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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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Hi Octane R34 GTR testing for World Time Attack 2010

I guess many of you have seen this youtube video already but no matter how many times I watch it it always gets me going. A few weeks out from the World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek in May,most of the Australian teams were putting in some serious testing to try to tackle the foreign invaders, most of which carried a big reputation. Mark Berry was no exception in the Advan/Hi Octane Racing R34 GTR and when Andrew from Motive DVD got wind of him testing at Eastern Creek he headed out and captured this amazing footage. At the time the car was still plagued with intermittant AWD issues, and whilst this was slowing the vehicles development down dramatically it made for some awesome viewing as this video clearly shows!! One thing for sure we have never had a problem making horsepower and we offer exactly the same short engine for you to buy here  ENJOY!!!


Behind the scenes - Mine's Japan

For our second behind the scenes I thought we might share a visit we made last year to a small but extremely well respected Japanese tuning house. The company Mines should need no introduction, as for many years they have made a name for themselves as one of the leaders in Nissan GTR tuning and their cars have been featured in many video games. We took a drive out to their headquarters in Yokosuka Japan about two hours outside Tokyo.


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Hi Octane-Advan R34. The quest to lap with the fastest in the world.

With World Time Attack 2010 now well and truly behind us we came away with a whole lot of data to commence the second phase of development of the Hi Octane/Advan GTR. And to be honest both ourselves, and I am sure just about anyone else that was Eastern Creek on May the 22nd was absolutely astonished at the blistering time set by the Cyber Evo of 1.30.58


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