As your Sprinter or Vito approaches a higher mileage, you may need to consider Engine Reconditioning.
We can help. At Eurostar Diesels, we offer Engine Reconditioning and keep a ready supply of reconditioned Mercedes Diesel engines on our shelves. We can replace your faulty engine with minimum downtime and maximum peace of mind.
How Do I Know If My Engine Needs Reconditioning or Replacement?
There are some key signs we look for when assessing an engine. Any one of these symptoms may indicate that an engine replacement is required:
Performance issues, limp mode, warning lights, oil leaks or injector leaks are not normal reasons to consider engine replacement in our opinion. Give us a call if you need any advice on our engine reconditioning services or replacement.
Also see our article on Your Guide to Sprinter Engine Repair, Rebuild, and Replacement
How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Sprinter Engine?
$16,000 to $18,000 AUD should be budgeted for replacing a 4 cylinder Diesel Sprinter Engine with a Reconditioned Engine. This would include installation and testing labour, servicing and allowance for some faulty ancillary parts such as water pumps, glow plug systems, air conditioning or a fuel injector etc.
Up to $30,000 AUD can be budgeted for a Mercedes-Benz Genuine Remanufactured Engine. These engines are remanufactured in the Mercedes factory to a new standard and include items such as fuel injectors, pumps, turbochargers, manifolds, electrical wiring loom etc. The only thing they typically won’t include is the alternator, AC compressor and the starter motor. Choosing a Mercedes-Benz Genuine Remanufactured Engine is the premium option which is recommended for owners who need maximum reliability.
The Engine Reconditioning Process
Beginning with our reconditioned engines, they are stripped, hot washed, inspected, crack and pressure tested where necessary before machining work commences. All machining is to manufacturers specifications. Moving parts such as the crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons are inspected. Any defective parts are replaced. Replacement bearings, piston rings, gaskets and seals are fitted as the engine is assembled. These reconditioned engines are built as a bare long motor which is everything between the valve cover and sump (including cylinder heads, block, pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft etc). They are guaranteed for 12 months from the date of fitment in our workshop, ensuring peace of mind.
These reconditioned engines are stored in our workshops. When a customer’s Sprinter or Vito arrives needing a replacement engine, we can remove their damaged engine and install our reconditioned engine, avoiding delays.
Our reconditioned exchange engines are the most cost effective option for owners and the quickest way to get your van back on the road after an engine failure.