Vehicle Engine Changing Procedure In Malaysia

The Procedure One Has To Go Through In Carrying Out An Engine Change

This article should read in conjunction with another article, probably written earlier. The article in question was entitled “The 10 Points  Check At Puspakom”.

Today’s article will touch on what are the requirements needed to submit changing new engines into a present vehicle you may possess.

Basically, the forms and documents required are as follows:

i) Pemberitahuan Penukarn Enjin Kenderaan (Lampiran A/ Arahan Jabatan 13/90).

ii) Borang JPJ 8 (Pind. 1/05).

iii) Owner’s Mykad (Photostat) 2 copies either certified by a Commissioner of Oaths or a J.P.J. official.

iv) Original copy of Registration card and one Photostat copy.

v) Letter of Authority from owner should you be acting on his / her behalf.

All forms should ideally filled in properly prior to your presenting your vehicle for inspection to the Puspakom authorities.

There is however, another set of forms and documents which are also required besides the above J.P.J. requirements. This refers to documents and receipts which the mechanic or workshop has to provide you.

Together with all the documents the J.P.J. needs, only then are you capable to process the engine replacement of your vehicle.

What are the documents that you need from your mechanic or workshop?

Amongst them would include:

i) Declaration of Goods Imported (it refers to the engine that is imported).

ii) Photocopy of Receipt of Goods Imported.

iii) Receipt from the Purchase of your engine. This receipt is valid for 7 days only.

A driver is advised to bring along both the J.P.J. forms duly filled together with the relevant document supplied by your mechanic upon sending your vehicle for inspection at Puspakom.

Upon completion of inspection at the Puspakom centre, you will be issued a certificate verifying that your vehicle has passed the centre’s 10 points inspection test.

Upon receiving the above certificate, a driver must next take steps to inform your insurance agent regarding the change of engine. The insurance agent will them make the necessary engine change. A new set of engine number will then be entered into your vehicle’s records.

Varying from company to company, insurance companies charge anything from RM20 – Rm30 for doing the above.

The final step is for you to bring along all the documents to the nearest J.P.J. centre to facilitate the change of engine numbers. The insurance company will probably supply you a copy of a letter advising the J.P.J. of the latest engine change.

The J.P.J. may decide to issue you a new Registration Card or JPJK2 or otherwise.

These are the steps and procedures a driver has to go through should he decide to undergo an engine change or his vehicle.

Finally, before I forget, the insurance company normally charge RM20 – RM30 for alternations made in your insurance records and the issuance of a letter advising the J.P.J. pertaining to engine change.

Should you have any other difficulties, please feel free to ask your questions in the comment section below. I will only be too willing to help.

By | 2012-09-22T09:59:57+08:00 January 4th, 2010|Driving In Malaysia|10 Comments

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  1. samsiah July 14, 2010 at 10:52 am - Reply

    hi there, i have a q.. i currently used my brother car and now change the engine…we have agreed to change the owner name to my, now i want to do the inspection and change the owner name…so, i’m wan’t to know what is the correct procedures…really need your help…a.s.a.p thanks

  2. Cikgu Yap July 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Your questions has been covered in the article above.

  3. Shah November 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Does the same apply for a motorcycle?

    • Cikgu Yap November 7, 2010 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Motorcycle do not have to undergo any Puspakom test for the purpose of ownership transfer.

  4. DK August 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Hi can anyone help me? I got a few case here.

    1) If i have an old bike using petrol engine but i change it to electric motor what do i need to do with jpj?
    2) if i build from scratch from all teh part i order from over sea… also an electric motor what do i need to do?
    3) what a bout i build a motor from scratch and then design my own casing what do i need to do? also electric motor..

    do i need to register anything or i can ride it straight away because it is green tech.




    • Cikgu Yap August 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      As far as I know, you’ll have to seek approval to convert petrol engine to electric version. See JPJ to get their views. Anyway, you achievement ought to be applauded.

  5. Chon Wai September 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap,
    I’ve recently swap an engine with similar model and capacity. The workshop who done the swapping reluctant to provide me all of the required forms as you mentioned but only a receipt for engine price and swapping labour fee. What should I do now? should I report to police as the mechanic agree to provide me the required forms before the transplant but now reluctant to do so now. Appreciate your advice on this matter. Thanks

    • Cikgu Yap November 1, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Look as if you have to get custom authorities help to get the import original copy of documents for transfer procedures.

  6. KM March 26, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Yap, can i get your confirmation below:

    Based your answer, it is stated receipt of purchased engine is only valid 7 days?
    iii) Receipt from the Purchase of your engine. This receipt is valid for 7 days only.

    Is that any limitation period on PUSPAKOM inspection & update engine replacement to JPJ (after done engine replacement period)?
    The Car workshop asked me to drive for 1 month first (test any issue) before send to for Puspakom inspection & update new engine details in JPJ.

    please advise. Thank you

  7. neurra July 25, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Thanks for this article.
    Are these procedures for before or after the engine swap?
    From what i understand from the article, it’s for before the swap AND after the new-used engine has been purchased (but not yet swapped). Meaning that step one is purchase the engine, then go to jpj & puspakom to consent the change, then go to insurance company for the engine change, and only after completing these steps can i swap the engines at the workshop? Is this correct?

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