- Dec 11, 2013
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- VZ Berlina
I've recently moved down to the Snowy Mountains from QLD and need to get my car changed to NSW rego. My car is a 2004 VZ Berlina Sedan (see picture below), has about 160,000kms on it and runs well. I put it in for a Blue Slip today and it didn't pass (was expecting that) due to the following reasons:
-Engine oil leak (has been there for the 6ish years I've had the car, every service the mechanics just say it's minor and typical for the cars age and they'll fix it if it gets worse).
- Gearbox oil leak, possible rear extension housing seal (that's new)
- I need new rear tyres
- LH Front strut top has movement
- Suspension too low
In regards to the engine and gearbox I know it depends where it is as to the cost but I was wondering if anyone had a rough estimate based on their experiences.
Tyres, yer they're on the way out. Any recommendations for tyres that would go well in an area that's got a **** tonne of pot holes, snow and there a few gravel roads I use every other week.
The main thing I need help with is the suspension and strut. The car came lowered when I bought it, haven't done anything with it. I would like to get it raised to pass the Blue Slip as well as gain the ability to drive out of driveways without the car sounding like it's being murdered.
I'm thinking just the stock height/kit would be best for the area. Does anyone have any recommendations for brands/kits that I should look into that would suit the area I'm living in. Also my current springs are quite stiff I think so something that's going to be useful but not change the way the car handles too much as I'm really used to it if possible.
Cheers for any help & advice