The UK’s leading supplier of reman engines, Ivor Searle, is pleased to announce the addition of a further unit to its range of petrol and diesel remanufactured engines, the Vauxhall A14XER.
Part of the line-up of Family 0 straight-4 cylinder petrol engines, the 1.4i 16V code Vauxhall A14XER is now available from Ivor Searle’s Cambridgeshire based factory with next day delivery.
The Vauxhall A14XER unit is a Generation IIII ‘Ecoflex’ version of the TwinPort engine, tuned to provide better fuel economy and lower emissions. The 1.4i variant was introduced in 2008 and its applications include the Vauxhall Ampera, Astra J, Corsa, Meriva B, Mokka and Zafira Tourer models. It develops 74kW (99bhp) and features stop/start technology as part of GM's ‘Ecoflex’ range of engines.
The Vauxhall A14XER features a light-weight cast-iron semi-closed deck engine block with an aluminium cylinder head. The valvetrain consists of chain-driven hollowcast dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) that actuate 4-valves per cylinder via roller finger followers with hydraulic tappets. These engines also feature a 78 mm (3.1 in) bore spacing and fracture-split connecting rods, all of which have been fully remanufactured to Ivor Searle’s exacting specification.
For customer peace of mind, Ivor Searle guarantees a one year unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty on all engines with overnight national delivery on stocked items, if ordered before 3.30pm.
Every reman engine from Ivor Searle is built following the BSI code of practice BS AU 257:2002, which provides a clear distinction between engines that are professionally remanufactured and those that are inferior, reconditioned product.
Our rigorous process for reman engines includes the following:
Camshafts are either replaced with a new unit or re-profiled to their original valve timing and lift specifications
Every cylinder head is inspected for cracks.
Engines with OHC configurations have the camshaft bores measured for size, ovality, taper and alignment and are either restored to OEM specification or scrapped.
Valve guides are measured for wear and either resized or renewed to conform to original tolerances.
Valve seats are machined to retain the correct seat angles, widths, valve heights and valve seating concentric with the centre line of the valve guide bore.
Valves are examined for damage, head thickness and stem wear and replaced or machined as necessary.
All valve springs are tested for squareness, free height and compressed load length.
Cylinder heads are checked for distortion and thickness.
When machining the cylinder head face, attention is paid to maintaining the surface finish specified by the gasket manufacturer.
After grinding, all crankshafts are polished to produce the exact dimensions and surface finish required.
Diesel crankshafts are electro-magnetically crack tested.
Seal diameters and nose ends are also measured and, if necessary, reclaimed.
Blended radii, thrust wear and alignment are also checked.
Oil galleries are de-burred and thoroughly cleaned.
When refacing the cylinder block, attention is paid to the surface finish and deck height.
Each cylinder block is rebored or resleeved and honed to give the precise surface finish and cross-hatch required.
All main housings are measured for size, ovality, taper and alignment and machined as required.
Big end housings are measured for size and ovality and are re-sized as necessary.
Small end bushes are measured and replaced if found to be outside OEM specification.
All con-rods are checked for alignment and are weight graded into engine sets.
The clearance between the pump’s body and rotor are measured.
The oil pressure relief valve is dismantled and cleaned and all non-conforming parts are replaced.
All remanufactured engines are equipped with new pistons, piston pins, piston rings, mains and con-rod bearings, timing chain or belt gaskets, oil seals, core plugs and oil filter.
These new components are carefully selected for their durability and reliability and are sourced from the same producers that supply the vehicle manufacturers.
All diesel pumps and injectors are remanufactured to perform to OEM specifications by a diesel injection specialist.
Every engine is tested in a purpose-built test cell and subjected to a series of checks, the results of which are recorded against each engine’s specific serial number.