It is not possible to quote the exact number of miles an engine
or transmission has. We at Boston-Jap-Tech make an estimate based on the
Theory. The theory takes the average number of kilometers driven annually
in Japan and
multiplies that with the average number of years a vehicle is driven in
Japan. While some of our engines and transmissions carry an average of
80,000 kilometers, most in our inventory will actually have less.
No, the Japanese do not have to sell their engines
or junk their cars once a certain mileage or time has been reached. The
Japanese Car Inspection,
or Sha-ken as it is called in Japan, determines whether a vehicle is cost-effective
to keep. Sha-ken is a detailed bi-annual inspection that is very expensive,
especially for older cars that may not pass. The owner is penalized heavily
for any failures.
Just like an engine you can get directly
from the dealer, our engines are sold as complete "long block" assemblies.
However, all the external components like the intake and exhaust manifold,
the starter and
the alternator are also included.
Yes, our engines are legal.
No, due to our high
volume, we pass the savings on to you, our customers.
Most of our engines come with an unlimited kilometers warranty.
Click here to see warranty page
for full details.
In general, the engine comes with an intake manifold, exhaust manifold,
fuel injection, alternator, distributor, usually partial wire harness that
are cut near the engine, oil pan, valve cover, pulleys, etc. We do not
gaurantee that the accessories will be included or that they work properply.
Axles, motor mounts and linkage do not come with the engine.
Japanese engine wiring harnesses are usally cut of halfway. They
can only be used for salvaging plugs.
No. We do not provide any installation service. We only sell engines and
transmissions. Please contact us for a list of mechanics we can recommend.