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#4508538 - 09/05/17 10:07 PM Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017.
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 8262
Loc: Illinois
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.
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#4508550 - 09/05/17 10:16 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16812
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
What kind of truck?
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#4508551 - 09/05/17 10:17 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
Jasper = never again smile

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#4508558 - 09/05/17 10:23 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3684
Loc: Utah
Jasper has been getting a lot of mixed reviews lately.

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#4508559 - 09/05/17 10:24 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 8262
Loc: Illinois
GM 5.3 engine.
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#4508563 - 09/05/17 10:26 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
plaguef Offline


Registered: 04/21/17
Posts: 73
Loc: USA
Jasper. Never again!

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#4508570 - 09/05/17 10:36 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Jasper: never again! oilburner

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#4508594 - 09/05/17 11:06 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
Seems like they have better luck with some engines than others. Fords seem to get good reviews, GM not so much.
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#4508600 - 09/05/17 11:19 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 2144
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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#4508603 - 09/05/17 11:27 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: Panzerman]
4WD Online   confused


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6362
Loc: Texas
They are not getting something right - a GM 5.3L will last as long as a Ford motor ...

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#4508607 - 09/05/17 11:41 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
Colt45ws Offline


Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 9637
Loc: Central Washington
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
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#4508611 - 09/05/17 11:52 PM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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.
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#4508625 - 09/06/17 12:35 AM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7471
Loc: S California
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.

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#4508684 - 09/06/17 04:50 AM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29741
Loc: NY
Jasper=Never. Thankfully I've never needed an engine. If I do it won't be one of theirs.
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#4508690 - 09/06/17 05:13 AM Re: Just took truck in for its second engine in 2017. [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10002
Loc: Indiana
Perhaps I missed it, but would you consider a Jasper engine again? smile
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