Warranty

  • The type of warranty will depend on the sale. 
  •  Your warranty will be discussed when you call for a quote and it will be written on your receipt.
  • Warranty starts when the part is delivered.

Keep in mind - a parts warranty means parts, not labor.  We do not cover any labor charges under any circumstances.

Our Warranty Terms:

    • If receipts are provided showing our installation check list was followed, we will either pay for parts to repair or we will replace the defective product, or if no replacement is available, we will then discuss a refund which can only be given when we have the engine back in our possession.
    • All Refunds, regardless of the circumstances, are given on the price of the part(s) only - customer is responsible for shipping both directions. The only exception is if we ship the wrong product.  If the customer orders the wrong product, they are responsible for all shipping charges & subject to restocking fee. Remember that the part we send may not be the same year model as your vehicle. The auto industry made parts that often fit several model years and several makes/models. 
    •   Engines and long block assemblies-included in the engine Warranty are the engine block, cylinder head with valves, camshaft, connecting rods and bearings, rocker arms, valve lifters and other internal parts. Excluded from this Warranty are attached items such as carburetor, fuel pump, water pump, all electrical parts, hoses, lines, intake and exhaust manifolds, timing chains, timing belts, fuel injector pumps, all other injection parts and other external parts. Calibration and adjustment of external parts are also excluded from this Warranty. Installation of new parts listed below are required.
    • No refunds will ever be given to anyone until we receive our product back and get a chance to have a mechanic look it over to make sure it is in the same condition as when it was shipped out.  This is to make sure people don't try to send us back a different engine thanwhat was sent and also to make sure the issue was on our end and not a mistake made by the customer's mechanic.  Upon Delivery, the customer must note any damage to the shipper so that a file can be claimed with the shipping company.  We will not accept a damaged engine or transmission back that has been damaged unless it is noted with the delivery driver.  The parts are carefully inspected for damage prior to shipment.
    • Engines must be installed within the first 30 days that you receive it, otherwise the warranty is void.
      Vehicle Manufacturers often make parts that work for more than one model year. When you buy a part, we send the part that fits your vehicle's year, but it is not necessarily the same year as your vehicle.  We will not accept returns just because the part is not the same year as your vehicle if we know it to be a proper fit. This is standard across the auto parts industry and is not negotiable.  The same applies for different makes/models; if we send a different make/model than what you have it will still be the correct engine as the engine makers made engines that fit more than one make/model in many cases.
  • Here are the Customer Warranty Requirements:

  • Installation Check List(be sure to give this list to the installer & save all receipts to verify the check list was followed in case of a claim):

  • (Failure to complete the following will void Warranty)

    • SAVE RECEIPTS: Put on new front seal, new rear main seal, new valve cover gaskets, new oil pan gasket, new exhaust manifold gaskets, new intake manifold gaskets, new thermostat with gasket, new timing belt (if it has one), new water pump, new spark plugs & spark plug wires.

    • SAVE RECEIPTS: Use new engine oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filters, coolant-antifreeze.

    • SAVE RECEIPTS: If equipped with an engine oil cooler, the radiator or external cooler must be replaced with a new one.

    • Determine why the original engine failure occurred and make appropriate repairs.
    • Insure this engine is the same application as the one being replaced.
    • Clear all computer diagnostic codes from the vehicle prior to installing.
    • Exchange the flywheel and bolts (if necessary).
    • Exchange attached accessory items to insure proper fit (mounts, intake manifold (if needed), exhaust manifold (if needed), distributor (if needed), sensors (if needed)).
    • Disable fuel/ignition before attempting to start engine. This will allow the oil to prime as indicated by the manufacturer.
    • Drain excess oil and coolant from exhaust system.
    • Insure the cooling system is flushed and functioning properly.

 

  1. The Customer agrees to return the item to us in the same condition as it received.
  2. For Engines: Be sure to install a new timing belt (on belt drive engines) and set timing before install.
  3. The Customer is responsible for installing any necessary accessories that they have to take off the old engine and/or transmission and/or buy new accessories (again engine accessories are not part of the warranty).
  4. For Engines: Rod out the radiator.
  5. For Engines: never run an engine that is not hooked up to the cooling system, such as bypassing the radiator.  Doing so will void the warranty.
  6. For Engines:  Replace the oil pan with your existing oil pan if yours is in better shape - we do not gurantee the oil pan whatsoever as it is external and not at all part of the internal running parts of the engine.
  7. For Engines: Be sure to use all factory approved parts.  Any aftermarket parts being used will void the warranty.  (Example: aftermarket oil filter and/or using oil that doesn't match the factory recommendations, as these types of things can and do cause engine failure).   
  8. For transmissions: replace front seals and axle seals, flush & inspect transmission cooling lines, add fluid to manufacturer’s suggested levels, install new transmission filter kit, properly align and install the torque converter, adjust the throttle position sensor cable.
  9. Install new fluids & new filter and new gaskets.

Here is what the Warranty does NOT cover:  

A) Engine accessories are not under warranty - these accessories include, but are not limited to: seals, gaskets, belts, flywheel, clutch, water jacket, coils, motor mounts, thermostat, spark plugs, water pump, starter, sensors, timing cover, timing belt, timing chain, timing guides, oil pan, alternator, distributor, valve covers, valve cover tube seals, carburetor, manifolds, fuel lines, fuel rails, crank sprocket, cam gear, external wiring.

B)Transmission accessories are not under warranty - includes but not limited to: torque converter, shift linkage, wiring system, electrical switches.

C) There is no warranty on 'rust'.  Sometimes engines and transmissions sit for long periods of time and they get surface rust. Because surface rust does not affect performance, it is not covered. Our used engines and transmissions are tested so that we know they are good quality - that does not necessarily mean they look like new.

D) Does not cover improper installation or repair, collision, fire, theft, accidents, misuse, negligence, racing, alteration.

E) Does not cover rental, towing charges, insurance claims, freight charges, labor cost, or any sort of handling or shipping fees whatsoever.  

F) Does not cover oil leaks, and does not cover a blown head gasket/overheating if it's due to a bad cooling system.

G) Does not cover backfire, lock-up or bent valves if due to poor timing belt and/or not setting the timing correctly.

H) Warranty void if you incorrectly remove or replace the harmonic balancer on certain engines (doing so may result in movement of the timing chain and cause bent valves). If your engine is one of these, we will let you know by emailing you a special warning sheet with a link for a video which will show you how to do this step.

I) Warranty void if the engine heat tabs are melted because that means the engine was overheated. (Heat Tabs, when attached to the engine block or heads provide visual evidence that an engine has been overheated.) If heat tabs have been removed and/or tampered with in any way, it voids the warranty.

J) When engines or transmissions are shipped back to us, the engine or transmission must be in the same condition as when we shipped it to you.  It cannot have been altered.  It cannot be taken apart & must not come back in more than one piece.

K) If the engine is dismantled (taken apart), the warranty is void.

L) An engine (or transmission or any part) cannot and will not be replaced if you wait until after the warranty period to tell us.  For instance, if you feel we sent the wrong engine (or transmission or any part) and you wait until after the warranty period to tell us about it, we will not replace it or give any compensation.  There are no exceptions to this.

Privacy

We will only use your personal info for completing the sale. We do not ever share people's info with anyone.

This includes Credit Card info, home address, phone number(s) and email address.

Core Charge Policy

Your 'core engine' is your old/existing engine or transmission - the one that needed replaced.  For certain engines and transmissions, we require a core deposit charge which means you pay that core deposit up front and then the money for the core is refunded once the core is shipped back.  Depending on the engine or transmission, in some cases the core is not required at all, thus a core charge does not apply. In some cases, you ship the core back at your expense and when it is received within the time allowed, you will get the deposit back as long as the core doesn't have holes in it & it is not in pieces and it has not been in a flood.  In some cases, we waive the core fee as long as the core is received back within a certain time frame.  In some cases, we pay the shipping for the core return.  With so many variables, we simply work out the details before completing the sale.  Please be aware that if we waived the core fee but you failed to send the core in the time allowed, we will need to charge you for the core.  You can find the core amount on the sales receipt.

→ We will not refund your core deposit if the core is not rebuildable, or if it has hole(s) in it, or if it has been in any kind of flood.

Cancellation

In the event that you cancel your order, the following conditions will apply.

1.     If you cancel the order before the part has shipped. You will be refunded but minus a 20% processing/handling fee.

2.     If you cancel the order after the part has shipped. You will be refunded minus a 20% restocking/handling fee plus all shipping costs to and from the destination of the part you ordered.

First Class Engines WILL accept returns under the following conditions

1.     If the wrong engine was shipped but ordered correctly by the customer and will not fit as a long block in the existing vehicle.

2.     If  the engine is damaged in freight, the customer must note any and all damages on the driver's delivery receipt BEFORE they sign for the shipment.  Be sure that you comments are clear & legible on the driver's copy.   Failure to do so will prevent First Class Engines from replacing the engine at no additional cost & will prevent First Class Engines from issuing a refund.

3.     If installation procedures were followed. ASE certified mechanic installed/approved.

4.     The customer can produce all parts store printed receipts per the installation policy.

5.     The heat tabs on the engine are not melted. AKA overheated.

First Class Engines WILL NOT accept a return under the following conditions.

1.     We do not accept returns on engines/transmissions that are ordered on an “out of application” basis. It is up to the customer to make sure the engine ordered will fit.

2.     Rust is part of any used engine and will most likely be on the one you have purchased. Rust does not effect the performance of the engine and is not considered by First Class Engines to be a valid reason for return. First Class Engines does not sell engines/transmissions according to the appearance but more importantly on how they run.

3.     Exterior parts could be different and must be interchanged to complete the installation and are not covered under the warranty. This is not a valid reason for engine to be returned. These external parts include, but are not limited to: oil pan, oil pan gasket, valve cover, valve cover gasket, exhaust manifold, exhaust manifold gasket, intake manifold, intake manifold gasket, sensors, flywheel, timing cover.

       4.    We will not accept returns if you wait more than 14 days after the engine was delivered to you to tell us that you want to return it.  This is regarding order cancellations, and does not pertain to warranty claims of engines that were installed.

Please understand the engines have to be dismantled, palletized, and shipping must be arranged. This is time consuming and costly and must be recovered in the event of cancellation, assuming that First Class Engines is not at fault.

Refunds will be credited only to the original credit card used. In the event a refund check must be mailed, it will be mailed only to the billing address on the sales order.

SHIPPING

Shipping will be to lower 48 states unless specified as other. All shipping costs/quotes are from business to business. Residential shipping with lift gate service can cost up to 150.00 extra. Shipping times are usually 5 to 15 business days and are not guaranteed due to breakdowns, inclement weather, ETC… 

Refund Policy

No refunds will ever be given to anyone until the product is received back and a mechanic looks it over to make sure it is in the same condition as when it was shipped out.  This is to make sure people don't try to send back a different engine than what was sent and also to make sure the issue was on our end and not a mistake made by the customer's mechanic.

All Refunds, regardless of the circumstances, are given on the price of the part(s) only - customer is responsible for shipping both directions.  There is up to a 20% restocking fee.  The restocking fee covers not only restocking the product, but also the initial dismantling and preparing of the engine before it shipped.  If for some reason we did not require the product back, the restocking fee still applies. 

No Refunds will ever be given on rental car fees, labor charges of any kind, towing charges, vehicle depreciation, or late shipments.  For late shipments, we do not guarantee any delivery times, we simply give estimates and delays can and do happen.

 Shipping Policy

Customer is 100% responsible for any additional shipping charges incurred due to them failing to give us the correct information for shipping.  This includes if they fail to tell us up front that they need a lift gate, and it ends up that they do need a lift gate.  This includes if they tell us it is shipping to a business (commercial) address and it ends up that it is a home (residential).  This includes if the shipping company tries to deliver and no one is there to accept the delivery, and the driver has to leave (this results in a 'redelivery' fee).   We also are not responsible under any circumstances for shipping/handling fees for your installer to accept our engine(or any part).  If an engine (or any part) needs to be shipped back to us, we are not responsible under any circumstances for any shipping/handling fees to get that engine ready for shipment, such as pallet fees, package fees, handling fees or any fees whatsoever. 

 Note: just because someone has their business at their home, that does not make it a business address!  It must be classified as a commercial (business) address in order for it to qualify - the reason for this is that with this size of a shipment, the shipping companies charge a fee for residential deliveries and they charge a fee for lift gate service.

If the customer fails to pay any additional shipping fees within 2 days of us getting the extra charges, then the customer's warranty is null and void.  At that time, we will send an updated receipt showing that there is no warranty.  Out of courtesy, the customer then has 24 hours to reconsider & make the full payment, which would result in us honoring the warranty.

If there was a core fee for getting the customer's core (old engine or transmission) back, and if we waived the core fee, and the customer had told us that we could have the core back, but it's not sent back (the core is the old engine or transmission) within one month of when the part was delivered, then they will need to pay the full core fee, otherwise their warranty will be completely null and void.  The reason is that the customer has agreed to give the core back, and then broke that agreement by not allowing the core to be ready and picked up within the alloted time for whatever reason.

 

Litigation

Any and all litigation will always only be held in the State of Wisconsin unless First Class Engines specifies otherwise.