ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - ian j roberts

Hi after some conformation/info.

Had a new engine from ford Germany fitted in my car after a piston was destroyed. Expected to have to contact dvlc to regestered new engine number but apparently the new engine came with a blank plate and they punched the old engine number on it . I was able to inspect the broken one on site, so please no replies that it has not been changed. Looking for conformation that this is normal practice at a ford dealership, as it seems very strange to me.

ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - SLO76
I've heard of this before with VW and Skoda and thought it odd at the time but it does seem common practice with new manufacturer supplied engines.
ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - -Kat-

i had my hyundai i20 engine replaced a few months back, it has a different engine number plate, and sent updated docs to dvla too

it was a sub engine that was changed, not sure what that is exactly, but big enough for engine no. change.

Edited by -Kat- on 30/06/2017 at 01:30

ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - SLO76

i had my hyundai i20 engine replaced a few months back, it has a different engine number plate, and sent updated docs to dvla too

it was a sub engine that was changed, not sure what that is exactly, but big enough for engine no. change.

Was it a manufacturer supplied brand new engine from the factory? Surprised one of these failed, it's the first one I've heard of. What went wrong?
ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - skidpan

Had a new engine from ford Germany fitted in my car after a piston was destroyed. Expected to have to contact dvlc to regestered new engine number but apparently the new engine came with a blank plate and they punched the old engine number on it

That is the way Ford do it. I bought a brand new crate Zetec and that came with a blank area for the number of the old engine to be stamped on.

Not sure about other makes but the VIN on a Ford includes the engine number. Fitting an engine with a different number would make a mockery of the VIN thus the necessity to retain the old one.

Obviously if you fit an engine from a scrapper the Ford rules don't apply.

ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - ian j roberts

Thanks skidpan, thats cleared up nicely, guess its a newer way of doing things, and I am getting old and mistrusting.

ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - -Kat-

i had my hyundai i20 engine replaced a few months back, it has a different engine number plate, and sent updated docs to dvla too

it was a sub engine that was changed, not sure what that is exactly, but big enough for engine no. change.

Was it a manufacturer supplied brand new engine from the factory? Surprised one of these failed, it's the first one I've heard of. What went wrong?

i explained it below in a previous thread

www.honestjohn.co.uk/user-article/117381/hyundai-i...3

ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - ian j roberts

thanks for the info and conformation sl076.

ford mondeo 4 - New engine fitted-same engine number? - edlithgow

Wonder if that's the practice internationally?

t'd be quite useful here in Taiwan, because in most cases its expensive to register a new engine number. Used to be entirely illegal, now it just involves large fees and a lot of form filling in Chinese.

There are apparently some exceptions with imported vehicles (e.g Jeep Wranglers, IIRC) where they didn't record the engine number on import so anything goes, but thats unusual.

 

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