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Professional Engine Rebuilding and Repairs for
All Makes and Models

Vancouver Island's #1 Machine Shop

Our Services


Professional Engine Rebuilding

Cylinder Head Rebuilding & Resurfacing


CNC Boring & Honing


Ultra Sonic, Jet Wash, Hot Tank

& Media Blasting 


Crank Shaft Grinding & Balancing 

Flywheel Resurfacing & Balancing


Engine Rebuilding is our Specialty

Island D. Automotive Machine has been serving the automotive machining needs of Nanaimo for over 30 years. We got our start in 1987 with a passion for engine work and word quickly began to spread about the high quality services our shop was able to provide and our team grew to better serve our customers. We are continuing to grow and have recently added two new team members to provide the superior automotive and diesel machine service that our customer's have come to expect.  


Our highly trained and experienced technicians share a high level of technical knowledge and expertise garnered from more than 75 years of combined experience. Our large shop is outfitted with the most modern and cutting-edge equipment available.  We have the technicians, the tools, and the expertise to rebuild and repair all makes and models. There isn't a job that we can't do. 


Providing the best machine services on Vancouver Island for over 30 years.

What Our Satisfied Clients Have to Say

"We have been doing business with Island D for 7 years now. They are always willing and eager to offer a professional opinion and solutions. This shop is very capable both in employees and equipment. Thank You!"

Chase M.

"Workmanship always of the highest quality. There is a reason these guys are always busy and shops from all over use their services. New owners are local and have many years in the industry."

Joe S.
"I brought in a H22a4 block and head to be resurfaced, and had the cylinder walls bored and hoened .25mm (FRM sleeves that require a specific grit stone) and they did an amazing job. The engine has been running like a dream for a couple months now. It took just over a month to have my block and head returned to me. I just wanted to thank you guys for your amazing work and the patience it must've taken for you to work on those FRM sleeves. Price was fair and it was a pleasure doing business with you. I will definitely recommend your business in the future."

Opker O.

"These guys are the best in town.  They have done several jobs over the years. Totally professional."

Alan C.

"Excellent workmanship! Great team that gets it done professionally every time."

Renzo R.

"Great service, knowledgeable staff and great work!"

Amanda T.
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