who's imported?

Just wondering who has imported a syncro or parts and if anyone knows
where I can find difflocking boxes. I know of syncro spares in the uk
and most likely will go importing difflocked boxes from them. Keeping
my options open though.Also I know that the syncro's have been in
production up until 2004 in south africa and there are many advertised
on gumtree for 8-12k aud with dual lockers and audi/golf engines.
Anyone know if these syncros are built to the same standard as those
from austria?

I plan to convert my engine to subaru power so if anyone wants a
recond engine with 25000k's I'll offer it up here when I'm ready to
pull it. Have removed the aircon from my car and the gas conversion
too as I won't be needing it.

cheers guys

erik
Hey erik. 
 
A friend of mine just purchased the syncro that was advertised on ebay (that you inquired about on aussieveedubbers??).  He says that the owner mentioned he imported a pair of locked boxes from germany in good working order for cheaper than he could rebuild here.  I think its risky, but then again going through someone who's done it before may not be a bad idea.  Those ones on gumtree sure look decked out too and would probably work out to be a great import, being RHD and all.  Depending on import costs. . . .Let me know more about that airconditioning unit too once you pull it out, sure is HOT up here in Central Queensland. 
 
 Bartley Olsen   


From: Erik Hoflinger <erikhoeflinger@hotmail.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, 5 February, 2009 8:39:46 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] who's imported?

Just wondering who has imported a syncro or parts and if anyone knows
where I can find difflocking boxes. I know of syncro spares in the uk
and most likely will go importing difflocked boxes from them. Keeping
my options open though.Also I know that the syncro's have been in
production up until 2004 in south africa and there are many advertised
on gumtree for 8-12k aud with dual lockers and audi/golf engines.
Anyone know if these syncros are built to the same standard as those
from austria?

I plan to convert my engine to subaru power so if anyone wants a
recond engine with 25000k's I'll offer it up here when I'm ready to
pull it. Have removed the aircon from my car and the gas conversion
too as I won't be needing it.

cheers guys

erik



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Dear Erik,
I could also be interested in the A/c but don't particularly want to gazump another member (Bartley). It might be rationally settled by our respective locations Bartley Central Qld, me Melbourne (don't laugh Bartley it does get hot here) and price. Where are you; what is the condition of the conditioner, where do the outlets go on the dashboard and what price are you thinking?
 
Regarding importing vehicles I am not up to date but you should find quite a bit of helpful information on the Australian Customs Service(ACS) website. In your costings I think you have to be aware that you would be liable for GST which is paid on the landed price(cost plus freight plus insurance plus landing charges and import duty) and that state registration depends on satisfying the ADR's. A friend of my son's started with what seemed a very cheap Honda in Japan that ended up equaling the Australian second hand market price by the time he had paid all the on costs including engineering compliance. It would be worth talking to a  freight forwarder (look in yellow pages) who specialises in such work to get a realistic assessment including inside knowledge on how to legitimately minimize all such costs. I gather damaged vehicles can sometimes offer better possibilities. You would need someone with a Sth African Office or agent and find out how regularly they ship to Australia. Also if a freight forwarder in Sth Africa tells you that he can take care of everything make sure his price includes delivery to you here (delivered duty paid Sydney,Melbourne etc - you state which port or even inland which will cost you more)). They commonly quote only up to arrival at the Australian port of discharge which leaves you to pay all the landing costs,duty etc.
 Was told some years back someone wrote an article in a car magazine bragging how he had duped Customs on import of a particular vehicle. Customs officers also read car magazines and are not stupid causing a "please explain" letter with expensive consequences for the importer!.
Cheers
Roger
--- On Thu, 5/2/09, Bartley Olsen <bartleyolsen@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Bartley Olsen <bartleyolsen@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] who's imported?
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Thursday, 5 February, 2009, 6:58 PM

Hey erik. 
 
A friend of mine just purchased the syncro that was advertised on ebay (that you inquired about on aussieveedubbers? ?).  He says that the owner mentioned he imported a pair of locked boxes from germany in good working order for cheaper than he could rebuild here.  I think its risky, but then again going through someone who's done it before may not be a bad idea.  Those ones on gumtree sure look decked out too and would probably work out to be a great import, being RHD and all.  Depending on import costs. . . .Let me know more about that airconditioning unit too once you pull it out, sure is HOT up here in Central Queensland. 
 
 Bartley Olsen   


From: Erik Hoflinger <erikhoeflinger@ hotmail.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, 5 February, 2009 8:39:46 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] who's imported?

Just wondering who has imported a syncro or parts and if anyone knows
where I can find difflocking boxes. I know of syncro spares in the uk
and most likely will go importing difflocked boxes from them. Keeping
my options open though.Also I know that the syncro's have been in
production up until 2004 in south africa and there are many advertised
on gumtree for 8-12k aud with dual lockers and audi/golf engines.
Anyone know if these syncros are built to the same standard as those
from austria?

I plan to convert my engine to subaru power so if anyone wants a
recond engine with 25000k's I'll offer it up here when I'm ready to
pull it. Have removed the aircon from my car and the gas conversion
too as I won't be needing it.

cheers guys

erik



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Erik,
 
Volkwerk in Melbourne recently found that VAG had some reconditioned boxes available in Germany.  Don't know if they had lockers or not.  It would be worth your while ringing them and following that one up.
 
The SA Syncro was built in the VAG SA factory and were of unquestioned VW quality.  If you import a Syncro from SA, it has to be brought up to Australian ADR standards; this is not difficult but adds to the expense of importation.
 
Les
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 9:39 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] who's imported?

Just wondering who has imported a syncro or parts and if anyone knows
where I can find difflocking boxes. I know of syncro spares in the uk
and most likely will go importing difflocked boxes from them. Keeping
my options open though.Also I know that the syncro's have been in
production up until 2004 in south africa and there are many advertised
on gumtree for 8-12k aud with dual lockers and audi/golf engines.
Anyone know if these syncros are built to the same standard as those
from austria?

I plan to convert my engine to subaru power so if anyone wants a
recond engine with 25000k's I'll offer it up here when I'm ready to
pull it. Have removed the aircon from my car and the gas conversion
too as I won't be needing it.

cheers guys

erik

I think the vehicle also has to be 15 years old for ADR compliance so any of those SA newer ones could not be imported. Or i don't think you could register one if you did.

I'm just looking at SA Gumtree, there are lots of Syncros that look very interesting...

Gary

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On 06/02/2009, at 9:32 AM, Les Harris wrote:


Erik,
 
Volkwerk in Melbourne recently found that VAG had some reconditioned boxes available in Germany.  Don't know if they had lockers or not.  It would be worth your while ringing them and following that one up.
 
The SA Syncro was built in the VAG SA factory and were of unquestioned VW quality.  If you import a Syncro from SA, it has to be brought up to Australian ADR standards; this is not difficult but adds to the expense of importation.
 
Les
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 9:39 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] who's imported?

Just wondering who has imported a syncro or parts and if anyone knows
where I can find difflocking boxes. I know of syncro spares in the uk
and most likely will go importing difflocked boxes from them. Keeping
my options open though.Also I know that the syncro's have been in
production up until 2004 in south africa and there are many advertised
on gumtree for 8-12k aud with dual lockers and audi/golf engines.
Anyone know if these syncros are built to the same standard as those
from austria?

I plan to convert my engine to subaru power so if anyone wants a
recond engine with 25000k's I'll offer it up here when I'm ready to
pull it. Have removed the aircon from my car and the gas conversion
too as I won't be needing it. 

cheers guys

erik



> Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:
>
> I think the vehicle also has to be 15 years old for ADR compliance so
> any of those SA newer ones could not be imported. Or i don't think you
> could register one if you did.
>

Yes, anything newer than '89 is nearly impossible to even bring to Australia unless you are migrating here and owned the car for 12 months.

There are some .gov web pages about it but I have looked into it so don't bother.

From what I understand SA didnt make many syncros. Only a handful around '93-'94. One of our Euro friends will know more.

Phill