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Replacement Engines

The decision to opt for replacement engines is invariably taken because the existing engine fitted into the automobile is not functioning properly any longer. This has been the universal reason to opt for replacement engines. With improvement in technology, the reason for choosing such engines has also changed. Today, an automobile engine replacement is not done solely from the utility point of view. A lot depends on the type of replacement being done.

The first few decades of automobile history saw a large number of engine replacements because engine design had not been perfected yet. Many automobiles ran on a single cylinder for the first ten years. As compared to the technology used today, rudimentary and ordinary parts were used and engineers had fewer choices as far as raw materials for manufacture of car and truck engines were concerned.

As engine design was perfected, instances of vehicle engine replacement came down. It was only because of the investment in research and development during the Second World War that car engine performance improved significantly after the war ended. By this time, the auto boom had started and bigger and better engines were being manufactured to reduce instances of replacements.

It was expected that the replacement engines industry would die its natural death after the 50's. However, the division of the industry into passenger and muscle cars made a huge difference. Muscle cars were specifically designed for maximum performance. Cost and fuel economy were never considered as relevant. Customization and modifications were considered very cool in muscle cars. Hence, demand for cheap engine replacement to improve engine power kept rising. However, this does not fall under the technical definition of engine replacement today.

Those who did not opt for a total engine replace opted for replacement of engine parts to enhance the performance of their cars and trucks. Since the 1980's, the environmental factor too was considered as far as replacement was concerned. The new engine fitted into the automobile had to meet the environmental requirements and regulations imposed on the original engine. This was mandatory for car owners irrespective of whether the replacement engine being installed was a new or old engine.

As engine life increased, instances of old engines being refurbished and installed grew. The old engines are often looked upon with nostalgia as engines belonging to the good old days when machines were simple, powerful and easy to maintain. Of course, you cannot install a Ford model T engine in a Volkswagen or Mercedes car. However, antique cars owners often buy reputed old engines as replacement for the OEM engine fitted in the car.

The World Wide Web has contributed towards the growth of the replacement engines market in a big way. Identifying the right engine for your car has become a lot easier. You just have to specify engine details and you can get the exact engine that is currently being used under the hood o your automobile. There is no need for you to buy an expensive new car or a not so good used car just because engines are not in stock. will get the best engines of your choice.
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