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Sorry for the very pervert sounding subject,lol. Ive had my new Skyline now for a few days and I need a couple parts for it. Im jus wondering mainly where all the Lincolnshire based guys (and girls) go to to get parts (old and new) and secondly when i book it in for a service or MOT, where to go, as its my old car, i cant afford to take days off work trekking round the country.

Thanks for taking time to read these ramblings :D

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For any modified or standard parts i Generally find i can never beat Abbey or Rising Sun performance.

For used parts skyline part have one very good reputation, all authorised traders.

As for a garage on fitting or MOT i'm sure one of the local lads will be along to recommend some one.
 

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Welcome matey. You will probably find that most people will do their own services as its cheaper and you know exactly what has been changed and what its been replaced with. As for MOT as Bruce said someone local may be able to help :D
 

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I've taken my R32 GTS-T to Newton and Bailey in Lincoln. Only had the car a few months now, but I had a lot of problems with Nissan (Dixon) in Lincoln, so had it transferred to them.

They specialise in Nissans, but appear to service anything. I was quoted £140 for a full service (minus plugs), which to me isn't bad. Labour was only £35/hr, a lot better than what Nissan (Dixon) were charging (£85). They were able to fit a few replacement parts for me and diagnose the problem within a couple of hours, just awaiting a new ECU now.

I was recommended Newton and Bailey by a few people, but there may be better in Lincolnshire.
 

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Thats great. Thanks for the good gen mate :) Im hoping to learn how to do my own service, but the first one i think will be by someone who knows what their doing, then i have the interval between the nx one to try and learn how to do it myself saving myself lots of money,lol.
 

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Thats great. Thanks for the good gen mate :) Im hoping to learn how to do my own service, but the first one i think will be by someone who knows what their doing, then i have the interval between the nx one to try and learn how to do it myself saving myself lots of money,lol.
I'm still contemplating whether to have mine serviced by a garage, or DIY. But I'd highly recommend Newton and Bailey

10, Canwick Rd, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 8HH | Tel: 01522 523171
 

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Fantastic. Thats jus the ticket mate. Theres a Motor Club at this raf base im serving at. im sure they will have all the tools to do the work id imagine, so its jus a case of reading up n looking at some of the howto guides ive seen on the FAQ section. Thanks again mate.
 

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Do It Yourself, It's easy and at least you know whats going in your car, £140 sounds far to cheap unless you are providing the Oil and other parts.

I did the lot. Spark plugs/ Engine/gearbox/diff Oil/ air filter/fuel filter and that came to £162.42. OK could have saved £10 on plugs !!!

Thats with no labour what so ever and at £35p/h it's going to take at least 4hrs with a ramp £140 IF you provide the parts yourself then thats about right !!!
 

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I dont know enough about cars to do all that myself yet, but im trying to learn and read up on it all for next time. I didnt care for knowing about it all when i had my golf as it was a very boring car, but now i have this i want to look after it properly and give it plenty of TLC *ahhhhh* lol.
 

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If you want a fellow skyline owner to MOT your car let my know, I run a fleet workshop in grimsby. All bribes for not having a cat etc accepted!! (only joking VOSA!)
 

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Lol, yeah, the guy I got my skyline off a few days ago said he managed to mention something to him about the year of its manufacture makes it exempt from the test or sumet. im not sure the ins and outs of that law but id love to know a quote that would cement the deal lol.

Thanks for the offer mate but grimsbys a bit far to travel for the mot,lol. im pretty much in between lincoln and boston. out in the sticks! :(
 

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I better check the MOT manual about the CAT situation, I've just had mine removed!! Ooops, I think I really should set a better example... (again if anyone from VOSA is reading this, I am of course joking!)
 

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I'm still contemplating whether to have mine serviced by a garage, or DIY. But I'd highly recommend Newton and Bailey

10, Canwick Rd, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN5 8HH | Tel: 01522 523171
DIY everytime. I take mine to my mates inspection pit! Its the only (non-tuner) place i know its going to get the job done properly and with respect shown!
I wouldnt trust Nissan 'technicians' :uhoh: :notworthy with a scalextric car.. (theyd probably get that wrong too if its not in there 'scripted' guides.. :uhoh: )

Nissan service monkey guide:
step 1: open bonnet
step 2: take out spark plugs.. etc etc..
what ever happened to 'mechanics' that were able to think for themselves, diagnose and problem solve??? :apoke:
 

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I wouldnt trust Nissan 'technicians' :uhoh: :notworthy with a scalextric car.. (theyd probably get that wrong too if its not in there 'scripted' guides.. :uhoh: )
I don't trust them either - had a very bad experience with my local Nissan dealer. That's why I take it to Newton and Bailey now, as they know their stuff. Diagnosing the problems very quickly, whereas Nissan guessed as the R32 wasn't in their scripts.
 

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How about the decat pipe situation guys? Is it definately mandatory on a mot for a 1995 car that was imported in 2000? Im not sure what to believe
 

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RB25DET (T)?
I saw a custom twin turbo set up for an rb25 in japan once (cutting one or two Exhaust runners off of an rb26 manifold rotating and welding back on) but even the creator said the mod wasn't worth the cost involved vs upgrading the std turbo to a larger steel one, but he wanted to be different.
 

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I dont know enough about cars to do all that myself yet, but im trying to learn and read up on it all for next time. I didnt care for knowing about it all when i had my golf as it was a very boring car, but now i have this i want to look after it properly and give it plenty of TLC *ahhhhh* lol.
Honestly Fella I had never done a service on a car. I've had BMW's mostly and people that buy them want the stamped service history SO never did the service myself took them to a great bloke here.

Now I have the skyline It's DIY and save all reciepts with noted mileage to show it has been cared for since I've owned it and that it has been done when needed (also to show I've used the best stuff for the car)

The only bad thing about servicing your own car is getting oil on your drive LOL Lesson learnt put some plastic down ;)

You can find out everything on this site usually with step by step instructions and pics, will save you a small fortune in garage bills ;)
 
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