When Should You Overhaul?

Is a reconditioned engine as good as new?

Remanufactured engines are supplied by only one British manufacturer – Ivor Searle, these engines are the equivalent of new, but obviously priced accordingly.

A reconditioned engine is generally a failed used engine that has been rebuilt..

When should I overhaul my engine?

It will not be long before an engine overhaul or some major work becomes necessary. Mileage aside, other signs that your car needs an engine overhaul include increased fuel consumption, bluish-white smoke from the exhaust and high engine oil consumption.

Why do Engines Overhaul?

Engine overhaul is basically giving your engine a new life. Most engine wears out over time due to heat and normal wear and tear. Some engine deteriorate quicker than others from being driven too hard like a race car. Or it’s affected by not enough engine oil, or lack of maintenance.

What is the difference between rebuild and overhaul?

A “rebuilt” engine should be put back into like-new condition, with all parts examined and replaced if they aren’t within new tolerances. An “overhauled” engine has new parts installed when they are worn beyond limits, but many are left in place because the wear limit hasn’t been exceeded.

What mileage should I rebuild my engine?

After 100 years the engine will only have 10,000 miles on it. This motor may last a few hundred years before it would need rebuilding or replacement. This is why we use mileage to rate how long an engine will last. Most engines on the road today are designed to last well over 100,000 miles.

Is it cheaper to rebuild or replace an engine?

It’s quite likely that engine rebuilding can save you money compared to engine replacement depending on the engine problem you are faced with and the cost of the parts needed for the repair. Depending on the situation, rebuilding your engine can save you up-to half of what you would of spent on replacing your engine.