Oil, the engines life blood. In a high performance car like a Nissan Skyline GT-R, it is a good idea to have a regular oil change schedule, and stick to it. Some people say every 3,000 miles, or every 6 months. Some push the changes out to more than that. For any car you are going to run at the track, it is always a good idea to change the oil before and after every track day. Cheap insurance.
|That blue end, that is an oil filter.|
Oil Filter -
Tools - Getting at the oil filter on an R32 GT-R with Hicas can be a trick. It is under the collector. Between the Hicas lines on the frame rail, and the various coolant and air lines under the collector, getting at the oil filter can be a bear. We recommend you buy a 3 claw oil filter wrench. Sears/Craftsman have them. They are about $15-$20 and will get the oil filter off about 99% of the time on an RB26.
|3 claw oil filter wrench. Stubby flex wrench. This combo will slay most Skyline GT-R oil filters|
A strap wrench is possible, but again not a lot of room to swing any tools under the collector. Oil filter pliers, same deal.
In real life all oil filters would be 1/4 turn past hand tight, but even then they can still be difficult to take off.
|K&N HP 2008 oil filter|
The K&N HP 2008 oil filter has a 1" nut on the end that makes removal a bit easier. It also has a provision to safety wire the filter in place. Most people wouldn't safety wire/lock wire their filter in place, but in the race world, it is a great idea.
|Trust oil cooler kit with oil filter relocated in front of subframe. Not our favorite place to put an oil cooler|
Other Options - An oil filter relocation kit is a popular way to make oil changes a little easier. There are a number of ways of doing it. If you are putting a relocator, we highly recommend an oil cooler at the same time. The OEM filter is a 3/4-16 thread. Some oil filter relocations change the filter thread pitch, so make sure you check the instructions before you buy a gross of oil filters.
|Black oil filter on relocation behind battery, left side of picture|
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