Nissan GT-R Oil Capacity


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When it comes to maintenance, certainly one of the most important aspects of keeping your GT-R going for the long haul is the oil.

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2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Nissan GT-R oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
VR38DETT GT-R (2008 – 2011) 5.5 l (5.81 US Quarts) / 0.5 l (0.53 US Quarts) 0W-40
10W-40
10000 (6000) or 6 months
VR38DETT GT-R, GT-R NISMO (2012-) 5 l (5.28 US Quarts) / 0.5 l (0.53 US Quarts) 0W-40
10W-40
10000 (6000) or 6 months

How to change the motor oil and oil filter in Nissan GT-R 2007-2020

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 10 mm Socket 
  10. 14 mm Socket 
  11. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  12. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  13. Oil Filter 
  14. Best Motor Oil for Nissan GT-R
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    Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic 0W-40 Motor Oil (1 Quart, Case of 6)
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Preventative scheduled maintenance is an important investment to optimize the performance, reliability, safety and resale value of your NISSAN GT-R. Scheduling your vehicle’s maintenance at the recommended intervals will ensure your vehicle is running at its best.

Depending on your driving habits and local conditions, you should follow one of the two maintenance schedules listed below for scheduled maintenance. In addition to Schedule 1 maintenance, additional maintenance must be performed for optimum performance. Use these guidelines to determine which maintenance schedule to use:

SCHEDULE 1 (Every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first). Schedule 1 features 6,000-mile service intervals. Use Schedule 1 if you primarily operate your vehicle under any of these conditions:

  • Repeated short trips of less than 5 miles in normal temperatures or less than 10 miles in freezing temperatures
  • Stop-and-go traffic in hot weather or lowspeed driving for long distances
  • Driving in dusty conditions or on rough, muddy, or salt-spread roads

SCHEDULE 2 (Every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first). Schedule 2 features 6,000-mile service intervals; with Schedule 2 fewer maintenance items are regularly checked or replaced than with Schedule 1. Generally, Schedule 2 applies only to highway driving in temperate conditions. Use Schedule 2 only if you primarily operate your vehicle under conditions other than those listed in Schedule 1.

Last update on 2019-11-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Thomas Buck

Thomas is our expert in the field of motor oils and lubricants. He worked for more than 15 years at the dealer service station and has vast practical experience, so he gladly agreed to be the editor and co-author of our articles about motors and motor oils.

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