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Old 03-15-2007, 01:04 PM
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well, i ordered a vtec head today and the guy wrote a letter in the package saying one valve, the retainers and the vtec solenoid top were missing... to compensate he sent me the distributor, a momo shift kno and boost controller which i have no use for... he said i can use the valve and retainers from the head im taking off my engine to replace... its a b7 noin vtec head... can i and should it affect perfromance??? ui feel cheated as he did not say this 2 me.. should i just return it?
 
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:24 PM
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isnt the solenoid like one of the main components? I'm not sure, but it doesnt seem like you should be able to use the same valves or retained. By b7 do you mean b17? And what head is it actually?
 
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:41 PM
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no i mean the d15b7 head, is my current head, the new head is from a d16z6 sohc vtec engine, he included the vtec solenoid but the top of it is missing, he also did not send me the retainers and one valve is missing....... im furious rite now..[:@]
 
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:48 PM
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oooh my bad man.....well d15 and d16 are have two different size cylinders dont they? One's 1.5 liter and the other is 1.6 right? So the VTEC solenoid is not usable at all then? You should definately have him replace the valve and retainers, i dont get how they could send you a head and not include one valve and ALL the retainers and expect not to replace them?
 
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:03 PM
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i know man its bs, i dont know if the sollenoid is usuable but this guys wasting my time, i asked him if the whole complete head is going to be sent to me, hes said yes and now i find a note syaing the valve and all the retainers are missing, im so [:@]
 
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That is complete BS.You can use your old valve/spring/retainers, but if you couldn't, even stock replacement retainers are like 90 bucks.

I know you specifically asked him if the head was complete before you bought it (and is indicated by his auction pic). You should demand at least a partial refundto save yourself the headache and shipping of returning it.If he won't agree to itcontact ebay and Paypalto open a dispute. They have resolutions just for these types of situations. It's a pain, but the buyer has more rights than the seller.

Then try to track down a used solenoid with the refund. I have a spare parts head if you need some pieces.
 
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:23 PM
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first of all, how is that compensation, you didnt ask for it! lol
 
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thanks sniper, honestly i dont want to deal wit this rite now, i have my paint job with my kit in a few weeks, dont have time for this i jus want my full refund back... i asked him if its fully assembled and completye.. he said yea, all the parts are from scratch and have to be rebuilded onto the head
 
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Wth? It's not even assembled? What a scam. Get his address from ebayand lets pay him a visit.
 
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:53 PM
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yea its all apart man....... i live in NYC its gunna be a waste to get down their, shouldve neevr bought that **** that, he compensates by giving me a boost controller, some cheap manual piece of ****, im not even frickin boosted
 
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