Signs Your Car is About to Die

Hello, my name is Roy. For many years, I drove a 1976 Ford estate car around Sydney. The car had belonged to my grandpa. It was passed down to me when I had just passed my driving test at the age of 18. That was in 1986 and the car was already in a pretty bad condition then. Fast forward to 2006 and I was now aged 38 and still driving the same car around. Sometimes the car wouldn't start, white smoke came out of the exhaust and the gearbox made a terrible sound. I did my best to patch it up, but eventually, I had to scrap the car and buy a new one. I decided to start a blog to encourage others to service their cars.

Rebuild Engines


The rebuilding of engines has been on the rise for the past few years. People have started to take a keen interest in their cars and appreciating them for the big part they play in helping them move from one point to another. When you wish to rebuild engines there are some factors, such as the expertise of your mechanic, that you need to consider. The engine of a vehicle is its heart. It is what makes a vehicle tick and therefore when you are undertaking an engine rebuild you should ensure that it is done right by qualified individuals.


Rebuild engines can be a costly affair. It is said that nothing good comes cheap. This also heavily applies to engines. For you to get a complete and effective engine rebuild you need to ensure that you try as much as you can not to spare any cost. Spend well on your engine rebuild to ensure you enjoy the benefits that come with a well-rebuilt engine. There are companies which offer used engines to individuals who may find that rebuilding their engine is very expensive. You may hear the term used and think that you are being shortchanged. You should not be worried though because a used engine which is imported or sourced locally has been tested and pre-run to ensure it gives you good service.

Used Parts

There are different ways of rebuilding your engine because all it might need is one engine part. You will be glad to know that you can get a used engine part which will make your engine roar back to its glory. There are also reconditioned differentials and gearboxes offered to ensure that you do not have to worry when you need a specified part during the engine rebuilding process.

The Rebuild Process

The process of rebuilding engines can be described in the following steps:

  • Removing the engine - The process of removing an engine is very complex. There are various parts that are connected to the engine which ensure it works effectively. They all need to be detached from the engine so that it is safe for removal. The hood of the car may need to be removed so that the removal process is made easier.
  • Inspecting the engine block and the disassembling it according to the owner's manual provided.
  • Inspecting and disassembling the cylinder head.
  • Reassembling the engine block
  • Installing the engine back to the car


9 February 2018