If you intend to become a successful role-playing mechanic in Car Mechanic Simulator, you should be aware of the feature called Engine Swap.
When you play the role of a car mechanic in CMS 2015, you should be able to understand certain terms. In addition, you should be in a position to do certain things that will improve the working of the cars of your customers. Among the many terms that you should be aware of ‘engine swap’ is something important to know. Let us gather some details in this regard:
What is engine swap?
It is nothing, but the process of removing the original engine of the car and replacing it with another one.
When does need arises to do an engine swap?
Most car mechanics recommend an engine swap due to the failure of the car engine. Otherwise, when the owner of the vehicle wishes to use a different engine in his car, an engine swap is recommended. This is also done when the owner looks for a more economical and powerful engine.
Older engines also tend to experience a shortage of spare parts and replacing them with newer ones will help with easy and affordable maintenance. The long-established practice is to swap to a diesel engine and this is done for improving fuel efficiency.
How to perform an engine swap in the game?
To swap engines, the first thing you will have to do is to get near the car on which the swapping should be done. Once reaching near the car, hit the F1 button on your keyboard. This will open up a window on the top left corner of your screen.
Even though F1 will help you, the thing to remember here is that swapping engine is possible only in some cars. On hitting F1, if you cannot find a second engine choice, it means that you cannot swap the engine of the car to a different type. But, when there is an option to change, it will show the new engine along with the cost you will have to pay for upgrading to it.
Another point to remember here is that the new engine is purely efficient, but stuff that is not directly attached to it. For instance, you might still have to replace or fix batteries or ABS modules.
In addition, the engine is a stock engine. This means that if you want the best DLC performance parts, you will have to tear it down and should add the parts.
Implications of swapping the engine:
As a car mechanic, you should be aware of the fact that swapping the engine might have some implications on the safety of the car, its performance, its reliability and also its handling. The reason is that the new engine might be lighter or heavier as compared to the existing one, which in turn, can affect the amount of weight over the closest axle and even the overall weight of the vehicle.
This, in turn, can have an adverse impact on the riding of the car, its braking ability and also its handling. But, you will not experience these problems in Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 as the F1 panel will suggest only the suitable engine if available.