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The Truth About Replacement Gearcases #4

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The Truth About Replacement Gearcases #4

Rebuilt Volvo Lower DP-SA #3842844

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Quality Remanufactured Lower Units

Welcome to part 4 of our gearcase education course. In the previous articles, we reviewed both the OEM Lower Unit and the Non-OEM Lower Unit. In this article, we have a frank discussion about the rebuilt gearcase. So let’s get to it.

A rebuilt or remanufactured unit takes the outer shell of the gearcase, the metal exterior case, and recycles the case. This outer case is cleaned up, sanded and repainted so it looks close to new. The rebuilder then, will replace the internal old and worn parts with new parts. This is a great option for many boaters since you get new internal parts and you recycle the outer case, keeping them out of the landfill.

A rebuilt or remanufactured unit should be built by quality, trained mechanics with quality parts.  These units offer the best of both worlds usually giving you OEM parts, a unit assembled by trained mechanics in the USand a nice price savings over new OEM units.  This option is the preferred choice of most boaters. Here is why:

Volvo-Penta Remanufactured Lower Unit

Rebuilt Gearcase from USBoatworks

*Priced at deep discounts to save you money

*Rebuilt by trained mechanics in the USA

*Units usually include a full 1 year warranty but this will vary

*Built new to manufacturer specifications

*Includes all internal parts & is fully compatible and interchangeable with OEM drives

*Core charges allow for recycling of your old unit and offers $ back to you!

*Usually ships in 24 hours

The core charge is an amount added to your total invoice that is refunded when your old core is returned to your rebuilder.  This charge motivates customers to send back their old core which allows shops to recycle that old unit. Upon receipt of your old unit, an inspection is performed to determine if any of your old unit is reusable. Refund amounts will vary depending on the health of the unit.  Check with your rebuilder for more details on their specific core program.

If you are looking for a reputable rebuilder of lower units, check out USBoatworks in Kansas City.  We have been in the replacement drive business for over 35 years and know your motor inside and out. We offer personalized service and will get your unit to you with the exact specifications needed.  Insurance claims are always welcome & I personally handle all claims.  I am happy to talk with you and your adjuster to get the best deal for you.  

Call us at 913-342-0011 or email us for more info.

Call Us: 913-342-0011

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The next article is our final installment of this course. We’ll review what we have learned and offer some purchasing suggestions. To read installment 5 of the course, use this link and read it now.

Stay safe out on the water!

Mike Tracy
P.S. To get started with a new or remanufactured lower unit from USBoatworks, you don’t have to wait for the rest of this course; check out our website for all the models we carry –

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