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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 5th, 2012, 12:54 pm Thread Starter
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An excellent buy! Engine #3

I'm right in the middle of rebuilding the engine of my '02 LTE and decide a couple weeks ago to use the engine I bought on Ebay in December. The engine was advertised as an '05 with 45k on it. I dismantled the engine and there was very little wear and went about ordering the parts to put her back together. While surfing the net one evening a couple weeks ago I found this listing on Ebay clicky here and thought something must be wrong; there appears to be a transmission attached and other bits as well. I just bought it and decided to take my chances with what came on the pallet. I negotiated with the auto dismantler to ship it to their warehouse here in Portland for Will Call pickup. What I found was a new engine that has never been apart for a valve check. What an incredible find! A new transmission, Alternator Coil and plug wires too; not to mention the 4 new injectors! All for under $425. Crazy, huh? I think someone listed without research or made another error, but an auction is an auction. I'll take it!

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Re: An excellent buy! Engine #3

Ernie,

I looked hard at that one also but did not want to pay the freight. You got a heck
of a deal.

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Awesome find, Ernie. Pays to shop around!

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Great buy Ernie, Even the sight glass is clear!

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Well, now I know where to go if I decide I need another engine! Good catch Ernie!

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Way to go Ernie! Great find and right up your alley.

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Re: An excellent buy! Engine #3

Ernie;

Run out this very minute and buy a lotto ticket...........can't hurt.........



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