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Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by Mitch3985 » 10/11/17 8:33

Hiya guys I'm new today on here but had a couple mk2 mr2 in the past.
I've recently bought a mk3 mr2 roadster import that was at 64.000 miles and the cars gleaming, until the big end bearings went a couple days after buying..
Proper "censored" situation car sat broken and my pocket about to feel more pain.

So the best solution I found that is still pricey but in the grand scheme of things the best, was a garage in London called hm motoring solutions, ran by a bloke called mr Khan absolute life savers.

You can also find them on eBay.
£895 for a complete engine swap and fitting good to go back on the road, yes they are reconditioned engines but for 895 you won't find anywhere better.

To make things even better he had my car done in 25 hours! Yes the next day I had my car back with 6 months warranty and parts.
Brilliant service and super quick.

My engine was the 1.8 vvti 140bhp and got the same engine replaced.

There you go guys hope this helps as I looked for a while and got quoted too much money. Cheers 👍

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Re: Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 10/11/17 14:14

Well done I would check the small print on the warranty though as those places usually specify that it has to go back to them for a service etc.

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Re: Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by Mitch3985 » 10/11/17 16:09

All that's been specified is the 2 month oil change but that's under my esteem, with running it in for 1000 miles taking it easy no redlining,it has unlimited miles and 6 months warranty on parts and labour bit the turn around was incredible 👍

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Re: Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 10/11/17 16:56

Sounds like you found a good deal

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Re: Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by TonyleFrog » 11/11/17 0:20

MRHAPPY62 wrote:
10/11/17 16:56
Sounds like you found a good deal
Maybe: maybe not.

The company has only been in existence for just over 12 months.
https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/10362391

I wonder why Mr Khan has put the business up for sale 6 weeks ago.
https://www.gumtree.com/p/business-for- ... 1268637264

There is no legal definition of a reconditioned engine or any form of standards which apply to one. It's total pot luck what you are getting. There is a world of difference between reconditioned and remanufactured. Also, any warranty should be scrutinised very carefully. Many are not worth the paper they are printed on.

I really do hope the OP isn't in for a nasty surprise.
If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much room!

HM wrote: TonyleFrog aka "The Fog Penetrator"

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Re: Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by notroubleclubber » 11/11/17 9:21

I was thinking exactly what tony was

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Re: Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by carolineasb » 11/11/17 10:09

Sorry but same here too :(

What age of 1zz engine was it? What kind of car did it come out of and with how many miles on it? Was it from a 2 and, if so, was it from a late 55 reg or 06 reg car hopefully? What have they actually done to it to "recondition" it?

I really hope everything goes well but it may have been better to speak to one of the well-known 2 breakers for an engine and a recommendation for someone to fit it!

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Re: Big end bearing failure, best engine swap price

Post by Mitch3985 » 12/11/17 18:39

Guess I'm the guinea pig now, it's all I could of done at that time, I really hope it doesn't go bang, I really didn't expect to see he's tried to sell the business etc.
I'll let you guys know if the engine creams in.

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