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Has the engine been replaced?

Yes - Motorcheck provides NCT ChecksYes, the Motorcheck database contains a record of the original engine number for each vehicle when it was recorded at first registration. Determining whether the current engine is the original one is a simple matter of comparing the two numbers which you can do once you’ve purchased your car check report.

If a car has had its engine replaced it’s important that you find out why. Some important questions to consider would be - What was wrong with the original engine? Was the replacement bought new or second hand? Was it fitted by a main dealer? Was it refurbished in any way and is there a warranty in place?”

Only after you have a thorough understanding of the reasons behind the change should you consider buying the car. If you are in any doubt about the mechanical condition of a car we strongly recommend a professional pre-purchase inspection.

Start now with a Free Vehicle Identity Check.

Engine

Find out:

  • What engine number on file as the official number
  • If it has changed from the original number
  • Compare against the physical engine number
Next:

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More reasons to Motorcheck it before you regret it:

Check for Outstanding Finance

Check for evidence of Clocking

Check for previous Write-off history

Check for use as a Taxi or Hackney

Check the full history from the UK & Northern Ireland

CAR CHECK RESULTS

  • Imported 30%
  • Clocked 17%
  • Finance Outstanding 16%
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