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  1. Richf

    Oil query if I may...

    Its not the recommended grade Nissan designed it to use 5w30 Lots of reasons but mainly the 370z engine relies heavily on oil pressure at certain points, valve control for one, cam chain tension for another but there are many, pressure is resistance to flow , thicker oil is more resistant to flow and may increase the pressure at these points. Generally clearances on modern engines are much better than they were and there is rarely a need to go for oil above 40w. (My V8 takes 5w20, the GT86 takes 0w20) Also there is no need to worry about oil breaking down due to heat in the 370z , there is a temperature safeguard that limits performance if the engine temps rise above 130 degree c , synthetic oils can cope with temps over 300 degrees c for hours. Finally if you have thick 50w oil in the sump your fuel economy and power will be reduced which is one of the reasons manufacturers have started to specify thinner oils (Emissions)
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    Oil query if I may...

    DO NOT use 5w50 use the recommended oil 5w30 or if you car is modified take your tuners advice
  3. More than likely but there was a revision mid 2012 and I am not sure if that's when these gaskets were changed, I believe the gaskets were upgraded for the MY12 so would include the GT Edition but there is no definitive info on this. I had a 2012 (12) plate GT Edition and a 2012 (62) GT Edition and there were some differences between the two, so to be 100% sure buy a 62 plate or newer
  4. Richf

    Spare wheel or foam

    I have a 350z spare wheel in my shed , arrange collection from Newbury , Berks and its yours if that helps
  5. Richf

    Urgent! Cats 370z

    Have you tried H-Dev ? They often have some
  6. Richf

    "relay crime"

    Totally agree , I'd rather someone took my car off my drive without either battering me or my family to get the keys I like keyless wouldnt want to be without it
  7. Richf

    How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Car and driver lap times https://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-20062017-historical-data-every-lap-time-every-car-feature These are the peers to the Golf R - Not the R35 154 LL2 Nissan 370Z NISMO (2009) 3:12.0 #4 (2010) 155 LL2 Volkswagen Golf R (2015) 3:12.3 #9 (2015) 156 LL1 Ford Mustang V-6 (2011) 3:12.5 #5 (2011) 157 LL1 Nissan 350Z Track (2006) 3:12.5 #1 (2007)
  8. Richf

    How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Almost certainly a dsg Golf R as well
  9. Richf

    How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    True there are some sub £30k ones but if you cant afford a good R35 GTR you sure as hell cant afford a bad one , a good one is £45k plus
  10. Richf

    How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    No it cant, stock Golf R runs low 13's in the 1/4 mile , start winding the power up and try for those sub 4 seconds 0-60 and you'll break something at least with the manual you will
  11. Richf

    How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Not driven one then? Go drive one and come back . Best part of £35k for a new plus options , no warranty once you've put your £120 map on it (More like £700 if you go anywhere who knows what they are doing) http://www.goapr.co.uk/products/ecu_upgrade_20tsi_gen3_mqb_r.html They arent a bad car , great family car, a good daily, practical with a bit of pace when you feel like it, cheap to run, but compared to a R35 GTR really ? The only reason anyone would take a Golf R over a GTR is if they cant afford a GTR and then they are just making excuses and fooling no-one. There is no shame in saying you cant afford a GTR , most people cant they are outside the reach of the average working joe
  12. Richf

    How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Of all cars why the Golf R ? They are so just so dreadfully dull , boring to the extreme, they are simply the "Beige" of performance cars , yes they are fairly quick but there are a lot better hot hatches out there today and much better ways to spend 30K, you could have a 600hp car for that and not an 8 or 9 year old one either The GTR may be a lot of things but boring it is not. I have a mate who has owned a few GTR's and another who runs a specialist garage for them and they reckon one would cost about twice what a 370z does to run . Of course you could be unlucky and end up with a big bill but you could with a Golf R and you are looking at 10k for a new engine for one of those
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    How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Golf R with a few bolt ons as an alternative to a GTR , cant imagine what world that would be Quickest Golf R in the world runs high 10's on the 1/4 stock 35 will run 11.0 The Golf R isnt even an impressive hatchback nowadays. Audi TT-S is the same dull package , TT-RS perhaps Th GTR has aged and others have caught up but you still get an awful lot for your money but its true that the lower end of the market the bigger your contingency fund needs to be
  14. Richf

    what is 190 bhp "at the wheels"

    Manual or automatic ?
  15. Sprinkle bird seed/breadcrumbs on the floor around the bike. After a few hours the birds will have left a message for him that parking there might not be a good idea
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