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Nissan Japan Lowers the Cost of GT-R Maintenance

May 19, 2009 Comments off


When the Nissan GT-R launched it truly was marketed as a supercar for anyone, anywhere, anytime and at a price you can afford to boot. That is, you can afford it to begin with but what about living with it?

Initially there were concerns when OE consumable pricing made it’s way out via dealers but as time went on it seemed the average owner who maintained the car properly and wasn’t hitting the track every weekend could afford to maintain it without having to sell a vital organ every 6 months.

That being said, I don’t think anyone can say it’s cheap by any stretch of the imagination, and those big ticket service items (noone ever pretended giant brakes were cheap to maintain right?) are still going to make a decent size dent in anyone’s pocketbook. There is some interesting news out of Japan that may help though.

Nissan has announced they’ve lowered the cost for OE Brembo brake pads and Bridgestone RE070 runflat tires. On top of this they’ve updated the service intervals so that the average GT-R owner will need to back at the dealership less often. The new, Japan region service intervals look like this:

  Operating Temperature Updated Interval Previous Interval
Engine Oil Below 110℃ Every 15,000km or 12 months Every 10,000km or 12 months
110℃ to 130℃ 5,000km 3,000km
Above 130℃ As soon as possible As soon as possible
Transmission Fluid Below 110℃ 60,000km 30,000km
110℃ to 140℃ 5,000km 3,000km
Above 140℃ Service as soon as possible Service as soon as possible
Front / Rear Diff Oil Both diffs below 110℃ 60,000km 30,000km
Both diffs 110℃ to 140℃ 5,000km 3,000km
Both diffs above 140℃ Service as soon as possible Service as soon as possible

Of course many owners have already discovered the benefits of cheaper and better performing aftermarket consumables like brakes and oils, and if you’re tracking the car it’s likely the best way to go.

For the rest of us, it’s not known if Nissan will update service intervals in other regions now or in the future. It is likely going to depend on what the service departments are seeing as time goes by. Outside of Japan, for now you’d be best served by following your owners manual for recommended service intervals.

I’m sure some owners agree and some don’t. Let us know your experiences in the comments below…

Source: Nissan Japan

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