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#2186 of 2392 Rami Transmission aka Y S & D Engine, Brooklyn
Mar 12, 2012 (12:39 pm)
If you need a transmission for your Odyssey and have seen this company on-line..............
Do not do it! I cannot express my feelings enough! Just do not allow Rami Transmissions, e-bay seller Rami5566.718, aka YS&D Engine to supply you with a remanufactured (suposedly) transmission. If you live within walking distance of the shop them perhaps you have a chance in hell of receiving satisfaction. Unfortunately If you are using them via the internet to provide you with a replacement transmission then prepare to be ripped off!
The deceit and dishonesty runs throughout this FAMILY operation. Do some research and you will find that there are a number of unsatisfied customers. The 5 star reviews are from the family members themselves! I only wish that I had done a bit more due dilegence when researching this sham of an operation. Look at Kudzu.com 5 star review from ykadoch ! this is the e-mail address for the company! HAHA Check out showmelocal all bad reviews. I just wish I had done more homework before purchasing from them 3000 miles away.
All family members are obviously trained in the ways that they operate. I have not found one honest person on the other end of the phone yet. Rami, Amir, the wife, etc. All well versed in the art of telling you exactly what you want to hear with out ever delivering.
They knew all the right things to say on the phone, and seemed very knowledgable on the transmission issues. Remanufactured transmission with 2 year warranty (HAHAHA) with free torque converter and in line filter available for reasonable price! I took the hook! Initial purchase and shipping happened very quickly, But the transmission they supplied had issues from the start! Troubleshooted the problems directly with Rami! Thought it may have been a selenoid or something on my end. Replaced selenoids. This was never the problem. Rami finally says..............I will send you a replacement! Dont believe him!
At this point I am thinking its just my luck, but I do not want to belive I am being scammed. 2 months later............... excuse after excuse, need to wait for a core to rebuild one (what about my core that I returned that you never credited my account the $450.00 for the core refund?) Oh we just rebuilt three, waiting for the dyno to check. OK all 3 are good sending today. Wait wait , call for tracking number. Given bogus number. Call shipping company..........NO we never had a pick up for you!. Oh now Dyno is broken waiting for Dyno repair to test. OK, wait wait wait. OK here is pick up number xxx using new shipper. I call shipper! Oh yeah we have pick up scheduled, But we do not even deliver to California! WTF! This is over a period of several weeks where they dodge your phone number. I am now only getting thru by using friends cell phones from out of state numbers!! OMG then the numerous hang ups on me and the promisses to call back. And all of this is using “God willing” and other just rediculous comments that try to allude to the fact that they are somehow honest! HAHAHA
So in short! Do some more research! These people are scam artists. Luckily my Credit Card company agrees and I did not wait to long to start the restitution process, but these people are crooks and should not be allowed to prey on people on the internet. I am actually happy at the outcome now, because even if they had come thru somehow in the end I would not ever trust the transmission that they would have shipped to me so good riddance RAMI TRANSMISSIONS!
PS Rami transmissions..............its been over a week and I havent received the return phone call you promised “on your word” to return that day!
#2187 of 2392 Re: Rami Transmission aka Y S & D Engine, Brooklyn [jpohling]
Mar 12, 2012 (2:11 pm)
I assume you gave them a 0 on the feedback rating on ebay? When I read any bad comment before buying something, I take a long, long look. Just one bad one does it for me.
#2188 of 2392 Re: Rami Transmission aka Y S & D Engine, Brooklyn [imidazol97]
Mar 16, 2012 (10:59 pm)
Unfortunately I am not able to review them on ebay as I did not ultimately purchase thru ebay. I found them there but contacted them directly to discuss the product, etc and ended up purchasing directly from them. I cannot see how i can comment on them on ebay in this situation?
#2189 of 2392 Pinging noise!
Mar 23, 2012 (1:11 am)
I just bought a exl res and while test driving I noticed a pinging noise but it was very subtle. I bought and now it's bugging me. I hear it when I accelerate and when it hits 2500 rpm and continues if I accelerate. I can feel and hear it clearly when I accelerate. I only put 20 miles on it so far.. Will this be a bigger problem later and is there a fix for the new car? Any recourse? Can I exchange?
#2190 of 2392 Re: Pinging noise! [hqly2001]
Mar 23, 2012 (4:45 am)
I don't think you have any recourse. My '10 Pilot EXL that I traded for a CRV had the pinging problem. Honda service told me to try higher octane gas but that didn't work. Your Odyssey has the same VCM engine as the Pilot.
Check out Honda Pilot forum link title
#2191 of 2392 Re: Pinging noise! [blackexv6]
Mar 23, 2012 (10:36 am)
it's 2 days old.... how loud if your pining noise? I can hear mine when the radio is off.. and it's subtle but very annoying!
#2192 of 2392 Rami Transmission Update
Mar 23, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Update! Never heard word one from Rami! No attempt at making things correct for the customer. No refund to my credit card from the transmission and torque convertor that was returned for a core charge of $450.00.
I had the transmission rebuilt locally and the vehicle is back in service! running nicely. Visited the rebuilder today to take pictures of the replaced parts. Removed parts were newly installed. Transmission from Rami had been rebuilt. Problem was the servo body was warped causing the shift valves to not function properly. This was an internal transmission issue that Rami should have warrantied immediately as they promised! instead of dodging my calls and all responsibility. That is inexcusable as a service / parts provider.
It is one thing to entice people to purchase based upon a longer warranty period. In this case two years as opposed to the one year I now have. But if you never intend on making good on the warranty its really just a sales ploy to hook people.
The biggest issue that is just unforgivable is to be an outright crook and not return your core charge. That is just plain thievery. And there is absolutely no defense for it! The shipping manifests have been published here for all to see. There is no question that they received my transmission and have not credited my account. So in my mind they can make every excuse in the book why they did not honor their warranty, but how do you explain plain and simple stealing $450.00 from a customer for a refundable core DEPOSIT?
It is really a shame that because they had a rebuild of theirs go wrong with a faulty servo body that they chose to blow me and my $1770.00 off and even in one post telling me to shove it! Is the reputation of their company really only worth a few thousand dollars?
I hope what they are starting to feel is the power of the internet and the sharing of information. One persons experience can make a difference. It will continue to be my goal to share my experience and spread the word that YS & D Engine and Transmission, doing business as Rami Transmission are without a doubt thieves. And I challenge them to disprove that fact.
#2193 of 2392 Ping Noise
Mar 23, 2012 (8:20 pm)
I really appreciated the facts and comments that have been shared on this site. I was an inch away from purchasing the Odyssey Elite when I came across this site. I called the dealership the next day and left a message for the General Manager whom I'd been on the phone with every day for 4 or 5 days asking questions and dealing. The last message I'd gotten was to call if I had any more questions, so I did. My question on the message was " how can he assure me that I won't get a faulty transmission?" Never heard another word from him or anyone at that dealership. They know what they have and are passing it off onto unsuspecting consumers. I feel as though I dodged a bullet!! Thank you to all who have written in this forum.
#2194 of 2392 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey Engine smoking [jaydowns001]
Mar 27, 2012 (4:23 pm)
I cant believe I found your post on this issue. I had it happen to me twice but the dealer cant figure it out. They said all systems are running fine and they dont see any issues. Im hoping to record it on my iphone the next time it happens so I can show them.
Did you ever figure out what it is?
#2195 of 2392 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey Engine smoking [kseto007]
Mar 28, 2012 (7:31 am)
not sure if you mean my msge of somone elses . lete me know