WOULD YOU SUGGEST REBUILDING THE ORIGINAL MOTOR OR BUYING A REMANUFACTURED MOTOR?

Asked by Aug 16, 2007 at 03:19 PM about the 1996 Toyota Camry LE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I need to either have installed a manufactured motor or rebuild the original. Which would you suggest?

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I would suggest purchasing a Jasper or other remanufactured motor rather than rebuilding the original. The reason being, a Jasper motor is rebuilt to specific standards and offers a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty, whereas a rebuilt motor by an individual may not have any express warranty or be rebuilt to the same standards. You may also have luck finding a junkyard motor from overseas, where vehicles have much shorter lifespans. For example, the average Japanese car engine when it is put out of service has only 30-50k miles on it. Companies sell these to US clients, where cars last a lot longer.

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