Best place to buy a used engine

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  1. Mcast3092

    Mcast3092 Bobtail Member

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    Any recommendations? Would love to buy a used engine that is in good shape, or is at least worth the cost of an out of frame rebuild. I see worldwide diesel, JJ rebuilders, nationwide diesel, etc. Anyone know a respectable place to purchase one from? Looking for a s60 12.7. Thanks
     
  2. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    What do you mean by worth the costs of an out of frame rebuilt? Are you wanting used or rebuilt?
     
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  3. AVL

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    There’s also Vander Haags, I recommend them
     
  4. Mcast3092

    Mcast3092 Bobtail Member

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    I mean an engine that has potential. A block that is worth renewing. I’ll take any info on where to buy a rebuilt one as well only thing is I don’t have a core.
     
  5. snowwy

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    Why not just rebuild the one you already got?

    What's the reason you want to R & R rather then rebuild?
     
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    you do know that the block has sleeves?
     
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  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Piston sleeves. Most known em as cylinder walls.
     
  8. dirthaller

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    If the counterbores in your current block are good, just rebuild it.
     
  9. 86scotty

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    Where are you located? John Story truck salvage outside of Knoxville has a warehouse full of em. Clean, crated, ready to go. I don't know more specifics but I walked past them the other day.
     
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