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Remanufactured Engines?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Mowman, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Any of you ever heard of Marshall Remanufactured Engines? If so are they any good? I'm looking to buy a 1985 GMC truck that now has a very TIRED 305ci. This truck is in decent shape. Has all the options. Has new trans,fuel tank and lines, brakes and lines and a brand new radiator. I can buy it for a $1000.00. I want to put in a new 350ci. engine and am looking for a quality remanufactured engine. Any advice on where I can get an engine will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Mowman
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

  3. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Ditto on Jaspers Engines!

    I've purchased a few engines from them, they do quality work.

    Dave
     
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    You may want to check out a new Target engine from GM. These are new engines with -I think 50,000 mile warranty.
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Remanufactured and rebuilt are two different things. You will be way ahead of the game with a remanufactured motor. Jasper does make good motors and you really can't beat the warrenty. That would get my vote. Go with a company that will be around if you need the warrenty before 50,000 miles.
     
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I bought a used truck with a Jasper Engine in it. It had 9,000 on the engine when I bought the truck and it's had another 50,000 put on it since. It's still running strong yet. ;)
     
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Id go with a GM crate engine,nothing against Jasper engines or any other reman out there,but from my experience,a reman never,ever lasts as long as the original,and the original increases reliabilty,resale,and has udates,and improvements that a rebuilt 1985 engine will not have.Thses all add up to a better value,even if it costs 250 bucks more.Oh yeah,the Gm engines have a 3yr/50K nationwide warranty on them,any dealer in any state will do the warranty work,if needed.This is a big plus to those who travelor have seasonal homes out of state.
     

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