I have just bought what I thought was a new Renault F4R 762 engine but the local mechanic thinks it has been rebuilt. He has checked and there is old oil in the sump and some carbon deposits on the cylnder heads. Is there any way I can check using the cyilnder block number or any engine number if this was previously part of a car sold.Thanks
Country: IrelandMake: RenaultModel: Vel SatisYear: 2004Engine: 2.0 T 16v F4R 762
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You can usually tell to a great extent by the price you paid - ie, a "new" engine as you mention costs many hundredes -( I cant be precise but any Renault dealer parts dept with a phone call will give you the new price)
Engines that are supplied from engine supplied from engine sellers these days are usually "reconditioned" -unless specified "new" or other.. you would need to raise the issue with the supplier.
I suppose its just possible that you have been sent an engine that was in their stock - cleaned and ready for rebuilding / reconditioning - but not actually done as yet - as a complete msitake - Thats a thought - I could tell if I saw it - ask your mechanic if he thinks thats a possibilty / thats happened... in which case, they would have to replace it for you.
It is an odd situation - the fact that you mention "old oil" in the sump made me think of the above -
Im afraid there is no way you can check with engine numbers - there are no records kept of engines that have changed hands like that - only complete vehilce Vins when a car is scrapped.
So the best way forward is to contact the sellers/ suppliers - tell them exactly what you have found - ie, the old oil in the sump and the carbon in the head - and see what they have to say - - - and then go from there...
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