2013 GR-R OWNER’S MANUAL

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2013 GR-R OWNER’S MANUAL

  1. 1. 1096900-cover.pdf 1 11/29/11 3:29 PM C M Y K 2013 NISSAN GT-R 2013 OWNERS MANUAL R35-D Printing: December 2011 (12) Publication No.: OM3E-0R35U0 For your safety, read carefully and keep in this vehicle. Printed in U.S.A. R35-D NISSAN_OM_R35-D_2012 NISSAN GT-R_201111 R35-D SAKUSEI:201111
  2. 2. FOREWORDWelcome to the growing family of new NISSAN disclosures, warnings, cautions and instructions . ALWAYS observe posted speed lim-owners. This vehicle is delivered to you with concerning proper use of such accessories prior its and never drive too fast forconfidence. It was produced using the latest to operating the vehicle and/or accessory. See a conditions.techniques and strict quality control. GT-R certified NISSAN dealer for details con- cerning the particular accessories with which . ALWAYS give your full attention toThis manual was prepared to help you under- driving and avoid using vehicle your vehicle is equipped.stand the operation and maintenance of your features or taking other actions thatvehicle so that you may enjoy many miles Your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer knows could distract you.(kilometers) of driving pleasure. Please read your vehicle best. When you require any service or have any questions, they will be . ALWAYS use your seat belts andthrough this manual before operating your glad to assist you with the extensive appropriate child restraint systems.vehicle. resources available to them. Pre-teen children should be seatedA separate Warranty Information Booklet in the rear seat.contains the warranties covering your READ FIRST — THEN DRIVE SAFELYvehicle (whose terms have control over . ALWAYS provide information about Before driving your vehicle, please read this the proper use of vehicle safetythis Owner’s Manual or any other docu- Owner’s Manual carefully. This will ensure features to all occupants of thement or representation regarding warranty familiarity with controls and maintenance re- vehicle.coverage). The “NISSAN Service and Main- quirements, assisting you in the safe operationtenance Guide” explains details about . ALWAYS review this Owner’s Man- of your vehicle.maintaining and servicing your vehicle. ual for important safety information.Additionally, a separate Customer Care/Lemon Law Booklet (U.S. only) will explain WARNING MODIFICATION OF YOUR VEHICLEhow to resolve any concerns you may have IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATIONwith your vehicle, as well as clarify your This vehicle should not be modified. Mod- REMINDERS FOR SAFETY! ification could affect its performance,rights under your state’s lemon law. Follow these important driving rules to safety or durability, and may even violateIn addition to factory installed options, your help ensure a safe and comfortable trip governmental regulations. See the 2013vehicle may also be equipped with additional for you and your passengers! NISSAN GT-R Warranty Information Book-accessories installed by NISSAN or your GT-R let for details including applicable exclu-certified NISSAN dealer prior to delivery. It is . NEVER drive under the influence of sions.important that you familiarize yourself with all alcohol or drugs.
  3. 3. WHEN READING THE MANUAL CAUTIONThis manual includes information for alloptions available on this model. Therefore, This is used to indicate a hazard thatyou may find some information that does could cause minor or moderate perso-not apply to your vehicle. nal injury. To avoid or reduce the risk,All information, specifications and illustrations in follow the information and instructionsthis manual are those in effect at the time of carefully.printing. NISSAN reserves the right to changespecifications or design at any time withoutnotice. NOTICEIMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT This is used to indicate a hazard thatTHIS MANUAL could cause damage to property or yourYou will see various symbols in this manual. They vehicle. To avoid or reduce the risk,are used in the following ways: follow the information and instructions. If you see the symbol above, it means “Do not do this” or “Do not let this happen”. WARNING This is used to indicate a hazard that If you see a symbol similar to those above in an could cause death or serious personal illustration, it means the arrow points to the front injury. To avoid or reduce the risk, of the vehicle. follow the information and instructions exactly. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to those above indicate movement or action.
  4. 4. Arrows in an illustration that are similar to those apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/above call attention to an item in the illustration. hazardouswaste/perchlorate.”This indicates the title and reference page.CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65WARNING WARNING Engine Exhaust, some of its constitu- ents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids con- tained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of Cali- fornia to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. * 2011 NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. C All rights reserved. No part of this Owner’s Manual may be reproduced or stored in aCALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVI- retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, orSORY by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo-Some vehicle parts, such as lithium bat- copying, recording or otherwise, without theteries, may contain perchlorate material. prior written permission of NISSAN Motor Co.,The following advisory is provided: “Per- Ltd.chlorate Material - special handling may
  5. 5. NISSAN CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAMNISSAN CARES ...Both NISSAN and your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer are dedicated to serving all your automotive needs. Your satisfaction with your vehicle and yourGT-R certified NISSAN dealer are our primary concerns. Your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer is always available to assist you with all your automobile salesand service needs.However, if there is something that your GT-R The Consumer Affairs Department will ask for You can write to NISSAN with the information oncertified NISSAN dealer cannot assist you with the following information: the left at:or you would like to provide NISSAN directly . Your name, address, and telephone number For U.S. customerswith comments or questions, please contact the NISSAN North America, Inc.NISSAN Consumer Affairs Department using . Vehicle identification number (attached to Consumer Affairs Departmentour toll-free number: the top of the instrument panel on the P.O. Box 685003 For U.S. customers driver’s side) Franklin, TN 37068-5003 1-866-668-1GTR . Date of purchase or via e-mail at: (1-866-668-1487) . Current odometer reading nnaconsumeraffairs@nissan-usa. For Canadian customers com 1-800-387-0122 . Your NISSAN dealer’s name For Canadian customers . Your comments or questions NISSAN Canada Inc. OR 5290 Orbitor Drive Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Z5 or via e-mail at: information.centre@nissancanada. com if you prefer, visit us at: www.nissanusa.com (for U.S. customers) or www.nissan.ca (for Canadian customers) We appreciate your interest in NISSAN and thank you for buying a quality NISSAN vehicle.
  6. 6. Table of GT-R Overview GTRContents Illustrated table of contents 0 Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system 1 Instruments and controls 2 Pre-driving checks and adjustments 3 Display screen, heater, air conditioner and audio systems 4 Starting and driving 5 In case of emergency 6 Appearance and care 7 Maintenance and do-it-yourself 8 Technical and consumer information 9 Index 10
  7. 7. GT-R OverviewGT-R specific information ............................................... GTR-3 Increase tightening of the strut support bar Warranty information .................................................. GTR-3 attachment section with the shock absorber .... GTR-9 Maintenance information ........................................... GTR-3 Break-in schedule ............................................................ GTR-9GT-R special specification parts ................................... GTR-3 Wheel alignment ..................................................... GTR-10 Engine oil ....................................................................... GTR-3 Precautions before driving ........................................... GTR-10 Transmission oil ........................................................... GTR-4 Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF mode .... GTR-10 Differential oil (front and rear) .................................. GTR-4 Summer tires ............................................................ GTR-11 Brake fluid ..................................................................... GTR-4 All-season tires ........................................................ GTR-11 Tires and road wheels ............................................... GTR-4 Avoiding body damage .......................................... GTR-11 Suspension ................................................................... GTR-5 Fuel ............................................................................. GTR-12 Brake pad and disc rotor .......................................... GTR-5 Body repair ............................................................... GTR-12 Exhaust muffler and trunk carpet ............................ GTR-6 Driving after replacing tires .................................. GTR-12 Exterior parts (spoiler, etc.) ...................................... GTR-6 Additional maintenance items ..................................... GTR-12 Dry carbon fiber rear spoiler (if so equipped) ..... GTR-7 Precautions on performance driving .................. GTR-13GT-R performance optimization services .................... GTR-7 Inspection and adjustments before driving ...... GTR-14 Wheel alignment inspection and adjustment Inspection and adjustments after driving .......... GTR-19 (if necessary) (including tire GT-R specific vehicle characteristics ........................ GTR-24 pressure adjustment) ................................................. GTR-8 Refueling precautions ............................................ GTR-24 Increase tightening of the drive shaft and center Gasoline smell ......................................................... GTR-24 nut on hub ..................................................................... GTR-8 Outside temperature display indicates Engine settings (balancing right and left higher temperature ................................................. GTR-24 air flow) .......................................................................... GTR-8 Idle speed is not steady ........................................ GTR-24 Transmission settings ................................................. GTR-9 Engine speed is restricted .................................... GTR-24 Checking the exhaust finisher and rear Engine output ........................................................... GTR-24 bumper clearance ....................................................... GTR-9 Distortion of rear spoiler ....................................... GTR-25
  8. 8. Uneven wear of tires ................................................ GTR-25 Dual clutch transmission .............................................. GTR-28Noises are heard while driving .............................. GTR-25 Transmission operation characteristics ............. GTR-29Brake system information ........................................ GTR-27Dry carbon fiber rear spoiler (if so equipped) ... GTR-27
  9. 9. GT-R SPECIAL SPECIFICATIONGT-R SPECIFIC INFORMATION PARTSThe GT-R is NISSAN’s first supercar category . Deleting any or all stored information in anyvehicle. The GT-R is equipped with special computer, control unit or electronic module NOTICEsystems. These systems are different than those including VSDR, Only use the following specified fluidsused on conventional vehicles to allow for the . Failure to have required GT-R Performancehigh performance driving characteristics of this and parts in the GT-R to avoid possible Optimization Services performed.vehicle. Your vehicle should be maintained by a vehicle damage. In addition, see your tire warranty for specificGT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Special skills, limitations or exclusions for operating summerknowledge and equipment are necessary to tires below −208C (−48F). ENGINE OILproperly maintain your GT-R. MAINTENANCE INFORMATION Mobil 1 (0W-40) (100% synthetic oil)WARRANTY INFORMATION Mobil 1 (0W-40) (100% synthetic) is the factory . Special skills, knowledge and equipment arePlease read this Owner’s Manual carefully, fill oil. The VR38 engine with its plasma-sprayed necessary to properly inspect and adjust thetogether with your Warranty Information Booklet bores was developed using this oil. NISSAN GT-R engine, transmission, suspension andwhich describes a number of express limitations, cannot ensure proper engine operation and brakes to maintain performance. A GT-Rexclusions and ways to void your warranty for durability if other 0W-40 synthetic oil is used. certified NISSAN dealer has the GT-Rfailing to follow the instructions contained in this If Mobil 1 (0W-40) is not available, Mobil 1 certified technical staff and the specialOwner’s Manual, including, but not limited to: (10W-40) (100% synthetic) may be used; equipment to properly maintain your GT-R.. Failure to use proper parts, fuel and fluids, however, some performance loss may be . NISSAN recommends maintenance items noticed.. Driving with the VDC off, that require the replacement of parts, engine The use of additives, chemical materials or. Racing, oil, oil filters and air filters should be abrasive compounds is prohibited. performed by a GT-R certified NISSAN. Any competitive driving of any sort whatso- dealer. Make sure the specified fluids and The use of additives, chemical materials, abra- ever, parts are used when the maintenance is sive compounds or other high performance. Use on a track or driving on any airstrip, performed. NISSAN also recommends the engine oils may cause internal engine damage.. Modifications, including adding/replacing, replacement of parts such as brakes should be performed by a GT-R certified NISSAN Engine oil maintenance reprogramming, attempting to reprogram, dealer. . When the vehicle is delivered, the engine oil altering, disconnecting any computer, con- level is 0.39 in (10 mm) below the H mark on trol unit or electronic modules, the engine oil dipstick for optimum high GT-R Overview GTR-3
  10. 10. performance driving. The engine oil can be TRANSMISSION OIL BRAKE FLUID filled up to the H mark if not engaging in Genuine NISSAN Transmission Oil R35 Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special performance driving. Special (100% synthetic oil) II. Because of the high performance character- The GT-R uses a multiple-disc dual wet clutch Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special II is istics of the GT-R engine, more frequent oil transmission. The specially developed transmis- the factory fill brake fluid. The Vehicle Dynamic level inspections are necessary. Check the sion oil maximizes the friction characteristics of Control (VDC) unit and other related parts were oil level every 1,800 miles (3,000km) and the clutch and the lubrication of the gear specially designed for this brake fluid. NISSAN adjust as necessary. Also, change the bearings. cannot ensure proper operation of the vehicle if engine oil based on the driving conditions. other brake fluid is used. For the information regarding oil replace- The use of additives is prohibited. ment intervals, refer to the 2013 NISSAN The use of additives or other transmission oil TIRES AND ROAD WHEELS GT-R Service and Maintenance Guide. may cause internal transmission or clutch Genuine GT-R tires and road wheels damage.. Some amount of oil is consumed by your Use only genuine GT-R tires and road wheels. engine under normal operating conditions, DIFFERENTIAL OIL (front and rear) and oil consumption by itself does not Tires Differential Oil R35 COMPETITION type necessarily indicate any malfunction. If your The GT-R uses specially designed run-flat tires 2189E rate of oil consumption increases suddenly and matching road wheels. Use of these or without explanation, NISSAN recom- Use only the Differential Oil R35 COMPETITION specially developed tires and wheels provides mends that you have your vehicle inspected type 2189E that can keep the oil temperature the greatest potential for maximum performance. by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. low in order to protect all parts of the differential and maximize the performance of the Limited . Using non-genuine GT-R tires may cause. For information about the oil replacement Slip Differential (LSD). powertrain system damage if the vehicle is intervals for performance driving, refer to the driven in a flat tire situation, even if run-flat interval for replacing oil after high perfor- The use of additives is prohibited. tires are used. This may also prevent the mance driving. ( “Additional mainte- Using additives or any other than the specified vehicle from being stopped safely. nance items” page GTR-12) differential oil may cause the oil temperature to . Using non-genuine GT-R tires may alsoMake sure to replace the oil filter when the increase and the final drive to be damaged. Also cause tire failure due to excessive heatengine oil is changed. it may cause vibration and adversely the vehicle buildup caused by tire distortion while handling characteristics. driving.GTR-4 GT-R Overview
  11. 11. . Using non-genuine GT-R tires may affect the GT-R tires onto the wheel, cracks and BRAKE PAD AND DISC ROTOR operation of the VDC system. deformation may occur on the bead portion Genuine GT-R brake pads and disc rotors of the tires meaning that the tires cannot beTire replacement: Use only genuine GT-R brake pads and disc reused. Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN. When tire replacement is required, replacing dealer if the tires need to be removed from rotors. tires as a set of four with new tires is the wheels. This vehicle is equipped with cross-drilled recommended. However, if a tire is punctu- floating rotors and radial-mounted six-piston red or damaged, it may be possible to . When reusing tires, contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. monoblock calipers. This helps to achieve replace only the damaged tire. Determining excellent stopping performance and fade-resis- whether one tire or a complete set of tires Road wheels tance. should be replaced is based on a number of Using non-genuine GT-R wheels may cause the Using non-genuine GT-R brake pads or rotors factors including tire wear and condition. following: can affect vehicle braking performance and the Contact your GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. . vehicle vibration operation of the ABS and VDC system. They can recommend if an individual tire or a complete set should be replaced. . the tire coming loose from the wheel during Replacement of brake pads and disc. The GT-R uses specially designed run-flat a flat tire rotors tires which have a rigid side wall. Special . reduced wheel lug nut tightness NISSAN generally recommends to replace all equipment and procedures are required four sets of brake pads and disc rotors at the when replacing these tires. NISSAN recom- SUSPENSION same time to maintain maximum brake perfor- mends that tire replacement be performed at Genuine GT-R special suspension mance. a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. Use only genuine GT-R special suspension However, replacing only the brake pads may be. Specific tire changing equipment must be components. allowed in some cases (four wheels or only front used to remove the GT-R tires from the wheels depending on the conditions). A GT-R Using non-genuine GT-R suspension compo- wheel and to install the GT-R tires onto the certified technician must inspect the vehicle and nents can affect vehicle performance and may wheel. It is only possible to reuse the tires determine that only the brake pads need to be cause body damage when driving depending on when they have no cracks and/or deforma- replaced. In this case, replacing all brake pads the road conditions. tions on the bead portion of the tire. If the and disc rotors as a set is not necessary. incorrect equipment is used to remove the Note that the replacement of brake pads and the GT-R tires from the wheel and to install the disc rotors as a set on all four wheels should be GT-R Overview GTR-5
  12. 12. performed when a GT-R certified technician specification parts can also affect vehicle Front bumperdetermines that this is the correct repair. performance and possibly lead to turbocharger, The shape of the bumper helps pull air into theIf the inside of the disc rotors are cold during the engine or power train related parts including engine compartment through the front wheelwinter and the surface becomes hot due to a transmission, damage. housing to cool the radiator and brakes. Instal-heavy force being applied repeatedly to the Also, do not remove the trunk carpet from the ling an aftermarket bumper may affect the airbrakes, cracks may occur near the coolant hole vehicle for any reason. The carpet insulates the flow in the engine compartment and decreaseon the surface of the disc rotor. Cracks may also vehicle interior from the heat of the muffler and the brake and engine cooling performance. Anoccur due to a heavy force being repeatedly from the noise of the transmission. aftermarket bumper may also change vehicleapplied to the brakes during high performance balance by reducing front down force.driving. In these cases it may be necessary to EXTERIOR PARTS (spoiler, etc.)replace the disc rotors or brake pads depending Do not modify exterior parts. Rear spoileron the condition of the crack. Contact a GT-R The GT-R was developed using a special wind Installing an aftermarket rear spoiler may changecertified NISSAN dealer for replacement. tunnel to help make sure the vehicle is the down force balance between front and rear aerodynamically balanced. Additionally, the wind of the vehicle. This can affect the handlingEXHAUST MUFFLER AND TRUNK characteristics of the vehicle and affect the tunnel was used to help make sure cool air flowsCARPET to the brakes, radiator and other components. operation of the ABS and VDC systems.Genuine GT-R special exhaust muffler and Additions of non-genuine GT-R specific acces-trunk carpet. sory exterior parts can change the air flow over NOTICEUse only the genuine GT-R special exhaust and around the body. This can affect vehiclemuffler and trunk carpet. balance and cooling of various systems. Modifications to exterior parts may affect engine and transmission coolingThe GT-R exhaust system is designed to provide For example, if the front bumper is modified, performance which can increase thethe maximum vehicle performance and to there is a possibility that brake cooling perfor- temperature in the engine compart-protect the vehicle from high exhaust gas mance may be reduced due to the decrease of ment. This can affect the operation ortemperatures. the air flow to the brake system. damage parts located in the engineIf non-genuine GT-R specification parts are Use only GT-R special specification parts. compartment.used it is possible that the muffler or otherexhaust system parts will deform and causedamage to the underbody. Non-genuine GT-RGTR-6 GT-R Overview
  13. 13. GT-R PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION SERVICESDRY CARBON FIBER REAR SPOI- NOTE: In addition to the regular maintenance recom-LER (if so equipped) The surfaces of the dry carbon fiber rear mended by NISSAN, the GT-R requires the spoiler are lightly coated like a race car so following special inspections:The dry carbon fiber rear spoiler is made usingthe same composite method used for race cars. that you can feel the proper texture of real . Wheel alignment inspection and adjustmentThe dry carbon fiber rear spoiler has a special carbon, which may feel rough. This is (if necessary) (including tire pressure ad-coating to enhance the feel of the material. normal. justment) . Increase tightening of the drive shaft and NOTICE center nut on hub . Do not use chemical agents (for . Engine settings (balancing right and left air example: wax, coating agent, com- flow) pound agent, etc.) on the dry carbon . Transmission settings fiber rear spoiler because they can . Checking the exhaust finisher and rear damage the material. When the rear bumper clearance spoiler becomes dirty, dilute one cap of mild detergent with a bucket . Increase tightening of the strut support bar of water and use that mixture to attachment section with the shock absorber clean the rear spoiler. These inspections are required at the following intervals: . The dry carbon fiber rear spoiler may turn yellow due to age dete- . 1,000 miles rioration because of the character- . 12 months istics of the material. Storing the vehicle outside in direct sunlight for . 24 months extended periods of time may cause . 36 months discoloration and deterioration. NISSAN recommends that you do not store the vehicle in direct sun- light to protect the rear spoiler. GT-R Overview GTR-7
  14. 14. NOTE: WHEEL ALIGNMENT INSPECTION Toe-in specification. These inspections will be performed Front 0.059 in (1.5 mm) AND ADJUSTMENT (if necessary) free of charge for labor at a GT-R Rear 0.079 in (2.0 mm) certified NISSAN dealer only. Inspec- (including tire pressure adjustment) tions thereafter are recommended This vehicle is equipped with a high perfor- INCREASE TIGHTENING OF THE every 12 months or 12,000 miles mance suspension. The vehicle’s wheel align- (whichever comes first) at the custo- ment needs to be measured and adjusted (if DRIVE SHAFT AND CENTER NUT ON mer’s expense. See the 2013 NISSAN necessary) by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer HUB GT-R Warranty Information Booklet for as necessary as the vehicle is driven and the During the first GT-R special inspection (after details. suspension parts break-in. driving 1,000 miles), the front and rear wheel. Repairs and adjustments involving The wheel alignment can be adjusted by a GT-R hub lock nuts (each one on the left and right parts replacement, etc. determined to certified NISSAN dealer in accordance with sides) must be tightened to the specified be necessary as a result of these specifications for city driving to high perfor- tightening specification. The wheel hub lock inspections are performed at the cus- mance driving. nuts should be properly tightened every time the tomer’s expense. inspection is performed. The tires on the GT-R may have different wear. See the 2013 NISSAN GT-R Warranty rates and wear patterns in comparison to ENGINE SETTINGS (balancing right Information Booklet for significant lim- conventional passenger vehicles. Contact a and left air flow) itations, exclusions and possible void- GT-R certified NISSAN dealer to confirm that the alignment is within specifications. Each cylinder bank of this engine operates ing of your warranty resulting from independently due to the vehicle’s twin turbo- failure to have these necessary inspec- Preventing toe-out: charger design. Each side of the engine must tions, repairs and/or adjustments per- Toe-out can cause uneven tire wear or operate at the same level of performance. The air formed. damage to areas inside the tires due to flow of each bank must be checked and. See the 2013 NISSAN GT-R Service and high heat. Be sure to have the wheel adjusted as necessary by a GT-R certified Maintenance Guide for a detailed ex- alignment toe-in setting checked and ad- NISSAN dealer. planation of the GT-R Performance justed by your GT-R certified NISSAN Optimization Services. dealer before any performance driving on closed circuit tracks. Obey all traffic laws when on public roads.GTR-8 GT-R Overview
  15. 15. BREAK-IN SCHEDULETRANSMISSION SETTINGS INCREASE TIGHTENING OF THEThe design of the clutch and transmission STRUT SUPPORT BAR ATTACH- NOTICErequires inspection and adjustment of the clutch MENT SECTION WITH THE SHOCK Follow these recommendations to ob-and shift forks by a GT-R certified NISSAN ABSORBER tain maximum engine performance anddealer at the recommended intervals. Depend- ensure the future reliability and econo- During the first GT-R special inspection (aftering on the driving conditions, more frequent my of your new vehicle. Failure to 1,000 miles), the strut support bar attachmentadjustments may be necessary to help maximize follow these recommendations may bracket and shock absorber (each one on thevehicle performance. result in shortened engine life and left and right sides) must be tightened to theCHECKING THE EXHAUST FIN- specified tightening specification. The strut reduced vehicle performance.ISHER AND REAR BUMPER support bar attachment bracket and shock absorber (each one on the left and right sides) Please observe the following types of drivingCLEARANCE must be tightened to the specified tightening until the mileage shown below has beenClearance between the enlarged-diameter ex- specification 300-600 miles (500-1,000 km) reached.haust finisher and the rear bumper is realized by after the support bar or shock absorber haveusing highly rigid exhaust mount rubber to Until 300 miles (500 km): been removed or installed.control rear muffler vibration. The clearance ( “Engine compartment check locations” . Do not depress the accelerator pedal morebetween the exhaust finisher and the rear than halfway and avoid rapid acceleration. page 8-8)bumper may alter as the exhaust mount rubber . Drive with the engine speed kept at lesschanges shape due to vibration, passage of time than 3,500 RPM.and high exhaust temperature during highperformance driving. Therefore, inspection of . Avoid unnecessary quick steering, abruptthe clearance is necessary during the GT-R braking and driving on poor roads.special inspection and when engaging in 300 to 600 miles (500 to 1,000 km):performance driving. . Avoid rapid acceleration in a low gear (1st to 3rd gears) with the accelerator pedal fully depressed. Depress the pedal slowly. . Avoid unnecessary quick steering and abrupt braking. GT-R Overview GTR-9
  16. 16. PRECAUTIONS BEFORE DRIVING. Drive with the suspension setup switch in certified NISSAN dealer in accordance with the COMF mode to allow more suspension specifications for city driving to high perfor- VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC) stroke. mance driving. OFF MODE600 to 1,200 miles (1,000 to 2,000 km): The tires on the GT-R may have different wear Always make sure the VDC is ON before driving rates and wear patterns in comparison to the vehicle by checking that the VDC OFF. Drive with the engine speed kept relatively indicator lights on the meter and the VDC set-up high with the shift lever in the position. M conventional passenger vehicles. Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer to confirm that switch are not illuminated. The GT-R is a high Shifting is recommended between 1st and the alignment is within specifications. performance vehicle and the VDC must be on/ 4th gears. activated to provide proper powertrain operation. Avoid unnecessary quick steering and and intended drivability. abrupt braking.. Drive with the suspension setup switch in WARNING the COMF mode to allow more suspension stroke. . The VDC OFF mode should ONLY beEven though the mileage reaches over 1,200 used briefly to help free the vehiclemiles (2,000 km), the clutch may take longer to if stuck in snow or mud by tempora-properly engage if the vehicle is mainly driven in rily stopping operation of the VDCtown at a low speed. NISSAN recommends to maintain wheel torque.breaking in the clutch at a GT-R certified . Driving the GT-R with the VDC offNISSAN dealer. may lead to handling issues related to steering maneuvers, acceleration,WHEEL ALIGNMENT or deceleration. Moreover, drivingDo not adjust the wheel alignment until the with the VDC off can result in anmileage reaches 1,000 miles (1,600 km). Until inoperative vehicle by causing ser-then, the suspension may not engage enough ious damage to the powertrain,and the height may be higher. including damage to the TransaxleHowever, make sure to adjust the alignment Assembly including Transfer, Clutch,after 1,000 miles (1,600 km). Gears, Transaxle case and all of its components and other drivetrainThe wheel alignment can be adjusted by a GT-RGTR-10 GT-R Overview
  17. 17. component(s) by overheating or ex- snowy or icy conditions when temperatures are cessive force. less than 328F (08C). . Damage to the powertrain or any drivetrain component(s) that occurs WARNING when there is a record in the Vehicle Never use summer tires when the Status Data Recorder (VSDR) that temperature is below −48F (−208C) to the vehicle was driven with VDC off prevent permanent tread deformation during the period when the damage which may cause tire damage or tire was incurred is excluded from war- failure. This may cause a loss of vehicle ranty coverage. control which can result in serious personal injury or death.See your 2013 Warranty Information Booklet forimportant related information and warrantycoverage exclusions. See also section 2 (page ALL-SEASON TIRES2-29) and section 5 (page 5-49) of this Owner’s Do not exceed the speed rating of the tire that is AVOIDING BODY DAMAGEManual, “Transmission Clutch Temperature installed on the vehicle. The GT-R bumper, fascia, side sills and under-High” and “Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) carriage are close to the ground. Drive slowly onSystem” for important additional related informa- rough or uneven roads to avoid damaging thesetion. parts. Pay careful attention to wheel blocks andSUMMER TIRES curbs. If the front bumper contacts a wheel block, curb, etc., the bumper and underlyingThe GT-R summer tires are made from a parts may be damaged or cracked. Be carefulspecially formulated rubber to maximize the not to damage the aerodynamic diffuser that isvehicle’s performance capabilities. Performance installed below the engine room.of summer tires is substantially reduced whentemperatures are less than 328F (08C) so youmust drive carefully. NISSAN recommends theuse of winter or all-season tires on all fourwheels if you plan to operate your vehicle in GT-R Overview GTR-11
  18. 18. ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE ITEMSFUEL proved by NISSAN for repairing structural body The information and specifications in this damage. Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN section apply only when engaging inNISSAN recommends using fuels that contain dealer or NISSAN Consumer Affairs for a performance driving.no alcohol. However, fuels containing up to 10% referral or list of certified body shops.alcohol may be used, if necessary. Do not use E- The following information applies only if you15 or E-85 in your vehicle. ( “Fuel recom- DRIVING AFTER REPLACING TIRES engage in performance driving such as drivingmendation” page 9-4) your GT-R for extended periods under the Avoid the driving conditions listed under “Addi- following conditions. tional maintenance items” in this section for 48 NOTICE hours after tires are installed on the wheels . Higher-RPM (approaching redline) opera- ( “Additional maintenance items” page tion To avoid serious engine damage due to GTR-12). The tire may slip on the wheel if the . Frequent high pedal force braking from increased cylinder temperatures, do not vehicle is driven in these conditions before 48 moderate and higher speeds use fuels that contain more alcohol hours have passed. If the tire slips on the wheel, than indicated in “Gasoline con- . Frequent throttle activation the wheel/tire assembly will be out of balance taining oxygenates” page 9-4. Also, do and will require rebalancing. . Fast revving throughout the RPM range not use fuel additives, fuel stabilizers or fuel deicers that contain alcohol. In such cases, the following additional main- tenance guidelines apply. However, you should also carefully readBODY REPAIR your 2013 NISSAN GT-R Warranty Informa-The body of the GT-R has been manufactured tion Booklet for important informationon special fixtures utilizing a hybrid structure concerning warranty coverage, limitationswith aluminum die cast parts for the frame work. and exclusions.Special skills, information and equipment are We recommend that all GT-R maintenance berequired to correctly repair the body. Contact a performed at a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.GT-R certified NISSAN dealer if the vehicle is NISSAN will only pay for GT-R Performancedamaged, such as in a collision, and they will Optimization Services performed at a GT-Rrecommend an appropriate body shop. certified NISSAN dealer.Only certified body shops using CELETTE®advanced collision repair equipment are ap-GTR-12 GT-R Overview
  19. 19. PRECAUTIONS ON PERFORMANCE condition and engine output is reduced. the vehicle if coolant temperatures are extremelyDRIVING . Engine oil temperature is 2758F (1358C) or high. Drive the vehicle at 37 to 50 MPH (60 to higher: 80 km/h), in 5th or 6th gear for 2 to 3 miles (3 toThe information and specifications in this 5 km) and then stop the engine.section apply only when engaging in If the engine oil temperature is higher thanperformance driving. 2758F (1358C), the meter display changes Refueling precautions to red, maximum engine speed is automati-Checking the temperature of the cally limited to 4,000 rpm, and the transmis-coolant and oils on the multi func- sion automatically changes from the M WARNINGtion display position to the position. A Do not attempt to top off the fuel tankWhen the temperatures of the engine coolant . Transmission oil temperature is 2848F after the fuel pump nozzle shuts offand oil, and the oil pressure exceed the normal (1408C) or higher: automatically. Continued refueling mayrange, the color of the meter on the multi If the transmission oil temperature increases cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuelfunction display changes to red to warn the to over 2848F (1408C), the color of the spray and possibly a fire. The fuel tankdriver. When engaging in high performance meter display changes to red. However, the is full at the first automatic shutoff.driving, switch the display to the function meter vehicle can continue to be driven until theto display the temperature of the engine coolant temperature reaches 2958F (1468C). If the To maximize vehicle performance, the fuel tank isand oil, and the oil pressure. When the color of oil temperature exceeds 2848F (1408C) located as low as possible to lower the vehiclethe meter display changes to red, perform cool while driving (the color of the meter dis- center of gravity. The tank is also divided intodown driving. When the values of the tempera- played in red), change both the transmission two parts. This fuel tank design causes higherture and pressure return to the normal range, the oil and the differential oil after driving pressures inside the tank than other vehicles socolor of the meter display will turn back to white. because these fluids have deteriorated fuel spillage is possible by trying to top off theWarning temperature: because of the heat. fuel tank after automatic shutoff.. Engine coolant temperature is 2308F Cool down The fuel tank pressure is higher when the vehicle (1108C) or higher: is hot, especially if the tank is more than half full. The information and specifications in this If the engine coolant temperature increases If the cap is opened when the vehicle is hot, it section apply only when engaging in above 2308F (1108C), the color of the meter may cause fuel spray and there may be a hissing performance driving. display on the multi function display changes noise. Open the cap slowly, releasing the Cool down the vehicle to help extend the life of pressure from the tank gradually. Also, if the to red to warn of a possible overheat GT-R Overview GTR-13
  20. 20. vehicle is refueled when the vehicle is hot, the necessarily indicate any malfunction. If yourfuel pump may automatically shut off before the rate of oil consumption increases suddenlytank is full. This does not indicate that there is a or without explanation, NISSAN recom-malfunction. Refuel slowly or refuel after the mends that you have your vehicle inspectedvehicle has cooled. by a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer.INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENTSBEFORE DRIVINGThe information and specifications in thissection apply only when engaging inperformance driving.Fluids. Check the engine, transmission, differential . NISSAN recommends to adjust the engine and under vehicle surfaces for oil and oil level * to be 0.39 in (10 mm) (1/8 gal 1 coolant leaks. (0.5 liters)) * below the H mark on the 2. Check the fluid levels and adjust as neces- engine oil dipstick. (* range is 1.18 in (30 3 sary using the specified fluid as described mm)) Before checking the oil level, run the under the conditions listed in this section. engine until it reaches operating tempera- ( “Recommended fluids and mainte- ture and wait at least 5 minutes after turning nance interval” page GTR-20 ) If you do off the engine. Make sure the oil level always not drive under the conditions listed, refer to remains above the L mark. the 2013 NISSAN Service and Maintenance When the vehicle is delivered, the engine oil Guide. is set to “H- 0.39 in (10 mm)” for optimal high performance driving. . Some amount of oil is consumed by your engine under normal operating conditions, and oil consumption by itself does notGTR-14 GT-R Overview
  21. 21. Coolant level and mixture ratio distilled water mix is used. The information and specifications in this Engine and powertrain section apply only when engaging in The information and specifications in this performance driving. section apply only when engaging in Check the coolant level in the pressurized performance driving. coolant reservoir. Adjust the level so that the fluid is between the MAX and MIN markings. For . Check the engine, transmission, differential the coolant, use genuine NISSAN Long Life and under the vehicle for oil and coolant coolant. (On delivery of new vehicle, the leaks. reservoir is filled to the MIN level. Be sure to . Inspect the areas surrounding of the cata- replenish approximately 3/8 US quart (0.3 to 0.4 lytic converter for heat deterioration. liter) of coolant.) . Before engaging in performance driving, appropriate clutch adjustment must be NOTICE performed by your GT-R certified NISSAN. Adjust the power steering fluid level to the R dealer. mark * on the power steering dipstick 5 Do not overfill the coolant. This may when the fluid temperature is hot or * 6 increase the pressure in the cooling when the fluid temperature is cold. system and cause coolant leaks. NOTICE Fluid temperature: Failure to have the clutch properly Hot: 122 to 1768F (50 to 808C): between To maximize vehicle performance, the coolant adjusted before performance driving * and * 1 5 mixture ratio should be a combination of 30% may cause the transmission oil tem- Cold: 32 to 868F (0 to 308C): between * 3 coolant antifreeze and 70% demineralized or perature to increase which may cause and * 6 distilled water for maximum cooling system transmission damage. performance regardless of ambient tempera- tures. . Inspect and confirm the clearance between If ambient temperatures are anticipated below the exhaust finisher and rear bumper is more 58F (−158C), make sure a proper mixture ratio of than 0.24 in (6 mm) (up/down) and more 50% antifreeze and 50% demineralized or than 0.20 in (5 mm) (left/right). GT-R Overview GTR-15
  22. 22. . Inspect the dust boot of the drive shaft Preventing toe-out: Wheels and tires universal joint for cracks or damage. Toe-out can cause uneven tire wear or The information and specifications in thisSuspension and wheel alignment damage to areas inside the tires due to section apply only when engaging in high heat. Be sure to have the wheel performance driving.The information and specifications in this alignment toe-in setting checked and ad-section apply only when engaging in . Check tire wear and cracking. justed by your GT-R certified NISSANperformance driving. dealer before any performance driving on . Inspect the tire side wall for damage.. Check the steering and suspension system closed circuit tracks. Obey all traffic laws . Check the tire pressure and adjust the and other links for loose and/or damaged when on public roads. pressure as necessary when the tires are parts. cold. ( “Wheels and tires” page 8-31) Toe-in specification. Measure and adjust the wheel alignment. Front 0.059 in (1.5 mm) ( “Wheel alignment” page GTR-10) Rear 0.079 in (2.0 mm) Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer to adjust the wheel alignment to the recom- mended setting for high performance driv- ing.GTR-16 GT-R Overview
  23. 23. . Adjust the tire pressure to the specification Condition Pressure PSI (kPa) shown in the table, in order to make the Starting to drive (Tires are cold) Front: 30.5 (210) - 31.9 (220), Rear: 29 (200) balance of rigidity between the front and rear Increasing tire pressure (Tires are hot) Front: Not exceeding 39.2 (270), tires more uniform when the temperature of Rear: Not exceeding 37.7 (260) the tires increases due to driving at high speed or engaging in high performance The tire pressure changes depending on the * The following chart indicates how the tire driving. outside temperature or altitude. Check the tire pressure will decrease as outside air tempera- pressure regularly and when the climate condi- ture decreases. tions change. GT-R Overview GTR-17
  24. 24. . Make sure that the nuts and valves that are WARNING attached to the TPMS sensor are tight and there is no nitrogen leak. Keep your tires inflated to the correct tire pressure. Driving with low tire . Use only a NISSAN genuine valve cap or pressure can damage some powertrain equivalent. systems and affect the operation of the . Check wheel hub run out and that the wheel ABS and VDC systems. Low Tire pres- rotates smoothly without any friction. Check sure may also cause tire failure and these with the tires removed whenever an result in serious personal injury or inspection is performed with the vehicle death. jacked up. . Secure road wheel balance weights with. Make sure the tire valve stem cap is installed aluminum tape. and that the valve stem is tight. When . Check that the wheel nuts are not stripped. installing the cap, make sure to tighten the cap by hand. If a tool is used to tighten the . Make sure the tire has not slipped on the cap, the cap may be damaged. wheel causing the assembly to be out of balance. The reference marks on the tire and. Make sure the wheel nuts are tight. wheel should be aligned. If the reference ( “Wheels and tires” page 8-31) marks are not aligned, the tire has slipped on. Make sure the drive shaft nuts are tight. the wheel. Have the wheels/tires reba- lanced. Make sure the old reference marks. Make sure to replace the grommet seal, the are erased and new reference marks are valve core and the valve cap of the Tire applied to the wheel and tire. When instal- Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor ling new tires on the wheels, make sure new attached to the wheel every 3 years for reference marks are applied to the wheels performance driving use. Replace them and tires. every 5 years even when not engaging in performance driving. A dirty grommet seal . Avoid the driving conditions listed under will cause the air leak from the tire. “Additional maintenance items” in this sec- tion for 48 hours after tires are installed onGTR-18 GT-R Overview
  25. 25. the wheels. The tire may slip on the wheel if from cornering forces and will reduce the stroke Fluids the vehicle is driven in these conditions of the brake pedal. Contact a GT-R certified The information and specifications in this before 48 hours have passed. If the tire slips NISSAN dealer to purchase the spring and section apply only when engaging in on the wheel, the wheel/tire assembly will be arrange installation. If a cross spring is added, a performance driving. out of balance and will require rebalancing. clattering or squeaking sound may be heard on rare occasions. . Check the engine, transmission, differentialBrakes and under the vehicle for oil and coolant Brake pad break-in procedure: leaks.The information and specifications in thissection apply only when engaging in NISSAN recommends that a special brake pad . Check the fluid levels and adjust as neces-performance driving. break-in procedure be performed before enga- sary using the specified fluid as described ging in performance driving. Contact a GT-R. Check for the heat deterioration of the certified NISSAN dealer for details. under the conditions listed in this section. brakes and parts around the brakes. ( “Recommended fluids and mainte- INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENTS nance interval” page GTR-20) If you do not. It is recommended that you remove air from AFTER DRIVING drive under the conditions listed, refer to the the brake system after any of the following: 2013 NISSAN Service and Maintenance — When engaging in high performance The information and specifications in this Guide. driving for the first time after purchasing section apply only when engaging in a new vehicle. performance driving. . When changing fluids, be sure to use the specified fluids as described in this Owner’s — After replacing the brake fluid. manual. ( “Capacities and recom- — When engaging in high performance NOTICE mended fuel/lubricants” page 9-2) driving for a sustained period of time. It is recommended that bleeding the brake At the completion of performance driv- be performed when the brake calipers ing, all fluid and other adjustments are hot (about 2128F (1008C)). should be returned to the normal fluid specifications as shown in the “Main-Brake pad: tenance and do-it-yourself” section ofNISSAN recommends adding an additional this manual.cross spring to the front calipers before enga-ging in performance driving. The additionalspring reduces brake pad movement resulting GT-R Overview GTR-19
  26. 26. Recommended fluids and maintenance intervalThe information and specifications in this section apply only when engaging in performance driving. ITEMS Engine OilGT-R SPECIFIED FLUIDS Mobil 1 (0W-40)*1 . When the oil temperature stays Change engine oil and engine oil filter at the same interval as Schedule 1 and below 2308F (1108C) while driving 2 in the 2013 NISSAN GT-R Service and Maintenance Guide. . When the oil temperature reachesMAINTENANCE INTERVAL between 2308F (1108C) and 2668F (1308C) while Change engine oil and engine oil filter every 3,000 miles (5,000 km). driving . When the oil temperature exceeds Change engine oil and engine oil filter immediately after stopping. 2668F (1308C) while driving*1: Mobil 1 (0W-40) (100% synthetic) is the factory fill oil. The VR38 engine with its plasma-sprayed bores was developed using this oil. NISSAN cannot ensure proper engine operation and durability if other 0W-40 synthetic oil is used. If Mobil 1 (0W-40) is not available, Mobil 1 (10W-40) (100% synthetic) may be used; however, some performance loss may be noticed.GTR-20 GT-R Overview
  27. 27. ITEMS Transmission OilGT-R SPECIFIED FLUIDS Genuine NISSAN Transmission Oil R35 Special . When the oil temperature stays Change transmission oil at the same interval as Schedule 1 and 2 in the 2013 below 2488F (1208C) while driving NISSAN GT-R Service and Maintenance Guide. . When the oil temperature reachesMAINTENANCE INTERVAL between 2488F (1208C) and 2848F (1408C) while Change transmission oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 km). driving . When the oil temperature exceeds Change both transmission oil and differential oil immediately after stopping. 2848F (1408C) while driving Differential oil temperature usually increases concurrently. ITEMS Differential Oil (front and rear)GT-R SPECIFIED FLUIDS Differential Oil R35 COMPETITION type 2189E*2 . When the oil temperature stays Change differential oil at the same interval as Schedule 1 and 2 in the 2013 below 2488F (1208C) while driving NISSAN GT-R Service and Maintenance Guide . . When the oil temperature reaches between 2488F (1208C) and 2848F (1408C) while Change transmission oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 km).MAINTENANCE INTERVAL driving Change both transmission oil and differential oil immediately after stopping. . When the oil temperature exceeds Differential oil temperature usually increases concurrently as the transmission 2848F (1408C) while driving oil temperature.*2: The differential oil temperature cannot be displayed on the multi function display. The differential oil temperature can be checked with the transmission oil temperature since both usually increases or decrease concurrently. GT-R Overview GTR-21
  28. 28. ITEMS Brake FluidGT-R SPECIFIED FLUIDS Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special II*3MAINTENANCE INTERVAL Change brake fluid every 3,000 miles (5,000 km).*3: Genuine NISSAN Brake Fluid R35 Special II is the factory fill brake fluid. The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) unit and other related parts were specially designed for this brake fluid and NISSAN cannot ensure the best performance and proper operation of the vehicle if other brake fluid is used.GTR-22 GT-R Overview
  29. 29. Suspension and wheel alignment inspection is performed with the vehicle leaks. jacked up. .. Check the steering and suspension system Inspect the area surrounding the catalytic and other links for loose and/or damaged . Make sure the tire has not slipped on the converter for heat deterioration. parts. wheel causing the assembly to be out of . Inspect and confirm the clearance between balance. The reference marks on the tire and. Measure and adjust the wheel alignment. the exhaust finisher and rear bumper is more wheel should be aligned. If the reference than 0.24 in (6 mm) (up/down) and more Contact a GT-R certified NISSAN dealer to marks are not aligned, the tire has slipped on than 0.20 in (5 mm) (left/right). adjust the wheel alignment to the recom- the wheel. Have the wheels/tires reba- mended setting for normal driving. . The clutch clearance and shift fork position lanced. Make sure the old reference marks are erased and new reference marks are may need to be adjusted.Wheels and tires applied to the wheel and tire. When instal- . Inspect the dust boot of the drive shaft. Check tire wear and cracking. ling new tires on the wheels, make sure new universal joint for cracks or damage.. Inspect the tire side wall for damage. reference marks are applied to the wheels . Check that there is no abnormal noise,. Check the tire pressure and adjust the and tires. ( “Wheels and tires” page vibrations or warning lights illuminated when pressure as necessary when the tires are GTR-16) making tight turns at slow speed (for tight cold. ( “Wheels and tires” page GTR- . Make sure that the TPMS sensor installation corner braking phenomenon). 16) If you do not drive under the conditions nuts and the sensor valve are tight and there listed in this section, see ( “Wheels and is no nitrogen leak. tires” page 8-31) Brakes. Check that the wheel nuts are not stripped. Check if there is no deformation on the . Check for the heat deterioration of the contact surface of the wheel nuts. brakes and parts around the brakes.. Make sure the wheel nuts are tight. . Check the condition of the brake pads and ( “Wheels and tires” page 8-31) disc rotors and replace them as necessary.. Make sure the drive shaft nuts are tight. Engine and powertrain. Check wheel hub run out and that the wheel . Check the engine, transmission, differential rotates smoothly without any friction. Check and under the vehicle for oil and coolant these with the tires removed whenever an GT-R Overview GTR-23
  30. 30. GT-R SPECIFIC VEHICLECHARACTERISTICS vehicle has cooled. ENGINE SPEED IS RESTRICTEDREFUELING PRECAUTIONS GASOLINE SMELL To help protect the engine, the maximum engine speed is automatically controlled in the following WARNING The fuel temperature is higher when the vehicle conditions: is hot. This may cause a gasoline smell from the Do not attempt to top off the fuel tank vehicle. This does not indicate that there is a . Revving the engine with the shift lever in the after the fuel pump nozzle shuts off malfunction. The smell will go away when the or position: The maximum engine P N automatically. Continued refueling may fuel temperature has cooled. speed is 5,000 RPM cause fuel overflow, resulting in fuel spray and possibly a fire. The fuel tank OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE DISPLAY . Revving the engine when the engine oil is at is full at the first automatic shutoff. a low (below 328F (08C)) or extremely high INDICATES HIGHER TEMPERATURE (over 2758F (1358C)) temperature: The Heat from the engine compartment, radiator and maximum engine speed is 4,000 RPM (TheTo maximize vehicle performance, the fuel tank is intercoolers can affect the outside temperature position will automatically change to the Mlocated as low as possible to lower the vehicle display. The outside temperature display maycenter of gravity. The tank is also divided into indicate a higher than actual temperature while position.) Atwo parts. This fuel tank design causes higher driving or stopped. This is normal. ENGINE OUTPUTpressures inside the tank than other vehicles sofuel spillage is possible by trying to top off the IDLE SPEED IS NOT STEADY High altitudefuel tank after automatic shutoff. The idle speed may not be steady when the To protect the engine, engine output is con-The fuel tank pressure is higher when the vehicle engine compartment is extremely hot. This is trolled so that it does not increase at altitudesis hot, especially if the tank is more than half full. normal. The engine speed will be steady when 4,922 ft (1,500 meters) or higher.If the cap is opened when the vehicle is hot, it the engine cools down.may cause fuel spray and there may be a hissing In this case, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) Engine output according to thenoise. Open the cap slowly, releasing the may come on. After a few driving trips, the MIL coolant temperaturepressure from the tank gradually. Also, if the should turn off. If the light remains on after a few The engine output is controlled at a low levelvehicle is refueled when the vehicle is hot, the driving trips, have the vehicle inspected by a when the engine coolant temperature is lowerfuel pump may automatically shut off before the GT-R certified NISSAN dealer. than approximately 1588F (708C) or higher thantank is full. This does not indicate that there is a 2308F (1108C). This is not a malfunction.malfunction. Refuel slowly or refuel after the If the temperature is lower than approximatelyGTR-24 GT-R Overview

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