Buy used motors and engines for Japanese cars from sites such as eBay.com, AutoJapan.net, TheAutoChannel.com and ASAPMotors.com. Buyers should make sure the engine is compatible with their car's make and model before purchasing to avoid damaging the car or the engine.
Compatibility is important when buying a used car engine because installing an engine that doesn't work with all the other components of the vehicle not only damages the entire car but increases the risk of an accident due to engine failure. Not all Japanese engines are compatible with all Japanese cars, nor is an engine for one model of car necessarily compatible with another model from the same manufacturer. The best way to confirm compatibility is by purchasing an engine from the exact year, make and model of car as the one that needs the engine.
A buyer should also know the mileage of the engine to understand the wear placed on it and how likely it is to need repairs in the future. Buyers also need to know if the engine is ready to be installed or if it needs any repairs first, as some sellers may sell the engine as-is without expressly providing such information to the buyer.