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Old 08-31-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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bad to buy from canada

i just looked for a engine to swap into my cb. i came across jspecauto.com 1st question i serched was would a f22 trans mate to a h23 the treads i read confirmed it does. 2nd i read in the thread was buying from canada is bad. no1 has yet answered it so my question was why is it bad to buy from them?? is it like alot of people bought from them nd motors blew up or something??
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:08 AM   #2
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its a 50/50 chance with canada

most Canadian companies don't offer warranty/ insurance on their motors. no guarantee or even an " as is " label before purchasing.

so with them, its all mixed reviews.

usually if your motor is blown or has defective parts (blown), your SOL

they wont help you, but who knows. a call never hurts.

from what i heard, people go to tigerjapanese.com for cheaper motors ( in canada )

but for a few $$$ hundred more, you get the assurance that what your buying at http://www.hmotorsonline.com/ is perfectly fine and test to work smoothly. ( America )
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:34 PM   #3
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thanks im trying to get my hands on a h23 or a h23 vtec. cuz from wat i read a stock h23 vtec is kinda faster then a stock h22
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:19 PM   #4
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i bought myh23 from tigerjapanese and the first one threw a main bearing and i called em they had me paid customs and shipping and i kept the other motor so i sold the head and IM and made money so i wouldnt say it was bad experince. they were cool and i have bought a acura motor and another motro for a accord as well and no problems. and i have put around 30,000 on the motor a year later no problems. knock on wood
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International lawsuit's are expensive and most the time (if you are going to sue for say.......a FUCKED motor?) are going to run you A LOT more than what you paid for the motor you bought.

Not saying you will get screwed, but I would just be a little cautious and DO SOME RESEARCH as to what recourse you have IF you get screwed by whomever/whatever company you buy from if you are buying from a company from another country.

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most Canadian companies don't offer warranty/ insurance on their motors. no guarantee or even an " as is " label before purchasing.

so with them, its all mixed reviews.

usually if your motor is blown or has defective parts (blown), your SOL

they wont help you, but who knows. a call never hurts.

from what i heard, people go to tigerjapanese.com for cheaper motors ( in canada )

but for a few $$$ hundred more, you get the assurance that what your buying at http://www.hmotorsonline.com/ is perfectly fine and test to work smoothly. ( America )
Where the fuck did you hear that Canadian companies dont offer warranties....Since its a canadian it must mean were shady business people eh?

Out of the three companies mentioned on this page.....Tiger Gives 30 days.....jspec gives 60 days.....and the beloved hmotors gives only a guaranteed start up and only if the engine is installed within 30 days of purchase.

http://www.jspecauto.com/Warranty.aspx
http://www.tigerjapanese.com/index.p...d=18&Itemid=32
http://www.hmotorsonline.com/shop/warranty.html

Im not saying any is better than the other.....but before you start saying shit you should probably get the facts straight.

To the OP is better to buy from within your country.....it just makes life about a million times easier if things do go wrong.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #7
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I said "most". And I did mention tigerjapanese if you were to buy from them.

Sorry if I offended you, sir.
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I don't know about the other two, but tigerjapanese states in their clauses that an ASE certified mechanic has to install the motor or you void the waranty.

Now, i've had 2 perfectly fine motors from tigerjapanese but i've heard mixed reviews. Then again, i've checked BOTH engines before i put them in my car. I also replaced seals and gaskets.

But its up to you. Personally, i'd spend that little extra and get a guaranteed motor.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:26 PM   #9
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ok well i go about checking out the warrentees because id really like a swap soon
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It has nothing to do with the warranty. Many of the companies are legit, and offer good warranties, as long as you stay within their specifications (having an ASE certified mechanic install it, changing all belts and seals, etc... it's important to eliminate as much buyer-error as possible).

The issue simply lies with the legal recourse a US citizen has against a company from another country. If you get screwed, and they refuse to honor their warranty, you can't fight it in court very easily. Those companies that ARE shady know this, and they will send bad motors to the US because they know they're safe. If the price is low enough, people will continue to buy. OsakaJDMmotors is a perfect example. They've been well known to send garbage to people... since before I bought my swap nearly 7 years ago! They're still in business, and still sending garbage to people.

If you're in the US, buy from a US company to be safe. In fact, buy from www.hmotorsonline.com. Steve takes GREAT care of his customers.

I've never heard that the H23 VTEC is better than the H22. I've heard that the head is much less performance-oriented. Granted, that's only what I've heard, as I've never seen one in person.
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