July 2013 Issue
Engine Shop Survey: Field Overhauls Win
But they arent created equally. Choosing a shop with a proven record for good communication and warranty support is a smart plan.
It goes from bad to worse. You sense something isnt right with your engine, so you ask your shop to have a look. Hopefully its a fouled spark plug. Wishful thinking didnt help because your shop called with news that you hoped not to hear for at least a few years: Its time for an engine because half of the cylinders have low compression and there are valve problems, too. The shop suggests an overhaul. With dollar signs dancing in your eyeballs, its decision time. Do you opt for a field overhaul or buy a factory engine? How about cylinders, hoses, engine mounts and downtime? These are major considerations. The engine shop market is changing, so we conducted an engine shop experience survey on sister site AVweb.com to get a feel for how engine shops and the components they use are performing.
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