Engine failures are always unwelcome, so handling them should be as smooth and inexpensive as possible. In this situation, getting a remanufactured engine can be a time- and cost-efficient alternative to buying a new one. Remanufactured engines undergo rigorous testing, ensuring that they literally work just like brand new ones. 2021 will see the launch of a number of new Volvo Penta reman engines; engines that meet customers’ increasing uptime demands on land and at sea.
The range of Volvo Penta reman engines expands in 2021
In 2020, Volvo Penta’s industrial D5 and D8 engines were released as seven-eighths engines (more on that definition below). This year will see the launch of our first remanufactured D11 and D16 seven-eighths engines, used within a variety of onshore industries.
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An even smoother engine remanufacturing process
The D13 engines, like the D5 and D8 engines before them, were available as reman engines prior to 2021. More specifically, they were so-called longblocks, or three-quarters reman engines. The fourth quarter consisted of components transferred from the old engine to the remanufactured one.
The D5, D8 and D13 can now be remanufactured as seven-eighths reman engines, meaning that only half as many components as before need to be transferred from the old engine. This makes the engine remanufacturing process even smoother and faster than before. Consequently, the customer’s boat, vessel, genset or forestry machine can be up and running again even sooner. This summer, we will also see the release of the D11 as a seven-eights reman engine.
Remanufactured engines that meet customer demands quickly and sustainably
Delays and downtime due to engine failures can disrupt business operations for long periods of time. As customers, we rightfully expect fast and smooth deliveries of the products, solutions and services we need. Remanufactured engines are kept in stock at Volvo Penta warehouses, ready to be shipped. The speed of this process means that customers can quickly resume their production, transportation, or leisure boating again.
Volvo Penta’s expanding range of reman engines aims to meet customers’ and companies’ demands on land and at sea. Moving from three-quarters reman engines to seven-eighths reman engines makes the installation even quicker. Since more parts are already mounted, customers can get back to maximum uptime sooner. New software routines for the installation speeds up the process even further.
In addition to this, every remanufactured engine is a testament to the power and potential of sustainability, both from an environmental and from an operational perspective. Reman engines undergo extensive testing at the final stages of the remanufacturing process, to verify their power and performance. These engines come with the same warranty and lifespan as any new spare part. As such, there is no compromise in terms of quality, durability, or performance.