September 2007 Issue
Factory or Field? Price is Only One Driver
With overhaul prices more competitive than ever, warranty performance looms large in the decision. If your core is tapped out, factory numbers make more sense.
What exactly is the difference between a factory rebuilt, a factory overhaul and a field overhauled engine? And is opting for the factory version worth the extra money? As the engine overhaul business has become ever more competitive, there’s even more confusion about the difference between categories and sources. Hardly a month goes by when someone doesn’t phone to ask: "here are the numbers the shops are giving me. What should I do?"
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