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Old 08-15-2014, 10:49 AM
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Bought it from a junkyard so that was probably my first mistake... But seriously there are aren't many of these things to be found around here... It's slim picking. Luckily I put this thing on a credit card so I could dispute the charge if it ever came to that....

It just sucks that I'm back to square 1 now... Time to start searching again
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by RedCarmel View Post
For $700 buy a wrecked car that was still running and then sell me the torsen for $200
If I find a wrecked car with a running 1.8 and a torsen for $700 in NJ it would be a miracle
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How far are you willing to drive for a motor
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by RedCarmel View Post
How far are you willing to drive for a motor
Pretty far... I dont mind driving. You have one?
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No, but I just heard about this place near Harrisburg and I in no way can vouch for him since I've not made it there yet, but it's worth a shot to call this guy and see what he will ask. Since it's just a side business maybe he'd be reasonable on pricing. Miata Barn
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Originally Posted by RedCarmel View Post
No, but I just heard about this place near Harrisburg and I in no way can vouch for him since I've not made it there yet, but it's worth a shot to call this guy and see what he will ask. Since it's just a side business maybe he'd be reasonable on pricing. Miata Barn
Yeah definitely worth giving him a call, thanks!
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man, I got SO many engines/blocks/heads I could sell you, but..........you're 5 billion miles away.

I mean we sell MINT vvt long blocks, with all the accessories, for barely more than what you paid for that hunk of crap. I'm talking so clean it looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.

Drive down to CA and I'll hook you up
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
man, I got SO many engines/blocks/heads I could sell you, but..........you're 5 billion miles away.

I mean we sell MINT vvt long blocks, with all the accessories, for barely more than what you paid for that hunk of crap. I'm talking so clean it looks like it just rolled off the assembly line.

Drive down to CA and I'll hook you up
Yeahhh thats a little bit too far to drive. I'll be in Vegas for a work convention in October.... Could you imagine the faces I'd get dragging an engine into the airport
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:19 AM
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If you can get a pallet shipped to you at work, shipping a motor from CA to NJ should only be $200-$400.
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what really only matters is the condition inside the motor, but that TB/IM doesn't show promise.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
what really only matters is the condition inside the motor, but that TB/IM doesn't show promise.
Not to mention the pools of water on top of the valves lol
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Planet Miata isn't incredibly far from you i don't think.

**** that motor you have though. That thing is the worst thing ever.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
Planet Miata isn't incredibly far from you i don't think.

**** that motor you have though. That thing is the worst thing ever.
Yeah I'm wondering if they are going to try to hit me with their 25% restocking fee... I'm going to call them as soon as my co-worker gets in

And yeah Planet Miata isn't far but I have to drive out there and they want $850 for a motor iirc
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BTMiata View Post
Yeah I'm wondering if they are going to try to hit me with their 25% restocking fee.
Count on it that they'll try...
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Originally Posted by BTMiata View Post
Yeah I'm wondering if they are going to try to hit me with their 25% restocking fee... I'm going to call them as soon as my co-worker gets in

And yeah Planet Miata isn't far but I have to drive out there and they want $850 for a motor iirc

I think in this case, the extra $150 would be worth it over the pile of **** you have now, yes?

Just to keep things relative.
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They are sending me another one that will be here Weds..... Round 2!
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maybe this time they send you one they didn't find on the bottom of a lake...
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
maybe this time they send you one they didn't find on the bottom of a lake...
Thats exactly what I told them... Apparently this one has 102k on it.

He was arguing with me saying "Oh the water in there was from powerwashing the motor before we ship them out... the water is clear right"

I replied..

The water is brown and nasty looking in there, I dont care what f'ing color the water is, I'm not using a motor with water in it.

Aside from shoving the power washer nozzle up the throttle body, there is no f'ing way that this much water ended up in the motor from power washing it... Please send me a motor with no water
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Originally Posted by BTMiata View Post
Thats exactly what I told them... Apparently this one has 102k on it.

He was arguing with me saying "Oh the water in there was from powerwashing the motor before we ship them out... the water is clear right"

I replied..

The water is brown and nasty looking in there, I dont care what f'ing color the water is, I'm not using a motor with water in it.

Aside from shoving the power washer nozzle up the throttle body, there is no f'ing way that this much water ended up in the motor from power washing it... Please send me a motor with no water


That motor was powerwashed? Could have fooled me.
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Originally Posted by duffbuster243 View Post
That motor was powerwashed? Could have fooled me.
Yeah didnt look all that clean... I attempted to powerwash my 6spd before I put it in and it didn't do anything... So there is a chance that the motor was powerwashed and it just didn't do anything lol
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