DONALSON DIESEL PERFORMANCE for your Engine Rebuilds
Distrust of post-2007 engine technology, combined with tough economic conditions and higher engine prices, has increased the demand for overhauls, the granddaddy of truck repairs. Given typical costs of $20,000 and more, it’s critical to make wise decisions about them.
Mileage alone doesn’t say much about the need for an overhaul
How far to go
When internal damage is found early, the engine can be taken apart to see if a rebuild or replacement is in order you may only want to replace the rod and main bearings, or you might need us to perform a full rebuild.
Once the inspection has taken place, parts replacement is often wise. Rod, main and cam bearings, pistons, piston rings and liners, oil pump, thermostat and all seals and gaskets should be replaced. The water pump, injector cups and even the injectors might have to be replaced also.
At the same time
Finding a shop you can trust
If you break down on the road, don’t try to save a few bucks on the towing charge to haul your truck to the nearest shop. Pay the extra money if you can be towed to a reputable shop like Donalson Diesel Performance.
These are some signs of a shop that does quality services:
The shop should use new parts designated by the engine manufacturer, not aftermarket parts.
The work should be warranted.
The shop and its equipment should be clean and organized, with a cement floor that’s cleaned after each job. There should be a designated area, with closed doors, for overhauls.
Tools should be up to the task, such as proper torque wrenches and a rail crane to hoist the engine