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JDM Engines

JDM Engines for Sale

JDM Engine Depot is your number one source for JDM Engines, transmissions, and accessories. For over a decade, JDM Engine Depot, based in Belleville, New Jersey, is a quality provider of used engines, transmissions, suspensions and accessories. Directly sourced from Japan, JDM offers an extensive variety of parts from Lexus/Toyota, Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, and Ford. Parts are available for pickup and shipping can be arranged for locations throughout the world.

Customer Service:

For customers in NY, MA & CT who purchase any engine or transmission(with the exception of clearance items), toll fees for both the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel will be reimbursed. Fast and friendly customer service is provided by a knowledgeable staff who are routinely trained and updated to maintain top competence in the ever-changing auto industry.


In addition to the incredibly low everyday prices, JDM offers a large inventory of featured and clearance items. The clearance section on the website is on the upper right hand corner and is designated with a red button. Customers are encouraged to check the clearance items by clicking the red button, which will list all clearance items by category. Items, when accessed by category are highlighted with “clearance” designation next prices. With the high volume of inventory, customers are encouraged to call if they are not able to locate a specific item online and a friendly, knowledgeable specialist will conduct a search for specific items which may not be listed.

Buying a JDM Engine

Specializing in a wide variety of engines with a strong emphasis on imports, the inventory provides a great source to fill the needs of repair shops, as well as individuals. Due to the emission laws in Japan, vehicles are taxed at a higher rate as they age. After a few years the high prices in taxes often exceed the value of the vehicles. With fast and affordable shipping combined with everyday low prices, due to our market direct Japanese sources, customers are able to realize hundreds and even thousands in savings on a consistent basis. All engines are covered by a warranty.


Available transmissions average 45,000-65,000 miles and each comes with a warranty. It is again the high taxes on aging vehicles which provide a steady stream of low mileage transmission options coming in on a consistent basis. With the fewer amount of miles driven in the Japanese society, these transmissions are an exceptional value compared to any other source.


In addition to suspensions, accessories include items like wheels, seats, interior items, mounts, etc. If something is not listed on the site inventory due to the sheer volume of variances in accessories, customers should call and check with a specialist, who may be able to locate the needed part.

Convenience of the Site

With the convenience of the website and the ability to search literally thousands of items in minutes, shipping options are important. Through the high volume of shipped products to multiple locations, cost effective options are familiar to staff members, who will offer the best fit with respect to time constraints and lowest available rates. Orders may be placed using both Visa and Mastercard as well as Paypal.

Being the Best Comes from the Necessity to be Different

With the unique direct market access of Japanese used auto parts, JDM Engine Depot is in a much different situation than practically all used parts dealers. In addition to an extremely high volume of low mileage reliable parts, which are guaranteed, the prices are virtually unapproachable by other sources. Friendly and knowledgeable staff members are available to provide correct and reliable information six days a week. If you are looking for JDM Engines for sale, you have come to the right place! Contact Us if you have any questions about our JDM Engines!

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Shipping Charges

Note: If you just want to know the shipping cost for an item, please email us the item (with description) with your full address including zip code, and we will get back to you with the exact shipping charges.

NY, CT & MA Customers

We will reimburse you for the toll across the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel and George Washington Bridge with the purchase of any engine and/or transmission from our establishment. This reimbursement does not apply on our marked down items.

Why are JDM Engines reliable?

UPDATED: 12/18/2016

There is a thriving used auto-parts market. In this market, Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) engines have gained a reputation as reliable quality products that meet the needs of car owners. Professionals and experts in the field understand the differences between JDM engines and used engines acquired from other countries. The key advantage that JDM engines have over other used engines is the quality of treatment these engines receive from their Japanese car owners, which allows these engines to remain operational and also retain their integrity. So, what makes JDM engines more reliable than used car engines sourced from other nations? The answer boils down to four main factors, which are discussed below.

1. Japanese Car Owners Meticulously Maintain their Vehicles

In Japan, car owners are required to subject their vehicles, after their first three years of use, to the bi-annual inspection known as Shaken. The protocol used in Shaken testifies to its stringent nature. These protocols guide the process of Shaken inspection that incorporates the steps described hereafter.

To begin, exterior inspection is done, and the vehicle is inspected for exterior modifications that may alter its exterior dimensions. Also, the inspectors ensure that the vehicle conforms to the strict exterior regulations set by Japanese authorities. Secondly, wheel inspection is done to ensure that the wheels are in-line and can turn properly. Thirdly, speedometer inspection is done to assess the accuracy of the readings provided by the speedometer. This is followed by headlight inspection, which assesses whether the headlights work properly and are properly placed and aligned. Then, brake inspection is done to test whether the brakes work correctly. Afterwards, the exhaust system is inspected and its exhaust noise levels measured; as well as tested for the amounts of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emitted. Finally, undercarriage inspection is done and the suspension system is examined.

Cars that fail any of the Shaken inspections must be repaired and then retested before they are declared road-worthy. Therefore, cars with minor defects in their exterior body are declared unsafe, even if their engines are in perfect working conditions; and this explains why most JDM engines are as good as brand new engines.

Japanese car owners take their vehicles for regular maintenance at least once per year, especially during the March-April period when the winter tires need to be replaced with summer tires. In Japan, engine oil is usually changed after every 5,000km, while oil filters are changed after every 10,000km; hence ensuring that the vehicle engines maintain their optimal status.

2. High Maintenance Costs

Vehicle owners must regularly maintain their vehicles so that they can remain road-worthy. The maintenance costs are unusually high due to the numerous inspections, including the mandatory Shaken inspection described above, in addition to automobile tax, mandatory insurance, and the costly park fees in the cities. Therefore, even though cars are relatively cheap in Japan (as compared to Europe and North America), the cumulative total of these maintenance costs are so high that it makes little sense for Japanese vehicle owners to continue maintaining cars that are more than a decade old. This leads to car owners purchasing new vehicles. Their old used car is set up for sale, and if the whole used vehicle cannot be sold at once, the engine can be salvaged and sold as a JDM engine.

3. Good Roads and Quality Pavements

Japan has one of the best roads in the world. These roads, alongside their quality pavement, are regularly maintained to the high standards set by Japanese officials. This ensures that vehicles using Japanese roads rarely suffer suspension problems and their engines are seldom damaged.

4. Efficient Public Transport

Lastly, Japan has the most cost-effective public transport system in the world. Therefore, most Japanese car owners prefer to use public transport during weekdays, while reserving their vehicles for driving during weekends. This means that cars in Japan clock a lower mileage per year as compared to cars in Europe, America, and elsewhere in the world. This explains why JDM engines appear relatively new and function better than other used engines of the same age.

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