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I went up to Warwick to see the parents today for the first time since Xmas - GTR looking clean and georgeous having given her a thorough clean yesterday.

All was going well and enjoying the drive until I got to the 2nd part of the Alcester bypass (a lovely stretch of 2 dual carriageways with no junctions on or off, just a roundabout between the 2). I was taking it 'relatively' steady but cruising at a decent lick and then as I came up to overtake a car on the 2nd stretch, I pulled out and put my foot down when there was a sudden loss of power. Car seemed to be staying in 6th gear and I couldn;t change down using the paddles. So I kept going for a little ways until I reached a layby and pulled in.

The error on the dash came up as T/M System Malfunction (T/M being Transmission of course) and the transmission warning symbol was amber. Anyway, having stopped, I left it a couple of minutes then re-started the car. When I did the transmission symbol had gone and I had an engine warning symbol and the advice to take the car to the manufacturer. However, I could pull away fine and still go through the gears fine.

I was virtually at my parents so I continued on and when coming home it did the same thing once more. Again, pulled over, off and on and it was OK again.

So a weird one. I'm not technical enough to know that if the transmission had gone, would it be allowing me to change gears etc normally? I'm hoping of course that it's a sensor error or the such. Phone call to Litchfield tomorrow it is then - whoop whoop!

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No experience of the GTR mate but hope is a simple fix (or blip).  Perhaps a sensor?

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I've no idea either. Sorry.

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I don't know anything technical about R35's but an amber warning light isn't as bad as a red one!  It does sound like a dodgy sensor or something.  The fact it let you select gears suggests to me that there was something amiss with the auto mode.

I hope it's a cheap / easy fix mate.

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Have heard of that a few times could be sticky solenoids, sensor or something simple, generally not serious but will probably need the gearbox pan removing. Hopefully should get it sorted for under £1500. 

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Auto torque have a very good reputation sorting GTR gearbox problems. May be worth talking to them as well. 
https://www.autotorque.net/nissan-gtr-gear-box-upgrades/

 

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Cheers Paul, I'll see what Litchfield say and if I don't like the news, may well give Autotorque a shout :thumbs:

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Do you know if the gearbox software was updated when the stage 1 was done?

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So, whats the verdict?

I have read that some have had the same issue when hitting a large pothole. TCM reset sorted them out though.

I hope its not anything too serious though, but if I had an issue with my gearbox I'd try Andy at ACSpeedtech up in Warrington. From what I've read he's a genius.

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5 hours ago, paul_k said:

Do you know if the gearbox software was updated when the stage 1 was done?

I believe so Pau, I remember it being one of the things I checked for before I bought her.

1 hour ago, blobbish said:

So, whats the verdict?

I have read that some have had the same issue when hitting a large pothole. TCM reset sorted them out though.

I hope its not anything too serious though, but if I had an issue with my gearbox I'd try Andy at ACSpeedtech up in Warrington. From what I've read he's a genius.

Don't know yet Rob. Litchfield are massively busy. If I was just booking the car in, it wouldn;t be seen for 2 weeks. They have the car now though and are going to try and do a diagnosis in the enxt few days. So it's a waiting game for now. Good to have a couple of people to spaek with though in case of any concerns with Litchfield (who in fairness to this point have always been completely honest and not tried to get me to do work that isn't needed).

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I hope it turns out to be  a simple fix and doesn`t scupper your CAT driver training day.

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17 hours ago, Gav C said:

I hope it turns out to be  a simple fix and doesn`t scupper your CAT driver training day.

That my friend is one of my biggest concerns. If anything needs ordering in, then the lead time could be 4-5 weeks. Which after COVID ruined my CAT trip last year, would be a proper kick in the gentlemens area. I'm still waiting for the verdict ............. :unsure:

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OK. Some initial diagnosis from Litchfield gives me some hope. They are going to get the front end off next week to confirm but it looks like the intercooler has deteriorated and hsa some cracks in it that under hard acceleration starve the engine and whoomph, she goes into 'help take me home mode'.

I'll know for certain next week but the cost of a new (I will of course consider upgrading it haha) intercooler is a damn sight better than a new transmission!!

Also, the CAT driver day is back on as I've been assured I'll have her back before then (phew!)

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Excellent news, it would be rude not to upgrade 😁 

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Love to have seen your face when you saw it was litchfield on the phone. 

Glad its not too expensive a fix Neil and by the sounds of it, it looked like it needed replacing anyway. Interesting that a potential boost leak has cause the gearbox to error though.

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Good news have heard of intercooler corrosion at 10 years didn’t think that would stop a gear change though. Litchfield do know there stuff. 
hope it’s fixed soon. 

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Good news sir!  Here's to the R35 being back on the road soon, at minimal cost :)

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