Originally Posted by kapp_badbloodz
So the kid buying my motor doesn't want to do any honing, bearing replacement, or any maintenance to the block. He just wants to drop in some pistons and that's it... he thinks nothing will happen but I see a giant <del>****</del> storm coming.
The owner of the shop asked me what I wanted to do with the motor. I am thinking about telling the kid the sale is off and selling it to the shop owner or trading it for some of the labor I owe on the car. I think it will work better in the long run if I do that
What say you guys?
Inb4 something happens and he blames you for selling him a bad block
I guess it all depends on how much credit the shop will give you. It's always good to have some rep at the shop
I've had a good few people interested in buying my current built short block (not the sleeved/o'ringed one). My buddy wanted it, but like always, he wanted to pay me in installments over like a year, so nah. Another friend wanted it after he blew his built motor in his WRX, but 1.) He doesn't have anywhere near enough to buy it, and 2.) He blew his motor by running it without a tune. Not just a bad tune (
), but no tune at all. The shop and I both told him that he really needs to get a tune on there, and he was like "Nah it's been running fine without one", so I'd rather not sell the block to a kid who's gonna run it without a tune and have him blow it up.
Another buddy of mine thinks he might have cracked a ring in his STi. He still needs to do a compression test, but if he did, he said he'll buy my block for $2,000 straight up, which is what I'm asking
There were a couple people online who expressed some interest, but nothing solid. And lastly, another friend of mine, the same guy who bought my 35R kit, wants to buy it, and offered me $2,200 for it, because he doesn't want to see it go to a bad home. He may as well throw a built block in there if he wants to run high boost on that 35R