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#1 paul_k

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

GTR Buyers Guide

Below is a list of issues that I have had after more than 7 years of ownership of the first 09 GTR delivered April 9th 2009. Mileage covered 77,000 miles.
Updated with 2016 GTR 3 years ownership 23,000 miles
These cars are very reliable and both have never broken down.

2009 GTR

Bellhousing rattle
Instrument cluster back light failure. Mileage is set back to 0 miles after a change.
Audio unit failure
Steering lock recall
Small Rust bubbles under door mirror, top corners and lower edge of the door
Poor quality soft paint which is easily chipped or damaged by bird cr!p
Cracked rear wheels inner rim of rears
Light Wheel corrosion
Scraping of outer edge of the wheel when fitting run flats
Clacking front discs when low speed turning
Rear camber bolts coming loose and rusting - loud clonking noise when 0.9g turn or over speed bumps or road camber changes
Incorrect wheel alignment normally leading to rear inside edge tyre wear
Cracked front disc holes when driven at the track
Rattle from inside drivers door
Buzzing noise from interior from right rear passenger under side window
Buzzing noise from centre console
TPMS valve slow leak due to cracked valve housing
Tyre Pressure monitoring system requiring a reset by dealer after a puncture
Bottom of Front lip easily scraped on kerb
Boot strut loose rod end fixing
Rusty rear under tray mounting brackets and hardware
Wet inside boot
Lazy drivers seat belt retraction
Intermittent high engine oil consumption
Driveshaft minor seal leaks
Bilstein damper minor leaks
Y pipe rusting

Issues that I have not had but others have:

Fogging headlights
Wear on drivers side bolster
Cracked or broken front disc pads
Gearbox only selecting 1,3,5 or 2,4,6 - sticky solenoids or shift fork problems
Gearbox driveshaft oil seal weep
Lightly Crazed or cracked tyre tread due to excess heat when tracked
Front caliper colour faded due to excess heat when tracked
Corroded Intercoolers
Rear subframe rusted through
ABS pump failure

2016 GTR 3 years old 23,000 miles

Issues: NONE!

Correct service intervals and history all in order
1200 mile optimisation should be completed
2009-2010 6 months 6000 miles
2011 onwards 12 months 9000 miles
Yearly optimisation some HPCs treat this as a separate service and don't do it unless you ask!

Check tranny and engine oil temperature history using consult 3
Check for ECU changes Although very rare Engine failure due to poor tune - sold as a stock engine with mods removed has happened
Cam chain stretch change at around 90,000 miles or earlier if any noise.
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#2 T.C

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:52 AM

Wow thanks for that Paul. I only knew of a few of them so a brilliant buyers guide.  :thumbs:


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#3 AnilS

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

Excellent Paul   :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

Can someone tell me if this kit is std:

 

Bluetooth

Xenons

USB/Hard drive stereo

 

I may be looking at getting one :innocent:


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

Re: the list. Nothing that wont polish out......


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#5 Paul_S

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

Excellent Paul   :thumbs: :thumbs:

 

Can someone tell me if this kit is std:

 

Bluetooth

Xenons

USB/Hard drive stereo

 

I may be looking at getting one :innocent:

Wow! Welcome back mate.  Long time...

 

I hope you get one and come along to some meets :thumbs:


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#6 JohnFK

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

Bluetooth is standard, as are Xenons

 

USB connector is standard, but cant remember whether the Hard Drive was there from 09 ......


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#7 paul_k

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

Hard drive was standard USB connection was from 59 cars which had the optional Nav
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#8 Chubbs

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:02 AM

If I test drive a GT-R, would I be able to use the car's onboard audio/nav/telemetry system to tell me if it's been on a track? If so, how do I do it?

 

Also, can the same system give me any more information about the car's history or condition that might be handy?

 

ps - test driving today at 10am!


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:35 AM

Enjoy the test drive
The onboard telemetry does not give maximum temperatures, speed, or G etc or history unfortunately
Historical tranny, engine oil temps etc have to be downloaded using Consult 3 or similar
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:40 AM

Enjoy the test drive
The onboard telemetry does not give maximum temperatures, speed, or G etc or history unfortunately
Historical tranny, engine oil temps etc have to be downloaded using Consult 3 or similar

 

Thanks Paul, so I suppose I'll just use my normal technique - kick the tyres and see if they fall off.


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 05:49 AM

I've just updated this to include paint damage from bird droppings,
loose boot strut rod end fixing,
TPMS valve body leak
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Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:38 AM

A few more updates...
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Posted 03 March 2019 - 06:36 PM

Thought I would update this as my 2016 GTR is now 3 years old and have not had a single issue.
Clearly Nissan do learn from their early issues.
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#14 Paul_S

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 07:10 PM

Thought I would update this as my 2016 GTR is now 3 years old and have not had a single issue.
Clearly Nissan do learn from their early issues.

That's good to hear Paul :)


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:31 AM

Yes very....


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