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What is a Remanufactured Engine

A remanufactured engine is a used engine which has been returned to new condition by remachining the worn surfaces of major parts and the fitting of new components. You gain the advantages of a new engine but without the expense of a brand new engine. The planet benefits from the recycling of major engine parts. Much less energy is used to remanufacture an engine than to produce a new one.

These are some of the processes which we put an engine through on it's way to becoming a reliable power source for you:

• dismantling and preliminary inspection
• chemical cleaning
• check parts for wear to determine machining processes & parts replacement required
• crack testing of major components
• cylinder bores machined oversize (rebored) or new cylinder liners fitted
• cylinder block deck machined
• main bearing tunnels checked & machined if nescessary (linebored)
• crankshaft reground if nescessary
• con rod tunnels checked, new bushes fitted, alignment checked
• camshaft reground or replaced
• camfollowers refaced or new ones fitted
• cylinder head gasket face machined
• valve guides replaced
• valves refaced or replaced
• valve seats refaced
• valve springs checked & replaced as necessary
• oil pump overhauled or replaced
• a through final clean of all parts
• engine clearances are checked
• engine is assembled with new pistons & rings, new crankshaft bearings, gaskets & seals
• documentation is completed- installation check sheet, build sheet, warranty card.

We offer a standard 1 year or 20,000km warranty on our engines, or a 3 year/100,000 km warranty for engines with scheduled servicing (conditions apply).

I've fitted a new engine to my car; after 12,000km it is making a loud knocking noise. It is past the 6 month warranty period what can I do?

Firstly it is unlikely a new engine was fitted; new engines can be purchased but seldom are they available for anything other than current models; they usually cost more than $8,000 . A used engine from either a scrap yard in Japan or locally is most likely where your "new" engine has come from. This engine may have not had the maintenance it should have; the oil system could be clogged causing a bearing failure.

You have 3 options :- 1- Get the engine reconditioned; you can get a 3 year/100,000km warranty and know that all worn or damaged parts have been replaced or re-machined.

2:- fit another used engine and hope it is in better condition.

3:- take you car to a wrecker and write off the cost of the engine replacement and loss of value to experience.




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