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Engine number.

Postby COMMANDER » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:25 pm

Does anyone know if is possible to tell the age of an engine from the engine number? Chris.

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Re: Engine number.

Postby geoberni » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:21 pm

That's a good question, but given the relative ages of the different engine types/sizes and the elapsed time (decades) since they were all made, I'm not sure if it'll really be that relevant, especially once you take refurbished units into account.

I'll be interested in any more knowledgable answers though. :-?

My car paperwork says it has a 'BMC Gold Seal' unit installed, but when that was, I've no idea. :-?
To me it's just a green painted engine......
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Re: Engine number.

Postby POMMReg » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:49 am

COMMANDER wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Does anyone know if is possible to tell the age of an engine from the engine number? Chris.
Those fitted at production yes, RKM's & 8G's...have NO idea!!
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