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hello all. i am going to be ordering my swap here in less than a month, so i was wondering where you got your swaps from? what did it cost, what did it come with(harness, trans, ecu,??) would you buy from that place again?? i am just trying to make this as quick and easy as possible so i can get it in and going with as little hassle as possible.. also, what kind of snags should i anticipate happening so that i can be as prepared as possible.. thanks for what ever advice and help you can spare :D
 

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I got so damn lucky... i took a huge chance with ebay. The guy had good feedback, but the pictures on ebay weren't the actual motor.

so I didn't even bother the first time around... I checked the reputable companies that I knew of and they were out of stock (Corksport and a few others)

The ebay company relisted their BP-T and I emailed him requesting pictures of the actual motor... and it was beautiful. Super clean, came with the stock downpipe, FULL wire harness, AWD tranny (which i later sold for $400), IC pipes, etc.

Anyway, ended up costing $550 shipped when you figure in the transmission I sold.

I wouldn't recommend someone else going this route... my luck ran out when I bought a fake GTX ECU on ebay (-$270). But I did get a hell of an engine for an amazing price.
 

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James92Scort said:
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I purchased a motor from Osaka and they were pretty decent.
That's cool that you had no problems, you're the first one i've seen that hasn't had problems with osaka.

www.corksport.com is where i'd get my bpt from.
James, maybe it's because you only hear of one's mistakes. I live near that shop and honestly I never heard bad stuff from them exept the people on message boards saying they heard bad things.

Your engine is under warrenty for the first 30 days anyway... No pun intended...
 

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i heard bad thing about osaka too but only online. i know a friend how got his engine from nagano and his engine was realy nice outside but inside it was another story. now let say the engine its not good anymore.

i'm going with a guy from montreal, dont know his name but he on montrealracing. i know its not nagano or osaka.
 

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I also got mine off ebay 750 shipped, runs like a champ, and it was barely used, the inside and turbo, was very clean, I'd say there was less than 25,000 on the motor, but I too got lucky :D
 

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I just bought my engine form Osaka Mtl...i payed 900 CAD for engine + tranny, I told him i wasn't going to install it right away so he gave me 40 days warranty. I can see the tranny for maybe 400 and my old bp for 500 so i guess that really good...I just hope that everything will fit and work into my escort Gt ;) swping into a month
 

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I've been to Osaka JDMotors a few times...its a nice place with good deals....my friend bought several engines from them and he never had a single problem...maybe its because we can hand-pick the engine for ourselves....all the engines and front clip i saw there looked pretty nice and clean for the price.

The only downside with osaka is that the owner is so unfriendly hehehe...he will answer your questions but it seems like he is soo busy that he barely cares about you...i guess that's what happen when your business is well-knowned :p
 

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is the owner one of the few workers there or something? the pics make it seem like a pretty big establishment.. what with the size of the warehouse and all.

i honestly havent heard anything bad about them.. just ppl saying they heard someone say they heard something..

ive contacted them before about engines, and they seemed very helpful, courteous, and willing to fudge prices.
 

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Well the owner wasn't really helpful like u said but he also told me that he was selling 300 engines per month to the Unisted States so i just think he don't really care now about a little deal here and there :p He aslo extand my warranty of 10 days since im not installing the engine right now!
 

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got mine from Nagano Motors Montreal almost three years ago for 800$ then they skyrocketed to 1600$ and they seem to be back down a little now... all prices in CDN funds...

hijack attempt: hey, seems a lot of you guys on this thread are from the montreal region... I'm having a meet this satruday (14th may)... why not come along.

PM me if you're interested or go to www.teamfmr.com for details.
 
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