Re: Performance 200 engine update. Defective Engine from 1 Hot Vega

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Re: Performance 200 engine update. Defective Engine from 1 Hot Vega

Post #1 by czilko » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:54 pm

Warning!! Do not do business with 1hotvega! Jeff sold me a 200 six engine with 2 barrel conversion in 2016. I paid a lot of money for an engine that was ready for the junk yard. The block he used was cracked at the water pump, so he brazed the crack and painted it so the repair couldn't be seen. The area kept seeping, and finally ripped open during a drive this past January after just 200 miles on this rebuilt engine. Jeff assured me that he would cover the block replacement under warranty, then refused to answer phone calls and texts after he told me that he would arrange for shipping the engine back to him in California. Upon disassembly, I found out that the block was bored out .080". The Falcon Performance handbook suggests .040" max. So again, this block should have never been a candidate for rebuilding. I recently found out that the 2 barrel cylinder head has loose valves, suggesting that the valve seats were worn out and never replaced or repaired. See the attached photos. I'm having the original engine rebuilt here locally. It was my mistake to trust someone from out of state. 1hotvega took advantage of me, and I don't want anybody else to suffer the same way.

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Re: Performance 200 engine update. Defective Engine from 1 Hot Vega

Post #2 by wsa111 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:02 pm

Does anyone have contact with him??
Unless we hear different put him on the BLACK list.
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