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      08-08-2009, 11:38 AM   #89
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It looks very menacing in that colour Steve and a real step up in performance from the E92, I`m sure you`ll have a blast at the `Ring. Wish I could`ve gone.

Have you looked into the running costs yet (I know the running in service was free), is it time or mileage based for service intervals ? I run the same brakes on my M3 and replacement front discs/pads are 1400 direct from Brembo, I dread to think what Nissan will charge with their cut and labour on top, 2Kish without the rears ?? I doubt you`ll run it long enough to get to that stage anyway.
Hi Mike and thanks for comments! My optimisation was FOC and was done over a week ago now. The next service is 6k but its pretty cheap considering - about 300 i think they quoted me. i think the service intervals are every 6k or 6mths. The biggest service is about 24k i think they said. In terms of brakes - yep they are mega expensive, but then again they are MEGA awsome brakes so you have to accept if you are running the ultimate in technology and performance that you have to pay for it, or dont buy these sort of cars i guess!! As you said, i very much doubt i will have the car when it comes to changing larger items like brakes, so im not hugely concerned anyway!!!
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I suppose 6K isn`t too bad when you think that the earlier Evo`s were 4.5K miles.
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      08-08-2009, 04:28 PM   #91
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AWESOME CAR ,my only concern is it quick enough to keep up with the mighty DXB .
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      08-08-2009, 05:02 PM   #92
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The biggest service is about 24k i think they said.


Fck me, that's a joke surely!!!!

What does that service include then?
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      08-08-2009, 06:44 PM   #93
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He means at 24k ian mate
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Great car Steve

BTW LC doesn't void the warranty. UK cars have a modified Launch Control (which is apparently faster to 60) which minimises rear wheel hop (hence faster launch), but reducing the revs when the clutch is dumped. The rear wheel hop is what what was breaking gearboxes in the US. And then again only with repeated use. Saying that some people have struggled to use LC due the clutch overheating.

It's VDC which you can't turn off (unless in snow / mud etc) without voiding warranty - although that's strictly not true. It's more a case of the thing breaking BECAUSE of VDC being off.

Funny thing about modding with the ACCESSPORT is that my HPC (Nobles) are selling them ,the GTC Ti Exhaust and a whole lot of other mods, fitted from delivery
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I read in a well known mag that launch control was not on UK cars ? So who tunes these cars already ?
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He means at 24k ian mate
We are talking miles not gbp ?
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To clarify - i meant (quite obviously!!!) twenty four thousand MILES and not pounds!!!! You big goons!!! Bloody hell, even Carlos knew what i meant!!!!!

MisterS3 - ive no idea how i would go about initialising LC so its not a problem for me anyway, but interesting that using LC does NOT void warranty as thats all you hear about these days with these cars!!! Also, ive not encountered one single situation yet where i would have needed the extra assistance of LC from the lights/standing start - ive found it ballistic everytime in normal mode!!!

Can you also explain what "accessport" is or does???
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Steve

You need to talk to these guys http://www.litchfieldimports.co.uk/n..._servicing.asp

They are very well known in the Subaru Scene, they import a load of JDM specific cars. They brought the first gtr into the UK and have been developing a servicing / performance packages.

The servicing costs looks very cheap and as long as they use approved parts (which they do) there wont be any warranty issues.

I wonder how much the Alcons are ?
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Thanks Bob - but my car has already been introduced to Iain Litchfield!! She went down last week to have the Miltek Y-Pipe fitted!! Great guy and impressive outfit down there. Wish he was closer. That said, im still not convinced that it wont invalidate my warranty if i dont use a main dealer. Will look into it though. Thanks again Bobster!!
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Its something to be wary of, but an EU directive was passed, effectivley saying it was illegal for a manufacturer to force you to use a franchised dealer. So as long as approved parts, oils, filters and the service mechanic uses the correct process then there will be no difference and your warranty stays intact.

The only problem with the above is that as a buyer of a car, i've been conditioned to ask for Full Dealer Service History, whereas I should be asking for a Full Service History using approved parts.

If I was buying a used GTR and it had been serviced by a non HPC then the only stamp I would consider would be a Lichfield stamp ....

You know you need a power upgrade and bigger brakes ......
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You know you need a power upgrade and bigger brakes ......
Stop it!!!!!
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      08-10-2009, 04:12 AM   #102
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beautiful car Steve , This thread is 5 pages long and you haven't sold it already i cant believe it!

Will agree with you pictures don't do it justice its 100 times better looking in the flesh, i saw a red one about 2 weeks and it looked evil.

You have got the best colour combo IMO
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Jules, are you driving anything new yet?

No Will and have all but given up, especially now that we are house hunting as this takes up most on my spare time. However, sharing one car is starting to be hard work so I'll need to get something sorted soon.

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      08-10-2009, 06:39 AM   #104
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beautiful car Steve , This thread is 5 pages long and you haven't sold it already i cant believe it!

Will agree with you pictures don't do it justice its 100 times better looking in the flesh, i saw a red one about 2 weeks and it looked evil.

You have got the best colour combo IMO
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been researching, seems Cobb do an ECU flash for $900. With a full titanium exhaust and 100cell cats you can be knocking on 600HP!
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That Datsun looks like a serious car for the money
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been researching, seems Cobb do an ECU flash for $900. With a full titanium exhaust and 100cell cats you can be knocking on 600HP!
Just wait til ive taken you out for a blast in her as she is stock out of the box - then tell me you wanna rush out and get more power!!??

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Yup!!! Go Datsun!!!
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Steve, I've just gone back to page 1 to look at the photos again, it's such a fuckin' beast that car. The colour just makes it look even more menacing. Love it .
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Steve, I've just gone back to page 1 to look at the photos again, it's such a fuckin' beast that car. The colour just makes it look even more menacing. Love it .
Thanks Rog - glad you approve!! Its even better to drive, trust me!! Will take you for a blast as and when we meet!!

Oh, and i have to say, i also love that Adolf Hitler sketch - very very funny and even more apt!!!
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