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Old 03-11-2018, 06:03 PM
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New Mexico RX8 lover. Still looking for an engine or wrecked car with good engine

hello Iím still here looking for an engine thanks to cj for letting me know about your engines for sale and your knowledge really appreciate it. But canít hurt to keep looking for something local. Just need a good running engine or a wrecked car with good engine. Willing to travel and pull the engine myself if needed. Hopefully something will pop up thanks to all on this fourum and the support. Hope to hear from anyone soon.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:19 PM
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Just a word of advice: it's not a good idea to buy a used engine for this car unless you can perform a compression test on it.

May as well just rebuild yours.
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Just a word of advice: it's not a good idea to buy a used engine for this car unless you can perform a compression test on it.

May as well just rebuild yours.
yeah for sure. My rear rotor is toast. Put a boroscope lost either one or all three apex seals. The housing looks scored up also but I canít make out the depth of em. Either way it definitely gonna need new housing. The rotor may survive and maybe the iron also. Itís just way high to rebuild em. And Iím the kinda guy if Iím going to rebuild Iíll be in it for well over 4K no sense in doing a simple rebuild when your that far apart with it. Iíve found few engines that are supposedly already rebuilt with port jobs and Atkins apex seals ect. But I havenít made it to the vehicles to test em out. Plus I donít have a Mazda compression tester specifically for the renesis. But the engines are still in the vehicles and i can start em and drive around. At least check the compression with a regular tester (without the shrader valve in) should give me a pretty close idea how good they are. Price difference is huge like 1000$ compared to the 4K if I do it myself. I appreciate you looking out for me a lot of people donít know about those issues and the reman engines from catapillar that had basically zero quality control. So Iíve got ads all over Craigslist in different states and on here. Was hoping I could find a middle ground prIce range one that has proof of rebuild with compression numbers for 1700$-2500$ lol. Iím in New Mexico. So far the best one I found is 8 hrs away and I have to pull it! But they drop down pretty easy plus Iíll get the tranny for free. Just wish I could borrow one of those Mazda compression testers or buy one ya know. If you hear of one for a decent price let me know. Same on the engines 6 port. Really appreciate you looking out. Not many people do anymore these days.
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If you're going to pay $2500 for a used engine, you might as well pay an extra $500 for a Mazda reman. Quality is much better than the CAT days.

This dealer is located in ABQ.
https://www.realmazdaparts.com/oem-p...e-n3h302200rv0

The dealer I dealt with in Peoria, IL let me bring my engine to them and do the hand off in-person. They credited me the core and the shipping in-person.
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If you're going to pay $2500 for a used engine, you might as well pay an extra $500 for a Mazda reman. Quality is much better than the CAT days.

This dealer is located in ABQ.
https://www.realmazdaparts.com/oem-p...e-n3h302200rv0

The dealer I dealt with in Peoria, IL let me bring my engine to them and do the hand off in-person. They credited me the core and the shipping in-person.
so it was 3,000 for a Mazda reman? Any type of warranty and also how much credit did they give you for the core and shipping. Oh and did the credit go towards the 3000$ ? Or was that about what it cost after the credit was applied. I didnít even think about that. I thought about getting a series 2 engine to have the extra oil injector but not sure about those either. Thank you soo much for your info and knowledge itís very kind of you most people want to charge me for info like that even small stuff. Please let me know thank you again.
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The reman only has a warranty if installed by a Mazda dealer. Of course, my OJ Imports rebuild only had a warranty until I tried to use it.

The total price for mine came to ~$3200 after tax. I would have had to pay an additional $1000 if I hadn't returned my engine. Shipping varies in price from dealer to dealer. Some dealers won't ship, others charge as little as $125.

Google "N3H3-02-200R-V0" and you'll get a ton of hits for engines starting around $2875. The link I posted earlier is for the one in ABQ so it's geographically close but you might find better deals elsewhere. Make sure you call the dealer and verify all of the details. You have to return your engine to the dealer you purchased the reman from. So, if you have to ship, you'll get to learn all about LTL freight shipping. This is why I decided to deal with the transport myself. Between tax and freight, I probably broke even.

Basically, you pull everything off your old engine except the oil pan, water pump, crank pulleys, and flywheel. The reman engine will come with those items plus a new thermostat and gasket set. If your dealer is willing to play ball like mine was, you just take the old engine to them. The reman will come in a big black container. They should give yours a quick once-over to make sure you aren't trying to scam them and take the reman out of the container and put your engine back in for shipping back to the reman facility. My dealer dealt with the core charge right there.

A series 2 engine won't work in a series 1 car without eliminating the OMP altogether so the extra oil injectors won't help you.
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[QUOTE=NotAPreppie;4854368]The reman only has a warranty if installed by a Mazda dealer. Of course, my OJ Imports rebuild only had a warranty until I tried to use it.

The total price for mine came to ~$3200 after tax. I would have had to pay an additional $1000 if I hadn't returned my engine. Shipping varies in price from dealer to dealer. Some dealers won't ship, others charge as little as $125.

Google "N3H3-02-200R-V0" and you'll get a ton of hits for engines starting around $2875. The link I posted earlier is for the one in ABQ so it's geographically close but you might find better deals elsewhere. Make sure you call the dealer and verify all of the details. You have to return your engine to the dealer you purchased the reman from. So, if you have to ship, you'll get to learn all about LTL freight shipping. This is why I decided to deal with the transport myself. Between tax and freight, I probably broke even.

Basically, you pull everything off your old engine except the oil pan, water pump, crank pulleys, and flywheel. The reman engine will come with those items plus a new thermostat and gasket set. If your dealer is willing to play ball like mine was, you just take the old engine to them. The reman will come in a big black container. They should give yours a quick once-over to make sure you aren't trying to scam them and take the reman out of the container and put your engine back in for shipping back to the reman facility. My dealer dealt with the core charge right there.

A series 2 engine won't work in a series 1 car without eliminating the OMP altogether so the extra oil injectors won't help you.
https://www.rx8club.com/rx-8-racing-...rx-8-a-254874/[/QUOTE

thank you so much for the info man really appreciate it. And yeah Iím the S2 you gotta Pre mix and the PCM has to see the OMP plugged in so you gotta tuck it up in there plugged in but your right the third injector wouldnít matter at that point. Funny how you donít think of things til later like that. And thatís what this forum is all about itís so helpful. And nice to be talking to someone local. Iíll keep digging around see what I can find but in the meantime keep a ear out as always. Thanks again. If you need to talk about my 2008 wrecked car feel free to call or text 5056346204. Once again thanks. Oh yeah one last thing reason I brought up the S2 engines is I heard they had refined a few things and made them a lot less prone to failure like the S1 engines. Any thoughts or truth to that. That you know of anyhow. Talk to you soon.
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I purchased my reman from the place in ABQ, university Mazda is the place. they were super easy to deal with. The total cost for mine since I paid online was $2850 or so. It also comes with a new gasket kit, thermostat, water pump, flywheel, etc.
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Originally Posted by lOOkatme View Post
I purchased my reman from the place in ABQ, university Mazda is the place. they were super easy to deal with. The total cost for mine since I paid online was $2850 or so. It also comes with a new gasket kit, thermostat, water pump, flywheel, etc.
This is the way to do it, and is the same dealer I was working with before I worked out a deal with my local dealership in Colorado. It was super-easy, is a known quality part, and comes with the high-value extras noted above.
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