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What are the pros and cons of remanufactured cylinder heads?

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Remanufactured cylinder heads are cheap, easy to acquire and environmentally friendly, but they don’t guarantee top performance, and it is difficult to trace the builder. The pros and cons of these cylinders vary depending on the manufacturer.

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Remanufactured cylinder heads cost less than half the price of new parts. Manufacturers and consumers alike benefit from the low cost. To the manufacturer, remanufacturing presents the opportunity to reinvest the surplus resources.

Remanufacturing involves recycling old parts and helps reduce the negative impact of transport activities on the environment. A remanufactured cylinder head has a lower carbon footprint compared to an old, faulty one.

Having your cylinder head disassembled and repaired is time-consuming and difficult compared to acquiring a new part. The cost of repairing an old cylinder head is also uncertain.

For proper functioning, builders must produce each component within specifications and perform the assembly properly. Remanufactured cylinder heads with inaccurate specifications hamper proper compression in the cylinder. For example, if the valve and head do not fit properly, the system works inefficiently. Over time, the cost of the remanufactured cylinder head rises above the corresponding cost for a new replacement.

Remanufactured cylinder heads are difficult to trace back to the manufacturer. The original manufacturer of a cylinder head is not necessarily the one who remanufactures it. Finding useful information such as reliability of a remanufactured cylinder head is difficult.

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