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ENGINE: is it serialized and tied to the VIN?

 
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Old 04 Sep 2010, 10:19 pm
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Question ENGINE: is it serialized and tied to the VIN?

Does anyone know if the engine is serialized somewhere and tied to the VIN?

IF yes, WHERE would I find it?
and
Would it be a partial of the actual VIN?

I have a used PT that is supposed to have a USED engine from another wrecked PT.

Please advise.

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Old 05 Sep 2010, 02:06 am
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Default Re: ENGINE: is it serialized and tied to the VIN?

i dont think that it is tied to the vin !! as back in middle east all new cars goes through weights and measures where they add new serial # to engine and more details in order to track any foul play (engine serial # is shown on the registration paperwork too and cant renew registration if missing from the engine !)

while in here i was told that the vin is technically to track the frame of the car !! and you can do whatever you like with anything else in the car !!
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Default Re: ENGINE: is it serialized and tied to the VIN?

Yes engines are serialized to the vin of the vehicle. For example, say you had a vehicle with a stolen engine, the police could trace the number on the engine and it wouldn't match the vin and would come up stolen.

I have no idea where such numbers are located, and I'm not even sure such information is released to the public, specifically for that reason.
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