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The reality of the RB26 oiling system part 2

Ok now in part two of our series on the shortcomings of the RB26 oiling system we will look at the components and the function of each and also take a look what we refer to as the “ultimate solution” the Hi Octane Racing dry sump system for the RB26 engine.

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The reality of the RB26 oiling system

The engineers designed the RB26 engine but the accountants designed the oil system

I guess a lot has been written about how much power the RB26 engine is capable of and how the 2.6 litre engine is “race derived”. The ease of tuning this engine way beyond anything the manufacturers intended, has certainly led to many people finding out the hard way about the shortcomings of the RB26 oiling system more often than not after a terminal engine failure costing many thousands of dollars to repair. The first thing you need to understand is that the GTR was made with 206kw and as a road car came with a warranty from Nissan, so with this in mind the standard oiling system must have done the job for a standard car on standard road tyres or Nissan would have gone broke with warranty claims. My answer to this would be that it certainly was up to the task PROVIDED it was left standard and left on road tyres and never driven on a race track. Now the first place a new GTR owner tends to want to go (after the tuning shop for some upgrades) would be either the racetrack or the drag strip.... Correct?

After all this is Godzilla!!! And “I want to flex its muscles!”

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Behind the scenes Autogallery Yokohama Japan

Today we take you back to Japan to a little shop in the backblocks of Yokohama. A little shop by stature for sure, but one thing I have learnt in my many visits to Japan, don’t ever make any assumptions based upon size or outward appearance of the shop, as you can bet your bottom dollar a lot of these guys have been tuning Japanese performance cars for an awful long time. And Autogallery performance engineering most certainly fit into this category and, like a lot of tuning houses in Japan they specialise in one make and model. And the make and model they happen to specialize in is the legendary Skyline GTR.

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Advan/Hi Octane Racing R32 GTR takes the outright win at Japanese Nationals Lakeside Raceway

With the Hi Octane Racing R34 GTR now in the shop for a serious makeover for WTAC 2011 Mark Berry was once again back in the driver’s seat of the infamous Hi Octane Racing R32 GTR that he raced at Tsukuba in 2007 and once again, he showed the competition a clean pair of heels taking the outright win, despite using semi slick tyres (ADVAN A050 R-Spec) and the competition being on full slick tyres, something that would normally be considered an unfair advantage.

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