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Old 02-07-2009, 12:02 AM
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111/112 Coupe VIN?

Aside from the plate rivited to the radiator support, is there another place on the chassis where the VIN information is located? Is it stamped somewhere else on the chassis, i. e. engine compartment?

The car has a 6 cylinder inline engine, where on the engine is an engine model number located?

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Old 02-07-2009, 01:48 AM
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Aside from the plate rivited to the radiator support, is there another place on the chassis where the VIN information is located? Is it stamped somewhere else on the chassis, i. e. engine compartment?

The car has a 6 cylinder inline engine, where on the engine is an engine model number located?

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the other plate is at the driver's side door post along with the codes, if US spec car, there's a emission control tag with it. The marked chassis no. is located right side frame rail, in front of right side cross member support mounts, if it covered with paint scratch it with your pocket knife and once you found it, dab the whole no. with grease so that it will not get rusted there.

the engine no. tag is located left side of the block and bet. #5 and #6 cylinder, above it you can see the marked engine no. aside from the tag.

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Old 02-09-2009, 01:57 PM
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Not sure what year but they started putting the VIN on the dash or pillar on the drivers side so as to be visible from the outside.

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Old 02-10-2009, 10:01 AM
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Not sure what year but they started putting the VIN on the dash or pillar on the drivers side so as to be visible from the outside.

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Only for US cars. Euro models don't have this. Only other place is hammered on frame rail in engine compartment as said earlier. European custom agents require(d) hammered vin numbers on cars to avoid tampering. Plates are too easy to remove and change.

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Only for US cars. Euro models don't have this. Only other place is hammered on frame rail in engine compartment as said earlier. European custom agents require(d) hammered vin numbers on cars to avoid tampering. Plates are too easy to remove and change.

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Aha! That explains why the numbers are stamped on the front support below the VIN tag. I had wondered about it's purpose.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:38 PM
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And if you ever decide to export a US vehicle to Europe, make sure that a) you clean off the (original) hammered VIN for easy inspection, and b) the EU custom agents know where to find it, or they will put in a new (random) VIN in a easy access location of their choice which is usually not visually appealing. Plus it can cause number matching confusion down the road with resale.

And if you don't have a hammered VIN or can't find it, (re)hammer one in yourself in convenient chassis location (must be in non-removable body panel). Much preferable over the sloppy jobs done at border (been there, done it...)

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In our country, the Philippines, in order to your car to be registered or renew registration, have your car subjected to emission test, in order to pass, the CO must not exceed 400ppm (for older cars) and HC must not exceed 20% (for older cars). You have to clean the hammered chassis and engine nos. to be seen by the registration officer and you're required to make a stecil of the nos. as well, it's like the CSI's are doing when lifting a fingerprint in a crime scene. what I did was to make more stencils out from the nos. in advance so that when the registration day comes, well, making a stencil out from a hot engine, NO WAY!!!

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I believe you mean 400PPM for hydrocarbons and 2.0% for CO. That's pretty strict for the CO. Here in AZ it's 300 PPM for HC and 4.0% for CO.

That would be some smelly exhaust with 20% HC's!
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Im sorry, my mistake,I check with Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the Philippines that they reduce the CO limits to 1.5%! not 2.5%,. Although my 200 did manage 100ppm hydrocarbons and .05% CO. I keep a photocopy of certification from emission test every registration day to monitor my car's exhaust.

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