Someone needs to put these thieves out of their misery once and for all. What ever happened to The Equalizer? He would have done the job.
My aluminum head, rather than being cleaned, was spray-painted silver spray paint, (right over the old grease)! The paint started flaking off in the first day. I looked into the piston chambers before running the engine, to see if the pistons were new, as promised. They were dirty and scored, as if never being removed. On the plus side, the motor runs now, but for how long?
April, 2010...Just over 2 years later.
New Report: the head gasket is blown after under 20, 000 miles. I am not surprised, since the head was never resurfaced. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! I am going to have the head redone at ***************************. People there know exactly what they are doing, and not like the spray painters at American Engines, because they are about making money at YOUR EXPENSE. Don't beleive the other reviews, they are probably planted by employees or owners, but they are terrible and I will post negatives all over the internet to bring these A-holes down. I felt bad putting that engine back in my car when it was "finished", but I feel especially bad about it now that I have to sell it after 20, 000 miles with a blown head gasket, after spending tons of money with these fools. Actually, if you read the next review, you can tell it was planted by someone with the company.
Anywhere these guys go, do not trust any business owned by John Kenneth Hartley
He is a true piece of "work" but I think you know what I am saying.