In simple terms, the engine remanufacturing is the process of converting an engine used and worn in a motor as closely as possible to the new. Engine completely disassembles, cleans, is inspected, rectifying (in our industry rectify means re-maquinar), it is re-ensambla and is tested to ensure their quality and performance. All the parts that form the core or engine block, crankshaft, connecting rods, heads, etc. they are thoroughly inspected, and its State is compared against the manufacturer’s original specifications. These parts undergo a grinding process under specifications that returned to the engine original equipment tolerances.
Parts subject to wear as bearings, rings, pistons and gaskets are replaced automatically. Finally, remanufactured engine is subject to various inspections and tests to verify its operation and compare it against normal standards of operation of a new engine. There is a big difference between Remanufacture and recycle, repair, rebuild, restore, and/or reconditioning. Recycle in our industry, generally applies to reuse a product that has been rescued from a vehicle in disuse, and resold with little or no added work; recycling does not reach the standards of the remanufacturing. Repair is an imprecise term that basically indicates that a product has been sufficiently reformed or arranged to do it that works. Rebuilding is reconditioning only those parts that are damaged by the cleaning, inspection and replacement of parts worn out or broken; the parts that are used again are accepted while they are within the wear limits indicated by the manufacturer.
A product repaired or rebuilt to perform or what one last new cannot be expected. Restore and recondition are terms that, in our industry, usually refer to classical or antique products. Remanufacture means any thing used in as closely as possible to the new convert. In the case of an engine, serve all parts and not only those that show visible damage. Parts subject to wear are automatically replaced. The core and the main elements are inspected in detail and compared against original equipment specifications to verify tolerances. Replacement parts are new, manufactured using processes similar to the original equipment. Quality tests are developed under specifications and original standards of the manufacturer. Inherently, the remanufacturing has an extraordinary impact on the environment. In the particular case of automobiles, the Association American of automobile manufacturers (American Automobile Manufacturers Association) in your main facts of the automobile companies in the United States report: the environment (Key Facts About America s Car Companies: The Environment), includes the remanufacturing as part of the life cycle of a car. The remanufacturing retrieves the value added to the product in its original manufacture. In fact, a study by the Massachusetts Institute of technology about the remanufacturing of automotive components, indicates that approximately 85% of the energy used in the manufacture of the original product, is preserved in the remanufactured product. Therefore, it regards the remanufacturing as the Supreme form of recycling.