The Basic Steps to a Porsche Engine Rebuild
Step 1: Engine disassembly
Before the rebuilding process begins, the old engine must be removed and disassembled. We carefully disassemble the engine into its individual parts, and then label and clean them for ease of reference throughout the entire process. The engine block is then thoroughly cleaned with a solvent, removing all oil residues and sludge before moving on to the next step.
Step 2: Inspecting the engine parts
Once the engine is disassembled and cleaned, we begin a detailed inspection of each part. Parts will be checked for cracks, surface pitting, as well as any wear and tear. The aim is to determine which parts can be reused and which parts will need to be replaced.
Step 3: Engine block machining and reconditioning
After the inspection, the engine block is machined. The cylinders will be honed to a particular size to give the engine its full-sized power, and the crankshaft will be machined to ensure an accurate alignment of each part. In addition to this, the cylinder head will undergo a complete valve job, providing the engine with maximum compression as well as accuracy.
Step 4: Engine reassembly
This is the most crucial step in rebuilding an old Porsche engine. The engine parts that will be reused after inspection are assembled, and new parts are added where necessary. An experienced mechanic will use precise torque specifications when tightening bolts and nuts to factory standards.
Step 5: Engine testing
After the rebuild is complete, the engine will undergo a series of tests. These tests will determine whether the engine is providing the expected horsepower and maintaining an adequate oil pressure.