The core products our technicians work from are vital to the remanufacturing process. These products are the raw material from which the reman process begins.
But before you purchase a remanufactured engine from Gearhead Engines, that product completes the following strict, remanufacturing process.
“Close enough” doesn’t apply when we’re remanufacturing products. For example, engine configurations vary between vehicles, so identifying the right engine is crucial to ensure you purchase the correct solution. With our experienced staff and a comprehensive cataloging system, know that you’ll get the right product for your needs.
All of our products are carefully taken apart and cataloged for the machining process. Once dismantled, all reclaimed parts are tagged and kept as a group so they can be built back into the same finished assembly. This method of manufacturing ensures tight quality control, consistency, and a better finished product.
Parts that wear over time like pistons, rings, gaskets, and bearings are always replaced with new.
Our skilled machinists thoroughly test reclaimed component pieces to ensure they can be brought up to new OE specifications or better. Testing includes wet magnaflux (magnetic inspection for tiny cracks), pressure testing, dimensional measuring, and preliminary testing of all surfaces.
Using the latest technology, cutting-edge machinery, and decades of engineering know-how, our teams take into account every available update and improvement to the original design. Sometimes this means your product will be better than new.
These machining steps include:
After our precision machining process, the parts get a thorough, cleansing wash before assembly.
Each remanufactured engine is assembled according to our quality assurance system’s documented, detailed instructions. To ensure you only get the highest quality, our technicians use a large percentage of brand-new OE grade parts during our assembly process.
Our complete engine assemblies are fully tested using simulated and/or live-run test stands. All critical engine parameters are checked at this step by highly-trained technicians, verifying correct timing, correct valve train setup, compression, oil pressure, oil flow, vibration, knocking or unusual noises, variable valve-timing actuation, and fluid leaks. Finally, our technicians pressurize the finished assembly to verify water jacket integrity.
Most of our engines are shipped in durable, returnable, high-impact-plastic shipping containers. These containers eliminate shipping damage and make core returns a breeze by providing a safe, easy way to return cores without spilling any residual liquids.