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Is there any way to track/trace a junkyard engine/motor?

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Old 01-22-2009, 07:43 AM
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Default RE: Is there any way to track/trace a junkyard engine/motor?

Why would you want to track where an engine is from..Im curious too that question...

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Old 01-22-2009, 08:46 AM
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Default RE: Is there any way to track/trace a junkyard engine/motor?

A junkyard engine is a junkyard engine.just that. No way are you going to be able to find out where it came from unless the seller has the knowledge.
 
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:08 AM
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Are you asking so you can buy another junkyard engine that somehow matches?

Look at the front of the block, alongside where the tranny bolts up. Theres a flat space with type & serial # stamped in, for examplelike this:
F22B1
1234567

The first line is the type of engine.
The first digit in the 2nd line indicates the model-year of the engine.
We dont really need the remaining digits of the serial #.
 
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:01 AM
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Default RE: Is there any way to track/trace a junkyard engine/motor?

If it still has the VIN on it you could do a carfax and see the history of the car it came out of.
 
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:24 AM
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VIN tag was only required beginning about 1996 in USA. Before that, or elsewhere in the world, it may not have ever had a VIN tag.
 
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