tm8272 Posted November 22, 2010 Report Share Posted November 22, 2010 My questions is has anyone used a Jasper reman engine and if so what is there experience and how many miles have they gotten on it?? How did the head bolts hold up?? It does have a 3yr 100,000 mile warranty but just curious if anyone went this route?? After a year of my 94 Seville setting in my garage I finally decided to replace engine with a remanufactured Jasper engine this week. I bought this car with 46k miles back in 1999 and now has 194,000. The body is in great shape and interior so I was on the fence for about a year trying to decide if I should replace engine or scrape car. I have other vehicles to drive and it wasnt an urgent issue. This has been the best car I have ever owned. I have rented new Chevy Malibu and researched other vehicles this year and nothing compares. I was surprised at how the new cars dont have power trunk and luxury ride and handling package and more. I took these things for granted til I started comparing and pricing used cars and looking at new and having a payment. Also with a new vehicle the insurance costs go up. So dropping 6500 with a Jasper reman engine including install labor. It has a 3yr or 100,000 mile warranty so if I can get another 3yrs out of this car I will be happy. By that time maybe they will make something I will be excited about buying. I thought about doing the Northstar Performance stud kit in Canada but with 194,000 miles I figured it is about time to redo entire engine. I have used full synethic oil since 60,000 miles so maybe why it lasted so long? It still started but had rough idle from head gasket issue. Dealer did a dye test and compression and told me bad heads to get a used engine. Not taking a chance on a used engine. I talked to a salesman at the local Cadillac dealer when I looked at buying a newer used Cadillac instead of fixing mine. The guy told me he had a 97 Eldorado and had dealer redo the heads for 3500.00 and it only lasted 30,000 miles. How sad! I told him about the Northstar Performance stud kit repair and that also helped me to decide to redo my entire engine after hearing his experience. A local shop referred me to a guy that does head gasket repairs for 1500 but no guarantee. I decided to fix it right or not do it at all. Thanks for any feedback and info in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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