Used engines for sale North Brisbane during COvid19 | Engine City Imports

Reduced Engine Range Due To Covid19 Complications

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
  • Nissan RB25

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. 

Get Updated!

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.  🙂

Buy Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Isuzu & Suzuki used engines for sale North Brisbane | Engine City Imports

Current Stock List

We’ve had to make adjustments to our range of used car engines due to Covid-19 complications.

Please check the table below for the current list of used engines for sale now at our North Brisbane, Clontarf warehouse.

Shipping Australia wide is available upon request and an additional quote can be provided.

If you;

  • have questions or need advice
  • would like to organise an inspection of the engine in person
  • would like to be sent photos or a video of the engine running (not including EFP engines)

please call or email using the link below. Alternatively, you can direct message us on Facebook.

To buy a used car engine you can rely on, simply contact our friendly team now.

Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Isuzu & Suzuki Used Engines For Sale

In Stock As At 19 Nov 2020

MAKE

ENGINE

PRICE

TOYOTA

13BT

$5,500

COROLLA 4AGE 20 VALVE BLACK TOP

$2,900

PRADO 1KZ TURBO

$4,000

CENTURY 1GZ VI2

$4,000

NISSAN

35OZ VQ35

$3,500

MITSUBISHI

4D34 TURBO

$4,900

MAZDA

L3 TURBO

$3,300

BT50/FORD RANGER WLAT 2.5LT

$2,200

SUZUKI

VITARA J20B

$2,900

VITARA K27A COMPLETE

$3,500

IZUZU

4HG1

$5,500

CHEVROLET

LS 5.3LT STEEL BLOCK

$3,300

Call us now and speak to our engine expert about buying a quality used engine.

why engine city imports are the best used engine wholesaler in north brisbane

Did you know we offer a warranty on all our used engines?  You can find out more on this here.


Covid-19 and Engine City Imports

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!

If you would like to pre-order an engine for delivery, check out our engines list to see if we're likely to have ordered what you need. Then get in touch with us. 

Cheers! #staysafe

Second Hand Car Engines For Sale Australia Wide

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

MAKE

ENGINE

TOYOTA

2JZ GTE

 

Landcruiser 1HDFT

 

Prado 1GR

NISSAN

300 ZX – VG30 Twin Turbo

 

FD46

 

SR20 DET VVL Front Wheel Drive Package

 

QD32

 

Navara YD25 D22

 

Patrol TD42 Turbo

 

ZD30 Turbo Common Rail and Direct Injection

 

Skyline RB25 DET NEYO

MITSUBISHI

4D34 Turbo

 

Triton 4M40 Turbo

 

Evo 4 Engine Transmission Wiring Loom and ECU

MAZDA

CX 7 L3 Turbo

 

MAZDABT50/FORD RANGER P5

 

WL80 BT50

 

RX8 6 Port 13 B

IZUZU

4HG1

 

To browse all the engines we can supply, click here. 


Toyota Landcruiser front half cut for sale
Toyota Landcruiser 1HDFTE front half cut

Half Cuts – SOLD OUT

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.

Not sure why you’d need a Half Cut over a simple engine? Here’s why it may be more beneficial to your needs…

Should You Buy A Half Cut Import Or Complete Engine For A Conversion?

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)

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Click here to view our current stock list including Front Half Cut Cars.

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The Benefits of Buying A Half Cut Import

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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.

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Additional Parts

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;

  • Engine
  • Power Steering
  • Gearbox (and Driveshafts in 4WD)
  • Air Conditioning Set UP
  • Pedal Box
  • 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
  • Front Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Exterior Lights
  • Bumper
  • 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.

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Shipping Costs

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.

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Upgrades

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.

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Important Things to Consider For Your Engine Conversion

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Equipment

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.

Toyota Landcruiser front half cut for sale
Toyota Landcruiser front cut just arrived: Update SOLD

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.

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The Choice You Make

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buy half cut car or engine only for engine conversion | Best used engine suppliers North Brisbane ship Australia wideIf 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.

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Click here to view our current stock list including Front Half Cut Cars.

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