good catch... kind of
Yup, wish I would have checked it about a month ago but it is what it is.good catch... kind of
With all the water that was in the turbo when I received it, the milky water in the oil pan, and the rust on everything, I have to believe it was Hydro locked.Eek! How’d that happen? Hydro locked? Sucks either way, hope the importer makes it right man.
Thanks man.That is shitty, sorry to see the bad news.
I would just say, make ABSOLUTELY sure you can go see the engine in person. Or FORCE them to send you compression videos with proof that it's the engine you are buying. I took their word on everything and here we are.This makes me scared. been planning to buy a 1j by the end of this year :O
Hope they make it right although im not blaming them, importers go through alot of motors. its probably hard to catch everything.
Sounds like a plan to me, man! Sucks that you did all that prep work to the engine and then had this happen. Hopefully the block and valve train are fine. Good excuse to get set up with a Panic Link stand-alone too.It doesn't look like I have many options besides Tomei rods and CP pistons though.
Yup, wish I would have checked it about a month ago but it is what it is.
With all the water that was in the turbo when I received it, the milky water in the oil pan, and the rust on everything, I have to believe it was Hydro locked.
I would just say, make ABSOLUTELY sure you can go see the engine in person. Or FORCE them to send you compression videos with proof that it's the engine you are buying. I took their word on everything and here we are.
Importers do go through a lot of engines for sure, but I have zero reason to believe they actually performed a compression test on this engine. I was provided no proof, and then within the last few weeks they sent me videos of "my engine" being tested, and it was out of a JZX100 not a JZS171. They basically said "well sorry, that's what we have on file".
I'm been in contact with the importer, and they don't see very helpful. Basically they are saying that if I wasn't happy with the condition of the engine when I received it I should have sent it back within the 30 day warranty period. But, within that period, I messaged them multiple times with evidence of the poor condition and my concerns and never once did they suggest I return it.
Also, they are saying that once I removed the head it voided the warranty, but I have a message from them AFTER I removed the head to put it back together and if it doesn't run they would warranty it.
So, as of right now, they have offered to cover the cost of one replacement rod. That's it. I tried to tell them they needed to cover the cost of having the block checked by a machine shop, cleaned, and honed, but they didn't agree with that. I don't even think they are willing to cover the cost of new rings.
For now, I'm going to leave it at that. Once everything is figured out with them I'll be able to provide more info
I am planning on taking the block, crank, head, and cams to a machine shop on Saturday to see how much everything will cost. It doesn't look like I have many options besides Tomei rods and CP pistons though.
lol funny enough, it was my mom unboxing them at her house. The machine shop is back in Joplin, MO where my parents live so I had parts shipped to them and they delivered the parts to my friend.lol unboxing in the kitchen, cam sandwich anyone? 😄 Pretty sure my wife wouldnt be impressed if i tried that . . . mostly because she would see how much money i was spending on the car...
IMHO i think you went the right route, new rings and bearings, refreshed block and head, at least you know its starting on a good footing. Love the look of the cleaned up block, crank and head! Looks like those 2nd hand pistons have picked up on the top lip?
What were they worried about with the cams? Worn lobes and excessive clearances? Unless you were chasing big HP i would have thought the turbo would overcome most differences in cams.
Still nothing from the importer.Are you going to clean up the compressor? All that rust and grime on and around the the wheels is not good, considering the speeds that thing is supposed to spin at. Not much point putting a filter in front of it otherwise, it will just push it all into the engine and damage the wheel in the process.
Makes me wonder how well and free it is spinning, or how much crap is behind the wheel where you cant see. Shows that water must have sat in there for a while to rust up like that. Any more word from the importer?