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I am looking at a used 2002 ram 1500 sport 4X4. The odometer says it has 333 000 km on it, now the guy told me it got a new engine put in at the 250 000 mark. Is there anyway to verify this? any serial numbers or anything I can check to make sure it is not the original engine?
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you can do the common pressure checks
wet test, dry test, compression test, etc.
if everything is close to stock specs, it will either be new, replaced, rebuilt

I don't know where you would have to go to find the reference material to match the engine serial # to check against the VIN#
What is referred to as a Matching Numbers vehicle is when the VIN#, frame, body, engine, etc. were assigned to each other at the factory
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Ok thanks! I imagine I need special tools to do those pressure checks eh? Yea I was hoping there was a sticker with a year somewhere or something like that.
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