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Here's how you read the engine serial numbers (archive)

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Posted by Dana White on March 30, 1999 at 16:27:14:

In Reply to: Re: M60 block update: good news for some! posted by Steve on March 30, 1999 at 15:07:42:

Go to Brett Anderson's site (URL below) and read his page on the V8 and how to find the serial number of your block.

'95 530ia

: Which side of the block when looking from the radiator and is it at the front or the rear - any further hints ??

: : I read the codes off of mine from under the hood (94 530ia) with a flashlight and one of those little extension round mirrors that can swivel on the end. I could only make our the last 3 digits (970) but this was enough to confirm that mine was a Nikasil block.

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