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Old 9th January 2009, 09:36 AM
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Question Engine Age

If you are using the engine from the donor vehicle do you still need to get a proof of age letter from the original engine manufacture.

Surely if the engine number matches that of the one on the V5 for the donor then that is good enough for age purposes.

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Old 9th January 2009, 09:55 AM
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Possibly no to V5 verification as the engine may have been changed since manufacture.

Probably just down to the jobsworth at the DVLA. With some it'll be ok & others it won't.

I should have no problem if I go the Pinto Route. The donor Transits Vin number includes the engine number.

I'm sure you will get the right advice on here though.
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Old 9th January 2009, 12:10 PM
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If you have a look at this website:

http://www.burtonpower.com/technical...ate_chart.aspx

It gives you the date of manufacture for the engine from engine number and VIN number. Hopefully that and the V5 should be acceptable, mine is NB which is January 1992. I've sent a letter of to Ford asking them to confirm engine age but i don't have much faith in getting a response.
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Old 9th January 2009, 12:49 PM
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Top link that one.

It would appear that Ford have allways included the engine number as the last 7 digits of the VIN .

Easy to check the V5 to see if the original engine is still fitted. Even DVLA can't argue with that one or can they !!??

That will explain why my 1987 Transit has the engine number as part of the VIN.
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Old 10th January 2009, 10:39 AM
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Default engin age from ford

Here you go guys
if you need written proof of your ford engines age
write to this address with your engine no. etc and just ask for proof/verification of age of engine
there is a fax no as well but i,ve lost that for the moment

FORD TECHNICAL INFORMATION DEPT
PO BOX 300
WALSALL
WS5 4QH

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Nice one Les
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I colour photo copied the age page from the Burton catalogue and that was accepted by SVA man
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