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Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. #4508538
09/05/17 09:07 PM
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mrsilv04 Offline OP
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I'm in a rather foul mood tonight, as I just dropped off one of the trucks for its second Jasper (never again) engine in the past six months.

The first Jasper (never again) engine lasted a grand total of 2,399 miles.

It started knocking when it was cold, after I had driven it only a few hundred miles. It simply kept getting louder and louder. I finally threw in the towel when I was planning to head south to view the eclipse a few weeks back, and had zero confidence in the truck, for a 400 mile trip. I rented a car instead. I had $4600 invested in an engine that I only drove as far as I was willing to have it towed back, in case it finally quit.

The machanic who installed it changed the oil/filter at 500 miles, and again 1500 miles later.

I took the truck in for diagnosis. The mechanic/shop that installed the engine did everything that Jasper (never again) asked them to. They then decided that it needed to be replaced. Jasper (never again) is providing another long block. I truly hope that this one lasts at least 5,000 miles. That would be a huge improvement.

Jasper (never again) is 'covering' the labor, although they're refusing to pay the full shop rate. The shop is going to have to eat the remainder, because I'm not paying it either. It wasn't my junk engine. Jasper (never again) flat out refused to cover a rental car for me. Apparently, my inconvenience due to their junk engine doesn't matter to them at all.

So, the shop hopes to have the truck back to me on Friday afternoon.

It's really a shame that Jasper (never again) turned out a junk engine, and then ended up sticking it to me and to the shop that installed it. They're only assuring that there's a shop and a customer who will likely never buy anything from them again. The shop is already planning to switch over to using engines from LKQ instead, and I don't blame them at all.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508550
09/05/17 09:16 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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What kind of truck?


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87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
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Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508551
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Clovis, CA
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Jasper = never again smile

Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508558
09/05/17 09:23 PM
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Utah
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Jasper has been getting a lot of mixed reviews lately.

Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508559
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mrsilv04 Offline OP
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GM 5.3 engine.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508563
09/05/17 09:26 PM
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Jasper. Never again!

Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508570
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Jasper: never again! oilburner

Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508594
09/05/17 10:06 PM
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Seems like they have better luck with some engines than others. Fords seem to get good reviews, GM not so much.



2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508600
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 266,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 60,000mi
Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: Panzerman] #4508603
09/05/17 10:27 PM
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They are not getting something right - a GM 5.3L will last as long as a Ford motor ...


2018 Chevy 1500 Z71 4WD
2017 Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD
2014 Fusion Hybrid Titanium
2013 Cruze LTZ - RS Turbo
Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508607
09/05/17 10:41 PM
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Central Washington
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For a low dollar option with something as common as a GM 5.3, I wouldve gone to the junkyard. There is at least one there thats shiny clean under the valve covers with like new compression.
I trust the factory to turn out one correctly way more than these rebuilders.
For money option where you want to keep the truck for a long time, and you really want a warranty, a GM rebuilt longblock comes with a 3 year/100k mile transferable warranty.
I had to look it up 'cause I know Ford has a similar 100k mile warranty on their longblocks as well.
https://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/ch...rranty-card.pdf


-Colton
2002 Ford Crown Vic PI 207k, Ex-Kootenai County, ID Unit #42
Down for engine swap
2003 Ford Crown Vic PI 75k
Castrol EDGE HM 5W30, Fram XG2
Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508611
09/05/17 10:52 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
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After two engines failed, I'd have demanded my money back or seen them in court.

You're nicer than me for going for a 3rd.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 88k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508625
09/05/17 11:35 PM
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You'd think that the nation's largest engine rebuilder would be more careful with the world looking over their shoulder while all this is going on. Having an engine take a dump like that in such a short time should be at least, embarrassing. Maybe they're more important than one customer because they are such a large operation. Doing the right thing for a customer and an installer under these circumstances could be considered cheap and effective advertising.

I hope they get it right for you, this time.

Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508684
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Jasper=Never. Thankfully I've never needed an engine. If I do it won't be one of theirs.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04] #4508690
09/06/17 04:13 AM
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Perhaps I missed it, but would you consider a Jasper engine again? smile


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02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

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