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Frequently Asked Questions
- Are there
any pricing notes I should be aware of?
- What items are NOT provided with my crate engine?
- My vehicle has over 200,000 miles on it, but the upholstery's still good. I'm afraid to take it on a long trip because the engine is so old, though. Any ideas?
- When you rebuild my engine, will the main parts still be my original ones?
- I've heard the term 'hypereutectic' regarding pistons. What does it mean?
- I do a lot of traveling, I'm in California and then the next week in Colorado. How will PER cams manage the change in altitude?
- What about a distributor and carburator?
- OK, I had Phoenix Engine rebuild my vehicle's engine. Now it's time to break it in. Are there any special procedures I must follow?
- What about exchange engines?
Q: Are there
any pricing notes I should be aware of?
A: Yes! Please read the following
pricing notes before proceeding with your purchase.
on this website is offered as a guideline only, for your
convenience. Additional bolt-on accessories
will result in price adjustments (example: intake manifold,
oil pan, timing cover, or other requests up to a turn-key
Many more custom, stock,
and Power engines are available than can be listed on
this website. If you do not see what you are looking for,
just call or email us --
local phone: (602) 866-8044,
toll free: 888-766-8044
Pricing does not include
core charges. Please note that we can rebuild from your engine
core or we can build an engine from our core bank. Please
call us for more details, as core charges may not apply to
RETURNS POLICY: Any returned
item will incur a 15% fee, plus freight. Any cancellation
of an engine in progress of being built will also incur a
15% fee. Because of the bad economy and back order issues,
parts of any kind are out of our control.
your engine build time could be extended; please remember
we are a custom engine builder not a production engine builder.
There is a minimum of 2% fee on any credit card usage.
There is also a minimum $50 fee for write-up
and paperwork if you return an engine or cancel the engine
after it is ordered but before it is started being built.
Sales Tax: Purchases in
the State of Arizona are subject to 9.3% sales tax.
Be be sure
to telephone us at
(602) 866-8044 or
toll free: 1-888-766-8044
receive a customized estimate for your specific needs. You
may also email us at
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Q: What items are NOT provided with
my custom crate engine? Are there parts I cannot buy from PhoenixEngine.com?
A: When we build a custom crate engine for you, it is to your specifications,
but there are certain limitations. We are not a Parts Store. In addition
to reading the Pricing Notes above, please note that there are items we
do not and cannot provide with your crate engine. Following is a partial
list of items we do NOT sell. The list can go on and on, so it is vital
that you ask if we sell a particular item you want included. We want you
to be absolutely happy with your custom engine, so there is no exception
to this rule.
- No belts, no tensioners.
- No radiator hoses, no clamps.
- No bypass hoses, no clamps.
- No vacuum lines, no plugs.
- No fuel lines, no hose clamps.
- No carburetor linkage, no bolts of any kind.
- No fuel pump plate bolts, block off plate or fuel pump
- No fan blades, manual, or bolts.
- No electric fans.
- No water pump extensions.
- No water pump outlets.
- No water gate valves.
- No oil adaptation lines.
- No oil gauges of any kind.
- No water pump gauge of any kind.
- No electronic tachometers.
- No electrical harnesses.
- No batteries, no battery cables, or battery cable ends.
- No starters, no brackets, no bolts.
- No alternators, no brackets, no bolts.
- No power steering, no brackets, no bolts.
- No air conditioning, no brackets.
- No motor mounts, no brackets.
- We do not provide all gaskets with the engine because
each engine application is different. It is not an exact science.
- You absolutely must request what we do sell and don't
sell. No exceptions. (There are up to 700+ items, the list is nearly
endless.) Thank you!
Q: My vehicle has over 200,000 miles on it, but the upholstery's still good. I'm afraid to take it on a long trip because the engine is so old, though. Any ideas?
A: Rebuild the engine! You already KNOW that engine, are familiar with its personality. Rebuilding your engine with quality workmanship will give you an engine that is like it was when it was new, at a fraction of the cost of buying a new engine (or worse yet, installing a used engine from a different vehicle about which you know nothing).
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Q: When you rebuild my engine, will the main parts still be my original ones?
A: That's the beauty of rebuilding instead of replacing. But be warned: some engine rebuilding companies will simply swap out your engine in order to 'finish the job quickly.' Rest assured Phoenix Engine Rebuilders will always strive to keep your cost to a minimum, but we will never cut corners when it comes to quality or integrity!
Q: I've heard the term 'hypereutectic' regarding pistons. What does it mean?
A: Hypereutectic (hy-per-yew-tec-tic)is the term used for a silicon alloy used in the manufacture of superior pistons. It offers a number of benefits in the area of piston production and piston operation. Silicon is the major alloying element added to aluminum in piston production. These aluminum silicon alloys fall into three major categories: eutectic, hypoeutectic, and hypereutectic. Probably the easiest way to describe these categories is to use the analogy of sugar added to a glass of iced tea. When sugar is added and stirred into the iced tea, it dissolves and becomes inseparable from the tea itself. If sugar is continuously added, the tea actually becomes saturated with sugar and no matter how much you stir, the excess sugar will not mix in and simply falls to the bottom of the glass in crystal form. Silicon additions to aluminum are very similar to the sugar added to the iced tea. Silicon can be added and dissolved into aluminum so it, too, becomes inseparable from the aluminum. If these additions continue, the aluminum will eventually become saturated with silicon. Silicon added above this point will precipitate out in the form of hard, primary silicon particles similar to the excess sugar in the iced tea. The point of saturation in aluminum is known as the eutectic and occurs when the silicon level reaches 12%. Aluminum with silicon levels below 12% are known as hypoeutectic, and aluminum with silicon levels above 12% are known as hypereutectic (aluminum with 16% silicon has 12% dissolved silicon and 4% shows up as primary silicon crystals). Hypoeutectic pistons have about 9% silicon, and have been the industry standard for many years but are now being edged out in favor of eutectic and hypereutectic versions. Most eutectic pistons range from 11% to 12% silicon. Pistons produced with eutectic alloys exhibit good strength, but hypereutectic pistons with silicon content above 12% exhibit greater strength, scuff and seizure resistance. The hypereutectic alloy improves groove wear and resists cracking in the crown area where operating temperatures are severe. It is the primary silicon that gives the hypereutectic its thermal and wear characteristics. The primary silicon, acting as small insulators, keep the heat in the combustion chamber and prevent heat transfer, thus allowing the rest of the piston to run cooler. Hypereutectic aluminum has 15% less thermal expansion than conventional piston alloys, and is recommended for the best performance. Call us at 602 866-8044 if you're interested in hypereutectic pistons for your engine.
Q: I do a lot of traveling, I'm in California and then the next week in Colorado. How will PER cams manage the change in altitude?
A: There are 'cookie cutter' mail-order type cams on the market today. They are cheap, stamped out by the thousands, but they are only reliable within a small range. Our cams are custom designed for endurance at different altitudes. We cater to the guy who wants to drive on the street and have reliability without being limited to say, 1500 to 5000 feet altitude. Call us at 602 866-8044 for more details.
Q: What about a distributor and carburator?
A: The distributor is a big issue because you want the distributor and carburator both to be blueprinted to match the engine in the RPM range for your specific engine. This is one of the hallmarks of our quality workmanship.
Q: OK, I had Phoenix Engine rebuild my vehicle's engine. Now it's time to break it in. Are there any special procedures I must follow?
A: If you've misplaced the break-in instructions we provided with your rebuilt engine, just CLICK HERE for a pop up window from which you may print our recommended break-in procedures for rebuilt engines.
Q: What about exchange engines?
A: We recognize that there are instances where it is not feasible to rebuild an engine, times when an exchange engine is more practical for the purpose at hand. Unfortunately however, an exchange engine has traditionally meant a mass-produced engine made with poor quality parts and inferior machine work. All that's changed now, though: In our continuing efforts to bring the best to our customers, Phoenix Engine Rebuilders can now provide you with a custom exchange engine, using the best parts and the highest quality machine work. Call us at 602 866-8044 for details.
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