Peter's Engine Woes, Part 4 (engine located)

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Hi all
Advice please.
This company:
JAP PARTS LTD
JAN BUILDINGS
PHOENIX SIDINGS
STOCKTON-ON-TEES
TS19 0AA
have two engines that are still in the vehicles apparantly. I'm told one has
done 60K miles and one has done 20K miles!!! I can live with 60K, just, but
I find 20K miles very hard to believe especially in a vehicle being
dismantled for parts. They "believe" the mileages to be correct but will not
warrant them. The engines have a 28 day parts guarantee.
Does anyone have experience of this company?
Any comments?
Pete
 
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Pete
PHOENIX SIDINGS - sounds like a front for an importing company located
in the docs.
Worth calling down to them and seeing the vehicles....
I've seen crashed cruisers for sale on Jap sites before going very
cheap + most other jap vehicles i've seen have very low mileage - so its
not totally unbelievable from my experience but you never know......
Good luck
Niall
 
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How much? Perhaps 20K is possible for a Japanese import that has used
around a city by a Granny....
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford UK
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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Sent: 24 July 2007 20:30
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Peter's Engine Woes, Part 4 (engine located)
How much? Perhaps 20K is possible for a Japanese import that has used
around a city by a Granny....
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford UK
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
 
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Hi Peter,
I think I have heard of these guys before - ISTR that they import them
from Japan as scrap and then break them in the UK.
Jap imports are traditionally much lower mileage than UK models with
the bodies in much better condition (less rust), although you also have
a higher incidence of vehicles being clocked.
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Peter,
Contact me OFF LIST or by phone. I'm just around the corner from
these guys and have dealt with them.
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On 24 Jul 2007, at 17:30, Peter Browning wrote:
 
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Peter,
Any progress with the engine? Thought of your engine woes when I came across
a picture of a cylinder head test rig again. Local to me actually.
http://www.daverushton.co.uk/pressure.htm
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford UK
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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You must be psychic dear boy!
Today I retrieved the 80 from what might have become it's final resting
place. It's been a while but a considerable chunk of the delay was down to
me.
It now has a nice looking, sounding and running new (2nd hand) engine that
does look all shiny and could well be the sub-30K miles that was claimed but
who can tell? Starts and runs like a dream and drove the 40 odd miles back
home along a mixture of traffic-infested city streets, open roads and
mortoways without missing a beat.
There were (and still are to an extent) a couple of issues that mean that
I'm not entirely happy with the work and place that did the work and I'm not
sure I'd recommend them to anyone else. Having said that there were a fair
number of Jap vehicles in their workshops and they do seem to have quite a
good range of new and used spares on their shelves. They claim to have a
couple of expedition style roof racks in their stores but couldn't lay their
hands on them while I was there. I'll pop back and see them another day.
Anyway, only time will tell as to how good the engine and their workmanship
are. It's OK so far and it's really quite awfully nice to have the cruiser
back on the driveway!
I am the eternal pessimist though.
I'll keep you all posted.
Pete
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Peter's Engine Woes, Part 4 (engine located)
Peter,
Any progress with the engine? Thought of your engine woes when I came across
a picture of a cylinder head test rig again. Local to me actually.
http://www.daverushton.co.uk/pressure.htm
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford UK
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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