When dealing with your local engine reconditioner, this information will make your life a whole lot easier
“Understanding our language – compared to your language”
Some engine Reconditioners may have cylinder head benches and portable boring bars and can sublet machining out to another reconditioner
A Well-Equipped Engine Reconditioner will have: , boring machines, honing machines, crankshaft grinders , camshaft grinder, conrod resizing machines, cylinder head benches, crack testing machines, cylinder head pressure testing machines, head facing machines and many more like Noordeman Diesel
When dropping your cylinder block off for Boring & honing
- If you can strip the cylinder block – make sure your timing cover and crankshaft has been removed from the cylinder block, and the block is bare
- Make sure you give the reconditioner your main caps and main bolts as they could be required to bore or hone your cylinder block
- Make sure the cylinder block is clean – if it is not. your local reconditioner will have an environmentally way of cleaning the cylinder block as he does not want to put that dirty oily block on his expensive boring machine. He could hot robowash or acid bath.
- The Engine reconditioner will need your new pistons as they should measure each piston on the skirt
- By measuring each piston he can ensure the correct piston to skirt clearance as its rare but sometimes 1 piston can be different size and you don’t want a seized piston
- There is honing and there is plateau honing. Plateau honing is the best for beading in rings and a far better compression seal to give your engine more power and we all want more power.
- If you do not have New Pistons .Your reconditioner can supply and recommend a quality brand of engine parts with 12month 20,000km. that is Piston and rings, main and big end bearings, front and rear oil seals, full gasket set, head bolts, water pumps and so much more at very competive prices
- Also don’t try and remove the old liners as some blocks don’t have liners or we can even bore them out oversize.
- Don’t buff the top of the cylinder block as this can caused uneven divets and cause head gasket sealing problems and external oil and water leaks between the cylinder head and block
- Let the expert reconditioner machine deck your block, lick your block, surface grind your block.
- Deck heights must be checked before this is performed. Otherwise the crankshaft could lock up or even pistons can hit your cylinder head if the piston protrusion is too high.
- Supply All the engine details, year and application will make it easier for us
- Always look for a licensed repairer
- Best to deal with a member who is affiliated with your local industry for us it’s the Motor Trade Association of Western Australia – MTA of WA
- Make sure your recondioner is a Member of the ERA of A (Engine Reconditioners Association of Australia) for peace of mind on a quality and Australia wide warranty.
- Discuss your requirements with one of our experienced sales staff
- It’s your engine but it’s our passion
Next handy Hint is getting the right Cylinder head at the right price!
When dealing with your local engine reconditioner, this information will make your life a whole lot easier.
“Understanding our language – compared to your language”.
Some engine Reconditioners may have cylinder head benches and portable boring bars and can sublet machining out to another re conditioner.
A Well-Equipped Engine Re conditioner will have: , boring machines, honing machines, crankshaft grinders , camshaft grinder, conrod resizing machines, cylinder head benches, crack testing machines, cylinder head pressure testing machines, head facing machines and many more like Noordeman Diesel.
Cylinder Head Warranty Conditions
- Installer to ensure that deck block and mating surfaces are to acceptable tolerances.
- Installer to ensure sump plugs and any water drain plugs are fitted correctly.
- Inlet manifold must be thoroughly cleaned before fitting. Ensure Manifold faces are flat, clean and free from damage.
- Radiator must be cleaned, flushed and flow tested, and free from Leaks. Ensure air flow to radiator is not obstructed. Radiator servicing Must be carried out by a radiator specialist (if not, warranty will not be Accepted for overheating problems).
- Cooling system to be checked and pressure tested. All hoses including Heater and bypass hoses, hose clamps, and fan belt to be replaced if Necessary to OEM specifications.
- A new thermostat must be fitted.
- A new water pump must be fitted, unless replaced within the Last 12 months.
- All other water outlets and fitting to be inspected and replaced if Damaged or corroded.
- A coolant or inhibitor to OEM vehicle specifications to be used at the Time of installation.
- Temperature sensor/warning devices must be operating to Manufacturers specifications.
- Timing belt, tensioner and idler pulleys to be replaced to OEM specifications.
- Ignition timing and all ignition components to be set to Manufacturer’s specifications.
- Check correct operation of mechanical and vacuum advance Units if applicable.
- Ensure all plug leads, rotors, caps and other ignition parts are in Serviceable condition.
- Ensure all fuel injection and engine management systems are Operating in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications.
- Ensure all fuel delivery systems are operating in accordance with Manufacturer’s specifications.
- Ensure carburettor is serviceable and operating in accordance with Manufacturer’s specifications.
- Ensure all engine breather, PCV valves, EGR valves and emission Control components are functioning correctly.
- Ensure air cleaner is serviced and free from leaks.
- Ensure all electrical connections and fittings are in good order.
- Prime oil system prior to start up and ensure oil pressure is obtained before start up.
- Ensure first fill of oil is as per OEM specifications and of appropriate Viscosity for engine type.
- Start engine and warm up around 1500 RPM to ensure adequate oil Lubrication to critical areas.
- Tappets to be checked after warm up (where applicable).
- Torque to yield head bolts must be replaced.
- Where applicable, non-torque to yield head bolts must be re-tensioned To OEM specifications after initial warm up, and again at 1000km service.
Additional Diesel Engine Instructions
- Injector pump to be bench tested and serviced if shown to be Necessary. Report/invoice to accompany warranty card if any Warranty claims are made.
- Fuel injectors to be serviced or exchanged. Report/invoice for this to accompany warranty card if any warranty claims are made.
- Oil coolers to be cleaned thoroughly, internally and externally.
- Oil coolers to be visually inspected for corrosion.
- Oil coolers to be pressure tested before installation.
- New o-rings, seals and gaskets for oil coolers to be fitted at time of installation.
- Injection pump timing to be set in accordance with manufacturer’s Specifications and method of setting to be noted on customer’s Invoice at time of installation.
- Turbocharger to be inspected and serviced as required.
1000km / First Service
Change engine oil and filter
Re-tension head bolts (where applicable)
Reset / Adjust tappets (where applicable)
Pressure test cooling system and re-tighten all hose Clamps
Re-check all engine fitment bolts and nuts
Check emission control systems are working correctly
Check timing, fuel mixture and idle speed (where Applicable)
Check engine management system (where applicable)
Change coolant/inhibitor (where applicable)
Check thermostat and cooling fans are operating correctly
Ensure all earth leads are connected correctly
Road test vehicle
ND 305a ISSUED DATE 12/16