Import Engines versus Domestic Engines - for a touch of added flair and engine performance, try something a little different!
There are lots of different engines to be sourced and found around the global marketplace. Japanese engines, German engines, American engines, all distinctly different, with their challenges, features and benefits. Some are even very hard to handle in the aftermarket and engines remanufacture realms.
North American engines, domestically manufactured, meant for local markets, for example domestic long blocks like AMC, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Mercury, and GM models in 4, 6 and 8 cylinders are freely available.
Import engines (like the Japanese SOKO, Honda, Acura, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infinity, Subaru, Suzuki, Geo, Toyota and Lexus in 3, 4, 6 and 8 cylinder configurations etc.), offered at competitive pricing, is a popular market-choice of many automotive hopefuls and professionals alike. There are lots of opinions and open-debates even, on the merits and advantages of imported engines, specifically when compared with local domestic engine offerings.
A lot of the rhetoric, rationale and argument are built around – appearance, reliability, sporty, performance-driven, high-quality manufacture, lower price and cost to you the buyer, great condition and drive excellence, when compared with what the local, domestic market and engines have to offer.
For example, to illustrate how true this premise rings in the engine remanufacture, repair, replacement and aftermarket today, domestic value of Japanese cars, to and in their local market drop rapidly and predictably. Combined with other localized forces and market-factors, like costly inspections, renewal certificates, parking permits and other regulations to contend with for second-hand cars, many dealerships often offer incentives to owners to trade their vehicles in. Low mileage, lower wear and tear, high tolls, great public transportation system, high operating, maintenance an running costs, make it an expensive endeavor to have a car. It is therefore easy to deduct why imported engines are a ‘steal’. Imports really do have lots to offer. Many touches considered ‘upgrades’ here in our markets, are seen and treated as standard on the Japanese models for example.
Are you looking to replace your high-mileage vehicle with a high-performance, foreign, imported engine, mostly ones offering you low mileage, increased reliability and better performance, passing strict inspections and kept in mint condition. When faced with the inevitability of having to purchase a new vehicle – a costly endeavor, why not consider an imported engine, quality manufactured and guaranteed.
Typically and increasingly the automotive markets have been turning to high quality European and Japanese engines, transmissions and other car parts and accessories for answers, bargains, value and selection. Possibilities seem to be endless on these, innovative possibilities not available in the domestic market, can be taken advantage of, they offer more, unique additional features and higher specification requirements. Import engines also seem to consistently price below comparable local equivalents and typically in better maintained conditions than similar domestic vehicles manufactured roughly around the same year/time.
New import engine parts could include any or all of the following: Pistons, pins, lock rings, piston rings and pin bushings, main bearings, camshaft bearings, camshaft (new or remanufactured), rear main oil seal, timing gear or chain , intake and exhaust valves (new or remanufactured), valve springs (new or remanufactured), solid lifters, valve keepers and seals, spring retainers, valve guides (if, as and where applicable), rocker arm assemblies (new or remanufactured) rod bearings, cylinder head gaskets and/or expansion plugs.
For rebuild, remanufacture or any import engine application or import engine parts, trust the sourcing experts who stand at the ready to find you quality at an affordable price, without having to sacrifice quality and/or settle for less! For when MORE is BETTER, call on the import engine specialists and your global sourcing contact for quality import German-engineered, Japanese engines to suit your every need.
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