What is Reconditioning?

Reconditioning is the repair process that we employ to bring used vehicles back to like-new condition. This is how we are able to confidently sell a safe, good-looking, well-performing vehicle. After numerous years in the business, we have distilled the process down to eight simple steps:

Engineering Products and Services.

We provide top-quality services in the following sectors.

Skim Cylinder Heads And Blocks

When a cylinder head is removed from the engine block due to gasket failure, overheating etc., it is essential that you check the cylinder head and block to see if they are flat. Generally you'll find that the engine block is fine due to the size of it and usually being made of steel, but the head may show signs of warpage or rot. The way most manufacturers recommend checking the flatness is with a long steel rule or straight edge. Check across the length, across the width of the head in various places, and also diagonally from corner to corner.

Lap & assemble valves

All lapping tools work in the same manner. This means the tool is attached to the valve head, lapping compound is applied to the valve seat or the valve face and the tool is rotated left and right to lap the valve to the seat. It’s kind of like trying to start a campfire by spinning a stick fast enough to create enough heat to ignite your kindling. Of course, with valve lapping you’re not going to even try to start a fire, but the motion is the similar.

Pressure testing

The purpose of these procedures is to ensure that pressure tests are conducted safely and effectively. They cover pressure testing of new and existing pressure systems and components. They apply to mechanics, supervisors, field construction managers, inspectors, custodians, subcontractors responsible for pressure tests, and the pressure systems program manager.

Reface rockers

Many older and classic vehicles feature engines with over-head valves (OHV) which are opened using finger type rockers which in turn are lifted via pushrods and/or cam followers by the camshaft lobes.

These finger rockers usually carry a screw and lock-nut at the pushrod end which is used to set the valve clearance adjustment while the opposite end has a rocker padĚ which comes into contact with the valve stem tip when opening the valve.

Each rocker is mounted on a shaft, which, in turn, is bolted to the cylinder head, and held in position directly above each valve using a series of either springs and/or spacers.

As the engine rotates through its firing cycle, the rockers pivot on the shaft and open the valves in a sequence determined by the camshaft lobe positions.

Fit inserts & valve guides

Quite often vehicle manufacturers do not plan in a repair of the cylinder head. The spare part catalogues do not list any spare part numbers for new valve guides. Even the workshop documentation particularly that for passenger cars does not include any instructions on what to do when replacing valves. Furthermore, there is no mention of wear dimensions that are required for assessing the state of the complete valve train.

Replace valves & seats

Despite their importance in keeping your automobile functioning, valve seals do not always last for the whole duration of a car’s lifetime. Many car owners will need to replace their valve seal at some point due to deterioration of the seal materials. Due to the invasive nature of a valve seal replacement, most car owners will need to hire a mechanic to perform the service

Assembly of engines

An engine assembly is the most complete replacement choice. An engine assembly takes the long block and typically adds intake manifold, valve covers, oil pan, water pump, and crank pulley. Some rebuilders will also include exhaust manifolds and ignition distributor.

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5. CUT POLISH

All vehicles lose their exterior finish over time, and gravel-laden roads accelerate that aging. All reconditioned vehicles receive a cut polish service to remove any imperfections such as swirl marks or scratches. All trucks also receive an undercoating to protect against chassis rust, dramatically extending the vehicle’s life.

6. BODY REPAIR

In step 6, all auto body imperfections are corrected. This includes dent repair and chip filling. If new panels are required, we’ll completely replace them. No expenses are spared during this step, leaving you with a nearly perfect looking vehicle.

7. FINISHING TOUCHES

In step 7 the final small details are perfected. We’ll ensure that every last inch is sparkling.

8. MECHANICAL INSPECTION

The final step of our reconditioning process is a mechanical inspection. In this step, a certified technician inspects the entire vehicle from inside-out to ensure it meets industry standards. This certification guarantees that your vehicle is safe and mechanically sound.

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