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Old 05-19-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default used engine.. should i buy??

hey guys. so i found an add of someone selling this very engine. asking 1300 obo. we talked and i tried to get as much information as possible but he knew very little about it too since he just bout it himself. with that said i tried to buy it for 1000 but he says the lowest he'll go is 1200, what he paid for it. the little bit of information i got on it is that the current seller bought it from a guy who parted out their miata because of an accident to the rear. the current seller decides to go a different route with his drag project and wants to sell this engine to fund his new project. it comes with the 1.6 and 5 spd tranny. all i know is its based off a Greddy Turbo Kit with a a CenterForce Dual Friction Clutch thats supposed to be making a bit over 200whp. so he was "told". im not familiar with the greddy turbo so is it fair to say its capable of handling over 200whp?

i just wanted some advice from the community before i jump on this cause the price isnt really that bad if its all there. i guess i would like anyones best guess by observing the pictures and if these photos can tell any stories. i see rc injectors that make me believe its probably pushing 200whp? not sure. i hear the stock greddy turbo manifold is crap so does the manifold look familiar to anyone and can anyone verify if its stock greddy? also i didnt get a clear answer to mileage =(

suggestions? warnings? anyone? lol THANKS in advance as always
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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Avoid it and do it yourself; not only will you learn more but you won't be risking buying a faulty engine.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:30 AM   #4
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Greddy turbo is about as cheap as it gets. Pay $1300 for the whole car. Bring cash. Miatas are dirty ****** but they are not **** stars that are worth anything near $1300. Especially one that molested.
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No car. Apparently he was going to put it in some race chassis for a dragging project. Thanks for all the input
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