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Getting Mits bits from overseas

Postby GasJA » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:25 am

Probably posting this about 5 years too late in regards to the AUD exchange rate.

Just became aware of Rockauto in the US. Shipping from the US is expensive.
There are some people on the Aussiemagna forum that have used the service.
They say that it is good for things like platinum spark plugs and filters and other small parts.

I read on the forum in the past that the flatty's were sold in the US, in small numbers circa 1983.
Rockauto does not have a listing for the 2.0L Starions.

So I am just wondering if there are equivalent models for 2.0L 4G63T SOHC parts?
Thinking of things like alternators too.

My son is a VW transporter nut and gets parts at around half the price from the UK. And shipping is cheap via the UK mail, and parts usually arrive within a week.
Are there any good sites in the UK for Starion 2.0L 4G63T SOHC parts?

Is anything worth considering on the Amayama website?
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Re: Getting Mits bits from overseas

Postby MainstreaM » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:27 pm

No Starion was ever delivered to the US with anything but the 2.6L G54B. The Mighty Max (L200 for you guys) did come with SOHC 2.0L G63B if that helps.

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Re: Getting Mits bits from overseas

Postby GSRVR » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:51 pm

GasJA wrote:Is anything worth considering on the Amayama website?


Amayama is a good resort to check availability of (some) OEM parts & to give you a general idea of pricing as long as you have the part number you are good to go. As you are likely already aware, you will pay a lot less importing through Amayama sourcing parts from JP however it is still not the cheapest. If you want the best possible price use Jesse Streeter, as a rule anywhere from $10-$20 cheaper again than what Amayama has listed. Extremely quick shipping via EMS as well, I've had parts arrive in as little as 4 days once sent. I have been using his services for close to a decade, absolutely faultless.
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Re: Getting Mits bits from overseas

Postby GasJA » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:14 pm

I have seen a very low km LHD flatty for sale in the US one time - with cloth fabric seats. It was in pristine condition. I guess it was a general export model. Here is another example with leather seats, I just found on google today.
http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/mitsub ... arion.html

Thanks for the Jesse Streeter link.
Keeping these cars on the road is more of a challenge as they get older. Recently, I had to get a master cylinder re-sleeved which cost 3 times as much as the aftermarket part.
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Re: Getting Mits bits from overseas

Postby redzone » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:18 pm

That flatty would have been a 2.6L
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Re: Getting Mits bits from overseas

Postby enthuzed » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:02 pm

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