Complaint Review: 123engine
123engine Eli 123engine is a complete hustle and a scam! Run from this place I promise you will be sorry if you don't! Canoga Park, California
*General Comment: lucky
*Consumer Comment: I made a website and bought an AWESOME domain!
*Consumer Comment: I am CONSUMER #10
*Author of original report: I am saddened that people are still being victimized by 123engine.com
*Consumer Comment: Response...
*Consumer Comment: In the same boat
*Consumer Comment: Another Ripped Off Consumer...
*Consumer Comment: Confused By Initial Complaint
*Consumer Comment: 123 engine
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Please run from 123engine.com
*Consumer Suggestion: An Out of State Customer of 123 Engine
*Consumer Comment: A consumer
*Author of original report: Eli you need to stop posting as satisfied customers
*General Comment: False positive rebutt comments
*Consumer Comment: 123 Engine did a Great Job
*Consumer Comment: Unique Perspective Guy...again
*Consumer Comment: Unique Consumer Perspective
*Consumer Comment: another customer
*Consumer Comment: Positive Experience
*General Comment: Such a revealing response indeed !
*Author of original report: 123engine and S&E Automotive Repair Beware
*General Comment: ERIK DANIELSEN Pending HUGE LAWSUIT!!!
*UPDATE Employee: All Lies - Just a scam artist that is trying to get a free engine or cash
*Consumer Comment: Why lawyers are licensed.
*Author of original report: rebuilt engine defective and i am stuck with it?
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: False Accusation
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Consumer is a Competitor. His statements are FALSE!
hi i recently replaced my 4.7l engine after it let go on the freeway after 215,000 miles. I bought a "rebuild" from a website called 123engine.com out of canoga park in southern california. after waiting three weeks after paying for the engine if finally arrived. it looked like a rebuild except for the heads were spray painted silver to match the block which was painted black. i installed the engine and fired it up and immediately noticed a coolant leak which i traced back to the drivers side head expansion plug. it was corroded and had a small hole in it.
i found that very strange that if the engine was "rebuilt" why where the expansion plugs not replaced. then i remembered seeing some washers that were glued to the expansion plug on the rear of the passenger side cylinder head and realized that maybe they were glued there to cover a leak. i immediately became concerned that the expansion plug issue but noticed the engine block plugs were brand new and not leaking. I concluded that 123 engine most likely bought a short block and threw a pair of used heads on it and spray painted it then sent it to me..
after getting the truck running i noticed water dripping from all of the exhaust systems joints. i understand that condensation develops due to the cat converters but i mean i had a very large amount of coolant coming from the exhaust. no coolant was leaking outside only from the exhaust.
i contacted 123 engine and explained my concern about the expansion plugs aswelll as the amount of coolant in the exhaust and they insisted i ship the entire truck to los angeles for their in house mechanic to inspect the problem and fix anything that might be causing the problem. i shipped the truck and it was back in 9 days with 123 engine claiming they did not locate any issues that were causing the leak and that they monitored the coolant level and it had not changed after driving the truck for 100 miles. their mechanic said that the truck was completely free of any issues and was almost as good of a job as he does installing engines. they tried to get me to pay for the cost of transporting my truck back up to me and i refused.
so i have my truck back and i was changing the oil today after the first 500 miles and what came out of the oil pan looked like a chocolate milkshake. i contacted 123 engine and tried to readdress the issue and i was told i was a thief for trying to do some fraudulent things to get over on them. i told them i was going to take my truck to a professional mechanic to have the truck repaired properly and i was going to send 123engine the bill for the work. they responded by saying that they were not liable for anything more then refunding me the cost of the engine, nothing more. basically i have to pull the engine and send it back to them to be refunded my money so i can purchase another engine from another place and install it.
My question is because i allowed them the opportunity to fix my truck when i allowed them to transport my truck to their shop in los angles? they promised they would replace the freeze plugs but never did. i don't think they did anything to my truck, if they did they would have found that it was leaking. am i able to take my truck to a place to repair the problem and is 123 engine responsible for having to pay for it or am i screwed and have to pull the engine and send it back to them?
Here is an example of a correspondence I recently had with Mr Hai:
I have the right under the first amendment to say whatever I like to you, so consider this help. You are F*CKIN LIAR SCAMMER PIECE OF GARBAGE. Secondly I do not owe you any information and that includes my last name. If you like Id be happy to meet you in court, because you are not the only moron I have dealt with. There is no contract stating that I am liable for any labor do you understand me. Secondly, If you are unhappy ship back the engine and i will reimburse you for the engine. That is it, end of story. I do not want to hear from you again and if you like I can have my attorney generate you a lawsuit, and we can meet in court. You are so unfamiliar with the law it is discusting. Before you take any steps I consider you consult with an attorney to get familiar with exactly what you are getting yourself into. You sent your car down to us, I spent the entire week looking over everything, everything was 100% perfect. You are clearly either a fraud or a liar. However, I ate the $600 towing fees. I would not have asked to tow it here so I can drive your garbage car. You gotta start realizing I am done being polite with you and at this point best thing I can tell you is to go screw yourself. I am not paying you a dime of labor since you are the worst g*dd*mn customer I have ever dealt with. See you in court."
"ERIC F*CK YOU! OK I HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME, FINANCES, AND LEGAL KNOWLEDGE TO GO INTO THIS WITHOUT BEING SCARED AT ALL! I KNOW MY LIABILITIES AS A COMPANY. I HAVE NOT BEEN DOING THIS SINCE YESTERDAY. YOU THINK YOUR THE FIRST MORON WHO HAS THOUGHT I OWE HIM ANY COMPENSATION OTHER THAN RETURNING THE MOTOR FOR A REFUND. ERIC BRING IT ON!!!!! I WANT TO TAKE THIS TO COURT, AND MAKE SURE I SHUT YOUR F*CKING MOUTH. YOUR THE BIGGEST BULLSH*TER I HAVE EVER MET. YOU ARE NOT SCARING ME BY USING THE WORD "LAW" OR "ATTORNEY" I DO NOT LIVE OUT OF A GARAGE. I NOT ONLY USED TO BE INVOLVED IN LAW BUT USED TO MANAGE PORTOFOLIOS FOR LAWYERS. MANAGING INCLUDES OVER 2 MILLION DOLLARS AND UP. I HAVE ENOUGH CONNECTIONS TO GET ME THROUGH THIS BULLSH*T. GETTING A LAWYER COSTS ME ZILCH DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT...SO STOP F*CKING SENDING ME YOUR BULLSH*T EMAILS I DONT CARE ANYMORE MAN!!!"
need i say more. he is by far the most vulgar, rude, condescending person i have ever done business with..
You have been warned
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