Remanufacturing engines and exchange components makes them as good as new literally

The Volvo Penta Exchange Components system makes broken engines come back to life. It is a cost-efficient alternative to ordinary maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), resulting in engines that work and look just like brand new ones. Remanufacturing engines and replacing (or restoring) components is highly beneficial for all customers; especially as there is no compromise in terms of quality, durability, or performance.

A typical engine remanufacturing customer case
The process of remanufacturing an engine starts with the customer; an individual boat owner who has suffered an engine failure, or a maintenance supervisor at a factory whose genset does not run as intended, for example. The customer can then turn to his or her Volvo Penta dealer, and buy a remanufactured engine (it could also be called a reman engine or exchange engine) from them. The dealer may either have a remanufactured engine in stock, or can order one from Volvo Penta.

The customer provides the dealer with the broken engine. The engine is disassembled and thoroughly inspected at a core hub, and if it can be remanufactured, it is sent to a remanufacturing facility. There, the components are restored or replaced, depending on their condition (some components are always replaced in order to ensure the quality of the remanufactured engine). Components not made by Volvo Penta are sent to the original manufacturer to be processed there.

At the end of the remanufacturing process, the engine undergoes extensive testing. This in order to verify the engine’s performance, and to make sure that it fulfills the specifications. When the remanufactured engine leaves the remanufacturing facility, it is literally as good as new. This means that it comes with the same warranty, and has the same expected lifespan, as any new spare part. Volvo Penta’s exchange component system covers IPS drives and their components as well.