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Old 18th September 2011, 11:24   #1
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Could anyone shed some light on how to go about sending your car abroad for repairs ?

I am trying to get my 3000GT repaired and after with failed luck with mechanics in Delhi and Mumbai I am looking to send it to Bangkok for repairs and further modifications.

Would love if someone can provide some info on it.

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A more easier and viable option would be to fly in mechanic from abroad.

Before you fly the mechanic, you could ensure that the mechanic has some background about the issues.

A complete chart of current list of component specs should be sent like make and brand of filter, ignition coil, turbos, ecu, boost pressure, humidity in Mumbai, plumbing kit, steering pump, wheel sizes and tires, etc all that you can identify and list.

Also try to demo all the issues as much as possible with a video recording and if the mechanic can manage, a live interactive demo of issues.

Sending the car abroad may not be a economically viable solution.

Throw an open offer to all tuners, service guys in India (many are forum members too), that you pay ONLY and ONLY IF they manage to fix problems to your satisfaction else you pay them just the nominal diagnostic fees. This would ensure that only people will adequate knowledge, manpower and skillset, time, infrastructure would volunteer.
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Super suggestion by Dipen, and definitely recommended over sending your car abroad.

BTW, did you check with Arush @ AutoPsyche (Delhi)? He owns a 3000GT and has got to have a deep understanding of the machine. Look up his co-ordinates on the forum. You might also want to check for tips with Adil Khan (Link) who is a fellow 3000GT owner from Mumbai.

Hope your car is in top shape soon.
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Could anyone shed some light on how to go about sending your car abroad for repairs ?

I am trying to get my 3000GT repaired and after with failed luck with mechanics in Delhi and Mumbai I am looking to send it to Bangkok for repairs and further modifications.

Would love if someone can provide some info on it.

Regards,
What exactly is the problem with the car?

There is another green one owned by a member in Delhi.
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From what I know, bhpian insideman has sent his LR Disco over to Bowler to get some mods done. Maybe he could shed more light on the procedure if you do intend to ship her off and back.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Decided to fly in 2 mechanics from Bangkok who have alot of experience on this cars and decided to order a brand new engine from Japan.

I'll keep you guys updated!
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Glad you chose to fly people in. I was just about to suggest the same. I've been a builder/tuner for 10+ years, and long distance builds can be tricky when you are just a tow or long drive away.. I couldn't imagine if the car was shipped, returned, then you/the car had issues. Would be very expensive to rectify.

You could use this thread, or make another to post and verify your issues and the corrective actions/route being taken along the way. I'm sure a few of us could help along the way.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Decided to fly in 2 mechanics from Bangkok who have alot of experience on this cars and decided to order a brand new engine from Japan.
I'll keep you guys updated!
You may have or would like to work on the below pointers too
  • Arrange for a workspace space with adequate infrastructure and tools required by these mechanics to work on.
  • Have a competent mechanic to assist the flown-in mechanics
  • The local mechanic(s) should have a willing nature to learn rather than blow their own trumpet.
  • Analyse if you want a complete OEM engine with OEM components or with upgraded parts like turbos, manifolds, intercoolers, pipings, ECU, coils, etc.
  • Hope they are carrying the required diagnostic tools.
  • Would you like volunteering Bhpians just watching over the entire job - only from a interest-to-watch-and-learn-non-intereference approach.

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Just saw the car in classifieds.
http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...ishi/GTO.html/
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