Engguy wrote:So is it true that Japan requires cars with 40,000 miles to have new engines installed?
Thats what most of these resellers of imported engines tell me.
defrag010 wrote:From what I understand, they don't require engine swaps at that mileage.. they just place heavy fees and taxes on cars that reach a certain mileage threshold so that it is cheaper to go buy a new car than it is to keep an old one on the road. I guess it's the way they keep clunkers off the streets. The JDM engine and car import business has boomed in the past decade.
defrag010 wrote:Yeah, the import engines will live many hundreds of thousands of miles.. but I think it's just under government control and part of a plan to either keep newer cars on the road or to keep a firm grip on any emissions problems with older engines. I've never had a bad experience with any of the jdm engines and many local shops use them because they are so cheap. It's really kinda sad that you can get a low mileage engine shipped from half way across the world for cheaper than you can get one with 3-4x the mileage from the LKQ that is 2 miles away from your shop.
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