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THINGS ONE SHOULD KNOW TO MODIFY THE ENGINE IN AN AUTOMOBILE:
Engine changes in any car needs endorsement and permission from the respective RTA office. But, conversion from petrol to diesel is not permissible now.
Engine change is possible if we are replacing it with engine of same specifications (no change in cubic capacity). Also there has to be proof of purchase for the new engine.
Any other engine swaps will take away the "road worthy" tag from ARAI.
Regional Transport Office (RTO) rules:
• Engine modification that changes the specifications of the stock engine needs RTO permission. The vehicle must clear all regular pollution checks and safety standards.
• An engine swap must be certified by the RTO.
• Use of Nitrous Oxide (a chemical that increases the power of an engine, usually used for performance racing), on roads is illegal. (Remember Volkswagen scandal!)
• Turbo-charging and supercharging is, surprisingly, permitted. Because it is an add-on to the internal combustion engine.
• Loud exhausts are not allowed. Decibel levels must remain within prescribed limits.
On approval, RC book must be duly endorsed and endorsement should be made in the insurance policy.