When you buy a new car, you normally don’t face problems at the beginning, but after a couple of years there may come a time when you will be eager enough to change the engine of your loving car as nothing lasts forever. You will be trying your best to get the most compatible engine as a perfect replacement, but if you take a wrong decision you will surely be on your knees. Now you have two options in your hand, a brand new engine or a reconditioned engine. I will always suggest you to follow the most economic route, i.e. to buy a reconditioned engine.
Now coming in the context of reconditioned engines, a proper reconditioned engine has a lot of work done on them in order to offer it a long warranty. These engines are almost new, having zero miles on them. If maintained properly, having a very long lifespan is not a bar as they have every desired quality and potential. Proper maintenance can be done quite easily by replacing the engine oil and oil filters regularly and please ensure that the engine is well lubricated with good quality uncontaminated oil. Actually, the break in period of a new engine is of utmost importance as far as longevity is concerned. It decides the future of the engine. During this span of time all the components’ surfaces will mate and adjust themselves accordingly. These engines have already gone through this break in period so it is always a very big advantage. used engines
Reconditioned engines also come up with warranty and benefits. They will have cranks machined, polished or replaced. Necessary new bearing sets will be installed in both the connecting rods and main journals to ensure that optimum oil pressure is achieved. Cylinder heads will be pressure tested to make sure that they don’t have any internal cracks. New oil seals will be fitted to make the unit oil tight. Unlike a standard second-hand or used engine, the supplier of the engine is fully aware of its internal condition as the engine has been stripped down to its bare components. It will go through a rebuilding process where the main components such as the cylinder head, crank and cylinder block will be machined. There will be a number of brand new components installed within this engine.
The level of machining done and the amount of brand new parts installed will completely depend on the supplier. So act smartly to get full clarification of what exactly has been done to the engine.
Furthermore, you need to be aware of some important factors in regard to the machining and brand new parts used, which are as follows:
Machining: It’s all well and good to have internal components machined, but the quality can vary depending on the company used for the machining.
Brand new parts: Quality is a massively important factor when it comes to the rebuilding parts used in your engine. Just think what will happen if cheap replica parts are used for the rebuilt one. Always be sure to check what brand of building parts are being used