Engine Conversions Service

Shop Rate: $115.00/hour
Service Truck: $120.00/hour
*($1.50 per KM & 3 hour minimum charge applies)

The Best Engine Conversions Service
in Red Deer, AB

Your heavy duty truck's engine has to be in its best condition for the vehicle to perform optimally since it is the "heart" of the truck. You will also enjoy rides when the engine is functioning well. But there are times when repairing, rebuilding, or overhauling your heavy truck's engine fails to return the engine to functioning the way you like it. You might also want to switch from a Cummins to CAT or another diesel-to-diesel engine swap. These scenarios necessitate an engine conversion.

Does An Engine Conversion Take Long?

An engine conversion or swap takes between 40-60 hours. But this depends on the engine make or model, transmission being used, and the vehicle being repowered. You have to consider the compatibility of the new engine with several things including:

  • Fabrication of custom engine mounts
  • Wiring and electrical components
  • Compatible gauges to ensure that the new engine is compatible with your heavy truck
  • Cables for the handbrake and accelerator
  • Drive shafts
  • Fuel lines, and
  • Cooling systems.

Is Engine Conversion Hard?

Converting your heavy duty truck's engine is no easy activity. It is a lengthy process that requires research and planning while taking into consideration the things mentioned above. That is why it is advisable to only take your truck to trustworthy and qualified technicians who are well-versed with the make and model of your vehicle or engine.

OTR Diesel, Auto & Heavy Duty Repair Inc. is your go-to repair shop for any service involving trucks and other heavy duty transport vehicles, including engine conversions. Our highly qualified technicians will ensure that nothing goes wrong when swapping your heavy truck's engine.

What Do I Expect During an Engine Conversion for My Heavy Duty Truck?

You can expect that we will match the best engine possible to your truck as well as application. That is why we engage you before undertaking any project to know what you want to achieve and guide or advise you accordingly.

What Is the Biggest Challenging During an Engine Conversion?

Wiring and electrical work are the most challenging during an engine swap. It takes a lot of time and requires the utmost skill to complete successfully. Our technicians at OTR Diesel & Heavy Duty Repair Inc. keep you involved all the way so that you are aware of everything we are doing.

What Are the Pros of Engine Conversion?

A successful engine conversion for your heavy truck, which we guarantee, has several pros, including:

  • Giving your truck more power, especially if you are doing it for maintenance reasons
  • The ease of finding or modifying parts
  • Engine swaps tend to be cheaper compared to constantly replacing worn out parts, or buying a new truck
  • Reliability since you are likely to get an engine with a lower mileage

Why Choose Us For Your Heavy Truck's Engine Conversion In Red Beer, Alberta?

OTR Diesel, Auto & Heavy Duty Repair Inc. is your go-to automotive outlet for your heavy truck's engine conversion with more than 22 years of experience in the truck and transport industry. Our technicians are well-trained and are CAT and Cummins certified to handle your truck professionally.

Please contact us today for your heavy truck's engine conversion in Red Beer, Alberta or for more information about our services, prices and free estimates.

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Jenn P.
5 Star Review
a month ago

My radiator blew a hole on a Saturday evening; Paddy let me have it towed that night to his shop and went in on a Sunday for a full diagnosis. He was professional, efficient and did a fantastic job taking care of the repairs I ended up needing, in a timely manner. I recommend Paddy and OTR for everyone's automotive needs.

J. M.
5 Star Review
a month ago

Went in for an oil change, found out that the oil pan was cracked and also there was damage to other parts of the car and so it turned out to be a very expensive repair. Took some extra time but was able to get all the needed parts in and car is now working great. Friendly service and quality job.

Blaine B.
5 Star Review
2 months ago

Super Happy I found a great HD mechanic in Red Deer!! Paddy @ OTR was first class in his attention to detail and finding a quick solution to get us back on the Road. We are out of Edmonton and go back and forth to calgary a lot, So having a great mechanic in the middle is perfect for those “just in case” scenarios.

Bradley B.
5 Star Review
a month ago

Fast friendly service! Extended hours! Fair rates!

Ross M.
5 Star Review
3 months ago

Very good mechanics shop.

Rylan F.
5 Star Review
2 months ago

Great service provided, fixed my unit in a quick professional manner. 10/10