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Brand new engine.

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Honda20000, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Honda20000

    Honda20000 New Member

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    I'm just curious, why is it so popular for people to install used drop-in engines? Are Hondas not like other brands like GM for instance where you can buy a brand new crate engine? How much are you really saving by buying a used drop-in?:confused:
     
  2. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    they have no new crate engines. best you can get isa a remanufactured engine.
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    thats not true. you can buy engines from the dealership.

    the cost is extremely high. a guy i know paid $4000 for a gsr long block from the dealer. however you can buy a used jdm version for less than $2000.
     
  4. DESPAIN

    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    yeah but not for
    exp. 92 prelude.....
     
  5. Honda20000

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    Isn't it law for any maufacturer to manufacture parts for vehicles, atv's, etc. for 20 years after the model is built even if it is discontinued? A local Kawasaki dealer told me this.
     
  6. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Maybe so, but the real explanation is we're all cheap as hell, thus the reason for driving a Honda in the first place, and used parts are just another way to pinch some pennies.
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    They make tons of extra parts during the normal production run. A "brand new" gsr longblock purchased at the dealership was probably manufactured in the 90's.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I think if I were to get my hands on a brand new oem type r long block, i'd put it on display and stare at it lovingly..

    I wouldn't have the heart to put it in a car, lol
     
  9. Honda20000

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    Yeah I was just wondering this because you wouldn't have trouble finding your engine, just go down to the dealer and get one.
     
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