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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: GEX Fest... post 'em up Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At GEX, we believe a successful business must have 3 basic ingredients: The Right Product, at the Right Price, with the Best Possible Warranty to back it up. Since 1973, we have gone to great lengths to assure that our customers are getting the very best in PREMIUM rebuilt VW engines available.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This engine never turned a wheel on the car.
GEX thrust bearing.
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GEX crank. Look at the spacer behind the pulley.
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GEX case.
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Aluminum melted onto the rod from the previous engine failure. You can see the fine polish on the first main of the crank.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this engine was run and tested as they advertise, then why has one piston never been fired.
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This engine came out of a burned car.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch. Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

left me sitting
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

junk motors.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: GEX Fest... post 'em up Reply with quote

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I would take that box to every VW show I could. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: GEX Fest... post 'em up Reply with quote

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I would take that box to every VW show I could. Razz

I sold it on the Samba classified.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=471220
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This shook Blankmange up when I posted it in the photos of his engine build.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's something from a friends car.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HEY! This whole thread should be tagged NSFW!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More like HEX
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My buddy has one with over 80K on it...guess he got lucky.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in high school I bought a GEX 1835, turnkey with hydraulic lifters and Dellorto 40's... Lasted all of 118 miles and had intermittent valve noise since day one. Melted #3 piston and left me stranded so I tore into it... I found 2 10 mm. self tapping head studs, the rest were 8 mm of which 3 were epoxied into the case, 2 mismatched heads with different valve sizes and apparently the 3/4 side had been valve jobbed to death as the valves were sunk as much as .250! the number 3 rod was installed upside down, the oil pump had 2 6mm studs and 2 8 mm studs, the 6's were gooped with clear silicone to attempt to quell the leaks. The hydraulic lifters were Chevy units that never stayed pumped, hence the almost constant lifter chatter. No main stud o rings installed and wallowed out main bearing dowel holes, and mains cut to .060. This was about 18 years ago and the engine cost me about $3500 or so, which is huge money when you're 16. Their excuse? High performance, no warranty. The dual Dells however were mint, so I guess 4 grand for some DRLA's was just to teach me a lesson...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just underneath the white bag on top.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my wife got 130k out of a gex motor Confused
her dad paid good money for itbefore we met. I later sold the car to a friend and he put new P's&C's and an oil pump in it and last i heard it still was running Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Undoubtedly one they didn't rebuild. They probably got an original VW core, powerwashed it (plugs out, naturally), and slapped a sticker on it.
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