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Thread: Tracing a Replacement Engine

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    Default Tracing a Replacement Engine

    Hi

    Can anyone tell me of a system on how to find out any info on an engine using only the engine block number. DVLA can't to it. It doesn't have police history. We desperately need to trace where it came from and also the make and model of the engine. the only thing we know is it is from a scrap dealer.

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    Who do you think is the manufacturer of the engine? What vehicle did it come out of?

    What make are any of the ancillary devices such as alternator, starter motor, dip stick. etc. Surely there will be a manufacturers name on one of the components that will give you a clue. Some of the plastic parts such as air filter housing should have a manufacturers name on.
    Last edited by Dennis W; 22-01-14 at 16:30.

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    It's currently in a Ford at the moment. Garage put a replacement engine in in between them purchasing it from a auctions and them selling it to us. It was only when the head gasket went 20 weeks after purchase that we took it to an independant garage to be told it was from a scrap yard.

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    Your Ford dealer can look up the engine number and code for you and should be able to tell you what car it was originally fitted to. Or try Ford UK customer services.

    http://www.ford.co.uk/Footer/ContactUs

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    Hi, thanks for your reply. Tried the local dealers around here, they told me they couldn't do that. They could only trace the details using the chassis number or the car registration. Finished dealing with Fords Head Office today (originally contacted the CEO), and they have no records relating to that engine number at all. Thought there might just be another way of checking.

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    Might be worth posting the engine number here. Someone may have a car with a similar number.

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    A long shot but maybe try this company. They specialise in Ford engines and have done for over 50 years. They may just know a way of finding out as they must deal with this all the time.

    http://www.burtonpower.com/

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