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I have two 748 engines, the first is in my 2000 748 and the second one I bought to rebuild.
I believe they are both year 2000 engines.

Numbers are:
1/. ZDM 748W4014464
2/. SB 3Y014799

Questions are:
1/.why are the engine numbers so different?
2/. Which engine was built first?

The reason I ask is the second engine does have the later steel plug in the crank oil gallery and the first one as it's still in the bike I don't know and Ducati can't tell me.

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Thanks Brad

I'm surprised it's a US motor too as I bought it from a bloke in Melbourne last year. ( looking inside at how trashed it is makes me think it could be one of Tye's old ones :) )

They did change from alloy to steel plugs in 2000, just they didn't record the change point so it's like russian roulette.
When I asked Ducati Australia about the #1 motor they told me the only way to find out is open it up.

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Not so sure about that, the first number(the ZDM one) is from the original engine in my bike delivered to the original owner in the 9th month 2000.

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