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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 4 years ownership 31,000 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

worn bush on rear anti-roll bar

 

2016 GTR 4 years old 31,000 miles

 

Issues: Power Steering Pump Failure

 

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

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62/176 Ultra Yellow GT4 350Z - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
[Volkswagen Up! GTi, 5-door, White]

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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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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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Bluetooth is standard, as are Xenons

 

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

62/176 Ultra Yellow GT4 350Z - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
[Volkswagen Up! GTi, 5-door, White]

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

2016 GT-R Recaro Black. Stage 1 engine and gearbox remap epic!

 

No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten

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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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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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2016 GT-R Recaro Black. Stage 1 engine and gearbox remap epic!

 

No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten

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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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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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2016 GT-R Recaro Black. Stage 1 engine and gearbox remap epic!

 

No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten

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A few more updates...

2016 GT-R Recaro Black. Stage 1 engine and gearbox remap epic!

 

No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

Sept 01 2004 Z GT gunmetal Alezan gone but not forgotten

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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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No 1 GT-R Black Black from Marshalls. Helmet signed by Mizuno...

Paul_S Reversing Camera - Sold.

 

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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 :)

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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WARNING - DO NOT TRUST NavTool WITH YOUR MONEY

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Yes very....

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Current - 2009 GTR Premium, Stage 2
Current - 2010 370z Black Edition, DeCat, Milltek Exhaust, EcuTek, Custom Horsham Developments SC air 2 air, Reversing Camera, 20mm Eibach Spacers, Braded SS Brake Lines. Plus many more mods. Currently running 551/400
Black Skoda Fabia, too many mods to mention 290BHP now with the son.

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