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    If he's not at that address then you know he's a scammer and you foget about it.
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    Oh, Marius.

    One thing that did concern me when i called that guy about the rims, is that he said that the front bumper was trashed. And you had said that the vehicle was t-boned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgy View Post
    My mate knows the address, he's going across there this afternoon to check. He's taking the wife's Jazz and not his Touareg, so no suspicion will be aroused.
    Thanks. I doubt he will find anything, but let's see.

    These are the images he sent me




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgy View Post
    Oh, Marius.

    One thing that did concern me when i called that guy about the rims, is that he said that the front bumper was trashed. And you had said that the vehicle was t-boned?
    That could be from it being towed.......

    Ek hoop nie die ou het jou try vang nie

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    Eish. My patience and calmness is being stretched now.

    I'm even considering parting out the car and getting a SWB 2.8 Pajero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I'm even considering parting out the car and getting a SWB 2.8 Pajero.
    Then I can keep pestering you about questions regarding 4M40 motors
    IFS is like a swambo, soft, sexy and expensive!

    Apparently I need to make the airplane noises like mommy does when I try to spoon feed you the info..

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    The treg is an awesome vehicle, keep it. Well, trying to find 60k for an engine will be a feat on its own.
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    SARS's VAT vendor search returns "Invalid VAT number"

    https://secure.sarsefiling.co.za/vat...actSearch.aspx

    I don't care about his VAT status. I want an engine.

    If he doesn't pull through I will report to SAPS and SARS. Maybe they catch him (highly unlikely)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid View Post
    Don't P him off yet. When was the engine suppose to be delivered to you? Maybe it turns up and you'll be ok. I would forget about that 6 month warranty though.
    He even offered to buy back my scrap engine so he can sell the working parts off.

    If he is a scammer he goes through a lot of effort to be convincing.

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    Marius oh Marius...

    I think be a little more patient. At least the images of the wreck are taken in South Africa (fire extinguisher in background, right hand drive etc.), i.e. it exists. Usually scammers will pull a picture from the web and not watch out for that detail.

    Hope it all works out!

    If it does not, I'd go for option 2. of the ones you listed. If you search pro-actively, you will find such an engine.
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Marius oh Marius...

    I think be a little more patient. At least the images of the wreck are taken in South Africa (fire extinguisher in background, right hand drive etc.), i.e. it exists. Usually scammers will pull a picture from the web and not watch out for that detail.

    Hope it all works out!

    If it does not, I'd go for option 2. of the ones you listed. If you search pro-actively, you will find such an engine.
    problem is

    his invoice doesn't have a landline
    his cell is a prepaid number (don't ask how I know)
    his vat number doesn't check out
    his company reg doesn't check out
    he's not answering his phone

    I checked the images on google (you can drag it into google images to search for similar) and found none, so this guy might be a VAT dodging wrecker (which to my use is OK - I'll report him after I have my engine...hehe)

    Also, I'm not an engine fool and his talk on the phone checked out.

    Eish, I must just stay patient and keep my beliefs up. Something will work out some way or the other (even if it's not my favourite option)

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    On further investigation, yip, do believe this guy is a scammer now. The similarities with the one reported by someone else are just too many.

    He obviously went to all this effort and is going to spin you a story very soon that you need to pay the shipping costs into his account for him to get the engine to you. Hence the delay... RUN!
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    2008 Audi A4 B8 2.0 TDI (Multitronic)
    2009 KTM 990 Adventure (Daily Commuter & Weekend Fun)
    2012 Imagine Trailvan 4-Sleeper

    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    problem is

    his invoice doesn't have a landline
    his cell is a prepaid number (don't ask how I know)
    his vat number doesn't check out
    his company reg doesn't check out
    he's not answering his phone
    His invoice is numbered 56 million odd. No-one who has invoiced that amount of goods has a Gmail address, sorry.

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    Problem is, I can't get a hold of him to spin me a story.

    I have trying since this morning from different numbers.

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    He has probably abandoned this number as he used it on another scam where he got the loot.

    RUN!

    Can you not ask the workshop where your Treg is now to help source an engine, seeing that they have done a few before yours?
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    2012 Imagine Trailvan 4-Sleeper

    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Marius, who are all the guys that you have contacted for an engine?

    Must I try and find you one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    He has probably abandoned this number as he used it on another scam where he got the loot.
    It's still ringing


    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post

    Can you not ask the workshop where your Treg is now to help source an engine, seeing that they have done a few before yours?
    They did the remtech engine story.

    R60k.... Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Marius, who are all the guys that you have contacted for an engine?

    Must I try and find you one?
    Any help will be welcomed.

    VW will sell me one for R140k
    Remtech in PE will sell me a recon one for R60k
    I had another guy respond to my gumtree ad wanting an engine and he has disappeared as well. Tried to get a hold of him today as well.
    Ebay UK sell recon engines for just under 3000 pounds. I have asked them for more details on their rebuild engines and whether they would ship it.

    Other than that I have tried various online engine advertisers like engine den etc. and none of them have the engine. Most of them referred me to remtech.

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    What engine types are we looking for? As in model no's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    What engine types are we looking for? As in model no's?
    It is a Touareg 2.5 TDI BAC engine code.

    Thank you so much. You can be glad you are so far or I'd kiss you if you find one at a decent price.

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