Phoenix >Construction & Remodeling > D & J Machine & Engine Parts
518 E Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ | Directions 8502033.567916 -112.066667
Neighborhoods: North Mountain
New and rebuilt engines – 15 Years of purchasing engines from D & J machines has been nothing more than pleasant and rewarding. These guys take care of the customer first, never have had a problem that they didn't jump on and correct in a timely fashion to my satisfaction. Thanks to the owner Darl and his crew. I will continue to do business there because of the their reputation with my company and for his excellent pricing.
GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PRODUCTS – I came to this business a year ago looking for a engine part for my father's beloved old fixer-upper car that he's been working on for two years. He needed a part that was rare and expensive and I was afraid he would not be able to locate this part without shipping in from some unknown seller from out of state. I checked around at different auto part/machine shops and found nothing. The men at these other shops all were the same, lazy and unfriendly. They didn't seem to want to put the time or energy into my need to find this part. I stopped into D and J thinking that it would be the same as other places. Immediately I was greated by a gentleman who was very kind and helpful! They not only got me this part in good time, they were extrememly enthusiatic about it and made the shopping experience easy! I got to surprise my dad with the part and he was thrilled! The look on his face was priceless, and then he replied, it is in great condition! Over the last year my dad has nearly finished his project car and drives it from time to time commenting on what great quality the part must have been to endure the harsh old engine and his driving it around. Our family was so pleased. Thank you D and J!!!! I reccomend your services to anyine looking for machine and auto parts!!
BEWARE THESE ENGINES – I purchased a Tuff Dawg engine (383 cu in 450 hp) and placed it in a firebird. From the start it seemed to be lacking the advertised horse power but there was not much to be done about it. I never took it past 5300 RPMs and never really jumped on it, waiting for the break in to complete. At 563 miles the engine gave out, knocking several holes in the oil pan. After the engine was out I removed the intake manifold and found that the cam was in pieces, at least one rod gone and chunks of metal throughout.
I contacted Darl and was directed to ship the engine to him. I set the intake in place, bolted it finger tight for shipping and created it up. When next I heard from Darl he said that it blew up because the intake was loose. I explained to him in five separate emails that the intake had been set on finger tight for return and that the engine ran 11 in/hg of vacuum. I eventually had to hire a lawyer to contact him. Under threat of a law suit he finally honored the warranty and replaced the engine.
This new engine did somewhat better. It did have a slight vibration but I attributed that to the torque convertor. At almost 3000 miles this engine did the same thing. This time I disassembled the engine since I could not trust even a free engine from this company. The cam was in pieces, two broken rods, push rods and lifters wasted and the block worthless. I did find out what caused the vibration. He had ground the damaged spots off the old crankshaft and used it on the new engine. In fact most of the parts were from the first destroyed engine, including the rod bearings.
Keep this story in mind if you plan on purchasing an engine from D & J Machine & Engine Parts.
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