Q: What kind of mileage to your engines and transmissions normally come in with?
A: All our engines and transmissions come in on average between 45k-65k miles.
Q: How do you get engines and transmissions with such low mileage?
A: We import all of our engines directly from Japan. If you are not familiar with the Japanese emission laws, the rule states that as a vehicle gets older, the more taxes must be paid. In order for the vehicle to remain on the road, they must pay the higher taxes. At times, these taxes will exceed the value of the vehicle. That’s when we purchase the vehicle and import whatever there is a market for here in the U.S.
Q: What parts are included with your engines?
A: For the most part, our engines will be “complete longblocks.” This means the complete engine from valve cover down to oil pan. Included as well are items directly bolted and attatched to the engine such as intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, throttle body, ignition system, fuel system and complete engine internals. If necessary wiring harnesses and ecus are included on engines such as the SR20DET, 2JZGTE, etc.
Q: What is included in your motor sets / engine swap packages?
A: We normally include the engine, transmission, and ecu. There’s ever so often when the harness and other sensors will be included as well. Each situation is different. Not all engines are the same. Please refer to the “PARTS INCLUDED” section to see what will be coming with each motor set.
Q: Do our Honda Engines Include Wiring Harnesses?
A: No, the reasons are for the following. Honda wiring harnesses are all interchangable. Little if any wiring modification is necessary. Also Jdm Harnesses are too short because they are designed for right hand drive vehicles. The only wiring harness needed is the K-series swap into a B-series vehicle (Those swap packages sometimes include wiring harnesses.)
Q: Do we carry JDM B20-Vtec or JDM LS-VTEC?
A: While it’s not something far fetched, we do not often come across a B20VTEC or LS VTEC motor set. Keep in mind that the B20 Vtec and Ls Vtec engines are home made Hybrid engines made up of parts of two different engines (non-vtec block with vtec cylinder head)
Q: Do we Carry Turbo Kits?
A: No, we carry factory turbocharged engines from Japan. It is very rare to have a aftermarket turbo engine here.
Q: Do we do installations?
A: Unfortunately we do not do installs. We can recommend you to a reputable shop in the Tri-State area. NJ NY CT
Q: Do we sell just Cylinder Heads or Short Blocks?
A: No, we do not sell bare heads or blocks. In the unfortunate event we get a return due to warranty claims we sell the engine as a “Mechanic’s Special” for whatever the price of the remaining good parts are worth. (Head or block)
Q: Does JDM Engine Depot purchase engines, trade, or accept cores?
A: We do not purchase engines, trade, or accept cores. All of our inventory are shipped directly from Japan and we inspect and distribute these engines prior to sale.
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