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Old 03-13-2013
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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?
Transmission?
Rocker arms?
Valves?
Cams?
Injectors?
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.

My $.02
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Last edited by CalebD; 03-13-2013 at 12:52 AM.
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