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What Goes Into Our Conversions


All of our 2.2 and 2.5 engines have been completely rebuilt. There are many different versions of a rebuilt engine, but our engine preparation is among the best, and allows us to provide an 18 month/24k mile warranty on the longblock itself, unlike many other installers.  


The following is the typical preparation for one of our 2.2 and 2.5 engines:


New OEM main bearings

New OEM rod bearings

New OEM crankshaft

New OEM connecting rods

Engine case is bored, honed and decked, pistons and rings replaced with new OEM parts

New OEM oilpump

Timing belt, tensioner, and all idler pulleys are replaced

Updated metal rear access cover

Complete 3 angle valve job: New valve guide seals and guides are installed and all valves are reground or replaced as needed, followed by resurfacing the cylinder heads

New OEM water pump and thermostat 

All engine seals replaced with OEM parts

Remanufactured alternator

Rebuilt power steering pump

All new ignition wires, fuel injector seals, spark plugs, PCV valve and vacuum/breather hoses

New knock sensor, oxygen sensors, water temp sensors and oil pressure sending unit