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Delivering value on major units without compromising on quality - 11.08.2020

Ivor Searle's range of high quality engines, gearboxes and turbos are remanufactured to OEM specification but cost up to 40% less than brand new units. Ivor_Searle_Engine_Gearbox.jpg

Whilst it's more economical to source a remanufactured engine or gearbox from Ivor Searle, which can cost up to 40% less than brand-new, product quality and adherence to industry standards must also be considered, so it’s important that workshops understand the key differences between superior remanufactured products and reconditioned or refurbished items.  

Remanufacturing an engine or gearbox back to OEM standard is a complex process that demands significant investment in skills and equipment, as well as in-depth technical expertise and rigorous inspection procedures.
All remanufactured Ivor Searle engines are built to exceed the BS AU257:2002 Code of Practice. This standard sets out the difference between a quality remanufactured engine and a reconditioned unit.  A remanufactured engine is one which has been returned to the vehicle manufacturer’s specification to ensure levels of performance and reliability equivalent to the original engine.  The standard fully details how petrol and diesel engines should be inspected and checked against OEM tolerances and dictates that key components, including piston assemblies, big and small end bearings, as well as bushes, gaskets, seals, timing chains and drive belts are completely renewed.
Ivor Searle takes the standard demanded by BS AU257:2002 a step further by combining it with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015 which is externally assessed on a continuing basis.  ISO 9001:2015 is based around eight principles of quality that provide a framework to ensure a philosophy of continuous improvement is maintained.
Only brand-new replacement parts sourced for their reliability and durability are used in the remanufacturing process, while operations, such as crack testing and machining components, are undertaken to ensure original performance is achieved with reliability. Ivor Searle also fully tests and inspects all engines as the final stage of the remanufacturing process.
As a result, garages purchasing a remanufactured engine can be confident that they are sourcing a unit that is built to the highest possible standard. In contrast, a reconditioned engine that's been stripped and cleaned may, or may not have had damaged components replaced. Compare this to Ivor Searle's remanufacturing process which aims to return a product to at least its original specification and performance with a warranty that is equivalent or better than that of its brand-new equivalent.
Our remanufactured engine and gearbox product range covers around 90% of the UK’s passenger car and LCV parc and we continue to add new units to stock. For peace of mind, all Ivor Searle engines and gearboxes are covered by a 12-month unlimited mileage parts and labour warranty.  We hold comprehensive stocks to ensure first class customer service and minimum vehicle downtime and provide free next day UK mainland delivery for stock items ordered before 3.30pm.
To find out more, call the Ivor Searle sales team on 01353 720531.

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