Not impressed! - Skyline Owners Forum

Welcome to the SkylineOwners.Com website. We aim to provide you with the largest knowledgebase anywhere on the internet for the Nissan Skyline.


Go Back   Skyline Owners Forum > G35/350GT Forum > General 350/g35


Like Tree36Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 25-01-2017, 08:21 AM   #1
Seasoned Member
 
57jam's Avatar
 
Drives: Nissan skyline 350gt
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 205
Club ID#: 78370


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Not impressed!

Hi all,
Not even had my gt for a mth and it's let me down!
Siezed rear brake.
And I thought nissans were reliable!

Last cars were s type jag and mg zt and not one let me down in 8 years!
57jam is offline   Reply With Quote Share on facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 25-01-2017, 10:06 AM   #2
NORTHERN IRELAND AREA REP

Area Rep

 
SMURF.'s Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline no 7
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 8,580
Club ID#: 8407


Trade Feedback: (82)


View My Pictures
So the car is 10-15 year old and needs a caliber?
Dam you nissan...

Last edited by SMURF.; 27-01-2017 at 11:46 PM.
SMURF. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 10:42 AM   #3
Super Moderator
 
Tricky-Ricky's Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline 350GT 6 speed
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 8,943
Club ID#: 5836


Trade Feedback: (1)


View My Pictures
Has it ever occurred to you that A the previous owner didn't maintain it as he should,,
and B shit happens, and C you where lucky with your previous car.
SMURF., niz406 and SlickRick like this.
__________________
Pedants are men who would appear to be learned, without the necessary ingredient of knowledge.
- George Bancroft

Originally posted The Great White

"Nissan is like Lego"
Tricky-Ricky is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 25-01-2017, 11:18 AM   #4
NORTHERN IRELAND AREA REP

Area Rep

 
SMURF.'s Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline no 7
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 8,580
Club ID#: 8407


Trade Feedback: (82)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tricky-Ricky View Post
Has it ever occurred to you that A the previous owner didn't maintain it as he should,,
and B shit happens, and C you where lucky with your previous car.
Lucky with a jag/mg??
SMURF. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 03:22 PM   #5
Seasoned Member
 
DRIVE_Chris's Avatar
 
Drives: Drive Addiction R33
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Brighton
Posts: 2,983
Club ID#: 13966


Trade Feedback: (11)


View My Pictures
strange for a part to fail only 15 years with probably no maintenance, good time to upgrade it for an eBay part ;) i hear they last forever
SkylineSi likes this.
__________________
Skylineowners.com are now on Drive Addiction
Helping you find local car meets, events and clubs in your area
DRIVE_Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 07:45 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Timmy_GTS's Avatar
 
Drives: R34 GTT
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 2,723
Club ID#: 25953

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (3)


View My Pictures
I bought a new tyre and got a puncture...Crappy Goodyear!

Sent from my D6603 using Tapatalk
__________________
Project Bumblebee - 451 RWHP
^^ Click Me ^^


To make sure you can see all the pictures, use Google Chrome with the following patch installed:


Photobucket Embed Fix
Timmy_GTS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 08:13 PM   #7
Seasoned Member
 
Masonater's Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline R34
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 128
Club ID#: 32633

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
I'd take it back mate that's shocking...see if it's got a 15 year warranty
SMURF. and V-SpecII like this.
Masonater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 08:35 PM   #8
Highland/North Scotland Area Rep

Area Rep

 
shakysco's Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline number 4, A 350gt
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: the black isle,north of inverness
Posts: 4,159
Club ID#: 13806

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (6)


View My Pictures
Ooooofffft', chill out its only a brake.

If something goes wrong upgrade it
SlickRick, OJAY and V-SpecII like this.
__________________
Skyline number 3 is away to a new owner, and I've moved on and bought myself skyline number 4 a 350gt skyline with manual box..

http://www.gosh.org/
shakysco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 08:48 PM   #9
Seasoned Member
 
SlickRick's Avatar
 
Drives: 350GT
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Carshalton, Surrey
Posts: 386
Club ID#: 21726

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masonater View Post
I'd take it back mate that's shocking...see if it's got a 15 year warranty
😃

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
__________________
she grabbed my gear stick, so i clogged her down pipe
SlickRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2017, 09:36 PM   #10
Seasoned Member
 
Whitevanman69's Avatar
 
Drives: 370 gt type s
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 1,191
Club ID#: 44526

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
c,mon guys give the lad a brake......
Whitevanman69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 05:59 AM   #11
Seasoned Member
 
57jam's Avatar
 
Drives: Nissan skyline 350gt
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 205
Club ID#: 78370


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
My god I'm shocked, that's the biggest response to any thread I have started on here!

Ask a technical question and I'm lucky if anyone replies but state some facts about whats happened and everyone answers.

Last edited by 57jam; 26-01-2017 at 07:12 AM.
57jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 07:09 AM   #12
Seasoned Member
 
57jam's Avatar
 
Drives: Nissan skyline 350gt
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 205
Club ID#: 78370


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by DRIVE_Chris View Post
strange for a part to fail only 15 years with probably no maintenance, good time to upgrade it for an eBay part ;) i hear they last forever
So please tell me what maintenance do you do to a rear cailper?
57jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 08:12 AM   #13
"A Skyline with 4 doors?"
 
GTES-t's Avatar
 
Drives: R32 4-dr GTS25
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 378
Club ID#: 791


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Calipers need to be rebuilt on occasion. I haven't looked, but Nissan and aftermarket companies will have overhaul kits with the needed seals. Here's a good link for overhauling calipers how-to: http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...a3915/4305927/
__________________
"That can't be a Skyline! It's got four doors!"
Old missed 1990 R32 GTE -> GTS-t
Project in storage 1970 Nissan Laurel
The beast 2011 Dodge Durango
Back in a 1991 R32 GTS25
GTES-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 11:50 AM   #14
Super Moderator
 
Tricky-Ricky's Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline 350GT 6 speed
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 8,943
Club ID#: 5836


Trade Feedback: (1)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by 57jam View Post
So please tell me what maintenance do you do to a rear cailper?
For it to seize, i would presume its a Nissan type caliper rather than a Brembo, therefor the rear would be a slider, which needs periodic checking, cleaning and greasing of the slider bolts.

As far as not getting answers to technical questions, you have to remember that there are not many 350GT owners in comparison to the GTS/GTT/GTR owners here, and even less of them are active, i always try and answer questions in this section if i can, and have answered many of yours.
OJAY likes this.
__________________
Pedants are men who would appear to be learned, without the necessary ingredient of knowledge.
- George Bancroft

Originally posted The Great White

"Nissan is like Lego"

Last edited by Tricky-Ricky; 26-01-2017 at 01:53 PM.
Tricky-Ricky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2017, 11:52 AM   #15
Seasoned Member
 
57jam's Avatar
 
Drives: Nissan skyline 350gt
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 205
Club ID#: 78370


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTES-t View Post
Calipers need to be rebuilt on occasion. I haven't looked, but Nissan and aftermarket companies will have overhaul kits with the needed seals. Here's a good link for overhauling calipers how-to: How to Rebuild a Brake Caliper: Saturday Mechanic
Thanks but all ready ordered 'rebuild kit' and new piston for both rear cailper.
57jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2019, Verticalscope Inc.