It wasn't required but they do check it during the VIN inspection. My officer called some back-office people and asked where the serial number was on the engine and we still couldn't find it at the time. It didn't stop the process. It shouldn't matter for you either as long as all of your documentation on your donor lines up.Actually, Lechlis, sorry ... I had forgotten you registered via the Montana route. If you didn't need a VIN match, I doubt I will either. I wonder why O-Prime did?
Interesting read on this topic: https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/2-4l-le5-performance-tech-46/vin-number-engine-serial-number-dont-match-90486/
I went down the NC path initially as I was instructed to by the License and Theft Agents. After I mailed off all of my original documents to the DMV, the L&T agent called to tell me I should cancel it and go Montana. I emailed and called repeatedly over the past three months and never reached anyone during the process (the DMV is so incredibly incompetent I can't even begin to explain). Well, last weekend a North Carolina title shows up out of the blue conveying the Goblin is titled in NC also. So now I have a MT and an NC title... can't wait to sift through this one! All this is just noise for others interested in the MT route though. Through this headache I figured out what's required to have the highest probability of success.He had to first register in North Carolina before registering in Montana.