The record is a set of cups on my csl in one day at Angelsey from doing this :roflmao:

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I think I have just realised that you now have a 911 GT3 RS?

I'm a bit slow. Umm.

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Not slow, a little fishy perhaps, but what does it matter i drive like a pansey!!! :ffs:

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Wow, that's quite a car.

It looks fabulous. Understatement.

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Thanks chris. drives good too when those massive rears aren't pciking up nails :(

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Is the lower front air intake a standard finish. It suits the matte silver. I've not seen that before. Like the wing mirrors too. In fact, would you like to swap for an old 6 series? lol

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Yep all standard mate. You could buy the initial cars in grey, blue or white with a contrasting colour of red or a white gold (in reality a champagne gold). I was set on grey with gold until i saw the blue gold in the flesh. fell in love and made my choice (after alot of deliberation!)

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I can see why. I always liked them in white but that blue really sets it apart.

Very swish.

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Bazza, have you had the tracking set up for road or track?, Apparently there is a setting for "Optimum tyre life" I am not sure you know about it or heard of this setting, have you?.

:grin: there are three official geo setups from what I remember - Litchfields set mine for 'road' with a little camber wound off as sitting on the ramp it was still noticibly sitting on it's inside shoulders - remember mines for commuting and will never see a track in IRS life! +++

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Litchfields set mine for 'road' with a little camber wound off as sitting on the ramp it was still noticibly sitting on it's inside shoulders

I believe there are moments in life when you read something and realise that you are completely out of touch with the topics of debate between car enthusiasts these days. I've just had one.:roflmao:

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O dear. The new remap is the camber and toe settings. Bazz explain ; :roflmao:

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:grin: there are three official geo setups from what I remember - Litchfields set mine for 'road' with a little camber wound off as sitting on the ramp it was still noticibly sitting on it's inside shoulders - remember mines for commuting and will never see a track in IRS life! +++
Mine will be set up the same, NO tracks for me, too old and an expensive hobby I can live without.+++

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