SURCHARGES EXPLAINED


Engine surcharges are essential to any engine rebuilding operation but they are not always chargeable, it is more likely for an engine to be mostly repairable and can be taken in exchange. More advice can be found at saving money.

Land Rover 3.0 TDV6 Engine Block

ENGINE SURCHARGES: Almost every engine repair or replacement works on a “Part exchange” basis, this means if an engine is replaced we take the old failed engine in exchange. This is an important step for a professional engine builder as it’s a basis for another engine to be reconditioned.

IF THE EXCHAGE ENGINE IS NOT REPAIRABLE (UNLIKELY):

RECONDITIONED ENGINES: Another reconditioned engine cannot be created from this, so a new engine block needs to be purchased.

ENGINE REBUILDS: The original engine block cannot be used so a new one is purchased or used from stock.

We only charge a surcharge after explaining this in detail and showing you why.


HOW TO AVOID ENGINE SURCHARGES

There are many ways to avoid additional damage making your engine unrepairable:

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STOP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!: If you encounter engine problems I.E. Knocking there has been a failure, turn off the engine and do not restart it.

MAINTAIN YOUR ENGINE: Check your oil level regularly. If a failure occurs due to poor lubrication it is more likely for the engine to seize.

LEAVE IT TO THE EXPERTS: Do not try any “Quick fix” solutions or chemicals. There is an exact procedure for every problem, not following this can make things worse.



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Case Study

2010 Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 Diesel (306DT)

We took in this Jaguar for a routine engine rebuild after it had experienced a failure. Like most of the Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles we repair here this vehicle was fitted with the 3.0 TDV6 engine, however what we found here was damage we had never seen before.

Commonly we find the main cause of engine failure with the 3.0 TDV6 engine is crankshaft failure, in this case the problem was an oil breach causing the turbos to spin and rev up the engine.

This is rarely seen with this engine and the resulting damage was catastrophic, among internal damage as expected we also found the debris blown through the block had also cracked the steering rack, both parts of the sump were destroyed and the gearbox bell housing had suffered a lot of damage.

Everything was replaced and the vehicle is now back on the road.


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Information about maintaining your vehicle a checking your oil can be found here: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/car-maintenance/how-to-check-your-oil/

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