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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgy View Post
    I think you'd go mad if you tried to do an engine swop of that magnitute in a garage that small.

    Have you considered having the turbo serviced on the new motor before having them put it back in?

    Pajero was done in a small garage but I have a large workshop on the farm now (see mazda pictures above) . The tools is lacking though.

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    Ah cool. Wouldn't it be a good excuse to do this yourself then and splurge on a few tools?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgy View Post
    Ah cool. Wouldn't it be a good excuse to do this yourself then and splurge on a few tools?
    - time
    - rmi workshop for warranty
    - if anything's amiss I can take it back to them

    but yes, i would have loved to do that.

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    True. I like doing little projects whenever i can and using them as an excuse to buy the tools needed. But yeah, warranty etc would be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgy View Post
    I like doing little projects whenever i can and using them as an excuse to buy the tools needed.

    Don't we all do that...

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    SHhhhh... my missus sometimes reads here over my shoulder...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgy View Post
    SHhhhh... my missus sometimes reads here over my shoulder...
    We don't call them SWAMBO for nothing...

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    Looks like the guy who wanted to sell me the engine is a scammer

    http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=1922 - (see his invoice attached as well)

    I don't know how he would have got me as he said I must only pay upon delivery.

    Maybe he knew he wasn't going to get me. And hence not answering.

    Maybe I should just bring the car home and start stripping...

    I used my resources as an estate agent to search the address and company details. Nothing came up...



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    Sheez, that sucks. That address is just around the corner from me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid View Post
    Sheez, that sucks. That address is just around the corner from me!
    If you could take a drive past and have a look I'd be grateful.

    NB : your profile location says PE.... ?

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    VAT number is invalid. Report it to SARS, see if they are willing to track him down.

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    Yes I was referring to the PE address as on reportacrime.co.za
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    My mate is not far from there, want him to pop around?
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    Why don't you see if these guys are perhaps able to repair the plasma sprayed coating on the cylinder liner? They are based in Olifantsfontein (near Pretoria) and were part of the CSIR many years ago.
    - Nothing comes at a higher price than that which is free.

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    I have to make a decision.

    Do I save up for a recon from remtech at R60k?
    Do I continue searching for a sub assembly out of a wreck?
    Do I bring the car home, strip it and see if I can find a workshop that can sleeve the bore (dependent on what I find inside)?

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    Option 2..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgy View Post
    My mate is not far from there, want him to pop around?
    Very unlikely to be at that address. If you have a contact at FNB get them to give you all his details.

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    unfortunately my dad has gone through this exercise before. Only difference is he handed the money over.

    He tried through the bank and SAPS to trace the guy. All bogus numbers and addresses.

    The thing is that I have still a glimmer of hope as he sent me pictures of the car and engine and didn't push for a deposit at all.

    He also didn't switch his phone off. it's still ringing.

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    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.
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    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.
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