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Hi there,
I'm new here so if this is in the wrong place please bear with me.

I've just bought a 94 Skyline Type M with lots of goodies from an auction in japan. I now need to be thinking about what is required for the SVA test. The foglights and speedo conversion is no problem but is there anything else I need to know? A local dealer says that things like boost gauges on the dash needs to go, true?
Is there any standard documentation relating to the car required and where do I get it from?

All a bit much for my first post but nobody said it would be easy.

Alan
 

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ok here's what you need to pass the SVA:

firstly your car should have an MOT (foglight needed for MOT anyway)

1) Foglight
2) Speedo conversion
3) Petrol Cap
4) Your tyres will need to have performance ratings and
comply to UK standards ie ZR or similar

it may be easier just to pay a company who specialise in SVA's
as they will do everything for you for one fixed price.

if you do it yourself (SVA test is £135, re-test £35) the problem
may be that if you fail you end up waiting a while for a re-test and costs mount up.

i'd do some research into your local SVA centres and agents:)
 

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SVA prices

If you have not owned the car and run it abroad for 6 months or more you will have to apply for E-SVA. This is category R on the SVA form and means it is subject to a slightly more complex test but nothing to get worried about. Downside is E-SVA is £180.

My test is next week all being well. Only thing I was worried about was my tyres were marked with a Z rating but weren't E marked. I called the manufacturer (in this case Bridgestone/Firestone) and they were able to supply me with information to present to tester.

Any other questions just ask, I am right in the middle of all this at moment.
 

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Good show guys,
I thought that's all I needed, but wasn't sure if I needed any further documentation relating to dimensions, kerb weight etc.

Do you think NOS might be a problem to the SVA guys? :D

thanks again,

Alan
 

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I'm just filling the SVA form out for my ECR 33 RB25 GTS-T and it's asking for standard power output and standard top speed - anyone know what the actual 'Nissan published' figures are for this car??
 

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Standard BHP was 250 for the GTS-T. Top speed, it was limited to 112 mph by Nissan but reckon it will go to 165 - ish.
 

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I was just about to say the same mate.

Slap a fog light on it, give it a check over and whisk it down to your friendly MOT centre. Job done....

Editied to add - this thread has come out of the arc lol Phill if yours is 10 years old now, you are fine, if not wait till it is - has to be close??
 

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**** me 2003 :rolleyes: I was just going to bang on about the poor quality of advice and if you dont know an answer then shut up. :D
 

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I cannott understand how people can post info that is completely wrong
The sva is NOT APPLICABLE if the car is over 10years old ( feb 1996 or earlier) All it needs is an MOT. If the car is 1997 or later it needs an SVA and someone must have done a model report on the model of the car being imported . If no one has it can be brought in theoretically but it will need a one off SVA test ( loads and loads of money and it may not pass anyway)
If it is a 1996 it needs a sva test but does not need a model report as long as it is in standard trimm and the export certifcate confirms this. if the vehicle is modifies it can still go through as long as the standard parts are available to fit for the test. It is then perfectly legal to put mods back on as long as they are themselves legal in the uk.
 

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RS V FOUR said:
I cannott understand how people can post info that is completely wrong
The sva is NOT APPLICABLE if the car is over 10years old ( feb 1996 or earlier) All it needs is an MOT. If the car is 1997 or later it needs an SVA and someone must have done a model report on the model of the car being imported . If no one has it can be brought in theoretically but it will need a one off SVA test ( loads and loads of money and it may not pass anyway)
If it is a 1996 it needs a sva test but does not need a model report as long as it is in standard trimm and the export certifcate confirms this. if the vehicle is modifies it can still go through as long as the standard parts are available to fit for the test. It is then perfectly legal to put mods back on as long as they are themselves legal in the uk.
This thread dates back to 2003 where this info was valid mate :)

Your info is exactly correct though as Buster and I have already said...
 
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