To the layperson, rebuilt and remanufactured sound as if they can be the same thing, and the two terms are frequently confused by consumers. In reality, there is a big difference between rebuilt and remanufactured diesel parts in Fredericktown, OH. Depending on quality, cost and warranties, you will likely find your preference quickly once you understand their differences better. Here is an overview describing those.
Rebuilding diesel parts involves inspecting, cleaning, and replacing worn or broken components. Any components that work are reused as long as they meet the manufacturer’s standards. Depending on who performs the rebuilding, each part that undergoes the process will be different in terms of quality. Basically, if you decide on rebuilt parts and find a mechanic who does it well, stick with that one service provider.
Remanufacturing involves getting a part to “like new” status. It is built to the standard of a new part, meaning all components that can become worn are replaced, no matter their true condition. Essential areas undergo thorough inspection including a check against the original equipment. If it measures up to the new unused part, then it is considered adequate and will be sold as a remanufactured part.
Rebuilding starts with a part that is equally worn. Once that process is complete, it will contain some new parts and some reused parts from other components, as well as the original work elements. Used components still function well but they are still worn to some degree. There are also shortcomings that cannot be detected like heat stress and cracks that can be present on a rebuilt part. That means some risk of failure.
Also, when rebuilding larger projects, like engines, one rebuild may just require certain parts to be replaced. However, later on down the line, other parts not replaced in the rebuild can fail. It is not unheard of for an engine to go through three rebuilding processes before becoming fully functional.
Remanufactured diesel parts are made to different standards and undergo more inspections. They are not restored due to wear and tear but instead with that in mind, so they contain more new components than rebuilt parts. Remanufactured parts are also restored to their original tolerance levels so they will once again comply with OEM standards for durability, quality and pressure.
Rebuilt parts have a limited warranty due to their unseen possibilities. You do not have the same range of even quality, but reputable rebuilders are willing to put in a system to make it right to you in case of failure. Before embarking on the installation of rebuilt parts, be sure you understand the warranty first.
Since remanufactured parts are restored to like-new condition, they also come with a more extensive warranty. If you are replacing an essential part or are generally risk-adverse, having this extra back-up will likely offer more peace of mind.
There is, of course, a budgetary concern here too. Rebuilt parts are generally less expensive than remanufactured. If you have the luck of finding a reputable rebuilder who makes these at the quality of remanufactured, you scored a good deal. Depending on that quality, you may not have to consider remanufactured diesel parts at all.
Purrformance Diesel can discuss with you the difference between rebuilt and remanufactured diesel parts in Fredericktown, OH, as well as what is most appropriate for your truck and budget. Give us a call today to discuss your mechanical issues and we will help you find the most effective solution without breaking the bank.