I only know one reason why a business involved in the motor vehicle trade would change the serial number on a component like that. There is no legitimate benefit to doing so- it would only serve to hinder repair in the event one needed the original factory serial number in order to ensure correct sourcing of parts or repair procedure.
Most remans that I have seen use a plate attached elsewhere on the component.
Originally Posted by PabloCocito
Anyone know what this plate means? I'm guessing remanufacture? Do places in England replace the serial number when they reman the engine?
1960 SII 109"- "Red Square"
1984 90 Tdi- "Yamelo"
1988 RRC- "Chewbacca"
1987 RRC- "Chewy 2"
2008 RRS SC- "The Supersofa"
1959 SII 88"- "The Little Green Beastie" last seen in NY
1972 SIII 88"- "GreenHELL" now in NC
1988 90 "Eric the Half a Bee" half a truck, sold for parts
1991 RRC- never got a name- long since recycled