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Hi everyone!

I'm new to this forum, i am finding these forums to be very educational and time consuming during work hours :jump:

Just wonder if someone can list what needs to done on a regular say 10,000km service on a R33 Gts-t?

And also can someone recommend somewhere to get my car serviced in Canberra?

Thanks,

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Hi Trader33, welcome.

To service your car, you'll want to:

- Change the motor oil and oil filter... every 5,000kms.

- Change your spark plugs... coppers, every 10k kms, iridiums, much longer. :)

- Change your coolant fluid... erm... umm... I've changed mine twice for the 30k kms I've had my 33, so... every 10k kms? :D

- Change your fuel filter. I get the mechanic to do this whenever I'm getting something else done... or you could do it yourself if you want, @ $15 for the filter... I'd do it at 10k km mark.

Anyone want to add anything on? There's guides here: http://www.skylinesaustralia.com/forums/sh...ead.php?t=35442

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Hi Trader33, welcome.

To service your car, you'll want to:

- Change the motor oil and oil filter... every 5,000kms.  

- Change your spark plugs... coppers, every 10k kms, iridiums, much longer. :)

- Change your coolant fluid... erm... umm... I've changed mine twice for the 30k kms I've had my 33, so... every 10k kms? :rofl:

- Change your fuel filter. I get the mechanic to do this whenever I'm getting something else done... or you could do it yourself if you want, @ $15 for the filter... I'd do it at 10k km mark.

Anyone want to add anything on? There's guides here: http://www.skylinesaustralia.com/forums/sh...ead.php?t=35442

isnt the fuel filter every 100,000km? i changed mine, but that was related to a stalling issue.

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trader33 - if you live in Canberra then go to All Make Automotive in Garran, beside the Mobil servo or TEZ automotive in Mawson.  Highly recommend them.

I'd also recommend the Mobil servo at Garran - see the thread in the ACT section about servicing :)

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isnt the fuel filter every 100,000km? i changed mine, but that was related to a stalling issue.

No, you're thinking of the timing belt. :)

I honestly don't know what the 'correct' period for the fuel filter is, but considering I put (on average) 300-400 liters of fuel (that came from dirty underground tanks) per month into the engine (via a dirty fuel tank from the car), and they're so dirt cheap (pun intended) to buy, it doesn't hurt to change them regularly. Besides, a new filter will eliminate another suspect in tracking down problems.

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What Fanny said. :mad:

I've never actually changed a fuel filter myself (don't like getting fuel on me hands)... but you should be able to get a code off the old filter. You don't *really* need 'CODE XYZ' filter, since it's not actually fitting onto anything mechanical like an oil filter fitting onto the side of a block. You just need one that will fit in the hoses snuggly.

I get mine changed by the mechanic and it costs like $12 in 'parts'.

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Guest RedLineGTR

The part number for ryco one is z200 but the one i used to replace is was a z201 (not 100%). I'll have a decent look when i go home.

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its easy to get one hose off but a pain in the ass to get the other one off.  after hlf an hr of blisters and cursing i just cut the damn thing!!  quite an easy job to do though and i did notice the car to be alot smoother after it.

:werd:

both hoses were a little stubborn on the weekend, patience.....lots of patience (not a stanley knife) got mine off.

placebo or not?!?! seems to be running better.

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Shouldn't be too placebic... you're replacing something that was restricting the fuel flow (when it's very dirty)... it should start easier, be smoother, blah blah blah.

Did you have to seal off the hose from the tank, or did you just let it drain out?

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i doubt it's placebic (is that a new word??!! nice!) too, genuinely feels better but i am a sceptic at heart.

i didn't seal off the hose, there was a small amount of return from downstream, upstream was no problem. if it wasn't for the goddam @#>*#@ difficult hose removal it would have been reasonably neat. i contemplated plugging the lines after i pulled the filter off but any spillage was well and truly done by then.

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best thing to do when changin the fule filter is to remove the fuse for the fuel pumo....then crank the car. IT'll stall once it's used all the fuel in the lines...then put the fuse back in and away u go...no fuel in the lines :D

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