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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.
These cars are very reliable and mine has never broken down.

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
Intermittent Bubbling noise sounds like air in the coolant coming from the heater matrix happened after a coolant change.
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 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

Correct service intervals and history all in order

2009-2010 6 months 6000 miles
2011 onwards12 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 all 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
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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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Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - Dumbo

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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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#10 Chubbs

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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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#11 paul_k

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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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#12 paul_k

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:38 AM

A few more updates...
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Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten