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Old 08-03-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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Engine replacement question

I recently bought a 02 325i, and the gentleman told me that the engine had been replaced and had 25k miles on it roughly. Had no paperwork to prove this. But the carfax was excellent! the previous 3 owners had kept very good care of the vehicle and for 12 years and 172k miles. The body the car is an outstanding shape. The only thing showing that the engine is not original is the witness marks on certain areas like bolts and numbers written on the engine block in orange soapstone. Something you would see at a junk yard or storage facility. Now to get to the real question. Is there anyway to confirm or deny the mileage on the engine?

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:40 AM   #3
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I was trace back thru the owners and see when it was replaced and if there was any documentation on it. Even if you are able to get a shop name of who had did the swap should have record of it.

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