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Old 14 Oct 2003, 01:30 am
Bubba 1
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Default Vigor engine - anyone want it? Advice?

Hello,

I have an engine from my '93 Vigor that I am trying to figure out what to
do. The short story - I failed to change the oil when I should have and the
oil level got low - the rod & main bearings started to go on it with 118k
miles on the clock. It didn't lock up but it was "knockin & a rockin"
before I shut it down. I ordered one of those "direct from Japan with under
40k miles on it" engines and had a local shop change it out for me. It's
now "running like a bandit" thank you very much.

What to do with the old engine? I originally planned to dismantle it and
see if the block could be salvaged and maybe not even have to bore/new
pistons, etc. and then rebuild it and set it in a corner of the garage for a
"rainy day". Well, I'm not sure I want to take the time/effort to do that.
Does anyone need an engine like this? Any ideas or advice other than take
it to a "salvage scrap yard" and sell it for scrap metal? Somehow, that
seems "wrong" to let such a high-tech engine be melted down for scrap....

I'm in the Nashville, Tennessee area, so let me know if anyone is interested
or has any good ideas.

Thanks!


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Old 16 Oct 2003, 08:12 pm
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Default Re: Vigor engine - anyone want it? Advice?

how much did the import engine run you?


in have the same problem
"Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:teudnVecAPBS5haiU-KYuA@comcast.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have an engine from my '93 Vigor that I am trying to figure out what to
> do. The short story - I failed to change the oil when I should have and

the
> oil level got low - the rod & main bearings started to go on it with 118k
> miles on the clock. It didn't lock up but it was "knockin & a rockin"
> before I shut it down. I ordered one of those "direct from Japan with

under
> 40k miles on it" engines and had a local shop change it out for me. It's
> now "running like a bandit" thank you very much.
>
> What to do with the old engine? I originally planned to dismantle it and
> see if the block could be salvaged and maybe not even have to bore/new
> pistons, etc. and then rebuild it and set it in a corner of the garage for

a
> "rainy day". Well, I'm not sure I want to take the time/effort to do

that.
> Does anyone need an engine like this? Any ideas or advice other than take
> it to a "salvage scrap yard" and sell it for scrap metal? Somehow, that
> seems "wrong" to let such a high-tech engine be melted down for scrap....
>
> I'm in the Nashville, Tennessee area, so let me know if anyone is

interested
> or has any good ideas.
>
> Thanks!
>
>



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Old 17 Oct 2003, 12:30 am
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Default Re: Vigor engine - anyone want it? Advice?

$757.00 including shipping from the West coast. So far so good!

"bigi" <bigi2002@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> how much did the import engine run you?
>
>
> in have the same problem
> "Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:teudnVecAPBS5haiU-KYuA@comcast.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have an engine from my '93 Vigor that I am trying to figure out what

to
> > do. The short story - I failed to change the oil when I should have and

> the
> > oil level got low - the rod & main bearings started to go on it with

118k
> > miles on the clock. It didn't lock up but it was "knockin & a rockin"
> > before I shut it down. I ordered one of those "direct from Japan with

> under
> > 40k miles on it" engines and had a local shop change it out for me.

It's
> > now "running like a bandit" thank you very much.
> >
> > What to do with the old engine? I originally planned to dismantle it

and
> > see if the block could be salvaged and maybe not even have to bore/new
> > pistons, etc. and then rebuild it and set it in a corner of the garage

for
> a
> > "rainy day". Well, I'm not sure I want to take the time/effort to do

> that.
> > Does anyone need an engine like this? Any ideas or advice other than

take
> > it to a "salvage scrap yard" and sell it for scrap metal? Somehow, that
> > seems "wrong" to let such a high-tech engine be melted down for

scrap....
> >
> > I'm in the Nashville, Tennessee area, so let me know if anyone is

> interested
> > or has any good ideas.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 21 Oct 2003, 11:33 am
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Default Re: Vigor engine - anyone want it? Advice?

ebay would be your best bet where did you get your replacement eng what
company? mark in cali
emtmark at yahoo dot com

"Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:teudnVecAPBS5haiU-KYuA@comcast.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have an engine from my '93 Vigor that I am trying to figure out what to
> do. The short story - I failed to change the oil when I should have and

the
> oil level got low - the rod & main bearings started to go on it with 118k
> miles on the clock. It didn't lock up but it was "knockin & a rockin"
> before I shut it down. I ordered one of those "direct from Japan with

under
> 40k miles on it" engines and had a local shop change it out for me. It's
> now "running like a bandit" thank you very much.
>
> What to do with the old engine? I originally planned to dismantle it and
> see if the block could be salvaged and maybe not even have to bore/new
> pistons, etc. and then rebuild it and set it in a corner of the garage for

a
> "rainy day". Well, I'm not sure I want to take the time/effort to do

that.
> Does anyone need an engine like this? Any ideas or advice other than take
> it to a "salvage scrap yard" and sell it for scrap metal? Somehow, that
> seems "wrong" to let such a high-tech engine be melted down for scrap....
>
> I'm in the Nashville, Tennessee area, so let me know if anyone is

interested
> or has any good ideas.
>
> Thanks!
>
>



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Old 23 Oct 2003, 01:26 am
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Default Re: Vigor engine - anyone want it? Advice?

no time for ebay - won't "fiddle" with it - if someone wants it - they're
going to have to shout - QUICK! ;-)

got the engine from Nippon Motors - from the "west" coast - so far so good!

"Marko" <emtmark@spaminfostations.com> wrote in message
news:dbdlb.12$RB1.84619@news.abs.net...
> ebay would be your best bet where did you get your replacement eng what
> company? mark in cali
> emtmark at yahoo dot com
>
> "Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:teudnVecAPBS5haiU-KYuA@comcast.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have an engine from my '93 Vigor that I am trying to figure out what

to
> > do. The short story - I failed to change the oil when I should have and

> the
> > oil level got low - the rod & main bearings started to go on it with

118k
> > miles on the clock. It didn't lock up but it was "knockin & a rockin"
> > before I shut it down. I ordered one of those "direct from Japan with

> under
> > 40k miles on it" engines and had a local shop change it out for me.

It's
> > now "running like a bandit" thank you very much.
> >
> > What to do with the old engine? I originally planned to dismantle it

and
> > see if the block could be salvaged and maybe not even have to bore/new
> > pistons, etc. and then rebuild it and set it in a corner of the garage

for
> a
> > "rainy day". Well, I'm not sure I want to take the time/effort to do

> that.
> > Does anyone need an engine like this? Any ideas or advice other than

take
> > it to a "salvage scrap yard" and sell it for scrap metal? Somehow, that
> > seems "wrong" to let such a high-tech engine be melted down for

scrap....
> >
> > I'm in the Nashville, Tennessee area, so let me know if anyone is

> interested
> > or has any good ideas.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 29 Oct 2003, 11:57 pm
ED
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Default Re: Vigor engine - anyone want it? Advice?

Could you p[ost a web site or address. I may be in need of an engine soon.
Thanks


"Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:L9udneiP_NqixQqiRVn-gw@comcast.com...
> no time for ebay - won't "fiddle" with it - if someone wants it - they're
> going to have to shout - QUICK! ;-)
>
> got the engine from Nippon Motors - from the "west" coast - so far so

good!
>
> "Marko" <emtmark@spaminfostations.com> wrote in message
> news:dbdlb.12$RB1.84619@news.abs.net...
> > ebay would be your best bet where did you get your replacement eng what
> > company? mark in cali
> > emtmark at yahoo dot com
> >
> > "Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > news:teudnVecAPBS5haiU-KYuA@comcast.com...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I have an engine from my '93 Vigor that I am trying to figure out what

> to
> > > do. The short story - I failed to change the oil when I should have

and
> > the
> > > oil level got low - the rod & main bearings started to go on it with

> 118k
> > > miles on the clock. It didn't lock up but it was "knockin & a rockin"
> > > before I shut it down. I ordered one of those "direct from Japan with

> > under
> > > 40k miles on it" engines and had a local shop change it out for me.

> It's
> > > now "running like a bandit" thank you very much.
> > >
> > > What to do with the old engine? I originally planned to dismantle it

> and
> > > see if the block could be salvaged and maybe not even have to bore/new
> > > pistons, etc. and then rebuild it and set it in a corner of the garage

> for
> > a
> > > "rainy day". Well, I'm not sure I want to take the time/effort to do

> > that.
> > > Does anyone need an engine like this? Any ideas or advice other than

> take
> > > it to a "salvage scrap yard" and sell it for scrap metal? Somehow,

that
> > > seems "wrong" to let such a high-tech engine be melted down for

> scrap....
> > >
> > > I'm in the Nashville, Tennessee area, so let me know if anyone is

> > interested
> > > or has any good ideas.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 13 Nov 2003, 01:00 pm
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Default Re: Vigor engine - anyone want it? Advice?

ED - I had to run out of town again so it's sitting back in the Nashville,
TN area if you're interested. My personal feeling is that it is very much
worth rebuilding due to the way it was shut down as it was beginning to make
noise. It did NOT seize! It still started and ran when I decided to change
it out. Since no one was able to get by and grab it from me quick it is
still available. I am simply out of town right now. If interested, let me
know.

Bubba

"ED" <XXagonNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Could you p[ost a web site or address. I may be in need of an engine soon.
> Thanks
>
>
> "Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:L9udneiP_NqixQqiRVn-gw@comcast.com...
> > no time for ebay - won't "fiddle" with it - if someone wants it -

they're
> > going to have to shout - QUICK! ;-)
> >
> > got the engine from Nippon Motors - from the "west" coast - so far so

> good!
> >
> > "Marko" <emtmark@spaminfostations.com> wrote in message
> > news:dbdlb.12$RB1.84619@news.abs.net...
> > > ebay would be your best bet where did you get your replacement eng

what
> > > company? mark in cali
> > > emtmark at yahoo dot com
> > >
> > > "Bubba 1" <khanson@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > > news:teudnVecAPBS5haiU-KYuA@comcast.com...
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I have an engine from my '93 Vigor that I am trying to figure out

what
> > to
> > > > do. The short story - I failed to change the oil when I should have

> and
> > > the
> > > > oil level got low - the rod & main bearings started to go on it with

> > 118k
> > > > miles on the clock. It didn't lock up but it was "knockin & a

rockin"
> > > > before I shut it down. I ordered one of those "direct from Japan

with
> > > under
> > > > 40k miles on it" engines and had a local shop change it out for me.

> > It's
> > > > now "running like a bandit" thank you very much.
> > > >
> > > > What to do with the old engine? I originally planned to dismantle

it
> > and
> > > > see if the block could be salvaged and maybe not even have to

bore/new
> > > > pistons, etc. and then rebuild it and set it in a corner of the

garage
> > for
> > > a
> > > > "rainy day". Well, I'm not sure I want to take the time/effort to

do
> > > that.
> > > > Does anyone need an engine like this? Any ideas or advice other

than
> > take
> > > > it to a "salvage scrap yard" and sell it for scrap metal? Somehow,

> that
> > > > seems "wrong" to let such a high-tech engine be melted down for

> > scrap....
> > > >
> > > > I'm in the Nashville, Tennessee area, so let me know if anyone is
> > > interested
> > > > or has any good ideas.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks!
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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