The #1 Choice for Engine Reconditioning In Brisbane!

All makes. All models.

We recondition and repair all makes and models of engines

Cars. Commercials. Motorbikes. Marine Outboard & Inboards. Diesel. Light Trucks. LPG. Hybrid. Turbo.

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Trusted since 1977

Why choose us

Southside Cylinder Head Service (SSCH) and Engine Reconditioning Australia (ERA) is a family-owned and operated engine reconditioning business established in 1977 serving trade and retail clients Australia wide.

Our strength is the wealth of knowledge held between our highly trained technicians. With over 40 years in the industry, it’s easy to see why ERA and SSCH are the trade preference for quality engine and cylinder head repairs & reconditioning.

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2 Year Unlimited Kilometres Warranty*

We offer a full two years unlimited-kilometre warranty on fully reconditioned cylinder heads & engines.


Large Part Range In Stock

New and exchange cylinder heads in stock. Cylinder head kits including gaskets, rings, bearings and head bolts. Large range of engine parts available

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Trade Prices & Support

We believe in supporting Queensland’s automotive workshops. We offer pick-up and delivery service for trade customers. Special Trade rates.

Specialist Expertise

One of Brisbane’s most experienced companies in all areas of engine and cylinder head diagnostics, servicing, repairs and reconditioning.

Happy Clients

We value our customers and work hard to deliver exceptional service every time.

Standard of Work Was Amazing

The experience we had with Southside Cylinder Heads was without doubt first class. Nathan and his team are very professional in every sense of the word. Their attention to detail and standard of work was amazing. Technically our vehicle has never sounded better.

Southside Cylinder Heads kept us informed and consulted throughout the process. Then there was the after-service care and the follow-up call. There are mechanical workshops out there and then there is Southside Cylinder Heads. Absolutely recommended.

Antonio Pires

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The Reconditioning Process

The Reconditioning Process

Here we have a typical cylinder head that has seen better days. It’s travelled just over 180,000 km’s, and due to poor servicing and maintenance, it’s suffering from corrosion through the cooling system, and ultimately the timing belt has failed, causing damage to the...

Mitsubishi Outlander Compression Issues

Mitsubishi Outlander Compression Issues

Models Affected: Mitsubishi Outlander ZK, ZJ Engine: 4J12 2.4 Petrol Recently a customer’s vehicle presented with zero compression on cylinder two, good compression on all other cylinders, and the engine timing was still spot on.  The engine dropped cylinder two while...