How do I know if the motor in my car has been changed to an old one?

Asked by Dec 18, 2015 at 11:13 AM about the 2000 Buick Century Custom

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car Buick Century 2000 is with the mechanic to have a restoration of the
motor, how do I know if the motor that is in the car when given back to me is
the original one or if it was changed without permission?

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So you don't trust your mechanic? Why not show up and watch the progress of the repair and have the mechanic talk you through what they are doing for your car. Sometimes replacing the motor is less expensive than tearing down the original as it requires more labor hours.

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