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you want to hope he dont find this post as you drove gingerly for a few miles to reach a garage, when the car had over heated when you should have stopped there and then, you have made a minor fault end up killing the engine, voiding the warranty.
Not sure what else I could have done stuck in horizontal rain on a country road in December with the heating packed up. 🥶
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Thanks for all the info everyone. I did actually ask to return the car but he ignored this and said he would get it fixed no problem. I contacted Syntiq who sold this engine on EBay and they have given me a mileage on removal of the engine. That is great although it is 20000 more than the original one. Iím now discovering that DVLA require me to update my V5 with the new engine number. Syntiq say this 187A1.000 but the engine number on the current V5 is simply a 7 digit number. What Iím trying to figure out is are engine codes and engine numbers two different things I.e. dies the code identify the engine model and the number a unique serial number specific to the individual engine? If so and I donít have the unique serial number does that risk my vehichle registration being withdrawn?
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Re: Engine replacement

187A1.000 is just the engine type.

There will also be a unique serial number stamped into the casting; that is the number that needs to be changed on your V5C.
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Quote Originally Posted by Gardeneraceae View Post
Not sure what else I could have done stuck in horizontal rain on a country road in December with the heating packed up. ��
If the heating ever stops working, stop as soon as you safely can and check the coolant level. If you're unable to resolve the issue at the roadside, then call a recovery service and have the car towed to a place where it can be attended to. Whatever it costs, it will be cheaper than the alternative, which is to turn the engine into a lump of scrap metal.
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Re: Engine replacement

The actual engine serial number is usually poorly stamped and difficult to read.
I'm not sure where to look, but search these forums for 'engine number' and see what pops up.
It may need careful cleaning and viewing with a torch and mirror while standing on your head.
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not easy once the engine is in
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@koalar Do you have a pic a bit further away, to show where on the engine that flat part is?
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Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
@koalar Do you have a pic a bit further away, to show where on the engine that flat part is?
just had a look on mine now wet it looks to be bit lower than the one in the picture (diesel)



looking at the front of the engine you have the exhaust manifold


right under the left hand branch is quite a prominent block sticking out


you can't get your head lower enough to read it. Might clean it up and check when the rain stops



of cause if the barcode is still on the timing cover its also on there



not as bad as I thought the number is on top of the block not the front


this is the same as my 05 engine
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Re: Engine replacement

Clean the area with a scotchbrite or stainless scrunchy washing up thingy. They wont abrade the metal but will clean enough to read the numbers.
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Thanks guys. That is really helpful And now I know there is an individual engine number I will have a good look for it.
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Quote Originally Posted by Gardeneraceae View Post
Thanks guys. That is really helpful And now I know there is an individual engine number I will have a good look for it.
Note also that you will likely have to produce documentary evidence of the change before DVLA will update your V5C. From the gov.uk website:
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