Originally Posted by Dustrider
I scored a 100% complete take out 3RZ from a crashed 2004 with 100,500 miles has everything including the engine wire harness, computer and catalytic converter
Good to hear. Hope you got a good price on it.
I think you make some decent, albeit arguable points, but there is way too much generalization going on here. You do understand that China has ~1.3 billion
citizens, right? These phrases, "china makes junk", strongly imply that 'China' is like a single guy. That one product from china is the EXACT same quality as another Chinese product because, obviously, it was the EXACT same person making both of these products. A blender AND a Toyota replica motor.
I've become very impressed with some products made by this guy named China. I picked up a 150cc Chinese scooter for free off craigslist. It was a 2008 model that had been abandoned under a tree for 3 years. Full of bird poo and acorns. It had 4k miles (which is a LOT for a scooter, especially chinese). Damn if that sucker didn't start up on the first crank and ride flawlessly at 70mph. Sold it for $500 to someone who didn't want to pay $1500 for a Jap scooter.
Back to the original point, I would not buy this replica motor for $2100. As said above, there are cheaper, less complex solutions that ensure quality, as opposed to hoping for quality. Just wait though, they will become widespread.