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Re: defining "rebuilt"
Actually, I think that yours is a particularly astute question. What constitutes a "rebuilt" engine?
I think that you have to ask as to what was re-built. It may help a bit to know about engine terminology but if you do not ask you wont know if they just replaced the water pump, alternator, gave it a paint job and called it "rebuilt". Was there a mechanic involved? Is there a detailed work order? If not and even if so, what was done?
Where the main shaft bearings replaced?
New head or manifold?
Fuel pump(s) and fuel tank?
In some ways a "rebuilt" engine is a neat way of saying that: "we did something fairly major to the engine" without saying what exactly was done and who did the work.
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Last edited by CalebD; 03-13-2013 at 12:52 AM.