USED ENGINE VERSUS REMANUFACTURED ENGINE
Buying a used engine versus remanufactured engine? Seems like you need to do your homework. Many people go with a used engine due to the cost savings. Rather, in the long run this can have a damaging affect as the warranty will run out and leave the owner in a financial bind if something goes wrong relativity soon.
Used components are pulled directly from a vehicle – typically a junkyard vehicle – and generally not even so much as surface cleaned. Furthermore there are no provisions for disassembly, internal cleaning, or inspection with a used component. Used or junkyard components may have high mileage and a poor maintenance history. Rather a failure waiting to happen. While many used or junkyard components come from a vehicle that was involved in an accident and may have unseen damage. These engines usually don’t carry a warranty longer than 30 days and can have high mileage on them to begin with.
To remanufacture is to make as close to new as possible. All core material – head and block castings, crankshaft, camshaft and rods – are carefully inspected. While being checked against original equipment measured specifications for correct dimensional tolerances and precisely machined. Replacement parts are new to meet exacting standards and tolerances. Testing is performed to manufacturer measured specifications and original production standards.
When considering a Used Engine versus Remanufactured Engine, make sure you can answer the following questions to determine the quality of the engine you are getting.
Is there hidden damage to my engine like microscopic cracks that may show up after my warranty has expired?
If your engine was in a wrecked car, this is a big possibility. However, with our remanufactured block and new components, you can rest assured that your engine is in great condition!
- Can you be 100% sure of the mileage on this engine? On a remanufactured engine from Roadmaster, you can be assured that the engine has had no in-vehicle miles put on it!
- Do you know how the engine has been treated and in what condition it is in? With a remanufactured engine from Roadmaster, you know the utmost care has been given to build this engine to new-engine specifications. All the internal parts are new, and this engine can be trusted to last you a long time.
- Where did this engine come from? Roadmaster’s remanufactured engines are built using the finest new or core blocks and are built with brand new components!
Roadmaster Engine World has supplied rebuilt/remanufactured engines since 1953.
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