It’s been a little while since we updated the ECI community regarding the complications we’ve been experiencing importing engines during Covid19. Those who have inquired have been updated directly.
The Latest On Engine Availability
We have been able to secure another shipment of some of the most popular engines ready to arrive in approximately 6 weeks (providing there are no weather/quarantine issues). Although these are ALREADY SOLD. Our apologies to anyone who has missed out.
Our focus is and always has been to supply Australian’s with high quality and reasonably priced used engines they can rely on.
Although it’s getting harder and harder as well as more expensive to find and import quality used engines during the Covid19 pandemic. The drop in the Australian dollar has also been a large factor in the scarcity of stock.
We’re particularly finding it hard to get the following engines at high quality with reasonable pricing;
Toyota 1HDFT, 1HDT, 2JZ, 1JZ, 12HT
So, unfortunately, we’ve had to take these and others off our range of engines for now.
Our COVID19 Friendly Range
You can check out the range of used engines we can provide you with, still at the same high level of quality via our current stock list.
We will do our best to keep our website and Facebook page up to date as much as possible.
THANK YOU once again for supporting our small family business whether you have bought an engine from us or just like to keep in touch via social media.
We are so grateful for the community of understanding and positive customers.
We hope to supply Australians with our full range of used engines one day soon!
Rupert & Tania
If you want to help #supportsmallbusiness but don’t need to buy an engine right now, we’d absolutely love it if you could jump on over to our Google Business Page or Facebook page and leave a review. This will not only help others find a reliable used engine supplier, but will put a smile on our faces during a difficult time. 🙂
In light of the recent Covid19 outbreak we've updated our customers on our Facebook page with the information below regarding our operation.
WE ARE OPEN and continue to work hard making sure our quality used engines get delivered safely to our customers Australia wide during Covid19. #isolationfriendly and #diseasefree.
However we take the health of our customers and ourselves very seriously so please, take extra precautions to practice social distancing when coming in to the warehouse and remember, delivery is an option. Please, DO NOT come in if you are experiencing any symptoms at all. We'll take care to do the same in care of yours and your family's health.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
More Engines Coming Soon!
Before Australia closed its borders, we made another trip to handpick more great engines for you. Rupert managed to get home juust in time. Pfew!
Providing there are no issues with quarantine, they should arrive in our warehouse in the next 6-8 weeks. Some are already on order for specific customers but there will be plenty more available for purchase. Don't worry, we'll update our stock list and post them to our Facebook page to keep you in the loop on what's new in stock!
We’ve had a massive uptake on our Japanese & Korean second hand car engines for sale recently so we’ve ordered a tone more! Literally.
The shipping container is packed to the brim and expected to arrive in store from the 11th February 2018.
For a more up to date list of Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Isuzu & Kia used engines for sale, click here.
If you’re in need of second hand car engines for sale in Australia for Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Isuzu/Holden, Hyundai, Kia and more, there is no need to look any further.
Each engine goes through our thorough testing process before it gets the tick of approval for selling. And with over 30 years experience in importing and selling engines, we know what to look for in a quality used engine!
So if you’re having engine trouble in the family car, kitting out your 4×4 or hotting up your rally car be sure to check the list below to see if we have what you need.
If you have any questions about the engine or how it will go in your car, give Rupert our engine expert a call at the office on 07 3283 2995 or 0412 663 622.
Second Hand Car Engines For Sale From Our North Brisbane Warehouse – Feb 2019 shipment
From time to time we are able to get some good quality front half cut cars – like this Toyota Landcruiser 1HDFTE or the Mazda RX 7’s we had a while back. Ask us if you’re in need of a half cut in any of the makes listed above. We may be able to source a good one for you in our next trip overseas.
Buying a half cut import – or front cut as they’re also called – can have many benefits for those wanting to do an engine conversion on their car, but it depends on a lot of things.
“Is it economical? Or should I just buy a used car engine?” some ask.
The answer depends on what you need and what you have access to. (Don’t stress. We can help you source both options depending on the car)
Click here to view our current stock list including Front Half Cut Cars.
The Benefits of Buying A Half Cut Import
Buying a front cut car is your easy ‘plug & play’ solution for engine conversions because you get everything you need for the engine transplant in the one purchase including all your wiring connections, radiator and more.
Second hand half cut cars are more economical if you also need to replace the components connected to the engine. You may also need other parts like suspension, drive lines, brakes, cooling system and more which also come with a front cut car. (make sure you get the right half…)
When buying a front cut you get all the auto parts in that half of the car.
The majority of front half cuts available include;
Gearbox (and Driveshafts in 4WD)
Air Conditioning Set UP
Dashboard and Switchgear
Radiator including Intercooler, Oil Cooler, Air Condenser
Complete Steering System including Hydraulic or Electric Power Assistance and usually the Steering Wheel
Complete Engine Bay Wiring Loom
Complete and Assembled Underbody – valuable!
The reason it’s cheaper to buy a half cut than each individual component is because you’re also paying for the wreckers’ time.
It takes far less time for the wrecker to saw a car in half and ship for sale, than to carefully take all the components apart and sell individually.
The condition of each part may also need to be considered as not all parts may be operational.
You will of course be paying larger shipping costs for a larger item. Although if you went down the engine only pathway and also needed other parts, you may need to buy separate components from multiple suppliers requiring you pay multiple shipping costs which will quickly add up.
If you happen to be transplanting a larger, more powerful engine into your car, buying a half cut will also supply you with the larger front brakes to match.
If you don’t happen to need the additional parts for your conversion, you can always sell them to offset the cost of the half cut – as long as they are in good working order. However be prepared not to get your money back.
Important Things to Consider For Your Engine Conversion
Half a car is big and very heavy! No surprises there.
You’ll need to make sure you have the space available to store your half cut and the right equipment to help you transport and lift it. Yes, lift.
To give you an idea, the Mazda RX-7 half cuts we had for sale a few months back measured 1.7m wide x 2m long x 1m high and weighed approximately 700 kg each!
To successfully pull apart the car and get into all the nooks and crannies to get the parts you need, you will require a forklift or engine crane to easily manoeuvre it once in your workshop.
The best thing about buying an Engine City Imports half cut (just sayin) is that we freight it directly to you so you don’t have to worry about finding a trailer big enough to transport it safely to your work space, or in some cases hire an expensive crane truck just to get it to your workshop.
We also recommend when purchasing a half cut from anywhere else you research the car you’re buying first (if different to your own) as some make and models have parts in different areas of the car and therefor may not be included in a front cut.
The Choice You Make
If you want an easy engine transplant complete with all the bits and bobs for a relatively simple ‘plug & play’ approach, have the heavy lifting equipment needed and can make use of (or even sell off) additional second hand car parts, then a half cut is a good solution for you – provided you can source a good one.
Although if you have no issues with the re-wiring process involved in an engine conversion – or have access to someone experienced – don’t have the machinery and only require the engine itself, then buying a used car engine would be best for you. Be sure to check if it comes complete with wiring loom, ECU, airflow meter or anything else you might need. Some don’t.
We hope this information has been helpful to you! If you still have questions, feel free to call our engine expert Rupert on 3282 2995.
*At Engine City Imports, engines are our specialty. So if you’re considering purchasing one of our Japanese half cut imports it’s important to note that while they may come with many other second hand parts and components, we cannot guarantee the quality of the additional parts not included in an engine conversion.
Click here to view our current stock list including Front Half Cut Cars.
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