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Engine Reconditioning and Machining

We understand that the efficiency of your diesel powered equipment, and gas powered engines, is paramount to the success of your business, no matter what size the job or what industry you operate in. For that reason we offer unrivalled precision and turn around times for all engine component reconditioning and machining, guaranteed by our quality management systems and peerless technicians. The expertise we have built over the last 53 years means that we can limit your downtime and have your equipment and engines running more efficiently than ever before.

Cylinder Heads

Cylinder heads from all sizes of diesel engines are expertly handled by our comprehensive head department. From single heads to multiple heads, 2 valves or multiple valves, we are able to test, machine and repair all makes and models of cylinder heads to OEM specifications.

Some of our specialised cylinder head services include:

  • Complete inspection and survey
  • Fluorescent magnetic particle crack testing and crack repairing
  • Pressure testing
  • Complete head reconditioning and valve servicing
  • Chemical cleaning
  • Grinding and milling
  • Surface scrolling or fire ring groove machining
  • Valve facing, seat inserts and valve guide fitting
  • Welding and reclaiming
  • Injector tube fitting for all diesel makes and models
  • Manifold repairs and machining
  • Removing broken studs, helicoil fitting and keyserts, plus much more

We also offer a large range of competitively priced diesel cylinder heads for exchange or outright purchase. Please visit our online store or call us for further information.

Cylinder Blocks

Whether you rely on a single cylinder Lister diesel that powers an irrigation pump or a V20 engine, our block reconditioning department is able to test, machine and repair all sizes, makes and models of cylinder blocks vital to any engine’s performance. We have the very latest CNC equipment to ensure that all machining and repairs meet or exceed OEM specifications in every aspect.

Lovick Engineering offers:

  • Complete inspection and survey
  • Fluorescent magnetic particle crack testing and crack repairing
  • Cylinder boring and sleeving
  • Counter boring and inserting
  • Lower liner seal position inserting
  • Thread and water port inserting
  • Sleeve and cylinder honing
  • Surface milling and grinding
  • Tunnel boring and inserting including cam tunnels
  • Crack testing, crack repairing and casting damage repairs
  • Fusion welding and arc spray repairs, plus much more

We also offer a large range of competitively priced diesel cylinder heads for exchange or outright purchase. Please visit our online store or call us for further information.

Crankshafts

Our unrivalled crankshaft reconditioning department is one of the most comprehensive in Australia. Featuring three crankshaft grinders, all equipped with electronic sizing and linear scale control systems, we are able to test, machine and repair all makes, models and sizes of crankshafts. From a 3 metre V16 or V20 crankshaft to a small one cylinder diesel engine, our expertise and specialised machinery will have your equipment performing better than before with minimal downtime.

Our industry leading crankshaft department offers exacting OEM specifications, tolerances, surface finishes and radius dimensions for all induction hardened diesel and gas crankshafts. No matter what size your shaft we can offer the following precision services:

  • Complete inspection and survey
  • Crack testing, crack repairing and hardness testing
  • Journal grinding and micro polishing (linishing)
  • Crankshaft straightening and stress relieving
  • Dynamic balancing for crankshafts up to 6m and 3000kg
  • Journal rebuilding and welding including snout & seal position repairs
  • Industrial shaft grinding, balancing, welding and rebuilding
  • Keyway repairs, plus much more
  • A large range of competitively priced exchange diesel crankshafts are also available for purchase
  • Also see our section on Crankshaft and Industrial Shaft Rebuilding & Reclaiming.

We also offer a large range of competitively priced diesel crankshafts for exchange or outright purchase. Please visit our online store or call us for further information.

Conrods

Conrods (connecting rods) of all sizes can be expertly inspected, tested, repaired and machined by our conrod department. As with all Lovick Engineering departments, this area utilises the very latest tooling, equipment and expertise to carry out intricate OEM-specific conrod works that include

  • Complete inspection and survey
  • Crack testing, crack repairing and hardness testing
  • Bigend resizing, closing, grinding and boring
  • Little end bush fitting and pin boring including keystone (tapered) bushes
  • Bush pressure testing and bush broaching (Mack)
  • Cryogenic bush fitting with liquid nitrogen

Pin boring, plus much more

Camshaft

Grinding and re-profiling camshafts is one of the services offered in-house by Lovick Diesel Engineering. Camshafts are the heart of an engine. Lift, duration and timing are critical factors in the reconditioning process. Lovicks take extra care to ensure every camshaft is reconditioned back to new OEM specifications.

We also offer reconditioning services for cam followers, roller followers, rockers and roller rockers. We carry cam masters for all makes and models of engines including CAT, Detroit, Komatsu, Cummins, Mack, John Deere and less common brands such as Waukesha and Jenbacher, to name just a few.

We also hold blank masters enabling our camshaft department to machine all models of camshafts so we can always cater for your needs at short notice.

  • Camshaft reconditioning services include
  • Full inspection and measurement to specification
  • Crack testing
  • Hardness and surface finish testing
  • Alignment checking and straightening
  • Grinding and re-profiling lobes
  • Grinding journals
  • Micro polishing, and keyway repairs