How Long Will My Replacement Engine Last?

Are thinking about replacing your engine? You may have a couple key questions. How long will your new engine last? Is it going to be worth the investment?

The answer is that no one knows how long your replacement engine will last. Some brand new OEM engines fail, while some remanufactured engines last 300,000 miles. You can still make an educated guess on how long your engine will last, though. There are factors that either increase or decrease an engine’s likelihood to fail.

What Makes A Replacement Engine More Likely To Fail?

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The following factors will make a replacement engine more likely to fail:

  • Poor rebuild
    • Minimal or no machining of worn parts
    • Low quality parts
    • Poorly trained techs
  • Bad preparation and installation
    • No sim testing
    • No pre-lubrication before startup

The Importance Of Finding A Reputable Engine Remanufacturing Company

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When you’re looking for a replacement engine, you have three options:

  1. A brand new crate engine
  2. A rebuilt engine
  3. A remanufactured engine

Out of these three options, a remanufactured engine delivers the most value. It’s usually cheaper than a brand new engine, but it’s often built better. That is, if it’s remanufactured by a reputable company. A good company will:

  • Remanufacture its engines to OEM specs
  • Correct all the known faults of an OEM engine
  • Beef up the engine with parts that are stronger, more durable, and better designed than OEM
  • Sim test all its engines

At Powertrain Products, we do all of the above, and then some more. We remanufacture our engines to OEM specs while correcting all the OEM faults. We bore and hone cylinder walls to provide a fresh true surface for the pistons and rings. We also re-machine bearing mount surfaces. In the valve train, brand new springs, retainers, keepers, and seals are installed. The list of new components that go into one of our remanufactured engines is long.

Sim Testing Engines

We sim (simulation) test all our remanufactured engines. That means using a machine to spin the engine at low rpm. The machine tests for the following items:

  • Compression meets spec
  • Proper oil pressure
  • Coolant leaks
  • Torque required to rotate the engine meets spec
  • Many other engine functions

We check all these functions against rigid industry standards. Sim testing all our engines – as well as doing all of the above – helps us guarantee you the highest quality remanufactured engine possible.

A Good Warranty Means Everything

Replacement engine warranty

A few things will give you an idea of how long your engine may last:

  • The quality of the engine
  • The quality of the installation
  • How well you maintain it

But, even in the most perfect circumstances, an engine can still fail. No one can predict the future. That’s why you want a replacement engine with a great warranty policy. It gives you the peace of mind that you won’t be stuck with the bill if your engine fails to no fault of your own.

The Powertrain Products Warranty Is The Best On The Market

At Powertrain Products, we offer the best warranty on the market. We warranty our remanufactured engines for 3-7 years and 1 million miles. You would be hard-pressed to find a better warranty policy elsewhere.

We not only offer a great warranty, but we also stand behind it. We don’t outsource warranty claims to some other company to save money. We have a knowledgeable staff that’s dedicated to supporting every customer with any problems that arise.

In a nutshell, remanufactured engines by Powertrain Products:

  • Are very well built, meaning they’re less likely to fail
  • Come with a great warranty

If you ask us, that’s a win-win situation. Take a look at our remanufactured engines today!

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