Jasper reman engine review
I just picked up my 2005 GT yesterday after having a Jasper reman engine installed. I have to say that I'm really impressed with it so far. The engine arrived with steak seasoning in the crate as swag as well as fishing lures. The engine came with a nice light gray paint. It certainly looks better than the rusty metal that the stock Ford engine tends to look like after a while.
I've only put 60 miles on it but I can tell there are a lot of differences from stock. The first thing is that the engine is quiet. I don't mean like quiet quiet, but none of the usual engine knocks, rattles and ticks like they usually have. Since I bought the car at 40,000 miles, it always rattled at startup. It doesn't now. It's just smooth all the way. The throttle response is more smooth as well.
The car does pull a lot harder at takeoff than it ever did. I now wonder if my car ever ran correctly. Some of that is probably the new Exedy Mach 350 clutch, but I do notice a huge improvement in low end torque. It's really hard not to chirp in 1st gear. I am on an 87 tune right now during the 500 mile break-in period, so I don't know about high end power yet. I also lost my FRPP cams because I would have voided the warranty having them installed. I am only allowed to mod everything except for the long-block itself, which includes cams. So, I did lose the high end power the cams provided. I traded them for an FRPP manifold that hasn't arrived yet, so hopefully that may make up some of the difference in the high end.
So far, I am impressed with the quality of this reman and if you want a close to OEM engine that has improvements, I would recommend the Jasper reman.
I will write back as soon as the break-in period is over and I can go back to my 92 octane tunes and get the break-in oil out of the system.