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posted on October 2nd, 2017 at 12:29 PM
Engine number deciphering?


G'day all
I've been searching on the web to figure out what the motor is.
The engine number is in the below format and is an L Bug.
N93----5P

What capacity is it?
It is a twin port, and has a dog house cooler also...

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posted on October 2nd, 2017 at 12:32 PM



http://chircoestore.com/tech_articles/?p=156 
here is what I use and it seems pretty reliable.




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posted on October 2nd, 2017 at 12:54 PM



Thanks for responding Blaster, but it doesn't show any reference to "N" unfortunately....
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posted on October 2nd, 2017 at 07:24 PM



N possibly means "NSW". P probably means "Police". (Guessing since "V...P" is used in Vic.)
If an older unit, it could be a type 3 motor/case (easy to observe!), converted to upright, requiring re-stamping. (The "93" may mean 1993??? if the first 2 digits are year - just a guess.)

If a newish motor, it could be a Mexican one, as imported recently with no number at all. (These were all 1600 twin-port)...
It is well worth asking previous owner re such details, as the Big Trap with the recent Mexican imports is that the heads take THREE-QUARTER inch thread length s'plugs; NOT the usual Half-Inch length threaded plugs. This is a serious potential problem with these new engines, and possibly has damaged many already (due to pre-ignition from exposed threads). If you suspect you have such an engine, you MUST check that the correct long-reach plugs are always replaced with the same. [We put a big warning label in engine compartment of our car sold a while ago with such an engine, andsuggest that others do similar when selling a car with such a motor.] [I don't know if it is possible to tell the length of threaded section in headfor the plug when it's out, but it doesn't look easy.]




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posted on October 2nd, 2017 at 09:12 PM



Appreciate your input Ace.
Wasn't aware of the mexican plug issue.......
You've given me more to look into now.

The type 3 scenario suggests that it could be a 1500 twin port?


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