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Just hit 12,000 Miles and I'm due for an Oil Change, my local Nissan Dealer quoted me 130$ for the GT-R. Is this too steep? Would i be better off buying the oil from the nismo shop and taking it to them? They said its about an hour of labor..

Also i have read that at 12,000 Miles or 12 Months i should be getting a POS, should i bring this up to them or should they already know? I believe its a free alignment

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Get a free alignment and tell them you want street or track. $130 is cheap, if you buy your own oil at walmart and a filter, it is $40's. I believe it is yearly, not milage dependent on the pos.
 

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Just hit 12,000 Miles and I'm due for an Oil Change, my local Nissan Dealer quoted me 130$ for the GT-R. Is this too steep? Would i be better off buying the oil from the nismo shop and taking it to them? They said its about an hour of labor..

Also i have read that at 12,000 Miles or 12 Months i should be getting a POS, should i bring this up to them or should they already know? I believe its a free alignment

Thanks
May I know which dealer quote you $130 for oil change? That sounds like a pretty good rate.
 

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$84.43?!

The oil change for my daily (2011 Maxima) is like $100 (I put the good oil in it as it is recommended and oil is cheaper than an engine).
 

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Just hit 12,000 Miles and I'm due for an Oil Change, my local Nissan Dealer quoted me 130$ for the GT-R. Is this too steep? Would i be better off buying the oil from the nismo shop and taking it to them? They said its about an hour of labor..

Also i have read that at 12,000 Miles or 12 Months i should be getting a POS, should i bring this up to them or should they already know? I believe its a free alignment

Thanks
All in all, $130 is reasonable if they do it right. Including oil and filter, sure. That means they're about $80/hour (in the ballpark), at $7 per quart on the oil (in the ballpark), and reasonable for filter and "shop charge".

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What about changing the oil yourself?
 

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Changing oil isn't bad.

Usually, people get tripped up on the jacking part. You'll need a fairly low jack. And you'll need a mini ramp just to get the jack under it (in most cases). Now that I think about it, I've got quite the little investment going here:

1. Mini ramps (home made from home depot): $20
2. Jack (2000 lb.): $250?
3. 2 Reverse logic jack points: $80
4. 2 Esco Jack stands: $160
5. Quick release oil valve: $30 (not necessary... just easier).
6. Oil catch can: $8

Some of this I needed anyways just to be able to change tires for track. But if I was only doing it to save money on oil changes, you've really got to place a large value on pride of doing it yourself.
 

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Changing oil isn't bad.

Usually, people get tripped up on the jacking part. You'll need a fairly low jack. And you'll need a mini ramp just to get the jack under it (in most cases). Now that I think about it, I've got quite the little investment going here:

1. Mini ramps (home made from home depot): $20
2. Jack (2000 lb.): $250?
3. 2 Reverse logic jack points: $80 Hockey puck (4): $13-20
4. 2 Esco Jack stands: $160
5. Quick release oil valve: $30 (not necessary... just easier). Not needed
6. Oil catch can: $8

Some of this I needed anyways just to be able to change tires for track. But if I was only doing it to save money on oil changes, you've really got to place a large value on pride of doing it yourself.
 

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That's a good price....i paid $78 but with my 09 it was closer to $200....not sure if Nissan has made it easier for the '12s.....
 

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Do you remember whom did you talk to that gave you this $130 quote?
I wonder how well is their Service Dept; anyone on board has experience with Puente Hills Nissan service?
I will let you know today as i am taking my car today, i remember him though, he gave me his card but i forgot his name and lost it haha. Will report back
 

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That's a good price....i paid $78 but with my 09 it was closer to $200....not sure if Nissan has made it easier for the '12s.....
Hmm 78$ is dirt cheap, i mean the oil itself is like 40-45$? i wish i could get that price haha
 
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