DIY Engine Repairs.
The past few years we have noticed a lot more car owners doing their own DIY engine repairs. The days of dropping your car at the dealer, when your wallet was a little fatter, have seemed to go by the wayside. Doing more of your repairs is a smart move and can save you a nice bundle of hard earned wages. Of course, we always advocate preventative maintenance to keep your car running at peak condition.
It may not be wise to attempt any major repairs on your car unless you really know what you are doing. I’m not talking about changing the air filter, fuses or spark plugs. You need to consult with a skilled and qualified shop with years of experience under their belt for major repairs or rebuilds. Remanufacturing and rebuilding your engine or main engine components can save you quite a bit of greenbacks. A qualified machinist can help you diagnose your symptoms and form a plan of action.
There are many reasons that engines fail, overheat, and just quit working properly. Fixing your existing engine is far more cost effective than getting a brand new engine. It’s like anything else in life, you don’t throw out everything that breaks and buy a new one. No, you fix, repair or rebuild it if you can. Every time I fix something, I feel like I saved money!
You can do the same thing with your car engine. In tough times, more of us attempt to repair things ourselves, this is no different. This is where we come in, our experts can rebuild the major components- Short block, Long block and cylinder heads. You drop them off and pick them up good as new.
Please Note: We are an Auto Machine Shop, not mechanic repair shop. What’s the difference?
A mechanic will work on all aspects of your car engine system. The engine, maintenance, the electrical system, computer (brain) system, brakes, radiator flush, the lights, etc, he will look at the entire car, in the car.
We only rebuild engines and sell auto parts. We sell almost all auto parts with a focus on engine parts.
We do not have a mechanic on staff to “look” at cars. Normally, you bring in the engine to be repaired, not the entire car. We rebuild it, then you or your mechanic install the engine.
If you are savvy about engine repairs, we carry all engine parts to rebuild an engine. Engine kits, timing sets, full gasket sets, oil pumps, you name it, we carry it. Save yourself time and money, give us a call (818) 767-6603.
I am currently trying to replace exhaust manifold gaskets on a 77 Toyota truck 20r engine and am having one hell of a time getting header to break loose.after removing exhaust cover I have removed all 7 nuts from the visible studs…am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated as I can’t seem to find any info online
I’m glad you were able to get that last bolt loose.