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[*] posted on 12-19-2016 at 04:03 PM
bringing a used engine into mex


on a pallet in the back of a pick-up, SY bueno or do I have to use Otay?
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[*] posted on 12-19-2016 at 04:14 PM


you HAVE to use otay mesa for all engines




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[*] posted on 12-19-2016 at 04:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
you HAVE to use otay mesa for all engines


gracias!:yes:
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[*] posted on 12-19-2016 at 04:57 PM


brought mine thru san y. 6 mo.s ago on a pallet--paid small duty
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[*] posted on 12-20-2016 at 08:21 AM


if you use otay mesa you will be sent back across and over to otay mesa...

I know this...don't take an engine to tj crossing




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[*] posted on 12-20-2016 at 08:26 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
if you use otay mesa you will be sent back across and over to otay mesa...

I know this...don't take an engine to tj crossing
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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 02:49 PM


well here's how it went down yesterday.......
three agents involved, all said 4 cylinder engines no problemo 6 cylinder engines you have 3 options:
1...use the return lane and you and your engine go back to the U.S.

2...you import the engine via a broker

3...you take this bag of candy over toward the bathrooms and then you return it to me with $120 in it and you go on your way

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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 03:30 PM


Was it a Payday candy bar?



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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 03:44 PM


Unless that candy came with a receipt for the duty paid, I would have gone back into the US. Imagine getting stopped by a fellow extortionist a block later with undeclared merchandise. What are you going to do then, admit to bribing your way across the border?



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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 04:13 PM


Whoa, you mean that being told Otay was the only crossing you were allowed to use to bring your engine across wasn't accurate information?
As I said in another post paying an importer made sense to me since I did not want to waste time and more gas money by driving up crossing it myself.
I have personally brought 3 engines across over the last 10 years, 2 were buggy motors and 1 v-8, all through Tijuana, I would never say my experiences are the only way to do things with such a short track record, even though I probably have 80+ crossings total heading down to Los Cabos loaded up, maybe 10 or 20 crossings with engines would be some proof?
From what I recall, the only time I have ever been sent to Otay while trying to cross Tijuana was when I brought more than $1000 usd worth of goods, with receipts or not.
Ever since that time I made sure my receipts were always under $1000 usd, I believe the aduanas use the $1000 usd as a limit for commercial, anything under $1000 usd I paid around 20-22% of the value on the receipts that I provided less the $300usd allowance that you are allowed to bring into Mexico as personal items, if I had to pay, not sure about the current limit?
I think if you want to bring things into Mexico you should consider how hard it would be to take things up north to the USA and how much you would pay before you complain about paying a duty on bringing your goods down south.
I also cross 30-60 minutes before day light and have all my papers ready if I can't just talk my way through it, I have only paid a tip one time and that was when nobody was in the office to access the receipt book, which I always ask for also.
I hope in the future people would try and stick to proven facts or offer a suggestion about what worked for you, and not deem that as the final word and proven fact.
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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 05:17 PM


last winter I took an engine to tj///

no engines imported at tj

I got escorted to the "secret gate" that returns you to the usa and
told to drive to otay mesa

took 2 hours

at otay mesa...no sweat...paid the tax and crossed




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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 05:54 PM


Think I would cross at Tecate
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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 06:13 PM


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[*] posted on 12-29-2016 at 06:37 PM
Engine


A while back there was a pickup truck ahead of us headed south through Tecate crossed with a huge diesel truck engine tied in the back.
They waved him through and pulled us in and checked our Suburban. I remember commenting that. That pickup had one heck of a load in it


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