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Finding a used Mazda engine can be time consuming.
We make it easy to find the best quality used engines for all types of Mazda models in South Africa such as pressure tested engines, refurbished engines and reconditioned engines. Our network of suppliers also sell other parts like gearboxes, body panels, alternators and more at affordable prices. Where ever you are in South Africa we will help you find what you need quickly and easily. You can even get quotes instantly online or by calling our customer service team on 087 135 2226 today! Est since 2016.
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4 Things To Check When Buying A used engine
Buying a used engine may seem like an easy task, but there are some factors that you need to consider. Here are the four things you should check when buying a used car engine:
1. Oil Quality Check
Oil plays an integral role in the performance of your engine. It lubricates all moving parts helping them to move smoothly without getting stuck together or causing damage to any one part. Regular oil changes are therefore important as they help maintain good quality oil for your engine which is vital to its performance and longevity.
Checking the condition of the oil will ensure that no strong deposits have built up inside your engine which can damage moving components over time. There would also be no water residue left behind by condensation within the engine which can corrode the engine. Used oil should also be clear and not black in colour. If you notice that the oil is dark and has sediment, then it probably means that there is a problem with your engine such as worn cylinders or valves.
If anything seems suspicious when checking the oil, take the engine to a mechanic for further inspection.
2. Compression Testing
Compression testing involves checking if all cylinders in your car's engine produce equal amount of compression pressure when tested individually. This can tell you if certain parts in your engine (cylinders, valves and their seats) are faulty and need replacement or if your used car engine requires tuning. The strength of each cylinder's compression pressure will determine its performance once engaged in the drive train of the car. Low compression pressure in one or more cylinders will result in reduced power output by your engine, which means you will have to use extra petrol to move the same amount of weight as you would with an engine operating at full capacity.
The process of checking the cylinder's compression pressure is easy and can be done at home using a DIY kit available for purchase online easily. Compression testing ensures that your new used car engine runs smoothly and efficiently.
3. Leak-down Testing
Leak-down testing involves measuring how much air leaks into each cylinder over a period of time after it has been shut down completely (with all valves closed). The strength of each individual cylinder will determine its performance once engaged in the drive train of the car. It is easier to detect air leaks with used engines as opposed to new ones.
Leaks found in cylinders are not an immediate cause for concern, but over time they may lead to major problems that may require replacement of the cylinder head or complete engine overhaul (which means you will have to purchase another new car engine). To avoid this, repair any leak-down detected during your initial inspection on your used car engine; it is very cheap and can be done easily at home using DIY instructions available online.
Leak-down testing ensures that your used car engine performs like a new one. If you notice high levels of air leakage into any one cylinder, take the engine for further by a mechanic before engaging it in the drive train of your car.
4. Basic Engine Inspection
The basic engine inspection determines damage done to components in your new used car engine. If you are purchasing a heavier duty vehicle with an engine that has ultra high performance, then it is important to check whether any parts have been replaced or repaired already. This will save you money and time as you won't have to replace worn out parts yourself after taking delivery of the vehicle which only means more work for you at home instead of enjoying your car on the road.
Be sure to ask for receipts for all repairs carried out by previous owners too as this will help determine if they were carried out properly or not (in order words- how long they lasted before requiring more attention).