engine cores are received they get a visual inspection (check for
visible cracks, bent or broken rods, broken crankshafts, lifter areas
broken out, etc.) They are identified by part number and a core report
is written showing customer name, part number and if there is any
damage to the core. Each block is stamped with a number for control
purposes and is disassembled and each item (block, crank, head, cam
and rods) are stored with our other cores until needed for production.
After our production schedule is made, the cores needed are pulled
from stock and taken to the Cleaning Department. Blocks, heads, and
cranks are baked clean in environmential safe ovens, steel shotted
and tumbled in our AM-Pro/Sunnen cleaning system. They then go to
their individual departments.