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Old 09-02-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

OK, so I got this full engine kit a few weeks ago for my 425. It has all the seals, gaskets, bearings, and rings in it. I opened it as soon as I got home and found the timing cover gasket ripped in half, and a few others creased. I took it back. Since I had "opened" the kit it was now non-returnable. I tried to order just the timing cover gasket, it wasn't available, had to get a timing cover gasket and seal set. 12 bucks, not so bad. Last week I go to put in the crank. All the bearings are FULL of metal filings and sh--. Luckily they all cleaned up without a scratch. Went to do the rods and found the same filings and sh--, but these bearings were scratched all to hell, and a few seemed to have a deformity in them. There were like raised ridges in the bearing surfaces, not good. I took them back, and this time they were happy to exchange. Just got the new ones today and found the same thing, it took both kits and there were just enough rod bearings to make a full set. Anyway, just thought I would put this out there, and see if any of you guys had any similar experiences.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

I'd be getting ahold of Sealed Power and complaining. Or whom ever put the kit together in the box. No excuse for crappy workmenship making it to the customer.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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OK, so I got this full engine kit a few weeks ago for my 425. It has all the seals, gaskets, bearings, and rings in it. I opened it as soon as I got home and found the timing cover gasket ripped in half, and a few others creased. I took it back. Since I had "opened" the kit it was now non-returnable. I tried to order just the timing cover gasket, it wasn't available, had to get a timing cover gasket and seal set. 12 bucks, not so bad. Last week I go to put in the crank. All the bearings are FULL of metal filings and sh--. Luckily they all cleaned up without a scratch. Went to do the rods and found the same filings and sh--, but these bearings were scratched all to hell, and a few seemed to have a deformity in them. There were like raised ridges in the bearing surfaces, not good. I took them back, and this time they were happy to exchange. Just got the new ones today and found the same thing, it took both kits and there were just enough rod bearings to make a full set. Anyway, just thought I would put this out there, and see if any of you guys had any similar experiences.
Non-returnable???? I would have read that a$$hole the riot act until he either:

1. Took it back and replaced it with a new one
2. Replaced the messed up parts
3. Gave me a refund.

I wouldn't put up with that crap. They can return it themselves. What happened to customer service?
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

I agree. Too much cabbage to have to deal with that crap. Does it show where it's made ?
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

when i worked for sturdevants in thier wearhouse we had to individually make the each kit to order so they should have been able to get you new gaskets cause someone in one of thier wearhouses had to box the kit for you so it was thier mistake or a shipping prob.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

The box the bearings were in said made in Mexico. I think the kit was put together in Kentucky. I guess I always thought Federal Mogul bearings were good?
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Default Re: Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

thats why i only use Clevite bearings.. every sealed power bearing ive opened and looked at seemed sub-par i think sealed power makes junk as far as im concerned
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Default Re: Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

I used all sealed powered bearings in my 350 and I have no complaints what so ever. The only problem I had was with one of the cam bearings had a small high spot on it. Other than that all good bearings.
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thats why i only use Clevite bearings.. every sealed power bearing ive opened and looked at seemed sub-par i think sealed power makes junk as far as im concerned

I'm pretty sure I'm goin with clevite the next time around.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:02 PM   #10
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I just got a set of Clevite mains from Summit. They came nested together and sealed in heavy shrink-wrap plastic, perfect condition and that way there is no opportunity ther for some jackleg in a warehouse to mess with them.
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Default Re: Not happy with my Sealed Power engine rebuild kit.

I used ACL. They were fine. A little on the tight side, but nice.
http://catalog.acl.com.au/aclwebcata...23&p=IT4 2614
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