So you have done your research, you’ve asked for recommendations and based on the available information, you were able to select a reputable JDM engine seller. The next question which comes at this point is, what you should look for in a JDM engine before purchasing.
You should be prepared to ask the right questions and get all the details from the seller to ensure that the JDM engine you are purchasing is fully compatible and up to your expectations. The JDM engine should be tested for oil pressure as well as compression. There shouldn’t be any leaks or worn out hoses or gaskets visible. To ensure the overall performance of the engine, a detailed compression test report must be presented by the seller to satisfy the buyer. If the seller is reputed and well aware of import and reselling rules and regulations, they would offer an unlimited mileage warranty to you for 6 months, this would also include handling any issues or defects reported by the consumers during the entirety of the warranty period. On the contrary, shady importers may limit this period to anywhere between 30-90 days only to avoid overheads. If you are unsure about the seller, it’s better to do research around the various website and read more about the experiences from customers that have purchased previously from the same manufacturer.
Another way to a safe buyer is to find out how long the importer company has been doing their business. This would enable you to gauge not only their demand but also their reputation. Smaller sellers do not have the liquidity to constantly keep JDM Engines in stock as they lack resources and necessary supply and demand. Larger companies however, would be more known among the local businesses and their profile would be more commonly available due to their constant business performance.