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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Does waterboxer.com still have a horrific reputation Reply with quote

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Just found this old post in a google search for www.waterboxer.com engines. I was looking at making an offer on a 84 Westfalia with newer engine purchased from waterboxer engines in Raleigh, NC. However, after stumbling across this post I am thinking that would not be a wise decision...suggestions/opinions.

I have been a long time admirer of Westfalias and now finally at a point in life where I have the available time and capital to make Westfalia ownership a reality and would prefer not to embark on this journey by making an unwise purchase.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Does waterboxer.com still have a horrific reputation Reply with quote

Just found this old post in a google search for www.waterboxer.com engines. I was looking at making an offer on a 84 Westfalia with newer engine purchased from waterboxer engines in Raleigh, NC. However, after stumbling across this post I am thinking that would not be a wise decision...suggestions/opinions.

I have been a long time admirer of Westfalias and now finally at a point in life where I have the available time and capital to make Westfalia ownership a reality and would prefer not to embark on this journey by making an unwise purchase.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be very wary of the parts guy in Purcell Okl some how he is connected to Waterboxer inc. my original eng was shipped from there but my visa was charged in NC?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: SETTING UP A 1.9 WBX - AMX Reply with quote

I bought a 1984 vanagon, the wbx engine was in the back, some what en tact. I tore it down to nothing, it had a broken stud 222cm,
I ordered locally for parts, some of the local parts houses are real pieces of work. About a month later, the parts are due to come in. I used my American express to pay for the parts, the vendor tried to push off some poor quality incorrect parts. My wife told me to call American express, Express and I filed a complaint,
couple days later< I got a call from the parts house (NOT THEIR REAL NAME). I WAS TOLD TO COME BUY AND THEY WOULD MAKE IT RIGHT. I have used American Express quite a bunch, first time they went to bat. My objective is to get the parts I need to put the WBX back together, I don't want to get anybody fired now a days, I just want my parts, promptly. Cheaper than hiring an attorney. I don't own stock in American Express. Just thought I would share my experience.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: waterboxer Reply with quote

He can't be all over anyone, reason being he knows he's a criminal yet pretends or somehow believes in his screwed up mind that he's doing honest business.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=255728&highlight=jake+lake+engines


- That pig owes me 3700$ for this shit motor and installation charges.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tell you one thing . If someone was bashing my business ,Id be all over them like white on rice .
It is obvious he has nothing worthwhile to defend .

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow she worked through the surface hardening??

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Try checkin' your oil while plankin your rod.
Laughing Laughing Laughing
Seems to be a quart low Shocked

I know thats true but is is allways full again in the morning. My wife wore out a syncro cam Rolling Eyes...........again.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try checkin' your oil while plankin your rod.
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Seems to be a quart low Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever I can't get to sleep I hand plank a rod.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Kids these days Reply with quote

I don't typically discuss my hand planking skills in polite company
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:06 pm    Post subject: Ken Morgan / waterboxer.com / jake lake engines etc... Reply with quote

That fat smelly pig is a career criminal... If you want nothing but headaches do business with him ! I posted pictures of him at my place pulling the crap engine he sold me out of my van.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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there will be a never ending line of suckers to buy something if you claim it's "just as good only 20% cheaper", that's how this guy stays in business.....

People can't help themselves when they perceive a "deal"....

Some do it even when they know better.


X2...and this goes for people not just buying from this guy, but those selling to him. Before I knew KM was Jake Lake I responded to a Craigslist ad for Vanagon stuff. I loaded up 4 waterboxers in my van to do some trading, sounded so good. When I arrived at a storage facility and a giant guy with a stitched-on name tag saying "Ken" on his shirt appeared, I told him I didn't appreciate his tactics and left. Can't believe he's still out there. Best way to stop the pusher is to cut off his supply.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there will be a never ending line of suckers to buy something if you claim it's "just as good only 20% cheaper", that's how this guy stays in business.....

People can't help themselves when they perceive a "deal"....

Some do it even when they know better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

D Clymer wrote:
This is definitely another Ken Morgan/Jake Lake alias business. The "hand planked" rods and "euro Syncro cam" are a dead giveaway. Steer clear!


"Hand-planked": that's a moving-target-federal-wire-fraudster-known-as-Ken Morgan trademarked phrase, that's for sure. What does it mean, that he whacks 'em with a board or something? And there was no "Syncro" cam that I was ever aware of, euro or non. It's pure bullshit from morning to night, and night comes lonely at the storage locker.

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As strange as it may seem, the only rebuilt WBX engines that are a known quantity (known to be good) are Vanistan, Go Westy, and the guy that built Bob Donalds' engines. I would stick with those if you choose to stick with a WBX.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Waterboxer Inc Rebuilds Reply with quote

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Bassyaks wrote:
Has anyone had any experiences with this company Waterboxer Inc. from N.C. the prices are reasonable and the core program looks better than the others
http://www.waterboxer.com/engines/vw-22l-vanagon-performance-engine

Thanks Steve
Blue Bay Bus Why would anyone with any sense not be able to pay $600.00 more and get a ten cent engine or a Go Westy , and deal with a known quantity. You get what you pay for! Very Happy


$600 more for a Vanistan rebuild.....umm, no brainer Idea

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westyventures wrote:
Interesting in that the [corrected] address is a storage facility. Not the first time he's 'run a business' from a storage facility.
http://www.usstoragesearch.com/cary-self-storage/north-carolina-self-storage/facility-34472/member/


Funny, storage units were always kens favorite places to set up shop.

Lol yep, 'run a business'

I helped him move into one here in Colorado once, oh those were the days.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Waterboxer Inc Rebuilds Reply with quote

Bassyaks wrote:
Has anyone had any experiences with this company Waterboxer Inc. from N.C. the prices are reasonable and the core program looks better than the others
http://www.waterboxer.com/engines/vw-22l-vanagon-performance-engine

Thanks Steve
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting in that the [corrected] address is a storage facility. Not the first time he's 'run a business' from a storage facility.
http://www.usstoragesearch.com/cary-self-storage/north-carolina-self-storage/facility-34472/member/
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is another front to the same business:

http://www.jlpengines.com/contact-us
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