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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:06 PM
Has anyone ever bought a remanufactured engine from Japan Engines?
I'm in the market for an used Outback, and have found one that has a remanufactured engine from this place above and am wondering if anyone has any experience with these or if the fact that the engine is remanufactured woiuld make you walk away?
As always, all insights are greatly appreciatted!
Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:12 PM
I would get one here: www.ccrengines.com and not worry about the quality of the rebuild.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:55 PM
Note that it's $1995.00 and no where do they claim it's "remanufactured". Doesn't mean it's not a good engine tho, I don't know. They do at least use new pistons.
I've seen "remanufactured" ones sell for $3 K plus, with a 7 year, 70,000 mile warranty.
1999-04 SUBARU EJ25 2.5L SOHC REBUILT LONG BLOCK ENGINE
1999-02 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5L SOHC
2000-04 SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5L SOHC
2000-04 SUBARU BAJA 2.5L SOHC
2000-03 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5L SOHC
2000-03 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5L SOHC
APPROXIMATE MILEAGE: 0 MILES
REBUILT SUBARU 2.5L SOHC EJ25 ENGINE WILL COME WITH THE FOLLOWING:
REBUILT CYLINDER HEADS
GRIND VALVES AND SEAT
NEW VALVE SEALS
LEAK TESTED HEADS AND BLOCK
NEW ROD BEARINGS
NEW MAIN BEARINGS
NEW OIL PUMP
NEW SEALS AND GASKETS
NEW TIMING BELT
* CORE REQUIRED * (call for more details)
12 MONTHS / 12,000 MILES (FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CHECK OUR WARRANTY POLICY)
Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:51 PM
I asked two question of Emily before buying their motor.
1. Would this engine start knocking (piston slap) on startup in 30000 miles ?
Emily told me " Our motors don't have that piston slap noise"
Sounded like a diesel on start up at 35000 miles.
2. Do your motors have head gasket problems ?
Emily told me " Our motors don't have head gasket problems.
120000 miles, blown head gaskets.
She told me everything I needed to hear to buy one of their motors.
Heres the best of all this. She wouldn't talk to me on the phone
after the head gasket blew. Great support. you betcha, wink ($P)
Edited by North to Alaska, 24 March 2011 - 10:55 PM.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 07:22 AM
Posted 25 March 2011 - 01:18 PM
Posted 25 March 2011 - 01:25 PM
Bad piston slap at 30K, blown head gasket at 120K
CCR (Emily) lied to me. Don't have anything good to say about
somebody that lies to get you to buy their product.
BUYERS BEWARE !
Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:15 PM
Thanks for all the input, no way I'll buy this car now...the search continues!
Before you move on from this car, consider this: You can see and drive the car, no? How much are they asking? If it checks out good by driving and looking at it, it's probably worth fair market value.
They replaced the pistons so there may not be any piston slap to deal with.
When you put new pistons and rings in one, the measurements of the piston ring to ring land clearance will be within OEM spec. It's the most important measurement in the motor.
Say factory spec is .0012 to .003 with a max allowed of say .0059.
The .0012 to .003 is considered good as new, and it is. .003 to .0059 is rebuilt territory.
At least take it for a drive?
Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:02 AM
if it doesn't have Subaru head gaskets or you can't confirm that it does, then i'd move on.
check for signs of oil consumption to verify the motor is not using oil.
you don't mention which year it is - if it's a 99 or earlier, drive it a lot and make sure it's not overheating. if it's a 2000 or later they typically leak externally and can be visually inspected. this is on factory built motors though.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:26 AM
Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:20 AM
Seems like a poor deal. I have a (very good) machine shop that rebuilds EJ25D long-blocks all the time (they have one in stock for core exchange at all times) for $1300 out the door. Several of the local Subaru shops use them as well as myself.
What's the name of the shop? PMing...
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