Japanese Engines imported from Japan
Japan is home for Acura, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Diahatsu, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Infiniti, Subaru, Scion and Isuzu. Japanese transportation policies are made to protect the growth of its Auto manufacturers. In Japan vehicles are recycled early, approx within five years. This is the reason why the local demand for Brand New Vehicles is high. It is not in Japanese culture to buy used items. Therefore it is not required to have Auto Repair shops, Body shops and after-market parts because vehicles are recycled so early. Dealers do regular servicing according to the vehicle instruction manuals.
This is one of the main reasons why there are so many good working Japanese engines imported from Japan into United States. Japan exports Auto Engines, Transmissions and body parts to several countries around the world. Some Engines and transmissions have only 15,000-20,000 Kms only which is considered as almost brand new. Therefore the quality of Japanese Used auto-parts, Used engines & Used transmissions is very good. We traveled to countries in South America like Chile, Peru, Bolivia etc in December 2012 to study the automotive market in Latin America. We witnessed a roll-on-roll-off ship full of 10,000 used vehicles at Iquique port of Chile, after further investigation we found out all these vehicles were imported from Japan. Chile is a trade free zone and people from neighboring countries like Boliva, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay come to purchase all kinds of things. They don't have a sea port so Iquique port is the closest entry port for them. We saw a lot of importers selling Japanese Engines , Japanese Transmissions and used auto parts.
This is the reason why there are very few companies who can get a good assortment of parts & engines from Japan because most in-demand merchandise gets sold to these countries.