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 4age 20v where to buy?
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v33sonata
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I have been looking at getting a BT 20v I see them on ebay but worry with the rod issue I might get a dud. Any reliable places to get a BT 20v?

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 Re: 4age 20v where to buy? (v33sonata) » Reply  Edit


Those places should be ok...your going to have to rebuild anyone you buy anyways...especially if you want a reliable engine...u can always check the for sale section alwo people sell their running blacktops from time to time
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 Re: 4age 20v where to buy? (gaijin_rokurunner) » Reply  Edit


why are they all messed up? thanks. I'll keep my eyes open there as well.



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 Re: 4age 20v where to buy? (v33sonata) » Reply  Edit


Talk to Pong at Akina

Modified by SidewaysEightSix at 10:28 AM 12/2/2012



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 Re: 4age 20v where to buy? (v33sonata) » Reply  Edit


What do you mean all messed up?
If you are going off the suggestion that you should rebuild it then it's not about them being messed up. It's that you are getting a motor of unknown condition and if you want to maximize your odds of it being a long time reliable motor then you want to open it up and at least look it over. Compression test and inspect cyl walls. Inspect bearing clearances or even better since you are in there you might as well just replace all bottom end bearings. Inspect or replace oil pump. Replace water pump. Replace rear main seal. Inspect top end and shim clearances and bolt it back together.



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 Re: 4age 20v where to buy? (v33sonata) » Reply  Edit


all messed up meaning last year they built these engines were 1998...changes are they sat in a junk yard in japan for several years before being purchased then sat up to the day you purchase it so the oil that was in it would probably be thick sludge, fuel lines and injectors clogged, oil pump toast, water pump rusted, unless you got one physically running before you bought it or a running front cut then yeah your going to have to buy an gasket kit and a few parts to freshen it up.
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 Re: 4age 20v where to buy? (yoshimitsuspeed) » Reply  Edit


My plan was to get it in the car get it running and then if anything was being rebuilt it was the 20v head and my 7a block. I have no intentions of rebuilding the 4age if I am not keeping it in there. I guess what I was asking is I see some of these places do test them and warrienty them. I also see that some of the cam gear covers are ripped apart on others. Are alot of these engines blown, or have bad rods? ( I hear this is an issue for the BT) Is there one vender thats better then another ect.......? That kinda stuff.



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 Re: 4age 20v where to buy? (gaijin_rokurunner) » Reply  Edit


True but I have thrown junk yard motors that sat for years in my old beater cars and amazinglt had few issues. I'll open up the oil pan, check out the injectors and lines ect, but thats about it. If you read the post above you'll see my plan.



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