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Why is a crankshaft not straight?

Why is a crankshaft not straight?

The internal combustion engine really is a remarkable thing. Little explosions take place over and over, firing pistons at remarkable rates to ultimately propel a vehicle forward. The crankshaft is a special engine part, and looks rather strange when not connected to...

Can a crankshaft be repaired?

Can a crankshaft be repaired?

The internal combustion engine is a feat of engineering excellence; a complex machine that works as a collective of individual parts to serve a common purpose: propulsion. The only problem with intricate machinery is that there are many parts – some of which are vital...

Why do you pressure test cylinder heads?

Why do you pressure test cylinder heads?

Cylinder heads: when they fail, they fail in style. It really does pay to keep your engine’s cylinder head in good condition. Trust us, repair definitely is cheaper than replacement in this case. Cylinder heads, like all engine parts, will wear over time, and that’s...

Earthmoving Equipment: Articulated Trucks

Earthmoving Equipment: Articulated Trucks

If you’ve ever been to a mining site, you’ll know just how HUGE some of the vehicles are that miners use on a daily basis. One of these colossal pieces of machinery is the much-used articulated dumping truck, which gets loaded up with tons of earth and other matter...

When engine reconditioning goes wrong

When engine reconditioning goes wrong

You get DIY car engine reconditioning that will get the nod from most mechanics, and then you get engine fixes like those below that make us cover our faces in embarrassment! From using cable ties as a cam belt, to a G-clamp being used as a battery terminal connector,...

How to choose the right engine reconditioning workshop

How to choose the right engine reconditioning workshop

There’s no doubt that an engine reconditioning workshop is going to charge less to repair an engine than you’d have to pay to replace it. However, this isn’t always the case. Inexperienced engine reconditioners, who don’t have the correct precision machining equipment...

What are the advantages of reconditioned cylinder heads?

What are the advantages of reconditioned cylinder heads?

Ask any engine reconditioner what the most important engine issue is and they’ll mention cylinder heads. This is because improving an engine’s output has a lot to do with ensuring that the cylinder heads operate at the highest level of performance. When engine...

Why line boring machines aren’t boring

Why line boring machines aren’t boring

Line boring: a fascinating trade with an unfortunate name. For those who are complete strangers to the concept, line boring machines are used to enlarge holes that have already been cast or drilled into a variety of substances. Large-scale boring is commonly used when...

It’s official: We’re better at engine block boring services!

It’s official: We’re better at engine block boring services!

The recently relocated Eagleharm Engineering workshop has a new machine: a huge TS1000 CNC boring mill from T&S Machines and Tools, Inc. This thing truly defines next-generation industrial engine boring, and reduces the time it takes to finish most machining jobs...

Eagleharm Engineering is Moving!

Eagleharm Engineering is Moving!

Different Location, Same Service Excellence… After offering engine reconditioning services in Durban for 50 years, operating from Springfield Park, EAGLEHARM ENGINEERING is relocating to WESTMEAD, PINETOWN. Our new location allows us to continue offering you, our...

An Engine’s Critical Parts & Their Functions

An Engine’s Critical Parts & Their Functions

While every engine part plays a role in keeping your car healthy, certain parts play an especially important role. Your car is a complicated system that requires each major working part to function at an optimal level. Replacing worn or damaged parts will not only...

How to Break In a Rebuilt Engine

How to Break In a Rebuilt Engine

The two most commonly used methods to break in a rebuilt engine are dynamometer or load bank testing. However, these methods of engine testing aren’t always possible. If a rebuilt engine isn’t broken in correctly issues can arise including high oil consumption,...

Repairing Engines Before Shutdown: Why It’s a Good Idea

Repairing Engines Before Shutdown: Why It’s a Good Idea

Regardless of where or how internal combustion engines are used, they all need some TLC eventually. With a year-long maintenance plan, keeping both vehicular and machinery engines in good condition is effortless. Unfortunately, repairing under-performing engines is...

Popular Engine Parts and Where to Find Them

Popular Engine Parts and Where to Find Them

Automobiles, like most mechanical devices, require maintenance from time to time. If we're lucky, all we need is an oil change and the replacement of a few filters, and our vehicles are good to go. Other times, however, something critical goes wrong - damaging engine...

Why Choose Accredited Engine Remanufacturers?

Why Choose Accredited Engine Remanufacturers?

While people like Dutch physician Christian Huygens were experimenting with internal combustion engine technology as early as the 1600s, the first gasoline engine that could be run continuously through spark-ignition was developed circa 1859. Since then, the engine...

How to Tell When Your Engine Needs Attention

How to Tell When Your Engine Needs Attention

An engine, regardless of size, is a complex mechanism of moving and fixed parts that work together to achieve a specific purpose. So, when one part starts to fail, the whole engine system begins to suffer – affecting overall performance. Without regular engine...

Eagleharm 101: Our Engine Reconditioning Process

Eagleharm 101: Our Engine Reconditioning Process

Any industrial engine mechanic can take an engine apart and put it back together, but what about reconditioning an engine to an almost ‘good as new’ level? When it comes to industrial engines, down time equals money lost. Want to see how an industrial engine should be...

Engine Re-building: Why It’s Necessary

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...