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JDM Engine Source in PNW?


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#1 Left_coast*9

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:04 PM

Where can I find a reputable place to buy a replacement EJ22 (JDM or otherwise) for a 1990 Legacy Wgn 5spd --and here's the key-- **IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST**?
I have a good source in SoCal ($795), but I would rather buy a replacement motor in Oregon (no tax) or WA. I am moving up to the PNW and wondering if I should buy the motor in Socal and haul it up or just buy it up there. Can you guys help?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:05 AM

might talk to Corky (Dr.RX) about that and where at up here are you looking at moving to?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 06:31 AM

Lots of JDM importers around here. Both Seattle and Tacoma have big container ports.

Local papers list 6-12 importers. My last purchase was from a place in Lynnwood (between Seattle and Everett). Haven't completed installation yet :banghead: , but seemed pretty up-and-up. Even sold a install "kit" (new timing-belt, cam and crank seals, t-stat, etc) for a reasonable price and already packaged.

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:48 AM

Lots of JDM importers around here. Both Seattle and Tacoma have big container ports.

Local papers list 6-12 importers. My last purchase was from a place in Lynnwood (between Seattle and Everett). Haven't completed installation yet :banghead: , but seemed pretty up-and-up. Even sold a install "kit" (new timing-belt, cam and crank seals, t-stat, etc) for a reasonable price and already packaged.


Here is a good place, it's in Lynnwood, it might be the palce NorthWet is talking about, http://www.foreignenginesinc.com/ .

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 08:21 AM

Where can I find a reputable place to buy a replacement EJ22 (JDM or otherwise) for a 1990 Legacy Wgn 5spd --and here's the key-- **IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST**?
I have a good source in SoCal ($795), but I would rather buy a replacement motor in Oregon (no tax) or WA. I am moving up to the PNW and wondering if I should buy the motor in Socal and haul it up or just buy it up there. Can you guys help?

Where in SoCal can you get engines for that price? Do they have turbo engines with everything needed to do a swap? I, too will be leaving SoCal in a few months but I won't be going too far away.

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for all the replies, guys. I am moving to somewhere on the south side...as I will be working in Renton. I used to live in Sumner/Bonney(Booney) Lake, and based on what I've seen for housing prices and what you get...that's where I'll end up. What a change....but the PNW is from whence I came, and I'm glad to return.

The place down here in Socal I've found is www.cjee.com. It's one of the few places that actually lists their prices (most of them anyway). I will call around up there and check on prices.
So what's better based on the price, reliabiliy, etc...a JDM or a rebuilt EJ22 from CCR engines in CO?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:35 PM

Here is a good place, it's in Lynnwood, it might be the palce NorthWet is talking about, http://www.foreignenginesinc.com/ .

That sounds about right. They were the low-price-du-jour, plus the only one that had the two items I wanted in stock.

Most JDM importers don't list prices because of the high turnover and variable availability of any given part. I have seen only one that has listed prices, and that was in the Oakland, CA area and a LONG time ago (made my Datsun VERY happy! :banana: ).

One of our regulars lives near where you are looking (booney)... lots of fields are now growing houses...

(Hey, that wagon still for sale? Willing to deliver it to me? Oh... I guess it would end up where you said would be a pain to transport it so you wanted to sell it instead of transporting it... :drunk: )

Good luck, and welcome home! (Just in time for the good weather. :rolleyes: )

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 11:49 AM

That sounds about right. They were the low-price-du-jour, plus the only one that had the two items I wanted in stock.

Most JDM importers don't list prices because of the high turnover and variable availability of any given part. I have seen only one that has listed prices, and that was in the Oakland, CA area and a LONG time ago (made my Datsun VERY happy! :banana: ).

One of our regulars lives near where you are looking (booney)... lots of fields are now growing houses...

(Hey, that wagon still for sale? Willing to deliver it to me? Oh... I guess it would end up where you said would be a pain to transport it so you wanted to sell it instead of transporting it... :drunk: )

Good luck, and welcome home! (Just in time for the good weather. :rolleyes: )

Hey Northwet...thanks for the welcoming. Yup, my wagon is still for sale-- should publish in the local trader today. My step dad will buy it if it doesn't sell down here. Yeah, I can't haul it up there...too bad...I would love to keep it b/c I think it has a lot of life left. :-\ :) You prolly saw the pic I posted in the Marketplace. The good news is I am sooooo excited to find a new Subie up there :brow: :grin: If I had my dream car it would be an 88-90 EA82 T-wagon D/R 5spd with less than 150K miles, white ext, blue interior. I see you have something close to that...lucky dog! ;) Or an RX. I might step up to the Legacy though...5 spd wagon with full power and less that 150K too. Same color combo--I like white cars but ultimately don't care. Please keep me posted if you see or know of anything!

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 12:25 PM

Where in SoCal can you get engines for that price? Do they have turbo engines with everything needed to do a swap? I, too will be leaving SoCal in a few months but I won't be going too far away.


Another place to check is www.nippon-motors.com in Cerritos




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