Important Announcement: Nothin' But Toyota's and Subaru's

To our valued customers:

For the past 35 years, Sunwest Engines has been rebuilding everything from 1.0 Geo Metro engines to 6.7 Cummins to 1940’s Ford 8N tractor engines. However, in recent years we have been progressively getting busier and busier which has left us with a longer than usual wait time and has prevented us from delivering the best product possible. This is not how we like to do business, therefore, we had two options: either raise our prices and hire more people OR lighten the workload. It has not been an easy decision, but to keep our wait time low and our prices competitive, we decided to lighten the workload. Sunwest Engines has decided to focus our efforts on what we do best: Toyotas and Subarus.

By July 1st, 2021, Sunwest Engines will only be rebuilding Toyota and Subaru engines and cylinder heads. We will offer one day a week (Fridays) that we do piece work for our local customers. That is when we will do crank grinds, flywheels, injectors, cylinder head pressure checks, etc (of any make/model). We won’t be doing any full rebuilds, but we can help you get that pesky machine work out of the way! Thank you for your patience and understanding and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause any of our customers; but we feel this is the right move that provides the most benefit for everyone. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us as we will still be more than happy to help you in any way that we can!

Thank you!

The Sunwest Engine Team

P.S. – this change DOES NOT affect Sunwest Repair. For your convenience they will still be doing repairs on all major makes and models.

Check Out What's New!!

In order to better assist you at YOUR convenience, we have added some new features to our website!

If you are inquiring to find out a rough shipping estimate Click Here to visit our Freight Rates page.

If you have general questions about freight or core returns, be sure to visit our new FAQ page!! Click Here to check it out!


If you didn't see the answer to your question there, Click Here to have one of us get ahold of you as soon as we can or click the bubble in the lower-right corner to send us a Facebook message online!


If you are having problems with an engine or cylinder heads that were purchased from us and you would like to file a claim, Click Here to start the Warranty Claim.


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We Buy Engine & Cylinder Head Cores!!!

Here are the most common cores that we are in need of:


Both EJ and FA/FB Non- Turbo Subaru cores from 1999 and up. We are always in need of crankshafts. We also need cylinder heads from 2006 and up (must be VVT). And we always need Turbo Subaru cores from 2004 and up. Short blocks, long blocks and cylinder heads.

We are in need of Toyota 22RE Cores! 1985 - 1995 Toyota Truck, Celica and 4Runner. We'll take long or short blocks! They don't have to be perfect but they must be rebuildable and complete with crankshaft and rods!

We'll accept local offers and long distance. We'll cover the shipping cost! Let us know what you have and get some extra cash!*

*Cores must be inspected and deemed rebuildable before payment is issued to receive full credit. Cores may be purchased as sight unseen for a reduced amount. Payment is issued via check or PayPal.