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Aug 24, 2018
Sarnia, ON_Canada
Trying to please two friends at the same time can be difficult ... I have a friend that is selling a motor that I know has problems . Another friend wants to buy it . The first friend has told my second friend that the motor is rebuilt and running great which I know is a lie . If I tell the second friend what I know I may lose the first friend and if I don`t tell him I will lose the second friend if he ever finds out I knew the motor was bad... Caught between a rock and a hard place . I am going to tell my first friend he is wrong in telling my second friend the motor is fine and I`m going to tell my send friend the motor is junk BECAUSE... it`s the right think to do ...

Vegas Smith

Proven Member
Dec 2, 2002
Houston, Texas
Just call the second guy and say "Don't buy it. Make up an excuse about why you can't buy it and do me the favor of leaving it at that."


Proven Member
Dec 9, 2010
wampum, Pennsylvania
Yep, I would warn the second friend not to buy it, he doesnt have to tell the other guy why, or have the second friend insist on pulling the pan and checking the bearings and doing a leak down test before buying it.


Supporting VIP
Jan 5, 2012
Rathdrum, Idaho
Frankly the first friend needs a reality check and deserves a little bit of a kick in the ass for trying to drop someone, let alone another friend of yours.

I've had other freinds do this to ppl I didn't know, and I always tell my friends upfront that it's messed up and wrong.


Proven Member
Jan 10, 2014
Bulgaria, Europe
Ultimately whoever's gonna buy the motor is looking at a few grand in parts/labor + possibly months of lost time. Think of it like that; would you rather someone get $300 richer or save somebody $$$$ + months of their life and hard work? I've been in that position, and I can sure as hell tell you, time ain't got no price.

Tell your second buddy the motor is trash.


Supporting VIP
Aug 24, 2018
Sarnia, ON_Canada
Well guy`s ... I did tell my friend the motor he wants to buy has problem`s but he went ahead and bought it anyways . Apparently he had some one look at the motor. and he told him it could be repair for under two hundred bucks.. I hear now that the motor internals are some thing special and well worth the cost and price to repair . If he is happy ...the seller is happy ... that makes me happy. and we all drive happily ever after .. The End
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