COMMON QUESTIONS & RESOURCES TO HELP YOU
What Is A Short Engine?
A short engine (also known as a rotating assembly) is the bottom half of the engine and consists of the engine block, crankshaft, pistons and conrods only. If you have been quoted on a short engine rebuild this is what will be included.
Other parts such as front cover, timing components, rear seal carrier, balance shaft assembly, oil pump, oil pick up, and sump are not included in a short engine. If you are after a short motor rebuild including these parts we refer to this as 3/4 engine.
Before you bring us your short or 3/4 engine for repairs, please make sure the engine is properly drained of all fluids and the oil filter is removed. All ancillary items must be removed including hoses, harmonic balancer, engine mounts, all sensors and switches, oil cooler, flywheel/flexplate. Important: If you want your job returned as a short engine please leave it assembled as a short engine, we do not assemble engines that have already been stripped down.
What Is A Long Engine?
A long engine gets it’s name from having a longer list of included parts than a short engine. It will generally include the short engine plus cylinder head, valve train, camshaft, lifters, timing components, rocker cover, oil pump, and sump. Some long engine will include fuel injector pumps if it needs to timed off the main timing belt or chain. Please see photos for examples of a long engine.
Before you bring us your long engine for repairs please make sure the engine is properly drained of all fluids and the oil filter removed. All ancillary items must be removed including inlet and exhaust manifolds, hoses, fuel injectors and lines, wiring, spark plugs, coil packs, harmonic balancer, engine mounts, all sensors and switches, flywheel/flexplate. Important: if you want your job returned as a long engine please leave it assembled as a long engine, we do not assemble engines that have already been stripped down.
Transporting An Engine
If you have an engine that needs to be sent/received via a third-party transport company this is what you need to know:
- Getting your engine to us is your responsibility. Your engine will need to be completely drained of all fluids, stripped down to either a long or short engine and securely packed into a sturdy crate or cage. Some transport companies will accept engines on pallets, but you will need to check with your transport company directly to confirm their requirements.
- When your engine is returned we can organise transport for you, at your cost. The engine will be wrapped up tightly to keep it clean during transportation & it will be inside a secure transport cage. You will be charged a $200 deposit for the cage which is fully refundable on return. If you do choose to return it to us, the cage folds flat to make return costs minimal and the $200 deposit will be refunded, or alternatively you may choose to keep the cage for future use on the next engine you need to transport.