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 engines

Every car must be able to rely on its engine to transport you safely from A to B. While an engine is generally designed for at least 250,000 kilometers, some fail much earlier. The diagnosis is usually an engine failure. Frequently, used engines are employed as replacement engines in such cases. However, there is a high risk when buying engines if the engine hasn’t already been inspected or overhauled. The following provides a closer look at replacement engines and the overhauling of used engines at Fair-Motors.


By no later than 12 PM the next business day, you will receive a non-binding quote.

How good is a replacement engine?

When a replacement engine is used, the old defective engine is removed, and a used engine is installed. You have a wide selection, as you can choose between different mileage options for used car engines. This also means that the condition of the engine varies. Therefore, it is recommended to use used engines that have undergone an overhaul. At Fair-Motors, these engines are inspected by experts and subjected to an extensive overhaul. This process resets the engine’s mileage to 0 kilometers. What does a completely overhauled engine mean? Overhauled engines have been fully disassembled into individual parts, cleaned, and then replaced if necessary. The engine is then reassembled, ensuring flawless operation.

Important characteristics of used engines

Used engines come in a variety of different configurations. Fuel type, displacement, and power are just the most general parameters. Additionally, several factors such as sensors and electronics must be considered. Therefore, when buying engines, several aspects need to be taken into account. How do I find the right replacement engine? To ensure the compatibility of used engines, you should always pay attention to the matching engine code. The engine code consists of varying numbers of letters and digits, depending on the manufacturer. Each engine has a unique code, allowing you to purchase the exact engine you need.

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 first-class products and the best value for money. We have almost all engines in stock.

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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)
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Different types of engines

New engines, used engines, or overhauled engines

Used engines can be purchased in various conditions. The new engine is the most expensive option and is used only in rare cases. This is due to the high costs and the limited availability of new engines. Another option is used car engines. These can vary in their mileage. However, there is a risk here because the condition of the engine cannot be verified. Overhauled engines are particularly commonly used. This is because they have already been inspected for damage and reset to zero kilometers of mileage. At Fair-Motors, you can purchase a reliable engine at the lowest possible price.

Used engine inspected - without peripheral parts, with peripheral parts, or overhauled engine. What exactly are these?

Used engines can be purchased with different levels of completeness. One can opt for an engine without additional peripheral parts or a complete engine. This defines the extent of the engine’s completeness at the time of purchase.

A used engine without peripheral parts includes only the engine block (oil pump, crankshaft, bearings, connecting rods and pistons, etc.) assembled with the cylinder head (camshaft, valves, etc.), essentially a bare engine. The peripheral parts from your old engine should then be transferred or replaced following a functional check by a professional workshop.

A complete used engine also includes accessories (such as starter, injection system, injectors, intake manifold, turbocharger, ignition coils, high-pressure pump, lines, etc.), although these are excluded from the warranty.

Overhauled engines are likewise bare engines (without additional peripheral parts) but are revised to 0 km, incorporating some new components and implementing various production steps and control tests. After such an overhaul, the engine is practically like new.

You will receive a written quote within a maximum of 12 hours.

Buy replacement engine:

We sell our engines from stock. All parts are inspected before they go on sale. We offer all our engines with a 12-month legal warranty of conformity. Our well-organized warehouses include over 1500 replacement engines. We have the right engine in stock for almost every customer.

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Could you kindly provide the price for an engine?

The cost of a replacement engine can vary significantly. This is primarily because the costs depend on the make, model, and engine type of the vehicle. Therefore, a personalized price estimate should be conducted for each individual case. You can receive a specific offer from Fair-Motors within a very short time. The general price range for new engines can be estimated between €3,500 and €7,000. How much does a used replacement engine cost? Used engines have considerably lower costs, but here too, the price is also dependent on mileage. What are the costs for installing a replacement engine? The installation costs also vary but can range from €500 to €2,500 for a very complex engine swap.

When is an engine overhaul worthwhile?

An engine overhaul is particularly advisable in cases of minor damages or damages outside the engine. Since it is not necessary to dismantle the engine for such repairs, this can lead to significant cost savings. An exception could be a turbocharger damage. If metal shavings have already entered the intake, it is often recommended to install used engines or overhauled engines. This is because if the shavings have already reached the combustion chamber, they may have damaged the combustion chamber walls.

EU-wide shipping

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


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