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Old 01-10-2015, 02:42 PM   #101
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Re: Anyone ever had luck getting summit to honor a warrantee for a bad crate engine?

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This just has me convinced that when I buy my crate engine, I buy it at a GM dealership and have them install it (which I was planning on doing myself since it is a big block conversion and I wanted to troubleshoot the install myself). Just so I get that extra bit of warranty.
Warranty!!
What warranty!!
If you're having a sb replaced by a sb you might get a warranty.
If you're swapping a bb in place of a sb, you better confirm the warranty on paper before they begin.
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:57 PM   #102
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I am sure there would be a warranty of some sort.

If the engine was bought there, it would have it's standard warranty.

If it was installed there using OEM parts bought there, the parts would have their standard warranty and the labor would have it's own standard warranty.

I am pretty sure about that, BUT, that does not mean that if something was to go wrong, they would not blame it on something other than what they did.

In addition, most shops that sell re-manufactured engines have an extended list of items that have to be replaced/reconditioned or the warranty is invalid. If you miss one thing or do not send in a copy of the receipts with the warranty information, then the warranty is invalid.

Standard business practice.
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:09 PM   #103
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i am sure there would be a warranty of some sort.

If the engine was bought there, it would have it's standard warranty.

If it was installed there using oem parts bought there, the parts would have their standard warranty and the labor would have it's own standard warranty.

I am pretty sure about that, but, that does not mean that if something was to go wrong, they would not blame it on something other than what they did.

In addition, most shops that sell re-manufactured engines have an extended list of items that have to be replaced/reconditioned or the warranty is invalid. If you miss one thing or do not send in a copy of the receipts with the warranty information, then the warranty is invalid.

Standard business practice.
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:58 PM   #104
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Re: Anyone ever had luck getting summit to honor a warrantee for a bad crate engine?

crate engines are not remanufactured engines
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:13 PM   #105
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Hey, AirSpeed...
I tried sending a PM but your inbox is full. Clear it out and let me know when you can receive the message.

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Old 01-10-2015, 04:37 PM   #107
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crate engines are not remanufactured engines
So true, but they could still have the same restrictions.

I know that if I were selling remanufactured engines or crate engines I would make them show proof of quite a few items that either had been replaced with new or rebuilt parts in order for the warranty to be valid.

Not rebuilt by them, rebuilt or new from a shop.
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:45 PM   #108
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So true, but they could still have the same restrictions.

I know that if I were selling remanufactured engines or crate engines I would make them show proof of quite a few items that either had been replaced with new or rebuilt parts in order for the warranty to be valid.

Not rebuilt by them, rebuilt or new from a shop.
do you sell engines of any type or are you just blowin smoke
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:55 PM   #109
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No I do not sell engines and have never sold them.

I used to build my own but quit back 20+ years ago. Do not even want to touch all this new fangled crap.

I did replace one in the late 90's in a 1991 Chevy pickup that was my son's. I pulled it , took it to a shop and had them build the long block. We had a full page list of all of the items that had to be replaced with new or rebuilt items in order for the warranty to be valid.

Things like, spark plugs, spark plug wires, water pump all heater and radiator hoses, fuel filter, ect. Even needed to show where I bought new oil and oil filter.

Needed to show proof of having the radiator rebuilt or proof of a new one.

These kind of things. Standard items that you should either replace or rebuild when installing a crate or re-manufactured engine anyway.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:42 PM   #110
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Thanks guys but I promise, every suggestion has been tried, several times.
Does your timing pointer look like this one?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg-4600/overview/

Or this one?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mr...make/chevrolet
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:35 PM   #111
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Re: Anyone ever had luck getting summit to honor a warrantee for a bad crate engine?

So...what happened to this fiasco?
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Re: Anyone ever had luck getting summit to honor a warrantee for a bad crate engine?

I went with a JEGS factory GM replacement 5.7L Vortec for my 98 Tahoe. Everything went off without a hitch. The engine is new, not rebuilt, with a GM factory 3 year/ 36,000 mile warranty and it only ran me $2,091 OTD.

(I had the shop paint it in Hanger Orange prior to install as a nod to history) Although the Hanger Orange only plays "peek-a-boo" through all the smog crap, rofl.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:58 PM   #113
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Re: Anyone ever had luck getting summit to honor a warrantee for a bad crate engine?

Sounds to me like a bad engine choice. The 290 hp crate engine is a natural born dog especially in a heavy truck with 33" tires.
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Sorry guys, I thought I replied to this already. Essentially, the head gasket on cylinder three failed and my radiator cap failed and came loose at freeway speeds in the Nevada desert in triple digit heat. These two things contributed to a hairline crack in the block at cylinder three. Truck was pushing 164,000 miles when it happen. No prior mechanical issues from 71K to 164K (my timespan of ownership). I got it from the original owner about 13 years ago +/-
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Sounds to me like a bad engine choice. The 290 hp crate engine is a natural born dog especially in a heavy truck with 33" tires.
I think my engine is rated at 255hp (I could be wrong). Honestly I had a GMC with a 5.0 motor and that thing was DOG! Compared to the 5.0 my 5.7 feels like a hot rod, lol.
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