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> 1975/2.0 Engine number location?, Can’t locate 1975/2.0 engine serial number
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post Sep 11 2019, 12:45 PM
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Hello folks. I’m a new member here. I am having a shop perform a PPI on a 1975 2.0 that I am looking to purchase. They can’t find the engine serial number. Isn’t it located on top of the engine, in front of the oil filler neck? Thanks.
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post Sep 11 2019, 12:53 PM
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post Sep 11 2019, 01:03 PM
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Thanks for the Pic! On this car, that metal area is smooth - no numbers stamped. From what I have read, it may be a replacement block that doesn’t have a number.
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post Sep 11 2019, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the Pic! On this car, that metal area is smooth - no numbers stamped. From what I have read, it may be a replacement block that doesn’t have a number.


is it 2.0 or 1.8? if 1.8 the engine number is at different location. Attached Image
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post Sep 11 2019, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Sep 11 2019, 11:53 AM) *

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Yes, mine is a 1975 2.0 and it’s by the oil filler in the same spot.
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post Sep 11 2019, 07:50 PM
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if not a replacement case a transplant from 912e ?
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post Sep 11 2019, 08:00 PM
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is it F.I. or carb? can u share pic of ur engine?
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post Sep 12 2019, 01:55 PM
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QUOTE(ndfrigi @ Sep 12 2019, 02:00 PM) *

is it F.I. or carb? can u share pic of ur engine?


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) ,would really help,have the numbers been ground off or is the area smooth as it would be cast from the factory.
I would certain get your guy to check that.
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post Sep 12 2019, 03:46 PM
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The first 2 pics are from the dealer selling the 914. The 3rd pic is from the mechanic performing the PPI. That area where the number should be is smooth.


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post Sep 14 2019, 02:06 PM
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If a 912E engine, the serial is located on the fan shroud. If a normal fan shroud is placed on a 912E case, then there would be no engine serial to be found.


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post Sep 14 2019, 06:05 PM
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Mystery solved. I was able to track down the original owner, and he said he threw a rod in 1979, and had to get a replacement block. Thanks for everyone’s responses.
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post Sep 14 2019, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE(9**P-car @ Sep 14 2019, 05:05 PM) *

Mystery solved. I was able to track down the original owner, and he said he threw a rod in 1979, and had to get a replacement block. Thanks for everyone’s responses.


I've never thought about this before but why would a replacement block not have a serial number? If a dealer had the proper stamps (or whatever you call them) I guess they could match the new block to the old engine number?
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