Welcome to Arce Engines

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We are a Southern California quality automotive repair and service center as well as an engine parts supplier. We offer many services which cater to new and loyal customers throughout San Diego County and across the United States.

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Many Services Offered

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Auto Care Club, Complete Auto Care, Complete Automotive Machine Shop, Complete Engine Balancing Services, Gas Fuel Injector Rebuilding, as well as Metal Fabrication & Welding.

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Rental Race Engines

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Check out our Rental Race Engine Packages and our Fuel Injection Products & Systems.

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Local Services

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Complete Automotive Machine Shop

  • Remanufactured Stock and High Performance Engines
  • Complete Cylinder Head Service
  • Flywheel Surfacing
  • Rotor and Drum Turning
  • Engine Kits and Parts
  • Press Work
  • Block and Cylinder Head Surfacing
  • Align Hone Blocks
  • All Crankshaft Work
  • Crack and Pressure Testing
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    Complete Auto Care

  • Minor, Intermediate & Major Maintenance Services
  • Oil Changes
  • Water Pump Services
  • Brake Services
  • Transmission services
  • Engine Services
  • Electrical
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    Auto Care Club $139/Year

  • One FREE Automobile Oil Change.
  • One FREE 30 Point Inspection.
  • One FREE Tire Rotation.
  • One FREE 'Check Engine' Scan.
  • One 10% Discount on Automobile Towing.
  • One 10% Discount on Automobile Repair or Machining.
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    Complete Engine Balancing Services

  • Standard Factory Engine Balancing
  • Individual component balancing
  • Match Flywheels, Flex Plates and Dampers
  • Install Heavy Metal
  • Industrial Balancing
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    Gas Fuel Injector Rebuilding

  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Spray Patterns
  • Leak Testing
  • Volume Testing
  • service 3

    Metal Fabrication & Welding

  • Race Car Fabrication and Repair
  • Off Road Vehicle Fabrication and Repair
  • Mig Welding
  • Tig Welding
  • Gas Welding
  • Special Project Fabrication
  • Minor Lathe and Mill Work

  • What is a Rebuilt Engine?

    What We Do and a Lot More.

    Any part, any where in the United States. Get it now!

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    Build Something Legendary!

    Our Work

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    project 1

    Gen. III LQ9 "Street Fighter"

    ClientArce Racing Engines Customer
    DateDecember 2015

    "I am really happy with this customer that will be receiving his Street Fighter LQ9 today. He spent what it takes to build a quality street engine that will have the capability to support 1000hp when he decides to ask for it from his EFI System and turbo. It will be installed in an early GM chassis for some nostalgic fun!" - Dave Arce

    project 13

    Honda B18C1

    ClientArce Enterprises Customer
    DateAugust 2016

    "The Honda B18C1 (1.8 L) is all built and delivered. Really happy with the out come and the customer had a nice choice of products for a quality build." - Dave Arce

    project 2

    International Engine

    ClientArce Racing Engines Customer
    DateDecember 2015

    "The team here just finished up this International 345 engine. It was a long drawn out project but, it is finally done and looks like it is ready for Christmas!!!" - Dave Arce

    project 3

    1985 Cadillac HT4100 V8

    ClientArce Enterprises Customer
    DateJanuary 2017

    "One of our projects coming together this week is a 1985 Cadillac HT4100 V8. This is an interesting engine that has an aluminum block with 8 wet sleeves which means they come to us already machined and are inserted into the block around the water ports with only an O-ring separating the water from the oil." - Dave Arce

    project 4

    Machined Block

    project 5

    Arce Rental Racing Engines

    project 6

    Gen. I "Street Fighter"

    ClientArce Enterprises Customer
    project 7

    Gen. I Race Engine

    ClientArce Racing Engines Customer
    project 8

    Gen. III LQ9 "Race Fighter"

    ClientArce Racing Engines Customer
    DateFebruary 2016

    "The new Gen. III "Race Fighter"
    LQ9 Engine is ready for the Lucas Oil Modified Series! Mathematically the numbers are incredible but, as we all know reality is a different tune!!! Pun intended!" - Dave Arce

    project 10

    "Street Fighter" Ford SB 302 Long Block

    project 11

    Fork Lift Diesel

    project 12

    "Race Fighter" Chevy SB 406 Short Block

    Our Staff

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    Master Engine Machinist, Automobile & Engine Parts Specialist, Telephone Services, & Local Services.

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    Business Operation, Accounting, Telephone Services, & Local Services

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    Automotive Service Specialist, Engine Builder Specialist, Balancing Specialist, & Telephone Services.

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    Web Development & IT Admin

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    Business Operation, Accounting, Telephone Services, & New Business

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    Disassembly, Cleaning Support, Engine Building, and Machining

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    Crankshaft Grinding, Polishing, Magnafluxing & Parts Sales

    About Us

    Arce Engines was established in 1990 as a small business working part time building engines and selling parts from a two car garage located in Santee, California. The founder Dave Arce, who previously worked 15 years as a professional in the aerospace industry, has brought expert business structure and quality workmanship to the automotive industry. Through advertisement with the AutoTrader, Arce Engines rapidly grew and found the need to move the operation to a business location and pursue the demand for remanufactured engines and engine machining. Equipment was purchased and Arce Engines was now able to control quality and completion dates more accurately. Now a Master Engine Machinist certified by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Dave diligently works at hiring and training his staff to understand and produce quality workmanship and products each and every day. In 2011 Dave was honored and awarded the 'MAHLE Clevite Champion Technician Award' for his commitment, expertise and continued education towards the automotive industry.

    Shortly after machining equipment was installed, Arce Engines operation expanded and included engine installation, automotive repair and maintenance. From there the business would thrive for the next fifteen years. Efforts were made to expand the business to service the complete San Diego County and also started selling engine parts through the internet. Arce Engines became involved in racing at Cajon Speedway and is still fabricating and racing late models and modifieds on the west coast asphalt tracks. Although Dave has fallen short of a racing championship, he is credited with five championships as an engine builder!

    Now a self contained complete automotive repair and service center, Arce Engines is a ONE-STOP SHOP for all your automotive needs. Whether you need maintenance as small as an oil change, a repair as big as an engine rebuild and installation, or need just machining or engine parts we can do it all!!! Well established, Arce Engines in 2010 has purchased there own building that is now located in El Cajon, California. They are now settled in and ready to provide there customers with top notch automotive repair and service for the next 20 years.

    Arce Engines's facility is clean, neat and organized. It has state of the art telecommunications, network system, alarms and three major automotive software programs to assist in all your automotive operations. Arce Engines is a member of the Automotive Engine Re-builders Association (AERA) and like always, in compliance with all federal, state and local laws for hazardous waste handling and disposal to provide the best solutions for our environment.

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    10704 Prospect Ave. Suite B, Santee, CA 92071

    (619) 448-1171


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