GTR 101: The Basics - The Common Issues
Like all things, Skylines age. Over time, things fall apart, break, and don't function like they did from the factory. In addition to wear and tear items, Skylines also have some typical failures. While these aren't detrimental to the performance of the car, they can be bothersome to replace and we also recommend that people look out for them when shopping for a Skyline to gauge on the condition of the car. Most of these apply specifically to the R32 and in some cases we have seen them on the R33's and R34's.
The Skyline's powertrain is quite strong from the factory. If driven in stock form, the components can be quite durable. But lets be real, 99.9% of people are not going to leave it stock. For R32s the turbos are easily maxed when extra boost is applied, and the factory base oil pump is less than adequate. Along with our items from the first four parts of GTR 101, here are some additional stock items to look out for:
That's it for our GTR 101 series. We hope that the information we gave you throughout this series was helpful and we thank you for reading! Up next we begin our GTR buyers guide so if you're in the market for a Skyline, best sure to check the blog.