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Old 09-25-2006, 07:37 PM   #11
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Try these, ..., Remanufactured right here in Kearney, NE.
I deal with the business & know a few people in there.
The quality really has come back to the top on a reman unit.

http://marshallengines.com/
http://www.blueprintengines.com/
(A divison of Marshall Engines.)
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Well a friend in NJ has had nothing but trubble with Jasper, Two (2) 350'* have died from them in his Chevy full size van...

I dont know all the details on what went but i would never trust them.

also When my mom got her Motor replaced in her 93 Bronco (302) the Dealer my dad got it done at refuses to use japser because they warrenty service Sucks...

And also from other people in te 4X4 Club my brother is in and other people we know have had or herd of someone having problems.

So if i needed one.. i would get one from some other place.
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Jasper does 10s of thousands of engines a year. So I think we're OK with that.

Talked to Jasper today, according to them the warranty works easier in practice than the outline they have on the official document. They have a lot of business partner shops, but if you take it to one of their super-duper certified shops, they handle a lot of the nonsense on the warranty mentioned above..

According to their vid.. rods, arms, spirings, rockers etc are all new on the head. Any shafts/cams are torture tested and turned to spec.

Different from what I read, they sell the engine with an install kit. It includes the intake gaskets. They use the Fel-pro. What they don't include is the manifold/plenum. And I have no idea what one is on the car. All it had was the day and month on the top.

Jasper spilled the beans on the name of the shop who did the install. So I'll have to call them tomorrow. Jasper doesn't take the reponsibility for the labor on the LIM/UIM/plenum.

I wouldn't eitherr, if it'* the most likely thing to fail. $#!&.

And I didn't think of it till I got off the phone. But I'll bet if you crap out the block, rods and bearings etc, because of the intake failure, they will be happy to sell you another engine.

Thanks again for your comments. More welcome if anything comes to mind.

edit: OT: Just got a fax from Jasper with copy of the original warranty... the guy had the engine put in.... and a month later traded the car in??????

The plot thickens.
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I've heard good and bad Jasper stories. trading it in a month after putting it in warrants a very lengthy test drive imo. Is there any that fax shows the guys name? I'd call him and ask why he traded it in. Don't tell how you got his name, say you drive by his house frequently and then saw it at the dealer and did a phone# lookup on his address on the net.
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I've heard good and bad Jasper stories. trading it in a month after putting it in warrants a very lengthy test drive imo. Is there any that fax shows the guys name? I'd call him and ask why he traded it in. Don't tell how you got his name, say you drive by his house frequently and then saw it at the dealer and did a phone# lookup on his address on the net.
Gee doesn't that method sound a lil stalkerish??? lol

Anyways, I stand by Jasper, never heard anything about them in the negitive sense here.
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I've heard good and bad Jasper stories. trading it in a month after putting it in warrants a very lengthy test drive imo. Is there any that fax shows the guys name? I'd call him and ask why he traded it in. Don't tell how you got his name, say you drive by his house frequently and then saw it at the dealer and did a phone# lookup on his address on the net.
Gee doesn't that method sound a lil stalkerish??? lol

Anyways, I stand by Jasper, never heard anything about them in the negitive sense here.
Believe it or else, this is me. Not only do I have the last owner'* warranty, I now have his name and address, he lives a mile from me. One of the issues I have to beat down the price is there is a lot of road rash and door edge chips. My argument will be that the guy beat the chit out of the car and blew up the engine, why should I pay at a premium level for that? So I drove through his neighborhood. Behind his house is a small cracked rock common alleyway and they have tiny detached garages. Most of which look like they should have fallen down long ago. So that may explain what I see on the car. All I will need is a quart of touch up paint, anyway.

If that isn't axe murderer stalker type behavior, without the axe, i don't know what is. The guy'* phone number is unlisted, so I'm fighting the urge to go down and knock on the guy'* door. My wife told me if I invade his privacy like that , SHE'* going to have me arrested.

Ii know I have put alot of info up about Jasper. I have no skin in it for them, besides maybe buying a car with one of their engines in it. But I found out more info today from one of their super-duper certified installer shops.

The reason I didn't recognize the markings on the plenum is..... it'* a Dorman. Jasper holds their feet to the fire on installs. If they consistently do installs (like reusing the manifold from the prior bad engine, which they are allowed to do) that brings the engine back into the shop, Jasper dumps them. The installer said (paraphrase) "I'm in the bad engine business. My shop has seen thousands of the L36 3.8L GMs over the last 10 years. We thank GM for the screwup in their engineering, but we are not going to put an OEM/Delphi on a car and have it show up back at the shop in a year or two". I forget where we stand with the best UIM/LIM gaskets, but he swears by the Fel-Pro.

Yo Lake,

I took the car out for an hour and the engine runs tight as a drum, scantool runs nice numbers for what Ii have on the tool. Of course the dealer changed the tranny fluid, there'* no way I can be positive. So i took it up into the hills. Shifting was tight, even that crappy flat spot at @ 45mph, up a hill, did good.
Also, my wife decided to stick with her ghetto golds. But if i buy the car.... keep an eye out for an old guy in a 98 SE with a set of binoculars parked down the street from you. he'll have 4 jack stands, a torque bar, and a jack in his trunk. They don't make your wheels anymore.
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The company I work for does a lot of dealings with Jasper. Not sure what all we get from them but we have a fleet of probably 100+ pickups that get used hard for construction. People beat on them and things break. I see the Jasper guy over at the maintenance building now and then. I would think that if Jasper sucks than we would not use them to maintain our trucks.
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I put a Jasper 4 banger in my old wrangler after i sorta wrecked the orignal engine (piston rings broke and egged a cylinder...).

I thought it ran fine and it was a good solid engine. for what its worth I think they are good.
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He wouldnt be the first person to trade off a vehicle after a major repair. For some reason, its a mental thing with some folks. I have known people who had an engine/trans failure or a wreck bad enough to disable the car, and llterally could not get it outta the shop fast enough and traded off for something different. Well, its just not the same anymore

As for Jasper, I have no personal experience with them, but havent heard anyone bashing them
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