Inside The Engine: Exploring The Process Of A Rebuild
An engine rebuild is a tedious process that involves disassembling, repairing the bad parts and reassembling the engine in order to restore its performance and reliability. Your typical Engine Rebuild will consist of the following steps:
- Engine Removal –
The removal is the first step, involving the disconnections of various components like the exhaust, intake, cooling system, and all electrical connections.
- Disassembly –
All of the Engine Components are carefully removed, this typically includes the crankshaft, pistons, rods, and the cylinder heads.
- Cleaning & Inspection –
All of the engine parts are thoroughly cleaned to remove carbon buildup from the old gaskets and special attention is given to cleaning the pistons and bearings. After the Cleaning process every component is carefully inspected for and type of damage, and to find any part that may need to be replaced.
- Adjustments To Valve & Timing Components –
After finding the parts that will need replacing, this can include the bearings, seals, rings, and/or pistons you want to make sure the timing components are adjusted and set correctly for engine operation.
- Testing –
After the rebuild is completed you want to place it on an engine stand/test bench to check for any issues, leaks, or noises to ensure good engine performance.
- Reassembly & Installation –
After the inspection of all engine operations is complete, you will be reinstalling the engine into the vehicle/truck. After installation you will fill it with fresh fluids and fresh filters to ensure the initial start-up is smooth.
- The Initial Start—
During this phase you start the newly rebuilt engine, and the performance is closely monitored for any unusual activity, adjustments may be necessary, once the new engine has been broke-in, a final inspection is carried out to verify the engine is running smoothly without issues.
Keep in mind that engine rebuilds can vary in complexity, and the specific steps may differ based on the type of engine and the level of damage/wear. If you have the need of an engine rebuild, bring your Truck/Vehicle to us today. One of our trained, talented, and dedicated technicians will be able to provide you with excellent service.