Do you own a Toyota make car? Toyota is one of the most widespread and popular makes of cars. If so, you are one of probably millions of people across the country who drive Toyotas. While Toyotas are undoubtedly one of the most successful makes of cars, even their owners, like you, find themselves in need of new engines. Buying Used Toyota Engines can save you money without sacrificing quality. Read on to learn how.
Cheap and Tested
The reason why Used Toyota Engines are cheaper than new engines is because they have low mileage. However, this is not to say that they sacrifice quality. They are typically recycled early because Japanese law requires car owners to replace their cars after four to five years. Also, a quality seller will conduct thorough tests on Used Toyota Engines to make sure that they are safe for use and in proper working order. The Ultra 5 Test is extremely comprehensive and contains the following components:
- Compression Test: measures the cylinder pressure by removing the spark plug and attaching a pressure gauge to the cylinder. The battery starter is then connected to the engine starter motor. After the engine is turned on, if the pressure difference is between 4 or 6 cylinders more than 10%, the cylinder needs to be lubricated, especially if it has been inactive from disuse and is sticking.
- Leak Down Test: checks for leaks between the cylinder head and block and the status of the head gasket. If it is worn out, the water pump, cooling system, thermostat, radiator hoses, or radiator aren’t working, and the engine is not shipped.
- Oil Pressure test: shows the state of the oil pump using an oil pressure gauge to measure. If the oil level is too low, the engine is shipped with a higher and more accurate oil pressure pump.
- Sludge Check: measures the level of sludge, oil that has built up in the engine tanks and pressure tubes due to oil not being changed regularly. The valve cover is opened to see if there is any sludge in the engine, in which case the engine will not be shipped.
- Final Overall Inspection: checks the block for cracks, alternator brackets, the AC compressor, and the power steering pump. Openings are sealed up, external parts taken out, steam washed and then shipped out!