The different types of engines for sale

Reconditioned Engines

A RECONDITIONED ENGINE Is by far the most comprehensive and cost effective
option most comprehensive and cost effective option you have.  A reconditioned
engine as supplied by Engines For Sale has:

 
  • Been dismantled to the bare block, cleaned and inspected.
  • Had All it's components inspected and / or machined to specs.
  • Had the engine block bored, honed and machined.
  • Had the crankshaft and camshaft machined as necessary
  • Had the cylinder head completely reconditioned
  • Had new parts installed as required, including lifters, pistons, rings, bearings, timing chain, guides, seals and gaskets.
  • Been assembled exactly to the manufacturer's clearances.
 

Rebuilt, overhauled or repaired engine

This is VERY different from a fully Reconditioned Engine in that it is NOT fully dismantled and machined, and the number of parts replaced is far less.
Basically speaking, a Rebuilt, Overhauled or Repaired Engine has the bores honed,
new piston rings and bearings fi tted, plus a valve grind. The long-term effectiveness of this solution will greatly depend on the general condition of other major engine components, such as the engine block, crankshaft, camshaft and timing components.

Second Hand Engine

This option is exactly what it says. It is a used engine that does not have a known history.
Unfortunately the buyer does not know at the time of purchase how good or bad the engine
really is. Like everything purchased second hand – there is a gamble with this option!
In fact, you could very well be buying someone else’s problems. Therefore the life
expectancy of this type of engine is unknown. That is why a typical warranty of these type
of engines is only 3 to 6 months, and is generally a very limited parts only warranty
.
 
Imported Second Hand Engine

This is the same as the above but a lot better with the fact the you have some assurance
that it is a low-mileage engine. In fact some of these engines have as little as 5000KM on them. So if you are purchasing a second hand engine, it would be a lot less of a risk to purchase an imported engine than a local second hand engine.
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Reconditioned Engines / Recon Motors

Now for some good old hard truth. If you have the money, then yes this is your best option. While we have people inspecting engines in Japan with a full history as well as checking them here this side when they arrive unlike most companies, we do not open every one single engine and nobody does to see what is wrong with it. All we can do is assure you that the engine started on the other side and run decently according to the research we have done over-seas before importing the engine. We have seen engines that have sounded more than great and in-fact perfect and the next minute all of a sudden they made a funny noise and required a rebuild. And yes they had oil in them and the pump was running.
 
So if you have the extra money or want something that will last you a very long time, you can get a recon engine.
 
If you are going to anyways open up your engine, then by all means an import engine is the way to go.
 
In fact, our import engines have had no comebacks so far
 
Feel free to visit our different types of engines for sale for a good comparison. A RECONDITIONED ENGINE Is by far the most comprehensive and cost effective option most comprehensive and cost effective option you have.  A reconditioned engine as supplied by Engines For Sale has:
 
  • Been dismantled to the bare block, cleaned and inspected.
  • Had All it's components inspected and / or machined to specs.
  • Had the engine block bored, honed and machined.
  • Had the crankshaft and camshaft machined as necessary
  • Had the cylinder head completely reconditioned
  • Had new parts installed as required, including lifters, pistons, rings, bearings, timing chain, guides, seals and gaskets.
  • Been assembled exactly to the manufacturer's clearances.
 
Comparison of 10 reconditioned engines to 10 import engines from us
 
On average, the reconditioned engines had 6KW more power
when fitted to our test car on our dyno machine.This just shows
you what wonders new components can do.

On average, our imported engines sounded better than the
other companies importengines and had a average of 1.5 more
KW. Here we compared 4 engines from our company and others
(no names mentioned here).
 
With people faking papers / lying to the authorities, and other things….
you can't be 100% sure of an import engine's full history.
We can assure you that the import engine you buy from us
will have low mileage 99% of the time as well as that it will
start if fitted properly with the correct management system
and tuned properly.
 
Our import engines don't have rust on them either from
standing a few years overseas.
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Engines for sale

Whether it is a VW, BMW or perhaps a Opel engine, we have it in stock. If not, we can source it for you. What makes us different is the fact that we test our engines either this side or in Japan. If you are looking for an engine for sale, get hold of us and see what we have in stock. We might be a little more expensive that others, but for us quality is important. Most of us will purchase a Toyota Hilux over a Mahindra. Our VW AUG engine for example can be compared to the Hilux and other companies you can compare to a Mahindra! Therefore, our customers keep returning for more engines.

Some people purchasing our engines might complain but they broke the rules. They actually opened up the engine, turbocharged it and did some modifications to the head. Please be warned that the engines we have for sale will have their warranty void if you turbocharge your engine, open it up in any way or perhaps run it without oil.

Otherwise, we thank our customers for their support until now and we will hopefully keep offering you quality engines for a very long time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and one of our technical guys will reply to you as soon as possible. Regarding delivery, we deliver all over South Africa and also do international deliveries. You simply tell us what you are looking and we will try our very best to get you sorted out.

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BMW Engines

BMW Engine Flywheel and at the Wheel Power using top Dyno Results

It has been proven over and over again that on BMW engines, there is between a 18% to 20% in power reduction due to drivetrain losses. After doing some research, we are happy to provide you with some results on some BMW M3 and M5 engines that have been tested. We have converted the power to KW for us using this type of system. We have marked the KW on the rear wheels in red color. So next time you see a magazine providing KW readings on the flywheel, simply deduct 20% and you will get more or less and idea of real wheel power.

BMW E36 M3 3.2 (Euro) – The shape after the box shape!
Stated Power – 321PS / 316HP / 236KW
Average Tested Wheel Result – 250HP – 186KW

BMW E46 M3 (Euro)
Stated Power – 343PS / 338HP / 252KW
Average Tested Wheel Result – 265HP / 198KW

BMW E39 M5
Stated Power – 394HP / 294KW
Average Tested Wheel Result – 325HP / 242KW

BMW E60 M5
Stated Power – 507HP / 378KW
Average Tested Wheel Result – 408HP / 304KW

BMW E92 M3
Stated Power – 414HP / 309KW
Average Tested Wheel Result – 335HP / 250KW
 

Remember that you can lose even 50KW power to an engine not running as it should. It is always best when looking at bmw engines for sale, that you find a reputable company and have the engine tested properly by somebody who knows BMW engines like the back of their heads. Don't take a chance with these expensive engines. BMW engines are great when looked after properly and can outlast your vehicle. They can even withstand plenty of boost if you decide to turbocharge your BMW engines if you use the correct forged internals.

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Engines standing sometimes a few years

When you purchase a low-mileage engine from Japan, sometimes the engine has stood for quite a while. The injectors get clogged up due to old petrol etc and many other things can happen. Sometimes these engines stand on containers for over a year  waiting for a company to purchase them. Be careful that when you purchase an engine, that you go to a reputable engine company.

So if you see an engine for sale and are not an expert on engines for sale, you might consider making use of our engine checkup service. We send one of our guys with you to the place you wish to purchase the engine from. We also make sure that the engine number is indeed coming from overseas and checkup all the local and international (Japan only) information about the engine so that you don't make a big mistake.

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Understanding Opel / Vauxhall Engine Codes

Here is some basic information regarding Opel engine codes and how to read them. Engines for sale will be getting more details and adding it in at a later stage.

I hope it helps.

The first digit of the code relates to the emissions regulations the engine meets.

Z = euro 4
Y = euro 3
X = euro 2
C = euro 1

(Cars made before the emissions regulations have no letter at the start of the code.)

The next 2 digits are the capacity.

For example, the 20 in C20 XE means it's a 2 liter.

The next letter is the compression ratio.

G = 8 to 8.5:1
L = 8.5 to 9:1
N = 9 to 9.5:1
S = 9.5 to 10:1
X = 10 to 11.5:1
Y = 11.5+:1

The next digit relates to the fueling.

D = diesel
E = multi-point fuel injection
Z = single-point fuel injection
V = carburettor

Some engines have an extra code at the end, if they are different from normal

For example:

H = high output
R = increase output
T = turbo
V = volume model
P = twinport

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For VW Fans

Looking for more information on many of the VW Engines from Golf II to Golf IV ?

Feel free to download this PDF file and print it for future reference. It contains most of the Volkswagen Engines available including 16V engines such as the 9A / KR and the potent ABF Engine.

VW Engines Information

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VW Power Figures for 2 Liter 8V engines

Displacement / Info
KW
HP
@ RPM
Torque
@RPM
Engine Code
2 Liter 8V 80 107 5400 160 3500 CNG / BSX
2 Liter 8V 85 114 5400 165 3200 AWG, AWF
2 Liter 8V 85 114 5400 166 2600 AGG
2 Liter 8V 85 114 5400 166 3200 2E, ADY, ABA
2 Liter 8V 85 114 5200 170 2400 APK, AQY
2 Liter 8V 85 114 5200 170 2600 ATM
2 Liter 8V 85 114 5400 172 3200 AZH, AZJ
2 Liter 8V 85 114 5400 172 3500 AZM
2 Liter 8V 88 118 5600 174 2400 ATF
2 Liter 8V 88 118 5600 175 2600 AUZ, ASU, AVA

Information gathered from Wiki and made all nice in a table. Feel free to print it out. More information on other engines will come soon.

N.B. If you find a engine elsewhere that you wish to purchase, we offer a R395 service whereby we do the following for you:

1. We  drive to your supplier if they are in the Johannesburg / Pretoria area

2. We purchase the engine on your behalf as well as inspect it for you for any errors. Our highly qualified staff members will check your engine for any problems.
We also have the engine checked to make sure it is not stolen and that is up to standards. You may also purchase the engine yourself and we will simply collect and test it for you. We can even test it for you at your premises.

3. Finally we deliver the engine to you safe and sound in Johannesburg for R100 delivery charge or work out a courier cost to deliver the engine anywhere in the world using our or your preferred courier.

Let us take the hassle out you purchasing an engine which is going to give you problems. It is not really feesable to send your engine back to the supplier in Johannesburg / Pretoria after finding out it does not work
and then having to take it out of your vehicle. Imagine all the costs. We can prevent this for you !

Rather be safe than sorry.

Alternatively… Let us source you an engine. We thoroughly test all our engines and make sure you are satisfied and the engine starts first time round.

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2 Liter 8V Volkswagen Engines – AGG, ADY, 2E

The AGG Engine which came with the MP9 Fuel Injection system

Many customers and people have asked us what the differences between these engines are hence the reason for this article. All these engines are quite similar to one another. They also have similar power and torque with all having great potential. The 2E, AGG, ADY engines are all 2 Litre 8V engines.

 

Power / Torque Comparison

Let's begin with power and torque figures. Remember this all depends on where the engine came from, the quality, etc. Results may differ. The AGG and 4DY are the newer engines. 2E is older. We would highly recommend getting yourself either a AGG or 4DY unless you are sure the 2E is in excellent condition.

All of the engines have more or less 85KW & 166NM on the flywheel. Some people say the 2E has better low end torque and lower high end than the other engines.

Fueling / Ignition

Both AGG and 4DY use the MP9 Fuel Injection system whilst the 2E engine makes use of the older Digifant fueling system. All our obviously fuel injected. The AGG also made use of the Siemens SIMOS Fueling system. Anyways, either the AGG and 4DY can be easily plugged into the MP9 system without modification. 2E will require modifications. However if you wish to run an aftermarket EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) system, any engine will suffice.

The AGG and 4DY have a pickup sensor on the crank which gives them another advantage over the 2E engine which does not have this sensor.

 

Conclusion

Any of the above engines would work nicely. The later models (AGG / ADY) are more recommended since they are newer and will probably have less engine wear and tear, will be easier to setup with MP9 fuel injection and have crank angle sensor. The 2E is from the older cars. What we do is make sure you get the best engine and in the best condition possible. If you order from us, you might pay a little more, but be rest assured that you are not buying a dud. Many engine companies simply sell the engine and make all kinds of excuses when you return it.

If you think about it, most people that have engine problems still under warranty, won't bother taking the engine out again, then sending it back to the engine company again. It will cost them about R1500 ($220 USD) to do that. And then re-fit it again. They will simply let it go. We save you the trouble. With us you will get the best engines possible. Some even modded highly (Gas Flowed heads / port job with racing cams) engines are sourced by us.

We export engines all over the world and around Africa. Simply contact us and we will assist you to the best that we can.

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Engine Insurance – Your car insurance company?

When you purchase a new engine, you must always make sure with your auto insurance company if they will continue insuring you once you fit in a new engine.

When you purchase an engine through us, you will get a warranty on the engine but that will not cover your car if you are in an accident etc.

So please make sure with your automotive insurance company before purchasing a new engine.

If I am not mistaken, Outsurance has a special plan for the older sentimental cars up to R50,000 of insurance.

For auto insurance, we highly recommend Budget Insurance Brokers. We have had no problem with them whatsoever.

If you have had any problems with this auto insurance company, feel free to comment.

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