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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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I am looking at bringing in a 1987 90 through Charleston SC. I have used Brunwick GA in the past without issue. Any advice or recent experiences would be appreciated. Cheers
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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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I don't have experience with this port but I can tell you, for certain, you need to provide full spec ect if you want the advice of board members
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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:30 AM
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Isn't Charleston the port that makes everyone power wash their truck at an astronomical price?
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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Use to use charleston for all my trucks. The power wash and steam clean rumor is true yet they rarely actually clean the truck. Also know of a few trucks that got seized there but that depends on the truck and its originality of course.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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I am looking at bringing in a 1987 90 through Charleston SC. I have used Brunwick GA in the past without issue. Any advice or recent experiences would be appreciated. Cheers

Make sure the truck is exactly as it left the factory mechanically, no RHD to LHD swap, no Diesel to Gas swap, NO Tdi's etc. Vin plate original with OE rivits, VIN clearly visible on the front leg .... then it will be all smooth...


We had several go through Charleston, it is not the ports that are the problem, it is the trucks people buy that do not apply to the rules set by EPA / DOT


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Old December 10th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Good info, but yes the ports ARE part of the problem. Where was is that was requiring the $1000 pressure wash scam for a while?

-Jeff

We always make sure it gets delivered to port on a transporter with a clean frame/ innerwheel arches , not dragged out of a mud pit the day before.


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Old December 10th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Avoid Charleston at all cost... cost me an arm and a leg ($2K) to have my truck steam cleaned there even though it was cleaned prior to shipping. Finally got it to me in Georgia and it was obvious that they didn't even clean it, but charged me nonetheless. Truly crooked, racketeering schmucks.

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Old December 10th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Talk to Doug. He handles enough trucks to know the various BS going on at individual ports.

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Go to CBp.gov and submit an anonymous complaint. I just did.

------ Follow up post added December 10th, 2013 11:25 AM ------

I asked CBP question line about an engine swap and they said ok as long as I can prove new engine was 21+ years old. I figured as long as I had it in writing I would be ok. Do you disagree ?

I have imported 5 Landys and 1 G through Brunswick and had 2 washes at $500 each, and I could tell it was a "symbolic" washing. Never had any other issues except for one was 3 months shy of 25 years but they let me store it for that time (cost $2500 in storage, transportation and misc fees).

I should probably stick with Brunswick. Small shop, personable people.
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Go to CBp.gov and submit an anonymous complaint. I just did.

------ Follow up post added December 10th, 2013 11:25 AM ------

I asked CBP question line about an engine swap and they said ok as long as I can prove new engine was 21+ years old. I figured as long as I had it in writing I would be ok. Do you disagree ?
I'm sure the anonymous tip will go very far, especially since it's a complaint submitted to a brotherhood that like many others will likely protect their own...

And no you are not OK just by having it in writing. They're setting you up for failure, so that they can plaster your next truck all over their blog, CBP Crush Fest. They're being as vague and misleading as possible - the engine has to be same-for-same, i.e. if your original truck was a 3.5V8, you can't just swap in a 200tdi that is 21 years old and expect to make it in the US without any issues. There are many fact-packed threads on this forum that you should read up on.

Bill Cox please correct me if I'm wrong though.
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I'm sure the anonymous tip will go very far, especially since it's a complaint submitted to a brotherhood that like many others will likely protect their own...

And no you are not OK just by having it in writing. They're setting you up for failure, so that they can plaster your next truck all over their blog, CBP Crush Fest. They're being as vague and misleading as possible - the engine has to be same-for-same, i.e. if your original truck was a 3.5V8, you can't just swap in a 200tdi that is 21 years old and expect to make it in the US without any issues. There are many fact-packed threads on this forum that you should read up on.

Bill Cox please correct me if I'm wrong though.
that's funny...
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I have always been a "original only" buyer to be on the safe side and avoid bad mechanic short cuts. I asked because the 200tdi is now over 21 yrs old and there are a lot of nice converts. I will stick to "original" standard for previous reasons.
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Good info, but yes the ports ARE part of the problem. Where was is that was requiring the $1000 pressure wash scam for a while?

-Jeff
closer to $2000 with bio-hazard incineration costs. Dept of Ag and they had already cleared the truck and then went back and quarantined it.
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The 1987 90 turned out to have issues. Fitted with a def 200tdi(not 2.5TD), the VIN on the V5 was for a 1980 (although some Brits from Facebook say it was ok) and the engine number on the V5 was for the first engine. A little research can save your butt !!!

It was advertised as a 2.5 TD
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