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Hello!

 

Has anyone ever bought a remanufactured engine from Japan Engines?

 

http://www.japanengine.com/products/prodDetails.asp?pID=492&category=34&subcategory=662&size=0&search=&page=

 

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!

 

Thanks!

 

Jared

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Hi,

 

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.

 

Doug

 

1999-04 SUBARU EJ25 2.5L SOHC REBUILT LONG BLOCK ENGINE

 

APPLICATION:

 

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 PISTONS

 

NEW ROD BEARINGS

 

NEW MAIN BEARINGS

 

NEW OIL PUMP

 

NEW SEALS AND GASKETS

 

NEW TIMING BELT

 

* CORE REQUIRED * (call for more details)

 

WARRANTY:

 

12 MONTHS / 12,000 MILES (FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CHECK OUR WARRANTY POLICY)

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I bought a CCRengine EJ-25D.

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

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Guest jclay

Thanks for all the input, no way I'll buy this car now...the search continues!

 

Cheers!

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YA, me too. Then I bought one of CCR's motors EJ-25D.

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 !

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Thanks for all the input, no way I'll buy this car now...the search continues!

 

Cheers!

 

Hey,

 

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?

 

HTH

 

Doug

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i wouldn't write it off but i'd be somewhat skeptical.

 

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.

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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.

 

GD

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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.

 

GD

 

 What's the name of the shop?  PMing... 

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