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Engine machining and rebuild 

With over 75 years in the industry, Ivor Searle is the UK’s leading engine remanufacturer, providing precision engineered products and bespoke machining services.

Using the latest equipment, our premium engine rebuilding and machining services cater for all types of engines, ranging from cars and light commercial vehicles (classic to modern), to agricultural, industrial and marine.

Our comprehensive machine shop services include:

Engine rebuilds

  • Complete engine rebuild to ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Cylinder block

  • Engine block boring and honing including V engines
  • Cylinder relining, machining and fitting liners to bores
  • Engine block resurfacing
  • Pressure testing
  • Line bore main housing
  • Line honing
  • Removing and fitting camshaft bearings


  • Regrinding and polishing
  • Balancing - including flywheels, clutches, pistons and con rods


  • Brake disc resurfacing
  • Flywheel surfacing
  • Aqua-blasting aluminium engine parts
  • De-rusting cast iron blocks and heads
  • Ultrasonic cleaning aluminium blocks and heads

Connecting rods

  • Resizing big eng housings
  • Remove old, fit and hone new small end bushes

Cylinder head

  • Surface grinding
  • Pressure Testing
  • Valve cleaning, lapping and facing
  • Valve seat insert fitting 
  • Valve seat recutting
  • Valve guide replacement including K Line
  • Full assembly of head valves, springs and camshafts
  • Cylinder head resurfacing
  • Overhead camshaft housing line boring


  • Reprofiling

Unleaded conversion 

  • Valve seat inserting
  • Valve guide fitting including K-line
  • Valve and valve seat recutting to three angles

Parts and engine components

Ivor Searle holds a comprehensive stock of parts at competitive prices, including:

  • Head gaskets
  • Head gasket sets
  • Head bolts
  • Pistons
  • Piston rings
  • Cylinder liners
  • Bearings
  • Tensioners
  • Timing belts/kits
  • Valves
  • Valve guides
  • Water pumps
  • Oil pumps
  • Cam followers
  • Camshafts

Free delivery

Free collection and delivery is available within a 40 mile radius of our factory in Soham.

Ivor Searle delivers affordable, superior quality and all machining work is covered by our 12-month unlimited mileage, parts and labour warranty.