[engine number is ..] On a paper label on the cambelt cover.
Sorry to bump this thread, but I have only just caught up.
When my engine was changed by a Skoda dealer I wanted to tell DVLA of the new engine number for the registration docs. To cut a long story short, I eventually found out from several independent sources after I made a huge fuss that VAG dont stamp engine numbers into the block. The peel off paper sticker is all there is! My new engine number is exactly the same as the old one!!!!!
What this means is that there is absolutly no quality control system in place. (audit trail if you want to be precise) There is no way of tracing the history of the new engine, when it was made, what series it is, has the oil pump drive been modified? Is is it a reject engine that has been lying around in the back of a Skoda warehouse for 5 years? ( Im not accusing the dealer, just commenting on the VAG attitude which means no one knows )
When I was a lad (ahem) we were always told that when buying a car you had to check the chassis number and the engine number. If either were missing, defaced or wrong it was a dodgy car.
Mind you, No engine number could work in my favour becasue it will be that bit easier to clone my Supurb into a Mondao, or something more saleable.
Edited by gremlin, 01 June 2011 - 20:13.