Quite often I'm asked where to obtain Japan-only engines.
Usually these requests come from US or Canada, and I have
no first hand knowledge on reputable importers over there.
So, help fellow Toyota enthusiasts and send me info
on importers of used Toyota engines and other parts.
Include contact information and any experience you have had
buing from them, good or bad, also approximate price information
could be useful. Your input will be added to this page.
I AM NOT MYSELF IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING ENGINES OR OTHER PARTS.
DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT ASK ME FOR PRICES, OR INFORMATION THAT ISN'T
ALREADY HERE OR ELSEWHERE ON MY WWW PAGES. REQUEST SUCH AS
"PLEASE SEND INFORMATION ON..." WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. BLEEDING HELL,
I AM PROVIDING YOU FREE INFORMATION WITH NO FINANCIAL BENEFIT TO MYSELF.
SO STOP BUGGING ME WITH THOSE REQUESTS, WILL YOU?
K. Watanabe Corporation 1-800-592-8262
11550 Wright Road, Lynnwood, CA 90262 Phone: (310) 763-6420
1837 W. Artesia Bl., Gardena, CA 90247 Phone: (310) 763-6430
4699 Mercury St., San Diego, CA 92111 Phone: (619) 569-8272
14125 Oxnard St., Van Nuys, CA 91401 Phone: (818) 902-0682
In 1989 I bought an 18-RGU which I put in my Corona Mk II Wagon. It's
still running great.
Just last month (Jan-1997) I bought a 4A-GE which I put in my Corolla
GTS. Everything seems fine so far.
By far, Watanabe is the cheapest place that I have found in So. Cal for
used Japanese engines. I paid $400 in '89 for the 18-RG. The 4A-GE cost
me $245 last month (with a $100 off coupon).
They also said they could get the 4A-GZE for $1500 and the 4A-GE with VVT
and 5 valves for $1900.
[contributors name removed by request}
Just a quick note on toyota engines.
I'm in Australia and we have a heap of engine importers.
I'm currently putting a 1jz-gte (2.5 twin turbo) into my RA28 1977 Mustang
If anybody wants information on Toyota engines and prices feel free to
email me at
Paul Mckee (email@example.com)
P.S. All other Jap manufacters are also available (ie Honda, Mazda etc.)
Also cheap 2nd hand superchargers are also available.
Hello! I wanted to leave a note and mention that if you recieve any
requests for engines in the usa.. I would be happy to receive them.
My brother works for a company who imports them all the time...
I would get a quote for him and pass the info to them.
We are in Utah, but can cover delivery to anywhere in US.