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chrisbmxr

posted on 6/2/19 at 08:58 AM Reply With Quote
V5C Engine Update

Hi All,

So I've been doing a bit more digging in to my engine, and it appears that what I thought was an 893cc (SC28) when I bought the car, is in fact a 919cc (SC33) and the V5C is incorrect (I know - I should've checked it at the time!). Then engine must've been changed at some point without the DVLA being informed.

Now I'm reasonably confident everything is above board (all engine numbers are clear and present) but how do I go about updating the V5C?

Will I need to provide evidence e.g. written confirmation from a garage that the engine is what I say it is?

Thanks for your help.

Chris

[Edited on 6/2/19 by chrisbmxr]

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SPYDER

posted on 6/2/19 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Chris.
From .gov.uk website...

You need to provide either:

*a receipt for the replacement engine
*written evidence from the manufacturer
*an inspection report provided for insurance purposes
*written confirmation on headed paper from a garage (if the change took place before you bought the vehicle)

So it looks like the last option is the one for you.

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chrisbmxr

posted on 6/2/19 at 10:17 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SPYDER
Hi Chris.
From .gov.uk website...

You need to provide either:

*a receipt for the replacement engine
*written evidence from the manufacturer
*an inspection report provided for insurance purposes
*written confirmation on headed paper from a garage (if the change took place before you bought the vehicle)

So it looks like the last option is the one for you.


Thanks SPYDER. Looks like its time for a trip my local friendly garage!!!

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cliftyhanger

posted on 6/2/19 at 10:32 AM Reply With Quote
They may well accept just the change of details form, maybe with a picture of the engine number and a brief explanation.

But if you have a friendly garage, even better.

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CosKev3

posted on 6/2/19 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
Pretty sure they only want proof if it's going to effect the VED,so I had to get a letter off a local garage as I went down to a bike engine so this lowered the VED
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chrisbmxr

posted on 6/2/19 at 12:15 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks everyone.

I've sent the change of details form with a cover letter and a picture of the new engine number ... I'll let you know what comes back!

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SJ

posted on 6/2/19 at 12:34 PM Reply With Quote
quote:

Pretty sure they only want proof if it's going to effect the VED,so I had to get a letter off a local garage as I went down to a bike engine so this lowered the VED



In my experience they want a letter from a garage whatever the change

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nick205

posted on 6/2/19 at 04:44 PM Reply With Quote
Be sure to inform your insurance of the engine difference - don't give them the opportunity to wriggle out of settling any potential insurance claim that may arise.
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Simon

posted on 7/2/19 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
When I changed the engine in mine they wanted a letter from a garage confirming - I did point out that I was the manufacturer but that just washed over them.
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FatChapChipChop

posted on 8/2/19 at 11:05 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by chrisbmxr
quote:
Originally posted by SPYDER
Hi Chris.
From .gov.uk website...

You need to provide either:

*a receipt for the replacement engine
*written evidence from the manufacturer
*an inspection report provided for insurance purposes
*written confirmation on headed paper from a garage (if the change took place before you bought the vehicle)

So it looks like the last option is the one for you.


Thanks SPYDER. Looks like its time for a trip my local friendly garage!!!


I did this going from a Xflow to a Zetec (so CC and engine number change) when I strip-rebuilt my Striker .. I was also changing the colour of the car ..

20 for a letter from my friendly garage (they did actually have a look at the car) which stated something like "installation correct according to all safety requirements" plus the details needed to support. I also took a few pics.

Cheers !!





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SPYDER

posted on 27/8/19 at 07:21 PM Reply With Quote
I have just successfully had my car's V5 updated due to a change of engine and engine cc.
I had sent a hand written receipt for the new engine and a close up photo of the new engine number.

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CosKev3

posted on 28/8/19 at 09:22 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SJ
quote:

Pretty sure they only want proof if it's going to effect the VED,so I had to get a letter off a local garage as I went down to a bike engine so this lowered the VED



In my experience they want a letter from a garage whatever the change


Just changed mine from 998cc to 2986cc and engine number just by changing the details on the V5,no letter required

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