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Old 02-17-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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Insurance and Engine swaps?

For those that have done an engine swap, did you let the insurance company know...or just carry on? Curious on everyones opinion.
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Old 02-17-2004, 04:32 PM   #2
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If you change the number of cylinders, displacement, or put in an engine that was not the same manufacturer or offered in that car and insurnace finds out they will not pay any of your claims, and you might be dropped.

But to answer your question...I swapped the engine on my scooter, to a larger displacement hemi racing cylinder. It's not worth the hassle to tell insurance.

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Old 02-17-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
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Call you insurance company first, pretend that you don't have a policy with them, and ask about your situation.

That said, if you choose to do nothing, and you get in an accident and they find out about the engine swap they could deny coverage and not file the claim for you. If your car gets stolen they're obviously not going to replace your engine.
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Old 02-17-2004, 06:53 PM   #4
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I have a letter from a bmw dealer saying that the engine I have was not available for my year of car( (it was for the etest). Also the cost was cheaper to put another engine& tranny in from the same make . Furthermore That the same body style of car in preceeding years that engine was available. I told the insurance co that I was not concerned with gaining anything for the transplant. There was no problem
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Old 02-17-2004, 07:44 PM   #5
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If you get the car appraised, will they insure it then? Like if you swapped a v8 into the car instead?
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