Did you know that there are no new engines? New engines only come in new vehicles. If you replace the engine in your new vehicle, it will be replaced with a remanufactured engine. By definition, remanufactured means to make as close to new as possible. Take a look our dealer stocks -
Like everything else in the world, engines will eventually wear-down with even the best of care. This happens because specifications in design begin to deteriorate after a period of time. By not changing your oil at regular intervals you can accelerate the process dramatically. When engine oil breaks down, the lubricating and bonding properties in the oil are lost and eventually metal begins to meet with metal. When this happens, cylinder walls become scratched, grooved or simply worn until the piston and rings can’t keep the oil from entering the cylinder where combustion takes place.
The black smoke in your exhaust that usually indicates the need to replace your engine is a result of burning oil instead of an oxygen/fuel mixture. Remanufacturing is the process of breaking down a used engine (core) and bringing it back to original equipment specifications. The block is brought back to specifications by "shot blast cleaning" and magnafluxed to assure specification tolerances can be attained. Many of the parts are replaced with new and original equipment.
For example, remanufactured engines get new pistons, rings, timing components, freeze plugs, gasket sets, valve guides, lifters, virtually all with oil pumps, rod, cam and main bearings. Crankshafts and camshafts are reground, polished, and oil holes are chamfered to rigid specifications. Valve seats are 3-angle cut for optimum sealing and new valves are used on most engines. The block deck and cylinder heads are resurfaced to assure proper sealing. All blocks are line honed. The valve stems are centerless ground, butt cut, and chamfered to assure proper clearance and oil control.
Once the engine has been completely remanufactured, it is 100% functionally tested. This testing is performed to manufacturer specifications and original production standards. Manufacturers have specifications and wear limits that are acceptable outside the original specifications. Rebuilt engines are simply reconditioned by cleaning. The engine is then inspected and only the severely worn or broken parts are replaced…serviceable parts are reused if they fall within the manufactures acceptable wear limits. As you would expect, the warranty for a rebuilt engine is not going to be anywhere near a remanufactured engine.
When you consider the fact that new vehicles average in excess of $25,000 and lose approximately 45% of their value after only 3 years, isn’t it wise to replace your engine with the quality of a remanufactured engine? In almost all cases, the warranty that you receive on a remanufactured engine is better than the one that came on your new vehicle.