To close off this thread, this car was unfortunately scrapped in 2015 due to excessive rust in multiple places, the story doesn't end there though - as I put some of my parts into another N15, which I will be starting a thread for shortly.
The Red 5 door is regularly missed, and so much...
Just to clarify...
I have spoke to Hassan just and he assures me he is going to track down its whereabouts tomorrow (MONDAY).
He also said if it's untraceable he will happily refund the payment.
Bear in mind the Christmas period sees the postal service snowed under.
I don't live near Hassan...
Well I'd say it's definitely span a bearing if not a few, it happened to my first SR, was totally random and was just down to years of abuse and probably wear!
As others have said I would confidently say the crank is scrap, and possibly 1 or more rods will be too.
You need to get the sumps off...
Argh I've just seen this!!! Gutted G... The video had me covering my eyes and ears man fuck!!!
I've done 2 sets of bearings but never leaned on an SR while it's sounding like that! Cringe worthy.
Sell me the car lol
I have a BMW 330d that I drive daily and drift, the Almera is just a total toy for the weekends and after driving a RWD car the feeling of response and that you get with a sorted FWD car is just second to none. I still get enjoyment from FWD.