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Old 10-19-2020, 06:54 AM
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Boat being restored pulled motors marina says this is not a 454 marine mag motor?? I always over the years used 1-800-runs new bought a few motors always got what I paid for! And JJ was a good man but passed away! 1-800-runs new said 5-6 weeks to get a new real 454 mag I should have waited. Anyway I call Doug Russel and they say we have them right now in stock (NOT)I paid over $6,000 for new not rebuilt motor marina says not only is it not a new motor all freeze out plugs are steel?? So he scammed us now the repair is huge stay clear sad part is they are in a different state how do you sue them??Called many times I do have 2 rebuilt real 454 mags but why can't he makeit right??Again stay clear of them!

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Did you buy from the internet or did you call them to order?
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What is the huge repair? Did they fail?
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Letís see a copy if your receipt from Doug Russel. You can cover price paid , your address , payjentvinfo and other info you may not want us to see. Lol
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Iíve bought a lot of parts from them, somewhat local to me. Never an issue and never sold a used or rebuilt part as new. Be interested to see what the invoice is for. And swapping out freeze plugs should be a pretty minor bill when ďrestoringĒ a whole boat
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:16 AM
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It will run fine with probably what are stainless plugs. The engine will start and operate . The plugs come into play when a engine isn’t properly winterized . And even then , offer little protection . Not a big deal
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Iíve done a lot of business with Doug russel and never had a problem...

with that said I have heard numerous stories of them peddling used/rebuilt parts as new. So this doesnít surprise me...

good luck either way..
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:27 PM
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All I'm saying is your are not getting a 454 marine magnum it's a truck block! What I paid for in writing was a 454 HO 4 bolt main rectangular port new marine engine that's not what was sent! Yes I did buy it off internet because I tried to save the season? 1-800-runs new who sold me many mag motors as agreed good company! He also sent it to a Dodge dealer ware house and cost me the season anyway! Marina called him to track motor??
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Itís nothing personal, we are just trying to find out if you got screwed or not.
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:05 AM
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Also 1 freeze out popped out last marina put a plug I was not happy with that fix and seller had full knowledge of this? Marina claimed bad motor they did not make good on sending a new motor also! Best bet stay clear just found out they did it with a Volvo Penta application years back so it's how they roll? I will post photos soon!
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