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Old 28-Jun-2007, 09:34 AM
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Found motor, do it?

So my friend referred me to this JDM Motors place, and said he bought an si from there before and never had problems.

I called them today and they quoted me a D15B 96-00 with tranny and clutch and about 30-40k on it for 1100 shipped to my door.
And theres warentee for a month

Should i trust it?

go for it?

http://www.japangeneraljdmmotors.com/d15b96.htm
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wow $1100?!?!?!?!

IMO thats not a good deal
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Originally posted by zeeman
wow $1100?!?!?!?!

IMO thats not a good deal

if its not a good deal, then what is? where would you suggest i should get it from?
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Old 28-Jun-2007, 11:00 AM
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the 30 - 40k is more like 130 - 180k

Unless you see the OD that came with that car the 30k-40k is a # they pulled out of there ***.
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shop around.....hell for another couple of hundred bucks you could get a b16.
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Old 28-Jun-2007, 03:10 PM
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do it really good deal man!
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ahh not gona swap, if i ever swap it will be atleast a b16, ill just fix my tranny
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if you do purchase an engine/tranny from an importer make sure to read through their warranty info very carefully.
T E K N O T I K 's warranty states that it MUST be installed by a professional (licensed mechanic), and it must have had the timing belt/water pump changed by a licensed mechanic, you have to have proof (receipt) that the work was done by a licensed mechanic.
The warranty also DOES NOT cover broken sensors or accessories and is only a start-up warranty...meaning, if your engine is bagged or burns oil or runs like crap....thats not covered, its only guaranteed for 30 days that the engine will start and run.
***this info was taking directly from their website***

Every time you buy an engine from an importer/junkyard you are taking a chance. Personally, i'd never buy another engine without seeing it run in a car first.

I'd just fix your tranny or get a new one, if you get a new one, get the SI tranny.
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Originally posted by zeeman
if you do purchase an engine/tranny from an importer make sure to read through their warranty info very carefully.
T E K N O T I K 's warranty states that it MUST be installed by a professional (licensed mechanic), and it must have had the timing belt/water pump changed by a licensed mechanic, you have to have proof (receipt) that the work was done by a licensed mechanic.
The warranty also DOES NOT cover broken sensors or accessories and is only a start-up warranty...meaning, if your engine is bagged or burns oil or runs like crap....thats not covered, its only guaranteed for 30 days that the engine will start and run.
***this info was taking directly from their website***

Every time you buy an engine from an importer/junkyard you are taking a chance. Personally, i'd never buy another engine without seeing it run in a car first.

I'd just fix your tranny or get a new one, if you get a new one, get the SI tranny.
Thanks man.

My friend found an SI Tranny for 450$, it has 50 k on it, came off a 99 Si

good or bad? i said it was too expensive
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thats a little high
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$450?!?!?!

wow you're just finding all of the deals eh....lol

Most i'd pay for a SI tranny is like $200-300 TOPS.
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450 MAN! damn thats a deal better grab it.
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Originally posted by trigga
450 MAN! damn thats a deal better grab it.
u being sarcastic?
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Originally posted by zeeman
$450?!?!?!

wow you're just finding all of the deals eh....lol

Most i'd pay for a SI tranny is like $200-300 TOPS.
not even man. I sold mine for $150 and I felt like i was getting the better bargain and my tranny was mint mint mint.

I wouldnt pay more than 150$ for a d16 trans.
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I'm sure you could even buy an entire D16 with a tranny from a late model Si for under a grand. I'm sure there are a few around from people swapping B-series motors into their. If I was you, I'd just do a simple B20 engine and Integra tranny swap. There are plenty of reputable shops that could do an easier swap like a B20 for a reasonable amount of money.
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Originally posted by DumbasSi
I'm sure you could even buy an entire D16 with a tranny from a late model Si for under a grand. I'm sure there are a few around from people swapping B-series motors into their. If I was you, I'd just do a simple B20 engine and Integra tranny swap. There are plenty of reputable shops that could do an easier swap like a B20 for a reasonable amount of money.
yeah i agree

im just going to put a tanny in for now, and do a good swap soon
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yeah i agree

im just going to put a tanny in for now, and do a good swap soon
id do a b20 swap then eventually put a vtec head on it when u get the cash...
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i agree a straight b20 would be alot more fun to drive thana sohc.

lost of people have had a greate e result.
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i got a JDM si engine for my 93 civic from ******** for $600? (can't exactly remember) with 60K on it? approx. runs just fine...... $1100? might as well wait a bit a get a B16
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shop around a d15b engine can be had for apr 400 or less a tranny for approx 200 there are plenty of FS threads on here that are selling engines and trannys! if your serious about upgrading save some more money drive on the **** tranny and buy a b16/b18/b20 setup worth the money.

Just find a reputable shop eg. ********, option jdm are my 2 #1 selections. Stay away from lucky star and tiger jdm shops IMO there really in it for a cash grab meaning there parts are **** and they dont care ! only worried about money thats through my personnal experience good luck.
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