The engine is the heart of any vehicle, the part that puts the “mobile” in automobile. Without a working engine a car is little more than a lump of metal with comfortable seats. Severe problems of the kind that require major engine service can be very expensive, but there’s a way to limit the impact on your wallet: Don’t repair your existing engine, replace it with a complete assembly. You’ll save money and your car will be back on the road a lot faster.

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Repairing an engine is a very labor intensive endeavor. Your engine not only has to be removed from the vehicle, but torn down to find the extent of the damage. The additional labor time, not to mention the parts cost, can quickly add up. In contrast, replacing your engine with a remanufactured assembly requires very little disassembly, just what’s needed to transfer necessary parts from your old engine to the new one. More importantly, the engine you’re installing has been completely gone through and brought back to manufacturer’s specifications. Your vehicle will run as it did when it was brand new, with a warranty to boot. Unless you completely rebuild your old engine, an expensive proposition, just repairing the damage will get you operational again, but you won’t be in much better shape than before the breakdown, and the repairs may not be covered by any kind of warranty.

To ensure you get like new performance and durability, a remanufactured engine undergoes an extensive reconditioning process. First it’s completely disassembled, cleaned and inspected by experienced technicians using state-of-the-art equipment. The main bearing bores are align honed to ensure perfect alignment for the rotating assembly. The block deck is resurfaced parallel to the crankshaft centerline to ensure equal compression in all cylinders. The cylinders are bored 90 degrees to the crankshaft centerline and honed with diamond stones to achieve a plateau finish for optimal ring sealing. The crankshaft is ground on index to ensure equal compression in all cylinders, the connecting rods are reconditioned, and the cylinder heads completely reconditioned with 3-angle seats for optimal valve sealing and flow.

All of the usual wear parts are replaced with new including pistons, rings, bearings, camshaft, lifters, timing assembly, seals and gaskets. Finally, before it’s shipped, the engine is thoroughly tested on a simulated or live-run test stand and checked for correct timing, valvetrain adjustment, compression, oil pressure, oil flow, and variable valve timing actuation (if equipped). The assembly is pressurized to verify the integrity of the water jacket and carefully scrutinized to ensure there is no unwanted noise, vibration, or fluid leaks. If you like your car and want to hold onto it for many more years, don’t just repair it, repower it with a remanufactured engine that will restore its performance and extend its lifespan.

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New Engine For My Truck
Needed a new engine for my truck and it was a real task to find something compatible with my model. Finally saw it at CARiD. It is pricey. Already have it installed and so far it's working great! I would say this engine is even better then the factory one - it is made to last! Hope it will work in future.
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2006 GMC Canyon
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