You will receive a non-binding offer by 10 a.m on the next working day

You will receive a non-binding offer by 10 a.m on the next working day

Used engine

If your car suffers an engine failure, a costly repair is often necessary. In cases of significant damage, installing a replacement engine is typically the best option. Since a new engine often involves particularly high costs, a used engine is a better and more affordable alternative. With us, you can also choose between used and overhauled engines, allowing you to control the cost of fixing the engine damage. Below, we will delve into the key points you need to consider when purchasing a used engine.

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Engine Trading & Overhaul Since 1993

A Unique Feature in the Industry

For 30 years, we have been distributing the majority of our engines to repeat customers (intermediaries and workshops).
Engines for convertible vehicles, enjoy the sun in style and performance.
High-performance engine for racing cars, designed for speed and agility.
Eco-friendly engine for urban commuter cars, reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

Since 1993, our company has been distributing used and overhauled engines.
As a member of the Waldner Handels GmbH Group, we have successfully sold and delivered over 33136 engines and transmissions as of October 4, 2021. This makes us one of the world’s leading engine dealers.
The majority of engines are sold to intermediaries and workshops (regular customers), which speaks to our competitive pricing and high reliability.

Every engine undergoes intensive testing before sale. Inferior or damaged parts are discarded.

We use only undamaged engines from recent end-of-life or accident vehicles. We do not repair defective engines!

Thanks to high sales volumes worldwide, optimized processes, and our unique competitive strategy, we can offer engines at particularly low prices.

Do I need a replacement engine?

When considering the purchase of a used engine, the first step is naturally to determine whether it is indeed necessary. In some cases, an engine repair or an engine damage sale may be a better alternative. A general rule of thumb after an engine failure is: if there are metal shavings in the oil or bearings, the cost of a used engine is usually lower than the cost of a repair. The same applies if there are significant damages to the main components of the engine. Examples include broken connecting rods, cracks in the engine block, or seized pistons.

Identify the cause of damage to the old engine

Before a used engine can be used as a replacement, it is essential to first identify the cause of the damage. The reason for this is that the next engine could also suffer damage if a component outside the engine is responsible for the initial failure. Therefore, if a faulty peripheral part is transferred, it could lead to another engine failure.
Our trading company has been selling used and overhauled engines since 1993. With the largest online selection of used engines in Germany, we stand for premium products and the best value for money. We have almost all engines in stock.
Engine for luxury sedans, elegance and high-performance.
Engines for luxury electric vehicles, silent, powerful, and sophisticated.
Lightweight engine for compact sports cars, enhancing speed and handling.
Electric motor for zero-emission city buses, contributing to cleaner urban air.
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Our engine overhaul

When you purchase an overhauled engine from us, it will be revised to a mileage of 0 kilometres.

The used engine is disassembled and thoroughly inspected by us.

Beschädigte und verschlissene Bauteile werden ersetzt. Weiterhin werden typische Verschleißteile vorsorglich ersetzt.

You will receive the revised engine in new condition within 8-11 business days. We also provide a 12-month warranty.

Engine overhaul processes

● The camshaft and crankshaft are measured, polished, checked for cracks, and cleaned with ultrasound

● The cylinder head is measured, machined flat, and cleaned with ultrasound

● The block is honed, ground, and measured

● The pistons are checked, cleaned, and subjected to UV crack testing

● Camshaft and crankshaft are measured, polished, inspected for cracks, and cleaned with ultrasound

● Cylinder head is measured, machined flat, and cleaned with ultrasound

● Block is honed, ground, and measured

● Pistons are inspected, cleaned, and subjected to UV crack testing

  • Valves
  • Valve stem seals
  • Piston rings
  • Connecting rod bearings and main bearings
  • Oil pump
  • Timing chain/belt with tensioner (external excluded)

How much does a used replacement engine cost?

The costs can vary significantly when purchasing a used engine. This variation is primarily due to the make, model, and specific engine configuration, which heavily influence the price range. Therefore, it is impossible to establish an exact price range without further details. Generally, the costs are between €600 and €6,000. For a precise estimate, you can request a free quote from us.
You will receive a written offer within a maximum of 12 hours.

Purchasing a replacement engine:

We sell our engines from stock. All parts are inspected before being offered for sale. We provide all engines with a 12-month warranty. Our well-organised warehouses hold over 1500 replacement engines. We have the right engine in stock for almost every customer.

Purchasing used engines

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From Customer to Regular Customer! 70% of our customers are resellers or dealers, who also trust in our quality.

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Shorter storage time also means lower costs for you. No extra costs for extended storage.

OUR SUCCESS IN NUMBERS

Replacement Engines: Affordable & Reliable

We have a suitable engine in stock for 80% of the inquiries.

Unlike other dealers or workshops, we focus not on high profit margins but on high sales volumes. As a globally operating engine wholesaler with high sales figures and optimized work processes, we can offer engines at particularly low prices.

The steady growth of our company since 1993 and our numerous regular customers speak for the quality & reliability of our engines.

New, used, or overhauled

Additionally, with us, you have the option to purchase your replacement engine in different conditions. A new engine typically incurs the highest costs but offers the advantage of being factory-new. How much does a new engine cost? A new engine generally starts at €2,000 and can go up to €6,000 or even higher. Often, an overhauled or used engine is utilised. A used engine is the most cost-effective option as it requires no additional work. The overhauled engine provides a more cost-effective alternative compared to a new engine and, after our overhaul, has a mileage of 0 kilometres. Regardless of which option you choose, you can also decide the extent of the engine you wish to purchase from us. This allows you to save costs by using peripheral parts from the old engine, or you can purchase a complete engine and have it installed without using old parts.

Long block and short block

You can also decide whether to opt for a used engine in the short block or long block variant. The term short block refers to the lower part of the engine, which includes only the components from the crankcase up to the head gasket. This means parts such as the cylinder head, manifold, etc., are missing and need to be transferred from the old engine. When purchasing a long block engine, you receive the complete engine from the crankcase to the valve cover, although some components may still need to be transferred. While we offer most engines as short blocks, you can also request them as complete engines if desired.

EU-wide shipping

We ship engines EU-wide, ensuring you can receive your desired engine without any hassle.

Our service

Qualified engine experts

We offer the following services to our customers:

We sell our engines from stock. All parts are checked before they go on sale. Additionally, we sell all our engines with a 12-month warranty.

Our well-stocked warehouses comprise over 1,500 replacement engines. We have the right engine in stock for almost every customer.

With our locations in Germany, France, Spain, Finland, England, and Norway, we ensure that we can offer you, the customer, a high-quality engine at an affordable price, including fast delivery and excellent service.

Certified used engine

We deliver a functional & certified used engine to you:

  • Delivery time: approximately 6-9 business days
  • 12 months warranty
  • Engine with or without ancillary parts
Engine for compact electric cars, agile and perfect for the city.

Rebuilt engine (Overhauled)

We deliver to you a like-new, overhauled engine:

  • Delivery time: approximately 8-11 business days
  • Renewed wear parts
  • Engine revised to 0 km
  • Engine performance on par with new engines
Engines for heavy commercial vehicles, power and capacity for large loads.

Customer Engine Overhaul

We carry out your engine overhaul. We collect your defective engine, overhaul it so that it is revised back to 0 km, and then return the engine to you:

  • Approximately 10-12 business days
Engine for luxury hybrid vehicles, the pinnacle of comfort and efficiency.
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Other solutions

Engine repair

If a used engine is not financially viable, there are other options to address engine damage. Engine repair is one such option and is particularly popular for minor damages. Additionally, this often requires the least amount of labour, and the engine can usually remain in the vehicle. However, it’s important to note that more substantial damages often incur such high costs that an alternative solution may be more appropriate.

Selling a car with engine damage

If both a used engine and an engine overhaul are no longer financially viable, selling the car as is, due to engine damage, is usually the next step. This allows you to obtain some initial capital for purchasing a new vehicle. The prices for such sales are often relatively high. The reason is that these cars are usually bought by dealers with connections abroad. There, the vehicles can often be repaired cheaply and then sold at a higher price.

Why choose us?

Our trading company has been distributing used and overhauled engines since 1993. We have successfully sold and delivered over 31000 engines and transmissions as of April 6, 2021. With the largest online selection of used engines in Germany, we stand for top-quality engines and the best value for money.

Unbeatable prices through highest efficiency and strong sales figures – worldwide

The steady growth of our company since 1993, as well as the satisfaction of our customers and regular clients, speaks for the outstanding quality of our engines.

For 29 years, more than half of our engines have been sold to intermediaries. This speaks to our competitive prices, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

The mileage is based on the readout from the odometer. Reliably proving this is actually not possible. Some dealers send photos of the odometer reading or the VIN number of the donor vehicle as supposed evidence. However, these alleged proofs are often tampered with since forgery is very simple and almost impossible to detect. From our perspective, these forms of evidence are therefore not credible and worthless.

Unfortunately, almost no workshop or engine dealer can substantiate the mileage of the engines with 100% certainty. This is why it is even more important to rely on a trustworthy and reputable dealer.

The trust of our customers is the best proof of Fair Motors’ reliable service. Since 1993, we have been offering our customers the highest standard of engines at an affordable price!

All the engines sold by Fair Motors come from used or accident vehicles. These engines are completely undamaged. This is one of the reasons for the robustness and durability of our engines.

Yes, our engines are inspected before shipping. For the tested used engines, we conduct the following inspections:

  • Compression test (Leakdown test)
  • Cylinder inspection with endoscope camera
  • Oil pan and valve cover are opened
  • Crankshaft / camshaft(s) are visually inspected
  • Oil pump and oil pan are checked for residues

 

For the refurbished engines, the following inspection processes are carried out:

  • Camshaft and crankshaft are measured, polished, inspected for cracks, and ultrasonically cleaned
  • Cylinder head is measured, machined, and ultrasonically cleaned
  • The block is honed, ground, and measured
  • Pistons are inspected, cleaned, and subjected to UV crack testing

In addition, the refurbished engines have the following engine components replaced with high-quality new parts: 

Valves & valve stem seals, piston rings, connecting rod bearings and main bearings, oil pump, timing chain/belt with tensioner (excluding external ones)

OVER 28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

And it pays off!

  • The engine market is particularly susceptible to fraud and shoddy work. However, due to our many years of experience, you can also benefit from our expertise and network.
  • Some engines have type-specific quirks and trouble spots. We are aware of the design flaws of these engines and address them!
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