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  1. FS: I still have mine! 7 years, 2 months and...

    I still have mine! 7 years, 2 months and counting. Until I can find a better car; I'll keep it ;)
  2. That sounds rediculousy cheap! Are you insured...

    That sounds rediculousy cheap! Are you insured for market value with one of the major insurance companies?
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    It's good to see you're looking at the big...

    It's good to see you're looking at the big picture - you won't regret your end decision that way. My 2c on your concerns:

    1 - Pay cash if you can - the loan interest will outstrip any returns you...
  4. Thanks Wing - I'll go with your shorter term plan...

    Thanks Wing - I'll go with your shorter term plan ;). You're right though, I'd rather dump the oil than the gearbox!! Still, my gearbox oil bill is currently sitting at $400 for less than 2000k's...
  5. I just rebuilt my gearbox (800k's ago) after 4th...

    I just rebuilt my gearbox (800k's ago) after 4th gear circlip failure (to the tune of $3,500!) - so 50% of the hardware inside is new (incl a new counter shaft from Nissan Japan). So it better be a...
  6. I think you're right mate - Paranoid with a...

    I think you're right mate - Paranoid with a capital P! - gotta just enjoy the car and stop worrying.
  7. Well I bought my car with less than 40,000km's...

    Well I bought my car with less than 40,000km's (genuine k's / NZ new) and have never clutch kicked it. I don't dump the clutch and run a stock driveline; power is 210rwkw. I never apply full power...
  8. Well the reason I ask is that when my 4th gear...

    Well the reason I ask is that when my 4th gear circlip broke; I noticed this sensation as I changed into 5th (this was just after I had heard something break in the gearbox). However 5th gear was...
  9. Try this next time you drive your car...

    When in 5th gear at 100km/h (60mph), put your foot down on the clutch (hold it there), then push the lever into 5th gear to the end of it's travel ie keep pushing towards the dashboard. Can you feel...
  10. It's a lucky dip I'm afraid. The more power /...

    It's a lucky dip I'm afraid. The more power / abuse you give the box - the less lucky you become. The best set up is the stock standard car; anything you do from there will only compromise...
  11. Thanks mate - we're thinking along the same...

    Thanks mate - we're thinking along the same lines. A few hundred you reckon? I thought maybe 2000k to give it enough time to shed all the metal? I've already put in the Amsoil ($$$!) and bought...
  12. Yeah tell me about it mate; if only I had driven...

    Yeah tell me about it mate; if only I had driven to the garage rather than get the tow - the bill would only have been around $1200 - $1500 max; instead the tilt truck caused the shaft to slip on...
  13. Well I finally got my car back with the gearbox...

    Well I finally got my car back with the gearbox intact and my wallet $3.5K lighter. Rebuilt back to stock specs. Fortunately my clutch still had more than half it's life left so I was able to...
  14. My gearbox broke at 72,000km’s; now if the...

    My gearbox broke at 72,000km’s; now if the rebuild lasts me another 72,000km's, then that's probably acceptable to me if that’s the price to pay to maintain the 6spd. I don't plan on increasing...
  15. Wing - I reckon Nissan should have ensured we...

    Wing - I reckon Nissan should have ensured we never have to feel this pain! You would think surely the engineers who designed the box would have known the implications of having the circlip where it...
  16. Well my gearbox is out and the news is all bad. ...

    Well my gearbox is out and the news is all bad. The counter shaft has been chewed around the dreaded 4th gear circlip so the shaft is a throwaway item according to the gearbox mechanic. In...
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    Sticky: Has anyone ever investigated fitting a 5 speed...

    Has anyone ever investigated fitting a 5 speed box from a JDM S15 Silvia spec S (SR20DE engine model)? Assuming the internal strength is the same as the s14 K's gearbox (maybe someone knows?); you'd...
  18. Thanks again Wing. You're running a pretty...

    Thanks again Wing. You're running a pretty serious driveline for a stock turbo car - drift action I'm guessing? I was hoping stock turbo and clutch would lead to gearbox longevity - but I guess...
  19. Thanks for the feedback, I recognised your...

    Thanks for the feedback, I recognised your comments on the nissansilvia.com site. I'm trying to locate somewhere in Auckland that has done the circlip mod. I'm hoping someonw knows what to do as...
  20. Gearbox self destructed for Christmas - thanks Santa. Sound like circlip failure?

    I'm 100% sure my 3rd / 4th gear circlip has let go. There is talk some people weld the gear in place vs regrooving and fitting a larger circlip. Has anyone had experience with either method?
  21. Drain and Fill plugs are both on the passenger...

    Drain and Fill plugs are both on the passenger side. 24mm bolts, fill above, drain below. I was going to do this last weekend but didn't have a 24mm socket. Most socket sets only go up to 22mm so...
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    Assuming you have a Spec R and not the JDM spec S...

    Assuming you have a Spec R and not the JDM spec S (non turbo version); the helical diff in your car is better than the stock
    s14 viscous set up. The helical will never wear if maintained properly...
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    You're welcome :). I'm not a fan of car...

    You're welcome :).

    I'm not a fan of car loans or any consumer loans for that matter. Just be aware of the true cost of whatever you buy. This includes cost of finance.

    NAC will do...
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    If it's going to be a weekend car / track car;...

    If it's going to be a weekend car / track car; you have the money to buy it outright (no loans); have an insurer who will cover you; and intend to keep the car for a reasonable period of time (ie +2...
  25. From what you describe - you have a detonation...

    From what you describe - you have a detonation issue. The blinking yellow light means the power FC is detecting detonation. When it happens, get off the gas. Best to have the car tuned on a dyno...
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