What a used Toyota engine rebuild can cost
Used car options
One of the maxims of car ownership is that sometimes the best used car is the one you already own. The gist of this saying is that you know the history of your old car and what might or potentially go wrong with it as it ages, whereas the history of a new used car will tell you. is unknown and is still a bet.
Deciding to keep your used car gives you a few options regarding the engine:
(1) You can buy a used engine of a wreck that ended up in a junkyard that could have much less kilometers. Just swapping it out from the wreckage to your old car might work. This is usually the cheapest method to replace an engine.
(2) You could have your original engine rebuilt where it is disassembled, cleaned and reassembled with repairs of some components, replaced parts and new gaskets and gaskets installed. When done correctly, a rebuilt engine can last for many more miles. Depending on the level of rebuilding, this could be your second cheapest option.
(3) You can buy a refurbished engine where an engine of the same make — and hopefully the same model — in your car has been removed from another vehicle and restored to factory condition. You would expect the main engine components to be all remanufactured to good specs, resulting in an engine like new. As such, this engine has the best chance of lasting the longest of the 3 options, will come with a warranty; however, will cost much more.
Your car engine
With that said about the options, do you have a used car that is showing signs of engine wear such as more oil burning than before? Are you considering having your used car engine rebuilt because you know its history and think it will save you money compared to buying an unfamiliar used car?
If so, you really need to watch this informative video as a mechanic disassembles and reassembles a used 2016 Toyota Camry engine with oil combustion issues, which shows what the engine problems were, which had to be done and what was done; and what were the costs in the end. Plus, mechanics honestly wonder if the car owner really should have rented this engine repair job to do, and what the mechanic would have recommended.
What’s in this must-see video
Find out in the video:
â¢ How to disconnect all components under the hood before removing a Camry engine from a car.
â¢ Identify special connection bolts during disassembly that could be missed and / or cause problems.
â¢ Identify bolts that do not need to be removed to remove assemblies intact, rather than piecemeal.
â¢ How to inspect the intake manifold, cylinder head, cylinder walls, pistons and other engine components.
â¢ Why this Toyota engine had an oil combustion problem.
â¢ What is a âshort blockâ and what does it mean when replacing all or part of an engine.
â¢ The mechanic’s advice on this particular job.
That said, sit back and relax for what is guaranteed to be an enjoyable and informative learning experience that can save you money and help you decide if you want to have your car engine rebuilt. used or select a used car.
Here’s why Toyota engines use oil. Disassembly and repair
Warnings on the video
The mechanic said the engine could not be rebored to repair worn cylinder walls, which is true with this particular engine. This is due to the aluminum block design which has very little space between the cylinders to reduce weight, and a special sleeve liner molded into the cylinder walls which is essentially non-replaceable. However, some models have sleeves that can be replaced — although that may not make economic sense.
Another point to consider is that another advantage of rebuilding the original engine is the connectivity and compatibility of the original engine with the engine control unit (ECU) or engine control module (ECM ) existing and the rest of the electrical system.
Your engine’s ECU is programmed to communicate with your particular engine; and sometimes when a new engine is installed rather than using the original rebuilt engine, the ECU may have problems connecting and communicating with the new engine, which may require reprogramming the ECU or the purchase and installation of a replacement ECU that will work with the new engine. This is something to consider before deciding on an engine replacement option.
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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced in early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily automotive related news.