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Suggested Installation Guideline

Please Note: We want you to be a HAPPY CUSTOMER and have excellent results with your replacement engine, so please consider these handy suggestions carefully and share them with your installer. Remember, your warranty comes to you directly from the supplier of your engine, not from Low Mileage Engines.

We would encourage you to download the guideline and give a copy to your mechanic

  1. Most suppliers warranty the long block and its internal lubricated parts ONLY! Bolt-on accessories, wiring and sensors are not warranted. Turbochargers
    (Superchargers, Turbos) are not part of the long block and are not warranted unless stated, in writing.
  2. VITAL! Inspect the engine carefully before signing the trucking company delivery receipt! If damage is noted, DO NOT USE the engine, NOTE, in writing any shipping damage you find ON THE DELIVERY RECEIPT, and call your supplier.
  3. Please have your mechanic carefully inspect all gaskets and seals, and replace if needed. No one warranties gaskets or seals. Any engine that “blows” a head gasket, or is over-heated will automatically void your Warranty
  4. Turn over engine crankshaft by hand at least 2 full 360° turns BEFORE installation(720°). This is IMPORTANT!
  5. If yours is a timing BELT engine with more than 30,000 miles, you should replace the timing belt, tensioners, and components. (We recommend a “Gates” Brand Timing Belt Kit). There’s no warranty on timing belts, Chains, or their components. Timing Chains, timing chain guides and tensioners should be inspected if timing cover is easily removed.
  6. If yours is a GM 3.1L engine, you should replace the Intake Manifold Gasket.
  7. Install a new Water Pump on replacement engine with over 30,000 miles
  8. Install a new Thermostat
  9. Install a new Rear Main Seal
  10. Install all new belts and hoses.(Power Steering, Alternator, Fan, Radiator Hoses, Etc.)
  11. Install and gap new Spark Plugs
  12. Change engine oil and replace oil filter
  13. Change oil and filter again after 500 miles of driving
  14. Add new Anti-Freeze / Coolant
  15. Install new Air Filter and Fuel Filter
  16. Insall new gaskets on your valve cover(s)
  17. Reseal your oill pan
  18. Install a new Front Crank Seal
  19. It is highly recommended that you buy a new Radiator, or take your existing radiator to a professional Radiator Shop, and have it back flushed, flow tested, leak tested, and “rodded out” if needed.


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