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Old 04-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #26
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broken ring tangs. and incorrectly sized oil ring. hence the scoring on the bores. notice the machined block and bores. the block was salvageable after all





gap. tom's wiesco rep couldn't help but laugh when he told her what the ring gap was





it just keeps getting better and better.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #27
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how is this seller still allowed to do business??????????????

i have had multiple members pm me about pending transactions! do NOT buy from this guy.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #28
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Bump for info on what action seller has taken to rectify this, and when last contact was.

Waiting on shipment of a block from Sdmideas, been out of contact for 9 days, over a week since block was supposed to ship out.

Seller has dealt with prior issues with me with honor (based on what I'm being told), hoping that some good news will filter through here.......
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:39 PM   #29
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how is this seller still allowed to do business??????????????

i have had multiple members pm me about pending transactions! do NOT buy from this guy.
I appreciate your updates, and your photos...

But I am sick to death of people talking about "multiple members" every time something goes sideways. Suddenly there are these phantom supporters whom I never hear from who totally agree with you!

He has 7 positive ITrader feedback and your 1 negative.

I want to believe you, but I look at him and wonder if this is REALLY a scammer...? Again, not to judge you as a person, but you have a single ITrader feedback and about 100 posts on this forum. The seller has more feedback and 700+ posts...

It seems highly odd that he'd just start blatantly scamming all of a sudden. That's not usually how this works. The scammers we see here tend to join and get to scamming QUICKLY.

So yeah.

You're all just text on a screen to us. The forum is provided as a meeting place for communication, but we can't "protect" buyers or sellers one bit. We provide YOU with the tools to research and protect yourselves, and if that fails there's the police and Paypal to help you out.

I say outright in Sticky threads that a seller should post pictures of the items for sale... and if you as a buyer don't see those posted, DON'T BUY.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:39 PM   #30
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In terms of this case... I don't want to lock the thread since you guys are posting and updating it. If I ban the user, then that doesn't solve anything. I'm pretty much stuck here, I don't know what you expect me to do now.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #31
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Sending the seller a physical letter in case of some personal emergency as a last ditch effort on my part before entering the claim process.

He hasn't been active on here since 3/28 and my final contact with him was via text and phone call on 4/8, long block was supposedly shipping to me by end of the first week of April.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #32
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I wouldn't say hes a scammer..... more of a novice or beginner engine builder! I would NEVER buy an engine from someone who does not have a good reputation on the forum in which hes listing parts.

As for his trade secrets, ummm I guess not knowing what you are doing is a secret?? Clearly he does not know, or does not care at all. The pictures of this block and findings are horrifying! Sorry to see people get screwed like this, good thing you didn't just drop it in. Most of the members here are not as knowledgeable as you were sir. Id be willing to bet 90% of them would have just dropped it in and it would have obviously failed. Then this seller would have blamed it on the buyer some how, because he thinks hes a pro with his "trade secrets" and all.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:15 AM   #33
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I appreciate your updates, and your photos...

But I am sick to death of people talking about "multiple members" every time something goes sideways. Suddenly there are these phantom supporters whom I never hear from who totally agree with you!

He has 7 positive ITrader feedback and your 1 negative.

I want to believe you, but I look at him and wonder if this is REALLY a scammer...? Again, not to judge you as a person, but you have a single ITrader feedback and about 100 posts on this forum. The seller has more feedback and 700+ posts...

It seems highly odd that he'd just start blatantly scamming all of a sudden. That's not usually how this works. The scammers we see here tend to join and get to scamming QUICKLY.

So yeah.

You're all just text on a screen to us. The forum is provided as a meeting place for communication, but we can't "protect" buyers or sellers one bit. We provide YOU with the tools to research and protect yourselves, and if that fails there's the police and Paypal to help you out.

I say outright in Sticky threads that a seller should post pictures of the items for sale... and if you as a buyer don't see those posted, DON'T BUY.
sorry that the 10+ people that i have purchased from haven't left rfeedback.

don't judge mu post count. judge the pictures. and the above poster's feedback. and the two other people who contacted me about buying something from him. want their screennames? i am not blowing smoke up your ass. you won'd do a damn thing, just like paypal. and i understand you have a lot of stuff to deal with, but you're still allowing people to be scammed by this prick. do something about it. i did my research. i looked through his posts. he seemed to have a clear indication of what to do. he does not. and he is misrepresenting himself and lying to paypal and everyone else about it. i paid for a professionally built motor, and what did i get?


next time i buy something, i will be sure to have fluffed my post count and itrader feedback to appease the moderators in situations such as this
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:19 AM   #34
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Bump for info on what action seller has taken to rectify this, and when last contact was.

Waiting on shipment of a block from Sdmideas, been out of contact for 9 days, over a week since block was supposed to ship out.

Seller has dealt with prior issues with me with honor (based on what I'm being told), hoping that some good news will filter through here.......
no good news? not good to hear you had the same thing happen man. just sucks that a ****ty scamming seller needed money for a down payment on a porsche and decided to make us his personal atm

here's his new porsche btw. the guy can update his facebook but not his paying customers?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #35
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Mailing a letter to his shops location in Chico, CA today. He has not contacted me again.

It is clear that he is NOT practicing fair or just business, and if any members know him or are local, feel free to remind him that the community is well aware of what's going on.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #36
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Minor update, he was able to find the time to block my number today.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #37
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He managed to delete his Sdmideas facebook page as well after I bequeathed it with a post and link to this thread.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:52 PM   #38
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He managed to delete his Sdmideas facebook page as well after I bequeathed it with a post and link to this thread.
WONDERFUL. contact paypal asap! i will do the same. my lawyer has received some funds to look into what can be done.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:11 PM   #39
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Just read this after your warning posted on clubwrx. Glad they did the right thing and banned this piece of **** scammer. Feel for you guys....
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #40
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Sending the seller a physical letter in case of some personal emergency as a last ditch effort on my part before entering the claim process.

He hasn't been active on here since 3/28 and my final contact with him was via text and phone call on 4/8, long block was supposedly shipping to me by end of the first week of April.
Considering he just updated his facebook page saying he was planning something for his 10 month wedding anniversary, a personal emergency isn't likely.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #41
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Considering he just updated his facebook page saying he was planning something for his 10 month wedding anniversary, a personal emergency isn't likely.
Indeed, I started claim processes on the 21st :-)

Happy 10 month, Sinclair!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:40 PM   #42
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Contacted by seller via email today.

According to him, reimbursement via paypal and shipment of my parts is in the process this week.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #43
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nothing on my end.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:23 AM   #44
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still no resolution. surprise surprise.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #45
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looks like he sent me a na oil pump. a heavily used na pump, when it was supposed to be a ported and shimmed 10mm version.

no contact from the seller i assume jbulls?

thanks sinclair!
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:51 AM   #46
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Crazy thread. My eyes hurt now lol
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:02 AM   #47
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i'm near chico he has a shop??
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #48
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His for sale thread says EJ257 but you received an EJ205? Im confused.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #49
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i'm near chico he has a shop??
it's possible. but it looks like he did my motor work in a trailer down by the river

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His for sale thread says EJ257 but you received an EJ205? Im confused.
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2402189

the link above is not the exact motor i bought, but he does reference it in that thread. there was never a thread
his other thread (which i saw the motor for sale) was locked because he was not a vendor, and attempted to sell quite a few blocks. this was the only relevant one open.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #50
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Crazy thread. My eyes hurt now lol
yours and mine both sir.
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