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Old 07-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #21
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Looks like Thomas18 is now refusing to refund.

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"I jsut talked with my mechanic. He said the head should still run fine after the cracked is fixed. In fact, the head had been running in my car for a year. I had no problem with it. at this point, since the head could still run fine after cracked is fixed, i would not accept return."

Sorry bud. This head is not still usable. You need a better mechanic, and I need my money back.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #22
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OP should refund and be glad that he's not banned. This is CR style crap.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:12 PM   #23
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Did you pay with paypal? File a claim asap. Hopefully you didn't send money as a gift. This is ridiculous and is totally unacceptable. He probably didn't know about it considering the way he puts stuff together on his own car, but that is total crap. I hope you get it sorted out
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #24
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Buyer needs to eat all. I've been on both sides of the fence. I've had to eat a few NIB items. It hurts, but its better then being seen as a dead beat seller.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:58 AM   #25
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Damn, that sucks. One of the reasons that I only deal with people that have been around for a bit and have positive feedback.

There's no way that any mechanic could say that head was good.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:28 AM   #26
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lol at refusing a refund. file claim with paypal ASAP.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #27
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The Paypal dispute has been filed. The seller originally wanted me to setup as a gift, but I didn't feel comfortable without any protection. Luckily, I paid the extra 3% Paypal fees and hopefully have some recourse available.

I do think it is strange that if I ship this back to the seller and get a refund provided that:
1) The seller has his useless part back and is out no money (Net zero for transaction)
2) The buyer has no part, and is out $50 for shipping it back to the seller (net -$50)

How is that fair?
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:27 AM   #28
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i've also gladly paid the additional 3% to have some recourse JUST IN CASE.
good luck
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #29
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Good luck and let us know how it works out with Paypal. Thomas18 = scumbag
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #30
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #31
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I do think it is strange that if I ship this back to the seller and get a refund provided that:
1) The seller has his useless part back and is out no money (Net zero for transaction)
2) The buyer has no part, and is out $50 for shipping it back to the seller (net -$50)
How is that fair?
He's just being an asshat. If he's going to be out something, he wants you to also. The flaw in that is he's the one who goofed, not you.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #32
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Why is this guy not banned yet?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #33
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If he makes it right, he shouldn't be banned. If he doesn't, he should be.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #34
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the head had been running in my car for a year. I had no problem with it. at this point, since the head could still run fine after cracked is fixed, i would not accept return."
Wow, how do you sleep at night? There is no way that engine was running for a year with bearing caps in that shape.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:22 PM   #35
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i hv video to prove. The head was in running condition before it was removed.

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Wow, how do you sleep at night? There is no way that engine was running for a year with bearing caps in that shape.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #36
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i hv video to prove. The head was in running condition before it was removed.
Oh well, never mind then, lol. All is well, carry on.

You are a total cockfag. Just go ahead and return the money with a little dignity.
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Thomas.. Yes it may have been running, I will concede that, But it would not have run much longer.

Looking at the pics you posted, you can see the darker colors (circled in red) of heat build up on both the cam and the cam cap.

99 cracked head 80k miles 0-t18a1.jpg

99 cracked head 80k miles 0-t18a2.jpg

I didnt notice that when I first looked, and thought about buying this head.

once again

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #38
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fear the bogus!
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:04 AM   #39
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I thought about buying it too since I was in the area.

Laziness pays off again.

I hope you get your money back.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #40
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you're a pretty sick guy Thomas
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