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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 08:28 PM
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did you look on Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market ?

this other guy sounds flaky.

put in your zip and sort by distance, if you have to ship in an engine, sort by price and look for a deal.
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found an engine at the last place i wanted to deal with. their known for robbing people. they said they had two. 123,000 $800 installed with a yr warrentee, parts and labor, and one with 73,000 $1500 with 3 yr warrentee. i figured the 3 yr would be the better deal. he wanted $750 down. after hanging up i thought how could i tell which one was installed.
i called back he he said i have to take his WORD for it. what a joke, i changed to the $800 1 yr, then he said it was only 6 mons, his son that promised the year was mistaken (1st screw job)
. next fight will be getting it in writing for parts and labor. i paying cash so there no transaction. i'm saving $64, he probably saves 160 or more by not reporting it on his taxes.
You are not seriously thinking about going this route are you? Its got snow job written all over it. Keep looking.
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6 month warranty is fairly common for engines from junk yards....but yeah that place doesn't sound like a great fit. don't let need push you into a bad decision. however bad off you are now - it *can* get worse if you make a risky decision.

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too late to consider keep looking advise. i had it towed to the crook 1/14/2013. i was promised job was to be completed 3-4 days. he missed by 16-17 days. every time i called he had different reason why it wasn't done, including wrong 2.5 engine. are there two 2.5's?????

i'm picking it up Monday 2/4/2013.

my guess is, no clean oil, my completly full tank of gas is not full any more. and there will be an big argument trying to get that 6 month warrenty in writing.
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picked up today, engin1 qt. oil low, no anti freeze in the reservor and the AT OIL TEMP LIGHT IS BLINKING. I ASK THE OWNER AND HE SAID IT DOING THAT BECAUSE IT HASN'T BEEN DRIVEN. I said it has never been blinking before and someone must have done something wrong. what did they do to cause the steady blinking. checked transmission fluid and its full.
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They either don't have the transmission harness plugged in proper or they damaged a wire that goes to the speed sensor or valve body harness. You would need to get the code(s) pulled by someone with a scan tool.

Cheaper is not always better.
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i had codes pulled at auto advanced. po303 cylinder 3 misfire.
code po748 " Pressure control solenoid. po748 came up twice.

1) been doing some reading and looks like i'm not alone. i put a new plug in cylinder3 unhooked negitive on battery to clear codes and engine light went off, but i've only driven it a few miles. there was some oil in the #3 cylinder area. plug was real tight and looked fairly new.
2) code po748 " Pressure control solenoid this flashing "at oil temp" light had never appeared in the three yrs i've owned it. is it a possibility the crooks install both a motor and a transmission i/o just the engine? is the harness visable where it might not be connected. is solenoid A an easy fix?
thanks for all advise.
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weird, here's a guy with a 2001 outback with the same issue: engine replaced and had the same P0748 code...user "wallywiz" posts later in the thread with your issues and claims replacing the solenoid fixed the issue. very odd, this is nearly an unheard of failure...strange to see it twice, right after an engine swap on the same vehicle.

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I've heard (never experienced) that careless jacking of the trans pan can cause damage to solenoids/wires that might lead to that code.

Trans would be jacked up during engine reinstall in order to align the studs between engine/trans while still allowing clearance for the motor mount studs.

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Advance Auto was able to pull tranny codes from a Subaru? I'll keep that in mind since Auto Zone couldn't get any codes with their Actron scanner.
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