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Old 01-22-2014, 02:23 PM   #7976
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Holy crap thats dirty send it back
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:39 PM   #7977
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Send the motor back. Its shot. The pan is clearly filled with water and the exhaust valve has burned metal shavings on it.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #7978
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Sounds like it was abused. What was the milage they quoted the motor having?
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:45 PM   #7979
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Send the motor back. Its shot. The pan is clearly filled with water and the exhaust valve has burned metal shavings on it.
This.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:59 PM   #7980
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Wow def looks like it was a flood victim or something
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:01 PM   #7981
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T-Rex haha it was quoted to have the same as all of then <50k

Clark. Yeah thanks. Exactly what I thought. Got it on the stand drained the 2%chocolate milk out and shook my head. Had the hope that it was isolated to the area around the plug from sitting or something. Then popped the pan and we laughed and said f this thing. Don't touch it til I talk to the importer.

I'm happy I'm warrantied but shipping is gonna kill me. You live and learn. When this all is resolved I'll reserve the right to throw the guy under the bus but he's been easy to communicate with so beyond that, sending me a dud was not cool.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:17 PM   #7982
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definitely something looks bad on that exhaust port, i wouldnt waste my time.
The chocolate milk most likely is from the powerwash jobs that most of these motors get by the vendor or exporter.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:14 PM   #7983
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It's sad to see these.

Just a thought, jot down the serial number on the short block (next to where the starter goes). That way if it pops up again the history can be found.

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Old 01-22-2014, 05:40 PM   #7984
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When all is said and done, please disclose the vendor. I am not looking for a witch hunt however, with the popularity of these motors, lots of predatory types out there these days.

I was one of the first to do the swap here in Alaska…now, following my lead and success, 3 more here are going the same route and each of them are having issues with a multitude of vendors.

I had issues with a version 8 motor coming with a version 9 immobilized ECU. The vendor found the right one eventually but I bought another in the interim since it was going to be such a long delay.

Another of our contingent was given unusable brakes with his chassis components. Yet another got his motor without an exhaust system or intercooler.

I hate hearing of these things especially since I know how great these setups can be once the issues are ironed out. I plan to get another couple of these motors for various projects myself. Namely my wife's Bugeye (140+k and still doing fine), and a Factory Five 818 setup.

Best of luck to you with your endeavor.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:23 PM   #7985
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Thanks Nomad i will let you all know how it turns out. He "promises" a good engine this time. Which minus the cost of the engine I'm going to be $536 in the hole from shipping alone. Hate to say it really dampens my love of boxer. But I'll post who it is in time. I'm guess at least a week since it's gonna take 4 days for this engine to get to it's place then another 2 for them to ship the "better" one.

And Stephen knows at least who I am as I discussed it with him also. I ordered the avcs kit and luckily he was able to cancel the order before it shipped. Since now that money has some shipping duty on it. The serial number on the block is: B08530. No clue what it means but keep and eye out for it.

I think I know where this motor came from tho



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Old 01-22-2014, 06:28 PM   #7986
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Please do discuss the vendor because sending a motor like this is just unacceptable. My guess is this was a tsunami car.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:57 PM   #7987
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I just want to say…the end product is still well worth the trouble. I am daily enamored by my set up…truly a remarkable motor….nothing like the USDM EJ205 whatsoever. Hang in there.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:13 AM   #7988
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Quick question. EJ207 v8 twin scroll owner here. I am aware that the breather hose/PCV system is somehow different in this engine. Would this affect an AOS install in anyway?

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:03 AM   #7989
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2JZ - you will want to follow the US ej255/257 install directions that have a white plug just in front of the turbo (smaller PCV hose type) This should be the same for both Perrin and Crawford kits.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #7990
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2JZ - you will want to follow the US ej255/257 install directions that have a white plug just in front of the turbo (smaller PCV hose type) This should be the same for both Perrin and Crawford kits.
Do our engines have this white PCV hose type? When installing my perrin inlet I remember not using one of the nipples and having to block it off.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:59 PM   #7991
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Come to think of it, version 7 and 8 shouldn't have the white hose union with electrical connector in front of the turbo (which is just a ground loop). However, the crank case breather hose will still connect to the turbo inlet.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:48 AM   #7992
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Definitely got a dud... but oddly enough, my 2nd EJ207 (sold the first one to finance a large port V7/V8 hybrid) ran fantastic (bone stock longblock w/SZ49 ~450whp, 11.2 @ 127mph), but when I pulled it out for a rebuild (11,500 rpm slightly bent two valves!!), I found that it had serious water damage in two of the cylinder bores.

I mean serious rust where you could actually make out an angled water level line, this after 1000's of miles, probably left from the way it set during exposure. That said, after a 0.5mm overbore and fresh rods and pistons, that motor lived on to make just over 600 whp.

God I miss that EJ207... it still lives, in a friends garage, on a stand. Waiting... haha
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:01 AM   #7993
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Definitely got a dud... but oddly enough, my 2nd EJ207 (sold the first one to finance a large port V7/V8 hybrid) ran fantastic (bone stock longblock w/SZ49 ~450whp, 11.2 @ 127mph), but when I pulled it out for a rebuild (11,500 rpm slightly bent two valves!!), I found that it had serious water damage in two of the cylinder bores.

I mean serious rust where you could actually make out an angled water level line, this after 1000's of miles, probably left from the way it set during exposure. That said, after a 0.5mm overbore and fresh rods and pistons, that motor lived on to make just over 600 whp.

God I miss that EJ207... it still lives, in a friends garage, on a stand. Waiting... haha
Any videos of this ?
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #7994
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Thanks Nomad i will let you all know how it turns out. He "promises" a good engine this time. Which minus the cost of the engine I'm going to be $536 in the hole from shipping alone. Hate to say it really dampens my love of boxer. But I'll post who it is in time. I'm guess at least a week since it's gonna take 4 days for this engine to get to it's place then another 2 for them to ship the "better" one.

And Stephen knows at least who I am as I discussed it with him also. I ordered the avcs kit and luckily he was able to cancel the order before it shipped. Since now that money has some shipping duty on it. The serial number on the block is: B08530. No clue what it means but keep and eye out for it.

I think I know where this motor came from tho



Image credit to this site haha.
this is so legit, that motor probably did come from that subie. Send that **** back!
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:05 PM   #7995
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Anyone have a lead on fuel rail adapters for Perrin fuel rails and a V8 tgv-less one piece intake manifold? A guy on here was selling them but is out now. Tring to help someone out
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:32 PM   #7996
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Accidentally heated the coolant higher than the middle, but still far from the red line (I was drifting in deep snow in -40F, snow blocked the opening for both the rad and hood scoop). Car was definitely heated badly though, the car sounded bad and performance was awful.

Anyway I noticed blue-green coolant dried up on the top of the coolant expansion tank. Now did the over heating cause it to spill over through on the expansion tank (isn't that what the overflow bottle is for) or is my coolant expansion tank leaking? Look at the rusty stain about the filler neck.

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Old 01-24-2014, 05:58 PM   #7997
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if the coolant level was normal when filling up, it should alway spill over into the overflow tank a little bit once you are up to temp and running for a while.

The factory metal coolant top expansion tank is known to fatigue the welds after a while, and even have the filler neck just break off. Just take it to a shop to reweld the beads.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #7998
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Actually, rather than half assign it with some welds that COULD let go, replace it! There are cheap used ones readily available!😬
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #7999
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Actually, rather than half assign it with some welds that COULD let go, replace it! There are cheap used ones readily available!😬
We're not asking you to weld it for him.
It will last forever by any competent welder that can lay a bead around the filler neck.
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We're not asking you to weld it for him. It will last forever by any competent welder that can lay a bead around the filler neck.
I am a competent welder, the proper fix is replacement
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