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Pre sale warning for L28 Engine with N42 Head

Discussion in 'Parts and Other Items for Sale' started by Robbie J, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    So in a few months (or less), we will be taking the engine out and lots of other bits and selling them off.

    The car is currently together and driveable, if anybody is interested in the below and happy to wait they can see it in a running condition now

    L28 injected engine with N42 head, the car is a 1976 model

    It has 100K miles on it and from 2013 it had 65K from the paperwork and has to pass smog tests in California each year. Looks like some of the ancillaries have been changed in those years. Starts and runs, very quiet. Car is in Twickenham ATM but the car will be taken apart near Southampton. All we have done is check it over and changed the oil and put a Nissan oil filter on.
     
  2. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    If someone wants the engine I would really like the head.
     
  3. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    How much for the engine?
     
  4. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    is that for the block for complete engine?
     
  5. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    Interested to know how much you want for the engine plus head.
     
  6. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    .........no he’s not! ;)
     
  7. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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  8. Pondo

    Pondo
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    I think you’ll be very lucky to get that for it. I was thinking £350 but I know less than not much.
     
  9. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    I wasn't expecting to get that for it:)
    if you purchased an engine from a scrap car in the US and imported it unknown I would expect it to be about what you offered. I know most will rebuild it as well. If it stops raining I will go and video it starting up tomorrow
     
  10. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    For an engine that can be heard running I suspect you should get somewhere between 500-600 for it.
     
  11. Huw

    Huw
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    Staff Member

    Well I would not bench mark the price based on this advert. The description is as misleading and overstated as the price. Us Standard spec L28 never ever pushed out 170bhp for a start. Price wise I would expect prices to start around £500 mark for a good condition running engine. ( no smoke, clanks etc). But that’s just my opinion.
     
  12. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    that's what I'm thinking, I've had a few offers but I have a few months yet. Plan to take it to meet soon
     
  13. status

    status
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    In the real world probably 300 quid the praat asking 1500 quid is one.i was quoted a little while age £930 for a 280 zx box untried and tested
    Don’t know where some of these idiots get off of asking stupid money for some parts and cars
    At least someone can hear yours running so you might get more
     
  14. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    I think it is standard supply & demand market stuff - a couple of years ago £200 was about the benchmark for a rebuildable full engine. Today £500 sounds about right.
    within the next 5 years I wouldn't be surprised to see £1500. I think N42 block and P90/P79 heads are the combo to have.
     
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  15. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    There was a l28 that sold on eBay for £170
     
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  16. Robbie J

    Robbie J
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    yes I saw your post that seller had great feedback (see below), compared to a car with a running engine and even some service history?

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  17. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    it was a just a point that at the lower end of the price spectrum.
     
  18. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Just to put it into perspective... I bought a stripped engine (that appears in good condition) for 350 for my own personal project.

    L28's are hard to find...I have a spare one now and I wouldn't let that go for under 500 quid and it needs a minor refresh/rebuild.

    What block is it? F54 or N42? For anyone looking to go stroker the N42 would be more valueable.

    Dan
     
  19. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Being completely ignorant of the facts here:

    Can an L28 Diesel block be used in a Z with petrol head, pistons etc. ?
     
  20. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    I think a few combos have been tried with the LD28 block. Bit hit and miss from what ive read and getting the right rod/stroke ratio can be a bit of a pain.
     

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