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Re: 16 Valve Swap...a customers true opinions.....
About 8 years ago I had a engine swap done locally on the hardtop I was using as my daily driver, and boy did I get ripped off. Not only did I wind up paying $1000 more than the original price quote, but the engine (which was supposed to be a factory rebuild) ran worse than the motor he took out. Vaccuum lines weren't connected, the electrical system was rigged together, just all around a very poor job. What upset me most was that I would have to call this guy 6 times to get one call back. About a month after I picked up hardtop, the guy was out of business. Needless to say I was very leary about finding someone to do a swap in my current zuk.
After surfing the BBS for a while, Sean's name kept popping up over and over. I poked around on his website, and saw some of the conversions he had done. I emailed Sean a few times with some basic questions, and I was always impressed by how quickly he responded. After a lot emails went back and forth, I eventually decided that he was the person I wanted to do the 1.6L conversion for me, even though he is 300 miles away.
Sean has been great through this whole process. I just looked in my Outlook folder, and so far Sean has responded to 44 emails! He has presented me with every option every step of the way, and has been incredibly patient, even with my dumbest questions. Sean even took the time to email me when his house was getting hit by hurricane Isabel, just to let me know my Zuk was OK!
Currently Sean has completed the SPOA for me, and is installing the 1.6L and the new exhaust. I also have purchased a set of 1.25" wheel spacers from him.
Because of Sean's professionalism, I will be asking him to do a second swap for me as soon as I rebuild my checking account. To wrap up this long winded post, I would just like to say that I would definately recomend Sean DeVinney from Aftermarket4x4
Thanks again Sean!