Replace Or Rebuild ? - What's in a Rebuilt Engine?

When you choose a reman engine, you kiss your old engine and its nagging problems goodbye. In exchange, you get a "like new" engine that has been completely remanufactured from the block up. In addition to using many new components, the block, crankshaft and other durable parts are cleaned and remachined to original factory specifications.

Typical new components:

    • Gaskets

  • Piston rings
  • Lifters
  • Camshaft
  • Oil pump
  • Timing chain, gears, belt
  • Connecting rod bearings
  • Main bearings
  • Pistons
  • Valve train components

Typical remachined components:

  • Valves
  • Valve seats
  • Connecting rods
  • Crankshaft

In addition, you often get:

  • New spark plugs
  • New air filter
  • New water pump
  • New hoses and belts
  • New motor mounts
  • Oil change and filter
  • New thermostat
  • New anti-freeze
  • New fuel filter

When a rebuilt engine is installed, fuel, ignition and cooling systems are usually checked to be certain every thing under your hood is in top operating condition.

Finally, ask for a copy of your written warranty to protect your investment. Add it all up-replacing your engine is almost always the smartest way to go.

Courtesy of the Car Care Council