The following words and definitions may help demystify the auto machining industry and help you and your auto engine machinist better understand each other.
automotive engine cleaning
Engines that are dirty, very old, in need of restoration, or have been damaged may need auto engine cleaning services. While some detailing centers offer engine cleaning and exterior engine cleaning is something you can do at home with the correct materials, auto machine shops can offer much more detailed and thorough services. This may include partial disassembly, removal and replacement of seals or other worn or cracked pieces, degreasing and more.
Also known as: engine cleaning, auto engine cleaning, car engine cleaning, engine degreasing, deep engine cleaning services
Machine shops can usually service auto crankshafts, including degreasing, crankshaft inspection, crankshaft welding, thread repair, grinding and regrinding, and crankshaft polishing.
Also known as: crankshaft repairs, crankshaft degreasing, crankshaft grinding
custom engine rebuilds
Custom engine rebuilds are those planned and carried out by auto engine machinists. Skilled engine machinists completely customize and build engines to customer preferences and specifications and vehicle needs. These are most often used on racing vehicles, high-performance vehicles and other specialty vehicles.
Also known as: engine rebuilds, rebuilt engine, engine rebuilding services, custom engines
cylinder head services
Cylinder head services are any machining services for engine cylinders and cylinder heads, including degreasing, magnaflux services, pressure tests, cam bearing installation, valve seat replacement, crack repairs, valve guide replacement, cylinder head replacement, cylinder head machining, resurfacing head gaskets, regrinding and more.
Also known as: cylinder head repairs, cylinder installations, cylinder replacement, machining services for car cylinders
Cylinder honing sizes the cylinder bore to the size that is needed for proper clearance between the piston and the cylinder wall, and it creates a pattern of light scratches on the cylinder walls to catch tiny beads of oil to allow for continuous lubrication.
Also known as: cylinder shaft honing, cylinder sizing
Engine assembling or engine assembly services are full or partial assembly services for automotive engines. These are popular with vehicle owners who need help assembling their engines, including bottom end assembly, full assembly, partial assembly, custom engine assembly and more. This allows for customized engine rebuilds, including correct tolerances, clearances, compression ratio in cylinders, and a complete performance package.
Also known as: engine assembling services, custom engine assembly, partial engine assembly
engine block services
Automotive machine shops provide engine block services including degreasing, magnaflux services, boring, honing, line honing, block decking, bolt hole repair, bolt thread repairs, cam bearing replacement, cylinder installation, cylinder sleeve installation, engine block crack repair, engine block welding, six-cylinder engine block repairs, eight-cylinder engine block repairs, and more.
Also known as: engine block repairs, engine block cleaning, engine block care
The act of building a new engine from scratch is known as engine fabrication. This is a very skilled service that can only be provided by skilled auto machinists. Engine fabrication includes planning, creating and assembling a new engine or new engine parts to create customized engines built to customer specifications and needs.
Also known as: custom engine fabrication, custom auto engine fabrication, engine part fabrication
Like engine cleaning, engine degreasing is the complete or partial cleaning of a vehicle’s engine by a skilled auto machinist. It may include engine disassembly and reassembly, degreasing, cleaning of the internal and external parts, and replacing worn or damaged parts.
Also known as: engine cleaning, degreasing auto engine
Engine rebuilding is the act of restoring and rebuilding a failed automotive engine so that it functions like a new engine. Rebuilt engines can be less expensive than buying a new engine and, if built by a skilled auto machinist, can have long warranties to protect their integrity.
Also known as: rebuilding auto engines, rebuilt engines
The act of diagnosing which engine parts need machining, repairs, rebuilding or restoration.
Also known as: diagnostics, engine machining diagnostics
marine engine machining services
Boat engines and personal watercraft engines for racing, high-performance and simply leisure and recreation are available at marine engine machine shops throughout Sonoma County. These shops have the tools and experience to work on boats, diesel engines, inboard, outboard, and gas engines and propulsion systems. This may include engine repowers, engine repairs, engine rebuilds, engine fuel conversions and other services for boats, Sea-Doo watercraft, water scooters, personal watercraft, Jetskis, and more.
Also known as: boat engine machining, Sea-Doo engine overhauls, jet ski engine rebuilding, custom watercraft engines
performance engine rebuilding and customization
High performance engines and engines are used for racing, drag racing, competition auto sports, high-performance street cars, muscle cars, racing motorcycles, performance boats, racing ATVs, dirt bikes and other vehicles. Some local auto machine shops specialize in high-performance engine rebuilds and customized performance engines. These shops are especially skilled at meeting customer requests and preferences for speed, performance and other factors.
Also known as: racing engine rebuilding, performance engine customization, performance engine machine shops
stock engine rebuilds
Stock engine rebuilds are the process of rebuilding an engine using stock parts, or factory stock parts that are new and build by the original manufacturer or another engine manufacturer. This is in contrast to custom engine rebuilds or remanufactured or custom engine rebuilds in which parts are manufactured, machined and created by the auto machine shop. Stock engine rebuilds conform to the performance and care specifications of new engines and are covered by the same warranty length as factory-new engines.
Also known as: stock engine repairs, stock engine rebuilding services, remanufacturing stock engines
Transmission rebuilding is the act of repairing, restoring and rebuilding damaged and failed transmissions in vehicles.
Also known as: rebuilt transmission, transmission machining services
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