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  1. Hey guys, this question isn't related to JDM or import cars, but I was hoping if anyone that has "OWNED" the cars listed; could help me decide whats car to buy by letting me know the pros and cons. My budget is 15k Subaru Forester X Mistubishi Outlander Honda CR-V Hyundai Santa Fe Toyota Rav 4 Thanks.
  2. Kyowa Racing Wheels

    http://www.kyowadesigns.com/ Anyone ever heard of Kyowa racing wheels before? Seems like some generic Japanese wannabe wheels hence the cheap prices. Just wondering if anyone has delt with this brand before? They look nice.
  3. Hi guys, fairly new to the import scene, was previously a proud owner of an s15 but now I'm looking into buying a cheap track car 180sx. Before I get flamed please understand that I have no experience and absolutely no knowledge about drifting and very little knowledge about the tracks in SA e.g Mallala and Tailem Bend. And also I've never been to Mallala and Tailem Bend only heard stories and seen videos. Questions! What days are the tracks open for drifting practice and what are the costs like? Where and who can I get lessons from and how much will it costs? What basics do I need to know about servicing the car before and after a track day? Recommendations to cheap trailer hire or tow in SA? Recommendations to cheap drifting tyres? Recommendations to a car to buy? (I just figured S chassis were the best for drifting and 180sx would be the most affordable) Any help and advice will do. Thanks again from a newbie!!
  4. Hey guys, recently bought a x-trail and thought I should change the oxygen sensor due to the bad fuel economy. I've taken off the heat shield for the extractors, and managed to unscrew the oxygen sensor but for some stupid reason the plug is extremely difficult to take off. Is there any tricks to taking off the oxygen sensor plug? I dont want to spend $50 to change an oxygen sensor when my only issue to pulling the plug out. Ive had multiple friends and family attempt to take out the plug and fail. Any help or advice will do, much appreciated!
  5. Xtrail oxygen sensor plug issue

    It has fixed it heaps, get close to 600km to a full tank now when i was only getting 450km. both daily driving around suburban and city areas
  6. Thanks for all your answers much appreciated!
  7. Hey guys, recently noticed some oil stains evident from the front timing cover area and some oil stains coming from my bellhousing. Before I take it to a mechanic to check out, I thought I should ask NS members if they could give me some background info and possible costs on how much it would be to fix. As for the front timing cover area could it just be a leaking gasket? or some thing that needs re-sealing? (ill upload a picture later tonight) And with the bellhousing leak, my mate said its the rear extension seal leaking. Not sure what that means. its not dripping oil just some small oil stains. (Please note I have done a n.s & google search couldnt find much unless someone can direct me to a link, & also I work full time and dont have time to take the car to a mechanic to check out untill this weekend) Any info will help, Thanks.
  8. Hey guys, found a car on carsales from Victoria (X-Trail), and was wondering who or what company/business I would call to have check the vehicle for me and give me the thumbs up, before I fly to Melbourne and pick it up and drive it back to Adelaide. In SA we have RAA to check vehicles, not sure is Vic uses RAA?????
  9. Buying a car in Vic (I'm from SA)

    Its only an x-trail I'm certain that it will pass through any inspection, doesnt bother me too much. Anything I should look out for just incase I get ripped off? Both sign rgo and tranfer papers and all sorted simple as that?
  10. Buying a car in Vic (I'm from SA)

    How does the transaction work exactly? Never bought a car from interstate. I just sign the rego papers to transfer names, and thats it? What else would I need to do in SA? Would I need to take it through to regency to have the car checked?
  11. Who and Were to Post When a Seller Burns You

    From a sellers perspective, buying an item and not checking it after 6months and claiming that something is missing is a bit hard to believe (I would be a bit suspicious as a seller). A bit dodgy that the seller didn't reply though...
  12. Hey guys just wondering if anyone knew where I can buy the following parts listed in SA?? Besides"Nissan Dealerships, or if anyone can direct a website I can buy the following parts from. (Sorry if this is a newbie question) -s15 engine belts -s15 castor rod bushes -s15 tie rod end boots
  13. Oil stains coming from s15

    The mechanic had a look as it and he suspects its the rear extension seal leaking. Is that any worse than the front main seal? If it is the rear extension seal, can it get any worse if I leave it? I dont rememeber what the mechanic told me. ==' Did a google search, seems as if its common with gearboxes and can be left?
  14. Oil stains coming from s15

    Hey sharkey how much do you charge to degrease the whole engine??? And where abouts are you located?
  15. Oil stains coming from s15

    I hope this picture will do.
  16. Oil stains coming from s15

    The oil stain isnt coming from the rocker cover, it's a little lower, ill upload a picture later tonight when I get off work
  17. I probably should have mentioned, I dont plan on using this vehicle for towing, or driving long distance to the outback/countryside, I was after a big comfortable car that will last and is cheap to maintain. Used as a daily driver to and from work and weekend activities. At this moment the x-trail seems most appealing. If anyone has any opinions on the x-trail or the choice of car I plan to buy for its use please give me your opinions.
  18. I was tossing between a Subaru Forester X or a Nissan X-Trail, but seems as if the X-trail has won because its too hard to find a fSubaru Forester in my budget with low Km's. Thanks everyone for your input.
  19. It will become my daily driver and work vehicle.
  20. X-trail is acceptable, Im just after a good fuel efficient, big family car. I understand fuel effficency is a a terrible thing to look for when buying a 4x4 or SUV but I dont want a car that drinks and does 14L or 16L/100km.
  21. Hey guys, I just put on stock R34 gt wheels on my s15 and its making a weird winding/humming noise as I drive. Tyres are all good 80% tread. As I drive down the hill on my street and put the car in nuetral and let the car roll, I can hear it very discretely. Would anyone have any idea what the problem is? or could it be something else besides the wheels? Thanks. I have stock suspension if that makes any difference.
  22. Where can I buy parts from? (s15 stock parts)

    Thanks, I'll give them a check this weekend.
  23. New wheels making weird noise

    Thanks, I was leaning towards cheap tyres too. "Sailum"is the dodgy brand they came with. Just needed some re-assurance.
  24. As the title says, I'm looking for a affordable mechanic in SA to take a s14 gearbox out and change the input shaft bearing, and clutch throw out bearing, and possibly more depending on how bad the gearbox is. Any recommendations will help thanks!