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Buy Engines 4rm Ebay...good Or Bad?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by c8r9x_si, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. c8r9x_si

    c8r9x_si Junior Member

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    i just wanted to know if it was a good idea to buy a motor from ebay??? sorry if the question is off topic. because i've seen alot of cheap motors on ebay, but if it is not a good idea then can someone please direct me to a website or place in fresno?? thanks for any help you can offer me.
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    It can go either way really.Some motors are legit,some are scam.Read auctions carefully and chances are the more info the better.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't.

    There are a lot of people on ebay who will try to rip you off. Most reputable engine dealers will provide a start up warranty, make sure all of the censors are in working order, and the engine will (in general) have a lot less mileage.

    There's no real way to sue someone from ebay either if you get a defective motor, because they can just say that "we didn't say it was all in working order" or some BS like that... plus you're not going to get tech-support like most dealers will give you also.

    You will probably get the motor for less, but you get what you pay for.
    I would look into private sectors (like these forums perhaps) depending on what you are looking for... and there are a few good websites that sell engines and have positive feedback from thier customers.
    Check the reference or swap sections of this site, there's a list of dealers somewhere.
     
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    Hexen Senior Member

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    I.E.

    Don't buy FROM PEOPLE WHO POST THIER STUFF LIKE DIZ!
    ITS A COO ENGINE YO! LOW MILEZ AND IT WERKS!
     
  5. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    yO dawg mad Hp yISo Dis sheit Is hYpe!!!
     
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    chet Senior Member

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    .....you get what you pay for, and i would suggest getting a motor from a REPUTABLE place. an air intake is one thing, a motor is another, and its just too expensive to take a chance, and i know i'll spend the extra 1000 knowing i'm getting a good running motor.
     
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    I have purchased several longblocks and complete swaps from www.hmotorsonline.com with really good luck... he is in California so I had shipping expenses but, you are closer and he has great customer relations and quick shipping as well as really low prices. (WOW, sounds an advertisement)

    Good Luck
     
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