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Thread: Beware! Of this crook beware! 96FearlessSER

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2016-03-14 22:52:19
#1
Beware! Of this crook beware! 96FearlessSER
Been wanting to daily my nx and a sr20ve was a perfect fit for my needs sawajan option of ordering from ebay a clean engine but then a closer opportunity came along of a local sale that poped up that i bite the bullet for a 840$ "clean reliable daily since the owner had it running and only put 1400 miles since swap , that mention he worked for a napa shop "well oriented mechanical speaking so i trusted the the guy and even offer to pick up the engine 3 hr drive that i spend money for my ride and all that crap, guy offered to give the vvl switch that never gave me, went down early morning picked up engine on an pretty scketchy napa maintenace car shop ,checked it rotated good so i didn't even bother to open up or anything loaded it up on my buddies crx paid in cash 840 and left back home,
On my way home i kinda felt ripped off for some reason but i said oh well its gonna be worth it at the end its not like a ripp off ill be good , unloaded engine put it in a stand and start to clean her up ,check sensors, check timing ,replacing seals and all the things one do before a swap ,popped up valve cover and "BANG MAFACKER RIGHT IN THAT PSY" DIRTY , FILTHY SLUDGE ,TIMING WAS NOT SET TO TDC, Shit loada bolts missing no sensors, it seemed the closer i paid to details the more i found, i got scared when i saw such a bad condition this is on text the crook and he said it was running good
it looked ok from the outside
NOT BAD FOR 1400 MILES AND OWNED BY A MECHANICAL ORIENTED GUY THAT DOES THIS FOR A LIVING


Trying to promote and help local guys specially from same forum and this is how they pay you "i never opened the valve cover" he didn't know the condition of inside but HOW THE F IT HAS A NEW VALVE COVER SEALS AND BLACK SILICONE? ? ?


Spend couple hrs trying to get as much as i could clean pan really well from thick wall of sludge


Never seen this crap been in the sr game since 2007


I mean i tried to check but i cant check every aspect of an engine when in 130minaway from home so i popped chaing tensioner and it was a mind blowing of how sludge can destroy an engine "tensioner it fully unclipped, the pin its off and the trigger it up and still stuck!
how does a "mechanic" that does this for a living cant even check for

Pulley was way off , i dont even know htf this crook mechanic ever got this thing to run or to set timing not to mention the chain had skipped few tooth pretty sure since the tensioner got stuck at some point

Bottom line since i got no response from this person i decided to test my and go withmy gut of putting it last weekend as planed and hoping with pretty low oil changeintervals eventually this sludge nightmare will eventually will go away so set up my timing with corrected vet crank pulley i took all main caps and oil squirters and clean pretty good and put everything back together, replaced main seal, added fresh oil did engine swap it fired right up, ran it on idle for about 30 min and added seafoam on oil did another oil change and wired up msd box and this time i took it to around the block and as soon as i hit 4700rpm when vvl engaged oil light came on dash , i was like wtf so i bust a uturn right away took it home on literally idle speed and car shut off on my drive way i restarted the car and pulled up closer to my driveway, with noticeable knock , woke up sunday morning and crossing my fingers did another oil change this time full sysntetic started engine and gave few revs and engine seized.
Last edited by ztunedsr20 on 2016-03-15 at 15-02-00.
2016-03-14 23:18:07
#2
why wouldnt you open it up before buying it? or even take the oil cap off

and that doesnt look that bad. most of my motors i look at when they are at the importers are pretty close to the same. that will clean up easy
Last edited by morgans432 on 2016-03-14 at 23-19-26.
2016-03-14 23:38:21
#3
Try this? http://www.amazon.com/Motor-Medic-Gunk-Mileage-5-Minute/dp/B000AME4V4


worked for me
Last edited by Storm88000 on 2016-03-14 at 23-40-34.
2016-03-15 01:06:09
#4
Tried contacting the seller probably gonna escalate to the director of napa shop and explain what this crooked employees are making out of this shops its like really i could've bought a 100$ de block and boost the crap out of it when i only wanted a reliable ve for my lady and this people screw you over like that same state same town no wonder why he was on a hurry to sell this crap engine so im down prob 1000$ still no car and no response from this fake individual
2016-03-15 14:10:04
#5
You got fucked. Engine only ran for a few minutes AND looks like that? WOW. The other side would have a case if it were just a sludge monster....but that tensioner and the fact that it seized is pretty bad.
2016-03-15 14:58:30
#6
Fng sad man to do this kind a fake sht to one of our own members, again from the same town , this crook stays on colorado springs dirty bastard i dont call my self a mechanic but i sure know what its bad maintenance cant never get ahead with this kind of people im fckn mad as hell man calling area director of napa today
2016-03-15 15:39:00
#7
Thanks for the warning. Sorry to hear this happened to you. This reminds me of when my buddy Willie drove 3 hours away to pick up an engine only to find out later it had pieces of engine sitting in the oil pan (it was done) but it was promised to be a 60k mile pristine engine... of course when you looked into the valve cover through the oil cap it looked okay and it 'turned' and oil on dip stick looked okay as well... obviously not very well with pieces everywhere.. some scum out there makes me wonder how they sleep at night. Karma will get them eventually. <-- I have to believe that
2016-03-15 15:44:43
#8
When I see a engine like that it comes completely apart, gets cleaned, check tolerances, get reassembled, then installed. I have had a few look that nasty from importers and believe it's from pressure washing and getting moisture in them. When the oil and water mix it's a big mess and bad for the bearings. Hope you find the guy and get your money back.
2016-03-15 16:48:31
#9
Originally Posted by Chris101
Thanks for the warning. Sorry to hear this happened to you. This reminds me of when my buddy Willie drove 3 hours away to pick up an engine only to find out later it had pieces of engine sitting in the oil pan (it was done) but it was promised to be a 60k mile pristine engine... of course when you looked into the valve cover through the oil cap it looked okay and it 'turned' and oil on dip stick looked okay as well... obviously not very well with pieces everywhere.. some scum out there makes me wonder how they sleep at night. Karma will get them eventually. <-- I have to believe that



Its awful man! Not to mention he look asian but what a bad rep for an asian crook he should be putting the example of how a jdm should be known for,and that dont have the balls to man up and confront this issue he should've been straight up with the condition of this engine not even me that im from mexico and still have better jdm parts than this poor bastard letting orther true asians down
2016-03-15 17:08:48
#10
I dont ever mess with sludge, i try to let it work its self out if I ever have an engine with some. Cleaning out as much sludge as possible may have actually clogged a passage or something causing the oil starvation leading to knock and lock up.


Two things you need to do every time you buy an engine.

1. Spin the engine, make sure that each compression stroke feels consistent
2. Remove the valve cover to check for obvious overheating and sludge.

but hey man, shit like this happens you just have to move on.

Remember this.... Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
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