Engine Repair Services Perth

Trusted engine repair and reconditioning services in Perth

The engine is the heart of our car. To keep it in mint condition and ensure it lives a long life, it needs to be well looked after. This means finding an engine specialist that will perform engine modifications.  Contact Southside Engine Centre, Perth’s engine rebuilders.

Whether you are looking for a complete recondition of your motor vehicle engine, machining, testing or diagnostics, our comprehensive machining shop does it all. Southside Engines is a specialist engine reconditioner in Perth and has been servicing engines for WA residents and businesses since 1981. We provide extensive on-site engine reconditioning services, quality equipment and leading components. We also handle repairs for any diesel, gas, petrol or marine engines.

We know how to increase horsepower

When it comes to machining and reconditioning, Southside Engine Centre is considered one of the best establishments in Australia. Perth-based, Southside Engine Centre offers top-notch services for gas, petrol and diesel-powered engines, as well as complete engine modification, reconditioning, machining and building services.

If you require expert advice and custom camshaft engineering, we can provide you with custom cam grinds to suit various engine applications that are geared towards your exact specification and application.

We offer complete engine modifications for any diesel, gas or petrol powered engine.  The services we provide include:

  • Cylinder head machining
  • Head porting and polishing
  • Line boring
  • Line honing
  • Boring and honing
  • Torque plate honing
  • Camshaft grinding
  • Crankshaft grinding
  • Engine balancing
  • Acid bathing
  • Mig and tig welding
  • Gleason crank welding
  • O-Ringing
  • Four-bolt cap conversions
  • Rod resizing and Little End Pin Boring
  • Shim grinding
  • Manifold facing

With years of experience and expertise to deal with specific requirements, we can also perform any sort of engine machining. If your vehicle requires more capacity, we can perform engine modifications for power.

We also offer engine testing and fault diagnosis services on diesel and petrol engines including:

  • Oil pressure checks
  • Compression checks
  • Cylinder head leakage testing
  • Vacuum checks
  • Blow by testing
  • Engine knock testing
  • Bore-O-Scope inspection
  • Crack testing

On top of all these services, you can secure engine kits and parts supply as well as engine building services from Southside Engines.

Of course, we are always able to give you free advice on your next project, no matter how big or small. It is part and parcel of making Southside Engine Centre among the best machining and reconditioning establishments in Australia.

Block Machining

  • Acid Tank or Hot Wash
  • Crack Test
  • Bore & Hone
  • Fit Cam Bearing
  • Deck Block
  • Align Hone Block
  • and many more


  • Grind Crank
  • Crack Test Crank
  • Polish Crank
  • Knife Edge Crank
  • Shot Peen

Head Machining

  • Service Cylinder Head
  • Crack Test Cylinder Head
  • Pressure Test
  • Porting Cylinder Head
  • Mira Vac ( Check Valves )
  • Face Head
  • Weld Heads

Service Cylinder Head

  • Stripping & Acid Tank
  • Face the Valves
  • Cut Seats
  • Face Head
  • Clean and Reassemble

Camshaft Grind

  • Standard Grind
  • Modified Grind
  • Hot Grind
  • Face Lifters
  • Face Rockers

Fault Diagnosis

  • Compression Test
  • Leak Down Test
  • Pressure Test Cooling System

Other Parts and Machining services are available or may be required