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EJ's 257 etc.

Where can I find a block or something under 300. I am not sure if this is where to post.

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Good luck trying to find a GOOD usable block for $300. But try ebay, www.flatironstuning.com or see if anyone on Nasioc is selling one.

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I was told by a buddy that a good usable block it self shouldn't be above 500. I had 10,000, but now I only have 2500-3000k

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Yeah about $500 is the right price but not $300. Still I don't know I would buy a used bare block case without a machine shop checking it out.

Maybe your best bet is to contact a local machine shop and see if they have any. The machine shop I deal with usually has extra ones so I would believe that others shops that deal with them might have extra ones on the side as well

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The other thing you could do is buy a known good used running block

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I think your missing a 0, you can find used complete engines for 3k on ebay and craigslist all day long.

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What do you mean "I think your missing a 0" mean?

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I think your missing a 0, you can find used blocks for 3k on ebay and craigslist all day long.
OP is talking about a bare case halves

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Oh ok. I don't really want to go on ebay because people can rip you off. Craigslist is easier because you can see before you buy. I dont have any shops near either to get an engine. At this point im just trying to find an ej257

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Yup those are case halves. But no pics are going to show you the tru wear on a cylinder wall. Over time things happen to where they might even go kinda ovalish. To the point where they can't be bored out an fixed. Maybe there is wear by the crank that you can't see. Without a machine shop comparing the original specs of new engine to a used engine you truly have no idea what you are getting. The tolerance is so small... do you want to take that chance?

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With ebay you have a chance to get your money back... with craigslist whats protecting you?

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I guess thats true

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You don't want the bare case, you want a working longblock. Get some value for your money if you're going to drop this in a brat.

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Yea thats probably the best. I just need to find one that works and its hard. I find 2.5 np but I want the EJ257 not the regular 2.5's

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