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Oversizing means increasing your engine's power by carving out larger bores and fitting in bigger pistons. It's a tedious process, and it doesn't simply mean getting bigger parts. You have to oversize the piston rings, grinding them to make them fit. The slightest error in grinding leads to pumping oil onto your spark plugs and cracking open the engine to redo everything. If you don't want to go through all that trouble, a new Engine Block is the perfect solution. Our remanufactured blocks are ready to be installed into your engine bay. There's no need to grind out the block's bores or piston rings- it's all been done for your convenience. The bores have been grinded out and relined, and oversized piston rings have also been fitted to provide maximum compression. These blocks are strictly tested for quality to ensure that there will be zero oil leaks in the combustion chamber. Turbo-washing clears the Engine Block of deposits clogging the coolant and oil lines for unrestricted flow. The block's head surface has also been resurfaced to prevent cylinder head gasket damage and engine overheating. The crankshaft has been checked and upgraded for perfect balance, while the pistons and the connecting rods have been replaced for ultimate durability and performance. Overall, these blocks are even better than new ones. To get this a new remanufactured block, there's no need to ride out to the parts dealer. Order right here at Auto Parts Warehouse today, and we will ship it right to your doorstep.
Buying an Engine Assembly: Go for Short Block or Long Block?
A major headacheóthatís what a worn-out engine will give you since it pretty much renders your vehicle useless. When an automotive owner is faced with this problem, the solution that he normally comes up with is to scrap his old car altogether and just get a new one instead. However, not all automotive owners go for that option. Some choose to keep their cars for various reasons and opt to replace the engine instead. And because youíre reading this, you may be in the same boat. An engine replacement may not be the easier path, but if you truly love your old car, then this is the only way that you can drive it again.
Short Block and Long Block Engines: Whatís the Difference?
When youíre looking for a replacement engine, youíd have to decide between getting a short block or a long block assembly. Short block and long block engines are practically alike when it comes to dimensions. The main difference between them lies in the number of parts that theyíre composed of. As you can perhaps gather from its name, a short block engine contains fewer parts than long block engines. Yes, a short block engine still consists of pistons, rods, the crankshaft, and everything else thatís considered part of the engine block. However, the cylinder head isnít included in that assembly. On the other hand, a long block engine is made up of all the components that are available in a short block engine plus the cylinder head. Needless to say, the long block engine is the more complete engine assembly. For that reason, long block engines are more expensive than their short block counterparts.
The Big Question: Go Short or Go Long?
Letís make this simple, eh?
Reasons to go for short block engines:
- All you need is a new engine block
- You want to save cash and use your old cylinder head (given that itís still in good condition)
- You want to optimize performance and apply a little customization (you can pair the engine block with parts of your choosing)
Reasons to go for long block engines:
- If practically all of your engine components need a replacement
- Go for this if you donít have faith in your DIY skills as a long block engine is easier to install than a short block engine
How to Replace an Automotive Engine
The engine is often referred to as the heart of your automobile. If thatís the case, then replacing the engine can be likened to a heart transplant. Engine replacement can be complicated, it can be difficult, but itís doable nonetheless. You wonít have to worry that much though as weíll guide you in every step of the way.
Difficulty: Hard (Even DIY experts will find this challenging)Tools:
- Engine hoist
- Jack stands
- Drain Pan
Step 1: Since youíll be using an engine hoist, position your automobile in a spot where you can maneuver the said device. Itís also ideal that your chosen spot has plenty of lighting.
Step 2: Before you touch anything, take pictures of your engine. These will serve as your references. Photographs will prove to be a great help since things can get pretty messy later on (photos can tell you which part goes where, etc.). Taking photos as you progress is also recommended.
Step 3: Once your preparations are done, start by disconnecting the batteryís ground cable. After that, drain the coolant into a pan and detach the radiator hoses. If youíre having trouble disconnecting the hoses, you can choose to cut them off instead and simply replace them later on (this isnít advisable if the radiator hoses are made of metal though).
Step 4: Take out the radiator and the fan. After that, detach the air intake and fuel supply lines.
Step 5: Remove the air-conditioning compressor and the power steering pump. Thereís no need to disconnect their hoses though.
Step 6: Find all the electrical wires that run to the engine and disconnect them. Afterwards, remove the exhaust manifold and all the connections that hold the transmission.
Step 7: Itís time to go under your car. Prepare your jack stands and jack up your vehicle.
Step 8: Depending on your car, you may also have to detach the starter and exhaust pipe connections (youíd know if you do need to do this after youíve removed the exhaust manifold).
Step 9: Find the torque converter and pry it away from the flex plate.
Step 10: Get more jack stands and place them under the transmission. You can start unbolting the transmission afterwards. The jack stands that you positioned under the transmission should support it as soon as itís disconnected from the engine. Once the transmission is unbolted, loosen its connections to the crossmember as well.
Step 11: To detach the transmission completely, remove the remaining transmission attachments that are connected to the engine. After that, unbolt the engine mount connection.
Step 12: Get back up and remove the jack stands that prop up your vehicle. Itís time to set it down and start hoisting the engine.
Step 13: Position the hoist properly and attach the chains to the largest bolts. Once youíre all set, carefully hoist the engine. Remember, easy does it.
Step 14: Maneuver the hoisted engine away from your car. Again, do this slowly to avoid damage to your vehicle. Set the hoisted engine down in another area.
Step 15: Finally, you can start installing the engine. Do the entire process in reverse order to get everything back under your hood. This would be easier if you took pictures along the way. Make sure that everything is installed correctly.