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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2009, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well, we had a older model toyota corolla i believe it was a 97 weve been using it for all of our junk trips (going to homedepot for our renovations to the house) Anyway, yesterday it was raining and there was a city bus infront of me, so when the bus stopped i pressed on the brakes and on a 97 there were no ABS so the wheels locked up and i went right under the bus bumper so it squished the whole front end. Anyway, i realized it was time to let it go, so i called up one of those guys who collect scrap cars. So i got $150 bucks for it but the guy was telling me that he had just purchased a 2003 Toyota Corolla and the old lady who was driving it didnt know she had to change oil, so she blew the engine. So he said he was gonna take the engine from our 97 and pput it into the 2003. I find that so decieving and i feel bad for whoever is gonna buy it off of him. Most likely he isnt gonna put on the odometer 220 thousand Km`s he gonna bring it down to 70 or 89 k and sell it for good money.. Just thought i might throw this out here..
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Im sure it happens all the time!!!

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life's not fair.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2009, 12:36 PM
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Not only deceiving, but in CA, that's against the law. Rule here is that the engine you're putting into a car has to be newer than the car. So an '03 engine in a '97 would be fine, but not the other way around.

Reminds me of when I last got my oil changed. The yahoo left the oil cap off and if I drove home (climbing two steep grades) without catching it and the oil managed to slosh out (yeah, small chance, but still), then they'd pretty much have to buy a new crate engine since I don't think many remanufactured engines have less than 2900 miles.
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Would he even be able to drop the 97 in the 03? I thought Toyota changed the engine in there. I am sure it could be adapted, but I'd think it would be pretty involved swapping the engines.

Also if I ever thought there was even a chance that the engine was replaced I'd have a shop check it over and have the engine VIN looked up to at least what its age was.
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That's the law everywhere - no older engines. The only time there's an exception is if there were no changes between years, but I'm certain there were changes from '97 to '03.

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[quote author=Mizzle link=topic=152695.msg3272018#msg3272018 date=1249913444]
That's the law everywhere - no older engines.
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Not necessarily true. Some states allow for it except if you're going from OBDII to OBDI, etc.
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[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=152695.msg3272085#msg3272085 date=1249916151]
[quote author=Mizzle link=topic=152695.msg3272018#msg3272018 date=1249913444]
That's the law everywhere - no older engines.
[/quote]

Not necessarily true. Some states allow for it except if you're going from OBDII to OBDI, etc.
[/quote]

It was my understanding that it became federal at some point, but finding factual information on the internet is like finding a 26 year old virgin lately.

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[quote author=Mizzle link=topic=152695.msg3272260#msg3272260 date=1249921280]
[quote author=fatabbot link=topic=152695.msg3272085#msg3272085 date=1249916151]
[quote author=Mizzle link=topic=152695.msg3272018#msg3272018 date=1249913444]
That's the law everywhere - no older engines.
[/quote]

Not necessarily true. Some states allow for it except if you're going from OBDII to OBDI, etc.
[/quote]

It was my understanding that it became federal at some point, but finding factual information on the internet is like finding a 26 year old virgin lately.
[/quote]

I have a solution for both, just go to a religious group meeting for singles.

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