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Engine machining and rebuild service

With over 70 years in the industry, Ivor Searle is the UK’s leading independent engine remanufacturer, providing precision engineered products and bespoke machining services.

Using the latest equipment, our bespoke engine rebuilding and machining service caters for all types of engines, ranging from cars and light commercial vehicles (classic to modern), to heavy commercial, motor sport, agricultural, industrial and marine.

Machining services include:

Engine rebuilds

  • Complete engine rebuild service following ISO 9001:2015 principles.


  • Grinding
  • Polishing

Cylinder head

  • Surface grinding
  • Pressure testing
  • Bead blasting


  • Machining
  • Re-profiling

Unleaded conversion 

  • Valve seat inserting
  • Valve guide fitting including K-line
  • Valve and valve seat re-cutting to three angles

Cam followers

  • Machining
  • Facing

Cylinder block

  • Reboring and surface machining
  • Re-sleeving
  • Line boring and honing

Connecting rods

  • Machining
  • Re-sizing
  • Re-bushing

Parts and engine components

To complete the Ivor Searle package we hold a comprehensive stock of parts at competitive prices, including:

  • Head gaskets
  • Head gasket sets
  • Head bolts
  • Pistons
  • Piston rings
  • Cylinder liners
  • Bearings
  • Tensioners
  • Timing belts/kits
  • Valves
  • Valve guides
  • Water pumps
  • Oil pumps
  • Cam followers
  • Camshafts

All machining work is covered by our 12 month unlimited mileage, parts and labour warranty.

Free delivery

Free collection and delivery is available within a 40 mile radius of our factory in Soham.

Affordable superior quality

Our parts and services are competitively priced and transparent, allowing for faster and more accurate quotes.
Cylinder head pressure test From £25.00 +VAT
Cylinder head facing From £25.00 +VAT
Complete cylinder head remanufacture (e.g. in the event of a timing belt failure) regardless of parts (excluding h/gasket set and camshaft replacement/re-profiling From £229.00 +VAT

All machining work is covered by our 12 month unlimited mileage, parts and labour warranty.