Engine Re-building: Why It’s Necessary

In a brilliant article about engine re-building, it’s argued that an engine refurbishing and rebuilding is way more economical than replacing an entire industrial engine. With construction equipment costing a pretty sum per unit, industrial entities can save themselves great expenses further down the line by ensuring that engines are serviced at regular intervals. So, here’s why engine rebuilding is so important, how we at Eagleharm Engineering recondition and rebuild engines, and how to get in touch with an engine reconditioner in KwaZulu-Natal:

Why We Rebuild Engines

Apart from ensuring that all the vital parts of the engine are working efficiently, engine re-building is as much a preventative measure as it is a solution to existing engine issues. The worst types of engine malfunctions can be avoided through regular maintenance. More often than not a minor engine issue is exacerbated, and can cause further damage to other engine parts, when it’s not picked up in time.

By allowing a certified engine reconditioning specialist to have a look at your industrial vehicle engines on a regular basis, you’ll get forewarning of any pressing engine issues that might throw a spanner in your operations in the future. By checking key engine components, like the engine’s cooling system and oil distribution mechanisms, we prevent catastrophic engine failure down the line.

Whether for a day, a week or a month – if your industrial machinery isn’t running, you’re not making money! Here’s how we recondition and rebuild engines:

How We Rebuild Engines

Before fuel injection technology, engine reconditioning specialists would perform a ‘carb to pan’ engine disassembly. This involves removing the engine from the machinery and taking it apart down to it’s individual parts, nuts and bolts. Here are the steps in the engine re-building process:

  1. Engine parts are carefully removed, assessed for damage, and stored
  2. Once the entire engine has been stripped and assessed, an ultrasonic cleaner chemically cleans each part, removing any residual oil and dirt particles
  3. After chemically cleaning each part, they are assessed once more for damage and wear
  4. Bearing clearances are then checked and compared to the manufacturer’s factory specifications. Engine parts that aren’t in accordance with factory spec are machined to either the next oversize or undersize
  5. Once the engine’s damaged parts are repaired or replaced, and the rest of the components are thoroughly checked and cleaned, the last phase is to reassemble the engine and return it to the vehicle it belongs to.

Should your engine fail, follow this process to ensure that you get the most life out of your industrial engines and save yourself money in the long run. Don’t replace your engines, rebuild them!

Eagleharm Engineering specialises in industrial engine rebuilding and engine repairs in KwaZulu-Natal. We understand engines, and how to get the most out of them, so find out more about our engine reconditioning services – or connect with us here to speak to a human!