new engine

#1 by beavis , Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:39 pm

Hi all,
Loving my 54 plate warrior- though it doesn't seem to love me !!
After spending about 1.5k making it a nice truck its gone bang !!

Lokking at a complete engine from Milners - seem quite reasonable. Anybody had any dealings with these motors ? heard they're very good ?


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RE: new engine

#2 by ronniecabers , Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 pm

The Milners engine seems to be the one to go for. Quite a few that have needed new engines have used Milners with no complaints that I'm aware of.


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RE: new engine

#3 by beavis , Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:58 pm

The garage that are going to fit it, fitted a Milners one a few months ago. They found a problem with it - said Milners were most honourable in sorting and paying the garages extra labour costs.
Have seen recon ones on ebay for the same money ?


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RE: new engine

#4 by ronniecabers , Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:03 pm

I wouldn't touch a reconditioned one. We have heard far too many horror stories of them failing 6 months to a year down the line. A lot of times they are engines out of scrapped or written off vehicles that are literally just cleaned and sprayed up to look new. The sellers can list that they have done all sorts to them , but unless you strip it down you would never be able to tell.


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#5 by beavis , Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:08 pm

defo, really cant afford it - logic dictates new all the way. The mechanic has had a good prod around underneath and says its good and solid, worth spending the right money for piece of mind.


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RE: new engine

#6 by 123hotchef , Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:08 pm

nah get a new new engine from milners or you will be sorry later


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RE: new engine

#7 by beavis , Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:12 pm

thanks for your opinion, gonna order it in the morning !Damned truck....not much left to go wrong now, love it though. As the mechanic says...will be a brand new vehicle at the front end :-))


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RE: new engine

#8 by AD , Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:22 am

Just seen this Beavis, Alan g fitted a Milners engine in mine last year and iv'e had no problems with it so far but only done 8k since fitting.


 
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RE: new engine

#9 by beavis , Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 pm

No goingback now...with oil pump, crank pulley and stuff, spent £2150(oops), just waiting for it to be fitted now !


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