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Old 08-09-2003, 12:57 PM
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sel engine switched in to an sl, VIN #?

I needed to replace my sl block because the cylinders were to scoured. I decided it would be better to replace the whole engine. The yard that sold me the engine said it came from a sl but after receiving it, my mechanic said it was from a SEL and he had to switch out the oil pan a long with all the other bolt ons. Is this the same engine? The car runs great, except the a/c doesn't work now. Is there anyway to match the engine number with the VIN# if you don't have the VIN?

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Old 08-10-2003, 02:11 AM
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VIN NUMBER

This may help:-

VIN NUMBERS DECODING
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:00 PM
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Yeah the oil pans are different, but the engine is pretty much the same. Except if you crack your SL oil pan which is one piece a new one is like 1500 dollars. The SEL has a two piece oil pan.

Do you have the SEL pan left over?
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