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#1 04cobra Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:49 AM

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Hi Guys. I am looking to get a 2012 GTR and after some reading (not on this site) have seen that it could cost a ridiculous amount to just change the fluids on this car. Normally I like to change fluids myself, but I would like a warranty.

I have done a basic search and couldnt really find what I was looking for, so if someone could enlighten me on how much it might cost to change:

Oil change cost?
Tranny flush cost?
Diff fluid change Cost?

I have heard the oil change alone could cost $800, which just seems ridiculous to me. Anyway any help that could be given would be great.

Thanks



#2 HellaFunctional Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:16 PM

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View Post04cobra, on Jul 18 2011, 10:49 AM, said:

Hi Guys. I am looking to get a 2012 GTR and after some reading (not on this site) have seen that it could cost a ridiculous amount to just change the fluids on this car. Normally I like to change fluids myself, but I would like a warranty.

I have done a basic search and couldnt really find what I was looking for, so if someone could enlighten me on how much it might cost to change:

Oil change cost?
Tranny flush cost?
Diff fluid change Cost?

I have heard the oil change alone could cost $800, which just seems ridiculous to me. Anyway any help that could be given would be great.

Thanks

oil change won't cost more than a normal car
the filter + washers and what not will run you about $7
the oil itself is $8 a quart and you'll need 6 of those
tranny..
it's going to depend on what oil you use really
you can use oem at $55 a bottle and you'll need ten so that'll be $550
you can get the dodson for about $500 for all 10 (this is what I'd do)
hks does 20L for $1000
SSP does 1L for $40
the willall stuff which I think is overpriced..is like a little over $700 for 10L
if I can recall correctly you don't need 10L..more like 8L..but I think you should just get 10L and be safe
that's that..
as for diff if you plan on sticking with oem will run you $40 a pop and you'll need 3 so $120
willall sells theirs for $100 for 3L
so to sum it up
if you're doing all this yourself
the best price you can get is
engine oil - $55
tranny oil - $400
diff oil - $100
add in $50 for tranny gasket and misc washers and plugs
it's not that bad for the performance you get..
if I'm wrong don't hesitate to jump in and correct me..



#3 chasebobcat Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:14 PM

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My Local Dealership is quoting me the following for my 36/36,000 service:

Transmission Service:  $547
Brake Flush:  $138
Rear Diff:  $278
Front Diff:  $278
Cabin Filter:  $135
Oil Change:  $119

Total: $1495

Does this seem reasonable?  Does any body else have number to compare?

Thanks.



#4 Goonthree Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

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Looks good to me, especially for transmission service.  I think I paid around $1,400 for transmission and differentials.

View Postchasebobcat, on Aug 12 2011, 02:14 PM, said:

My Local Dealership is quoting me the following for my 36/36,000 service:

Transmission Service:  $547
Brake Flush:  $138
Rear Diff:  $278
Front Diff:  $278
Cabin Filter:  $135
Oil Change:  $119

Total: $1495

Does this seem reasonable?  Does any body else have number to compare?

Thanks.




#5 f355c5 Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:24 AM

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View PostGoonthree, on Aug 12 2011, 01:57 PM, said:

Looks good to me, especially for transmission service.  I think I paid around $1,400 for transmission and differentials.

I just paid $1,083.00 for trans and differ change. Out the door price. Nissan Dealer.

Very happy camper. Beat up your dealers to come off their high price for this service.



#6 fcs1965 Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

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View Postf355c5, on 20 August 2011 - 08:24 AM, said:

I just paid $1,083.00 for trans and differ change. Out the door price. Nissan Dealer.

Very happy camper. Beat up your dealers to come off their high price for this service.




Hi,
I live in Naples as well, where did you get the fluids changed for that price? Merazzi just did mine for $1495 only after I told them Ft. Myers only charged $1495. They wanted to charge $1995 at Naples Merazzi.

Chris



#7 shawnhayes Posted 08 October 2011 - 06:41 AM

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View PostHellaFunctional, on 18 July 2011 - 01:16 PM, said:

willall sells theirs for $100 for 3L

It's more like $100 per L (differential fluid)

Shawn



#8 Motivated Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:24 PM

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I just recently paid $1520 for engine oil, trans, diffs at Uftring nissan dealer in Peoria, IL, i would say that about 1k for all of that and the brake flush and cabin filter is a good price!



#9 dexterkatt Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:13 PM

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View PostMotivated, on 10 October 2011 - 01:24 PM, said:

I just recently paid $1520 for engine oil, trans, diffs at Uftring nissan dealer in Peoria, IL, i would say that about 1k for all of that and the brake flush and cabin filter is a good price!

Best price for Nissan tranny fluid is $664.95 per 10 qts from Courtesy Nissan. Some dealers charge between $95-$100/qt. Mobil 1, 0w-40 is around $40/5 qt, from O'Rileys,  diff fluid $70.00 from O'Rileys. totals around $775.00.
not to mention the cabin filter and brake flush AND the labor. I think stuff must be a lot cheaper in Peoria and Texas.

Baker Nissan charged me $1300 for just the tranny and Clear Lake Nissan charged a little less about 7  months ago.



#10 pdisme Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:46 PM

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I'm curious; what are the recommended intervals on the diffs and trans?


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#11 shawnhayes Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:13 PM

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View Postpdisme, on 10 October 2011 - 02:46 PM, said:

I'm curious; what are the recommended intervals on the diffs and trans?

By the manufacturer, or by us?

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#12 pdisme Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:33 PM

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View Postshawnhayes, on 12 October 2011 - 04:13 PM, said:


By the manufacturer, or by us?

Shawn

Enthusiasts; I have the manual but have only had my car a few days so wasn't sure if there are any weaknesses, proven or suspected, in the nissan intervals.


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#13 seanm Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:59 PM

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View Postpdisme, on 12 October 2011 - 04:33 PM, said:


Enthusiasts; I have the manual but have only had my car a few days so wasn't sure if there are any weaknesses, proven or suspected, in the nissan intervals.

18 k on the diffs.

If the trans gets hot, I would change the diff fluid also.

The owners manuals (SMG) show some slightly odd stuff.  3k on the brake fluid. 3k on the diffs. However the actual Maintenance log and record pages show 18k for the diffs

http://www.2009gtr.c...-2009-2011.html

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#14 Zero2Sixty Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

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2012's are now 36k miles not 18k for tranny and diff service.


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#15 shawnhayes Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:56 AM

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View Postpdisme, on 12 October 2011 - 04:33 PM, said:


Enthusiasts; I have the manual but have only had my car a few days so wasn't sure if there are any weaknesses, proven or suspected, in the nissan intervals.

No genuine weaknesses, perhaps overkill.  Street driven and on OEM fluids, the 18,000 miles are all sufficient to keep everything healthy, but I think we all recommend doing the first one early on everything to remove break in debris.

Track driven, following the temp guidelines for all the OEM fluids is appropriate.
Many of us with non-OEM, but beefier and hardy fluids are changing once a year, but most of us also have some sort of cooling upgrade.

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#16 BDASooner Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:27 AM

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View Postpdisme, on 10 October 2011 - 02:46 PM, said:

I'm curious; what are the recommended intervals on the diffs and trans?

I was just told by my dealership that the intervals at 1800 miles if you track the car.

They quoted me $200 for oil
$850 for tranny
I forget how much the diff fluid was.


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#17 jonnyt5050 Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:57 AM

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View PostZero2Sixty, on 12 October 2011 - 08:51 PM, said:

2012's are now 36k miles not 18k for tranny and diff service.

Interesting.  36k for diff sounds awfully long.  Definitely wouldn't wait that long if the car is tracked.

Were there actual changes that make the 2012 service intervals ok to be longer... or can we assume that MY 2009-2011 are also ok with these longer intervals?


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#18 Motivated Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:22 AM

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I contacted Nissan to see if I could extend the interval on my 2009 from 18k to 36 to match that of the 2012 and was denied, they said my warranty would not be honored. I assume that they may have changed something for the 2012, perhaps a subtle fluid change, or they are just being sticklers playing by the book. Either way the factory recommended intervals seem adequate for street driving (2009-2011 18k, 2012 36k). For track driving I would stick to what the experienced track crowd are saying, which seems to be at least once a year or if the temps exceed the factory temprature threshold.



#19 zebekias Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:51 AM

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I paid around $1200 to buy all the fluid consumables + filters (oil, engine air, cabin air), and I got lots of Mobil 1 0W40 when Autozone had the promo (they still do actually)
I am set to 36k miles.  So if you buy the consumables yourself, it's not that expensive.


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#20 BTurgidson Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:17 AM

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So, what is the difference between the 2009 through 2011 models as opposed to the 2012 that allows for double the fluid life? Different fluid? Different electronics inside the tranny? what? I thought that they were for all intents and purposes the same GR6. If they are the same, and the fluid hasn't changed, Nissan should really send out a bulletin saying the fluid change intervals have been extended.


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