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Old 09-13-2013, 07:54 PM
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How do I find my engine number?

Yesterday I asked if I need a gasket between my intake manifold and head. Looking around the Pelican Parts catalog, I found the answer is yes. But they have two styles - one for engine numbers up to 006209 and one for 006210 and up. Where do I find my number?

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Old 09-13-2013, 08:02 PM
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Engine number may be listed in the EPC.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:09 PM
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Yes engine number would be listed on the EPC through the VIN. But if you don't have the original motor, than you would have to look somewhere on the block and that location will depend on what Model car, Engine type and possible year you have... Which the OP didn't say.



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Old 09-13-2013, 08:16 PM
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What car?
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:07 AM
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All the MB engine numbers I have seen are stamped on the left hand side of the block next to the head gasket joint.

(Left hand side of the car = when sitting in the car looking forward - that left)
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:21 AM
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Thanks to all who responded - the car is a '97 E300, non-turbo. VIN WDBJF20F5VA355796. I'll look on the left side too today. I can't get the EPC because I'm using a mac.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:23 AM
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All the MB engine numbers I have seen are stamped on the left hand side of the block next to the head gasket joint.

(Left hand side of the car = when sitting in the car looking forward - that left)
Unless it's a reman engine, in which case it's on a tag riveted to the bellhousing.

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Old 09-14-2013, 10:45 AM
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According to the EPC, engine number is... 606912 12 018192
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:44 AM
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Unless it's a reman engine, in which case it's on a tag riveted to the bellhousing.

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They remove the old number too?
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:55 PM
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Thanks! Having that number helps!
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:58 PM
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They remove the old number too?
Yes that flange / area of the motor is ground flat.

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