Engine installation advice

Before installing, check:
  • Whether the delivered engine matches your current engine.
  • The delivered engine for any (transportation) damage.
  • Whether everything is consistent with the agreements made.
  • All oil seals for leaks. When in doubt, replace.
Extra points of attention/installation tips
  • Replace the gasket ring under the oil drain plug.
  • Replace the oil and oil filter according to factory details.
  • Mind the viscosity and quantity.
  • Replace the entire distribution (incl. the water pump if necessary).
  • If you need to convert the intake manifold, make sure it is clean. (It will often contain metal particles from the damaged engine that will damage the new engine as well).
  • Check the radiator for proper flow/leakage (once installed, check whether the cooling fan motor activates).
  • Prevent electronic failure/interference. Use electronic components that are native to the vehicle as much as possible (wiring harness, (temperature) sensors, etc.).
  • Turbo engines: Make sure that enough oil reaches the turbo and that the oil is able to drain freely (e.g. kinked return line, etc.) Make sure that all suction tubes/hoses and the intercooler are clean.
  • An immobiliser on the fuel pump of a diesel engine needs to be converted. (the entire pump or just the immobiliser).
  • Comply with (dis)assembly instructions according to the factory details, tightening torques, etc.
  • Check the oil level after the test drive.
  • Check the engine for any leaks after the test drive.