1284 Alpine Street Suite A

Cornelius, Oregon 97113

PH: 503-357-0334

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"I brought an engine for my Dad's 55 chevy pickup to Dennis at DVC Machine. The work was nothing short of phenomenal! The heads were bad Dennis located us another set, the block needed line bored and Dennis suggested getting a better high nickle block since ours needed so much work anyway. Overall it was the same price as using ours we just ended up with a better engine in the end. Thanks so much for looking out for our best interest. I wish more places I deal with for other work was anything like dealing with DVC Machine."

~ Charles Winders
owner of web503

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FAQ

You're driving along in your vehicle and suddenly a yellow light illuminates on your dash telling you to check or service your engine. If you're like most car owners, you have little idea about what that light is trying to tell you or exactly how you should react.

This is the most misunderstood indicator on your dashboard, the "check engine" light can mean many different things, from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine.

It doesn't mean you have to pull the car over to the side of the road and call a tow truck. It does mean you should get the car checked out as soon as possible.

Ignore the warning, and you could end up damaging expensive components. It also can be a sign that your car is getting poor fuel economy and emitting higher levels of pollutants.

A remanufactured engine is assembled essentially the same way engines are for a new car. The major reusable components are machined, bored, welded , planed, and polished to the highest possible tolerances. Crankshaft, block, and head castings are subjected to precise checks to guarantee their integrity and fit. The remanufactured components are then assembled together with entirely new, factory fresh pistons, rings, bearings, timing components, gaskets, seals, bushings, lifters, oil pump, and more. The engine is then thoroughly tested before it is given to the customer.

Breaking in a re-manufactured engine is a painless task. Basically just avoid lugging and prolonged same speed driving for the first 500 miles. This just means avoid any long trips during the break-in. The first oil change should be made at or close to the first 500 miles and after that every 3 months or 3000 miles. Check your oil at least every time you get gas during the first 3000 miles as your newly re-manufactured engine may use some oil. This is due to the rings breaking in and is completely normal. Watch for any leaks or engine lights. If you notice either please bring your vehicle in immediately, remember it is better to be safe than sorry. It is quite common for an engine to use a little oil during the break-in period so check your oil frequently. You should also change your anti-freeze every 2 years or 24k miles.

A used engine usually costs considerably less than the price of a remanufactured engine, although the installation cost is the same and the warranties typically run from 30 to 90 days only, and don't cover labor. Most important, the engine is just what you could get with a used vehicle power unit, uncertain quality and life expectancy.