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The Obd Ii Shop: Will Machine Shops Be Able To Pass Added Technology Costs On To Their Customers?

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These days, OEMs push the envelope in terms of precision engine building techniques. Will machine shops be able to pass added technology costs on to their customers?

After a recent tour of the DaimlerChrysler Kenosha, WI, engine plant, I came away with a lot more questions than answers about the future of engine rebuilding, especially for small and medium shops. The procedures I saw may even cause problems for the large production rebuilders.

I watched two different production lines in operation. One line produced the 4.0L six-cylinder used in the Jeep. The other line made the 2.7L V6 used in the new Chrysler 300M, the Concorde and the Dodge Intrepid.

The 4.0L won

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