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What are the Benefits of Remanufactured Diesel Engines and Custom Parts?

August 28, 2023

What do you want to get out of your diesel engine? From serving as the workhorse that keeps you on the go for work to understanding the power of a diesel engine, your vehicle has more value to you than just acting as a piece of equipment. Just as you are looking for quality workmanship, we are committed to bringing you the best of the best when it comes to remanufactured engines. There are many hidden benefits to remanufactured engines that can be lost in translation, and we want to be clear and upfront about what makes us so passionate about providing quality services and products to our customers.

What makes remanufactured engines different from rebuilt engines?

First things first, a remanufactured engine and rebuilt engines should not be framed as the same type of engine. A rebuilt engine is one made up of reconditioned parts or new parts, but they do not go through the same quality and performance testing or inspections. Rather, rebuilt engines can use new or used parts at a cheaper price than a remanufactured engine.

Alternatively, a remanufactured engine is made to the original specifications and extra time and care is taken to disassemble, inspect, machine and reassemble the engine to ensure that every component is held to the highest standard of quality. In reality, it is on the same playing field as a new engine, but with a greater emphasis on sustainability.

Want to take a closer look at engine types? Check out our previous blog for a breakdown of rebuilt, remanufactured, and refurbished engines.

Why should I choose a remanufactured engine?

Choosing to upgrade your engine doesn’t always have to be a worst-case-scenario response to a failed engine. Whether you are starting to research the next steps or you want to upgrade your driving experience, a remanufactured engine has many unspoken benefits.

Reliability and Durability

Unlike the stigma surrounding used engines, remanufactured engines and their inspection process bring the machine shop to the next level. Every part and mechanism has been cleaned, undergone thorough inspection and certification, or has been replaced if there are any signs of wear and tear. The expression “good as new” is not an understatement, our remanufactured engines are built to last and withstand the lifespan of the parts. Not only that but they are tested and designed to give you reliable, consistent performance on the road.

Reduced Environmental Impact

The last few years have shown the impact that resource shortages can have on the auto industry and repairs. When you choose to work with an engine remanufacturer, every deliverable piece is already on hand in the warehouse or can be machined on-site, thereby reducing wait times and shipping costs and lowering our environmental impacts. We work with a variety of suppliers to continue to bring you the best parts and customized solutions for your engine. By keeping everything in-house, we are lowering the amount of energy spent on machining processes.


Our crate engines, designed in-house, can be made to order with customized solutions. After many years of testing and working in collaboration with Speed of Air Technologies, one of the top recommended customized solutions for 2023 is the addition of the Speed of Air Hyperformance Pistons. The Speed of Air line of remanufactured engines is the first in North America to feature this technology, bringing you reduced emissions, increased fuel efficiency and overall performance for your vehicle. You have the freedom to choose what you would like for aftermarket parts for engines.

Are remanufactured engines covered under warranty?

Warranty extends to any remanufactured unit and parts installed by DFC at the time that it left the property. In addition to limited warranties, we also offer Commercial Limited Warranty for 18 months or 48,000 km. Commercial warranties are available for specific models including emergency vehicles, snow removal equipment, government vehicles, farm equipment and more.

DFC builds refurbished engines to be reliable and long-lasting with aftermarket modifications, but the warranty does not cover every part of those added after purchase. Some of the exceptions include:

  • Injectors
  • Turbos
  • Fuel pumps
  • Accessories

The length of your warranty is dependent on the part of the unit that is malfunctioning. During your warranty period, you are covered by defects in the materials or the workmanship, and DFC will determine the right course of action for your case.

Interested in learning more about what you can do with your warranty? Learn more about DFC Diesel 2023 warranties for Canada, the US, and our KORE engine series.

DFC Diesel has proudly earned the title of Canada’s largest diesel remanufacturing facility, with standards of excellence unmet by others. Learn about the DFC Diesel difference, or contact us for an engine quote.