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engine serial number where is it

Post by darrylrobert » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:54 am

My sticker has long ago unstuck itself from the timing cover, i want to check i have fitted the correct timing belt and tensioner kit. I cannot find info on VIDA, my registration papers have a engine number but it has too many numbers and letters in it. I looked on the engine block but cannot see anything where VIDA says it should be.

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Re: engine serial number where is it

Post by abscate » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:57 am

You have to remove the exhaust cover plate and look on a shelf right behind the exhaust cam side of the cylinder head, and clean it with a paper towel and gunk remover

Right “behind” to the left side of the water pipe
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Re: engine serial number where is it

Post by jonesg » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:37 am

Its like the crank timing mark, you can't see it with both eyes and only the first 2 numbers are accessible.
And thats if you know exactly where its located and get it cleaned enough to read.
Photo above is probably from a boroscope.
I reached in with my cellphone and took a dozen photos, finally got it after scrubbing the shelf with a toothbrush and brakecleen.

I need to swap the steering rack too, should have just pulled the engine and made everything easier.

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Re: engine serial number where is it

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:44 am

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Re: engine serial number where is it

Post by oragex » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:59 am

abscate wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:57 am
You have to remove the exhaust cover plate and look on a shelf right behind the exhaust cam side of the cylinder head, and clean it with a paper towel and gunk remover

Right “behind” to the left side of the water pipe

I wish mine was looking this good 8)

On P2 cars Volvo hired an old lady to stamp the blocks

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