No this is not about a romance between man and machine
I was rebuilding my turbo and noticed that the oil drain pipe has a factory ident stamp. The date of manufacture is shown below.
Assuming that your engine was pulled whole and the oil drain pipe is original (most likely it is, as this part never wears) then it may
be a pretty good indicator of when your engine was built.
Anyone else have a better way of dating your 200tdi?