Replacing the engine in your truck with a newer performance engine can be a great option. Opting for a performance engine over a stock diesel engine can improve the power you have available for the tasks you use your truck for.
New Performance Engines
When you start looking for a replacement engine for your truck, you may find that buying a crate engine from the manufacturer is the simplest solution, but if you are looking for more performance, you will need to take that engine and have additional work done to increase the power and durability of it.
Buying a performance engine from an engine builder that has already done that work for you can save a lot of time, and it may even save you some money. The performance engine's cost could be lower than you think, especially if the engine builder is using used blocks and remanufacturing them then building performance engines from them.
It is essential to talk to the engine builder about what has been done to the engine if you are considering one that has been remanufactured so that you are confident in the engine you are buying. If you are not comfortable with the remanufactured engine, most performance engine shops offer new engines built with new blocks and parts, but the engine's cost can be significantly higher.
Custom Diesel Performance Engines
Performance engines are commonly available in many different performance levels. Some shops offer custom-built performance engines that you can purchase after working with the builder to design the engine. If you need a specific torque level or power level for the truck to do what you need, the engine builder can help you determine the performance parts that will offer the best performance gains for the engine.
The cost of building a custom performance engine may not be much more than buying one already assembled. Still, it does offer you the advantages of tailoring the engine to your needs and ensuring that you get the performance you need from the engine.
It is critical that when you are installing a performance engine in your truck, you check the transmission, rear end, and other driveline parts to ensure that you can stand up to the added power and torque that the engine is going to produce. If you install the engine with a transmission that is not robust enough to deal with the power, for example, you may find the new engine is too much, and it could cause damage to those components.
For more information about performance engines, such as a Powerstroke performance engine, contact an engine supplier.