I needed to get some GM 6.5 Diesel engines for a new start company I formed in order to Marinise them, so I contacted International Diesel who said they could supply as many as I needed.
Being sceptical I flew from London to New York and had the full factory tour and nothing was too much trouble. While I was there I was offered a number of 'New' Mercruiser 4.2 marine diesels and some 2.8 ltr and 1.7 ltr mercruiser marine diesels at seriously tempting prices.
Having struck what I thought was a very good deal I flew home contented and waited for the consignment to arrive.
About 10 weeks later the container arrived and was full of Junk, take out engines that smoked like hell, all still covered in years of oil leak gunge, Nothing that remotely resembled what I had paid for.
International Diesels basically told me to F..k off !!
I contacted the US Embasssy who investigated and told me it would take years of very expensive litigation and no promise of a good outcome.
Also they informed me that International Diesel was run by the New York end of the Israeli Mafia and I would be well advised not to seek personal revenge as it could get very nasty. I therefore lost 48, 000 pounds Sterling and hope they all die a very long painful cancerous death!!!