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Discover the differences between long block and short block

Become an expert and master the characteristics and differences of the different engine blocks.

If you work in the sector, or you are passionate about mechanics, you have surely heard about the long block and short block. These have a relevant role in all vehicles and, although you may know them in broad strokes, you may still have some doubts about their differences and characteristics.

But… don’t worry! The #TeamMonedero explains in this post the main differences so that you have it clear. We are experts in components for heavy and light commercial vehicles, special vehicles and buses. In this section, we will tell you everything you need to know, keep reading!

What they are, differences and characteristics

The engine block is a cast iron or aluminum structure in which all the parts of an engine are located. Thus, when you order a block (also known as a naked block) in the workshop, you should know that you are only getting the structure and, on it, you will have to assemble the rest of the elements to complete the engine.

However, when we talk about short and long blocks, the main difference lies in the number of parts included in each of them. Do you want to know more? Don’t miss the following sections!

Short block

The short block or short block engine is the lower part of the engine. It includes the cylinder block, where the combustion chambers are located, and has different individual parts such as the crankshaft, the camshaft, the engine equipment (piston + cylinder liners), the bushings, the cooler and the oil pump.

Among the advantages of a short block we can highlight that its initial price is cheaper and that it allows greater customization. However, among its disadvantages, we can highlight that it requires a longer installation time, since the different components must be checked and assembled by the customer.

Below, you can see a picture of one of the most sold short blocks: the Mercedes Benz OM651 short block with reference 10010300061, which you can find in our b2b web platform.

MB OM651LA short block with reference 10010300061.
MB OM651LA short block with reference 10010300061.

Long block

The long block engine includes both the short block, which is the lower part of the engine, and the upper part.

Thus, the long block will include components such as the cylinder head and sometimes camshaft plus rocker arms. Even so, it should be noted that the engine would not be complete, because it would still have to add some components such as the fuel system and the intake and exhaust manifolds, among others.

Among the advantages of a long block we can highlight that the parts included are already adjusted, which also saves time. However, it has some disadvantages such as, the initial price is higher and you can not customize it, which may lead many to prefer the short block.

Below is a picture of one of the best-selling long blocks: the MAN D2676 long block with reference number 20010400018, which you can find on our b2b web platform.

MAN 2676 long block with reference number 20010400018.
MAN 2676 long block with reference number 20010400018.

Brands

In Monedero we always want to offer the best to our customers, that is why we are distributors of a large number of brands that meet our high quality standards.

We have short blocks and long blocks for light commercial vehicles from Man, Mercedes Benz, Iveco, Volvo, DAF, Scania, Cummins, RVI, among others. For passenger cars and vans we also have short blocks and long blocks for Volkswagen, Nissan, Ford, Fiat, Renault… and many more! Enter our b2b web platform and discover everything we can offer you.

Conclusion

Now that you know what they are, their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, you will have the opportunity to make better decisions. You will be able to evaluate what you prioritize when buying an engine block, if you prefer it assembled or if you prefer its customization. In addition, you will take into account the time you have available, as well as your budget.

Based on all of the above, you will decide whether in your particular case it is better to buy a short block or a long block… knowledge is power!

In Auto Comercial Monedero we work to offer you the best service and help you make better decisions. Let our experts advise you and you won’t miss anything. Thanks to the section of this blog you will learn everything you need to know about the automotive sector.

About us…

Monedero has been serving the automotive sector for 25 years and we are one of the reference companies in the automotive sector.

We are characterized by our investment in R+D+i and our commitment to the digitalization of processes. Thus, through our new b2b web platform you will be able to find more than 1 million references, as well as obtain personalized technical assistance.

Among our strengths we highlight our human resources. Our professionals are highly qualified and specialized in the automotive sector. Therefore, we are prepared to always offer you the best solution to your problems, thanks to our experience and knowledge in the market. In short: people, experience and know-how.

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Crankshaft OM471LA Mercedes Benz application

Monedero launched the crankshaft in 2021 and since then it has become one of the brand’s TOP products.

Crankshaft OM471LA

In 2021, Monedero launched a first version of the OM471LA crankshaft, a product in high demand in the aftermarket. Until then, no aftermarket company could offer an alternative to the original references, which was really up to customers’ requirements.

Monedero, through reverse engineering processes, uses exhaustive analysis to ensure the highest quality and efficiency of its products. The objective is to provide its customers with new launches and exclusive references with the quality of the original parts, but at a very competitive price.

For these reasons, and through collaboration with OEM manufacturers, the best alternative to the original Mercedes crankshaft was launched on the market. The launch was a complete success, becoming today one of the TOP products of the Monedero brand; being one of the most sold references in the year 2022.

Equivalent references

The reference OM471LA crankshaft coin box is 10011000051. This is equivalent to the original Mercedes Benz references: A4710300101, A47110300201 and A4710300401.

The engine types in which the crankshaft can be applied are: 471900, 471902, 471906, 471909, 471919, 471922, 471926, 471937, 471944, 471945, 471946, 471951 and 471961.

Finally, it should be noted that the OM471LA crankshaft for Mercedes Benz application can be mounted on the following vehicles: Actros MP4/5, Arocs and Antos… Want to know more about them? Here’s why they are so special!

Mercedes Benz Actros truck

The OM471LA crankshaft for Mercedes Benz application is compatible with Actros MP4/5 trucks, the latest versions of the classic Astro heavy truck series.

The first model was launched in 1996, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Daimler’s first truck. Its success has been such that, over the years, the model has endured and new versions of it have been launched, in line with new market needs.

Over the past 27 years, the truck series has won numerous awards, with each generation of Actros being named International Truck of the Year. In this way, it has become the truck series that has received this distinction the most.

Today, the five generations of Actros are an example in the truck industry, because they have set a benchmark in the development of electronic, efficient and modern trucks.

The OM471LA crankshaft can be mounted on the MP4 and MP5 series, which represented a radical change with respect to the previous series. These trucks incorporated more innovative designs, which established the basis for the design of these trucks. They inspired the entire truck program of the brand during the following years.

 

Truck Actros Mercedes Benz/ Source: Mercedes Benz Trucks (2023)
Truck Actros Mercedes Benz/ Source: Mercedes Benz Trucks (2023)

The Arocs truck: the intelligent power for the construction industry

Arocs trucks are specially designed for construction because they are robust and resistant to any challenge. Thus, this model is the ideal one to meet all needs in construction traffic.

Among its features, the following stand out:

  • Its robustness: it has an extraordinarily resistant structure, which combines with its forceful design.
  • Efficiency: it meets the highest quality standards, which translates into low fuel consumption, increasing transport efficiency.
  • Reliability: The trucks and their components have been tested in advance, taking into account the climatic and topographical conditions at the place of regular use. This guarantees the reliability of the vehicles, even under extreme conditions.
Truck Arocs Mercedes Benz / Source: Mercedes Benz Trucks (2023)
Truck Arocs Mercedes Benz / Source: Mercedes Benz Trucks (2023)

B2B web platform

We remind you that the B2B web platform of Auto Comercial Monedero offers you more than 1 million references. Here you can consult both the price and the technical characteristics of the products you need. In addition, you will be able to contact a specialized technician who will solve all your doubts and guide you through the purchase process, if necessary.

What are you waiting for to use it? Follow these simple steps that we explain below and benefit from all its advantages:

  1. Register in our online store and fill in the data sheet.
  2. Add the products you need to the cart.
  3. Choose the payment method you prefer.
  4. You are done! Soon you will receive your order.

Through our B2B web platform you can purchase the OM471 crankshaft and… many more products! Sign up and discover the #UniverseMonedero.

Monedero, as close as ever, as close as ever.

 

 

 

Monedero launches new oil pans

Auto Comercial Monedero launches two new oil pans, compatible with Mercedes Benz and Scania brands.

The leading company in the automotive sector has developed two oil pans, references that are among the most demanded in the sector in recent months. One of them is for Mercedes Benz 0M936 application and the other for Scania D13-DC16 application.

Both have been developed and manufactured by #EquipoMonedero, under the strictest quality standards. Thus, offering a more economical price to customers compared to original parts.Interested? Read on for more information.

Mercedes Benz OM936 application

Auto Comercial Monedero has developed an oil pan for Mercedes Benz application, specifically for the OM936 engine and compatible with its versions: 935912, 935913, 935914, 935915, 935916, 936910, 936912, 936916, 936972 and 936973. Therefore, it can be applied to Actros, Atego and Arocs vehicles.

The reference is 10016300011 and the equivalent references to the Mercedes Benz originals are A9360102313 and A9360103713.

Mercedes Benz OM936 application oil pan/ Source: Auto Comercial Monedero (2023)
Mercedes Benz OM936 application oil pan/ Source: Auto Comercial Monedero (2023)

Application Scania D13-DC16

Another product developed by Auto Comercial Monedero is the Scania application oil pan, for the DC13 or DC16 engine.

This can be used in the P/G/R/T series trucks (since 2003) and trucks with the L/P/G/R/S series (since 2016).

The oil pan part number is 40016300001, the equivalent of the original Scania part numbers 2102851, 2840476, 2362030 and 2840476.

Scania DC13-DC16 oil pan application/ Source: Auto Comercial Monedero (2023)
Scania DC13-DC16 oil pan application/ Source: Auto Comercial Monedero (2023)

The oil pan

If you’re passionate about mechanics, you’ve probably wondered at some point what an oil pan is, what functions it has and what kind of breakdowns it could suffer. So… Keep reading and become an #ExpertoMonedero!

The oil pan is a sheet steel or aluminum alloy component, which is located under the crankshaft and connecting rods. It closes the engine block. This part has a concave shape, which is very useful for collecting the oil that lubricates the mechanical components in motion.

It is important to note that the oil sump is used in four-stroke engines. However, it is not present in two-stroke engines, because in these the oil is supplied together with the gasoline.

Functions

The oil sump has three main functions. Firstly, it collects the oil from the engine and ensures optimum lubrication of the vehicle’s moving parts. Subsequently, the oil is sucked by the oil pump and returns to the engine, repeating this process cyclically.

Secondly, the oil pan helps to cool the oil. This is vitally important, as it allows the oil to cool before repeating its path again, preventing overheating.

Finally, the oil pan is responsible for providing rigidity to the engine block. This is because the crankcase houses the connecting rods, pistons and crankshaft, preventing these parts from coming into contact with debris.

Possible failures

The oil pan must be of good quality and maintained in good condition, otherwise it may fail.

Due to its location in the lower part of the engine, it can suffer cracks or ruptures and, consequently, oil leaks. In addition, if it were to break, the engine could run out of lubricant and overheat due to the friction of the parts.

Another of the most common breakdowns is when the seals, which join it to the rest of the engine components, fail and leakage occurs.

It is also possible that, if the temperature of the oil increases excessively, gases may be produced, which would contribute to an increase in the pressure inside the oil pan and cause leaks. To avoid this, the most modern engines have a built-in depressurization or breathing valve.

Finally, it should be added that if it is not possible to remedy the faults described above, the crankcase should be replaced with a new one. Although this is a simple task, it must be carried out by a professional, because the bolts must have a specific tightening torque indicated by the manufacturer, and the gasket must be installed with precision. In this way, we will avoid problems in the engine and, consequently, in the vehicle.

B2B web platform

Monedero’s new B2B web platform has more than 1 million references. Through it, you can consult the references you need, since the search engine allows you to search both the product name and the original and OEM reference number.

How to use it? Follow the steps below:

  1. Register in our online store and fill in the data sheet.
  2. Fill the cart with the products you need.
  3. Choose the payment method that best suits you.
  4. And that’s it! You will receive it soon.

 

Through our B2B web platform you will be able to purchase our oil pans and… many more products! Come in, register and take a look.

Monedero, we have everything you need to make you go far.

 


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