Engine number location

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Pete, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Moving on from the post about the replacement head. Had fitted a
    replacement gasket and put the car back together only to find that the
    problems were still there.

    Have had a garage examine the head today and their professional
    opinion is that it is dead...

    In order for me to get a replacement through them, they have asked for
    the engine number off the car. Now, I am sure the answer is in the
    Heynes manual, but I am currently in work and am hoping that some kind
    soul could let me know where I need to look.

    On a side note, thanks for peoples advice on the head removal, didn't
    feel confident to start with but the work was surprisingly easy.

    Pete, Jul 7, 2008
  2. Pete

    Keith W Guest

    Assuming that the 306 1.9TD engine is the same as the 406 1.9TD then Haynes
    only mention Engine Codes, not the actual number. The relevant para

    "The engine code is stamped on a plate attached to the front of the cylinder
    block. This is the code most often used by Peugeot. The code given in
    brackets is the factory identification number, and is not often referred to
    by Peugeot or this manual."

    Hope that helps.
    Keith W, Jul 7, 2008
  3. Pete

    G.T Guest

    Eeer OK, there are two plates in general. One popped on right of the
    cylinder block, showing something like "A8B" with stamped mentions "Type"
    and "Régl." (stands for "Réglage" which respectively are A8 and B. There is
    a direct conversion with the "factory engine type" (here it would be a
    The other is most of times popped in the center of the cylinder block,
    visible from the front (you may have to move some wiring looms or whatever
    else to find it), with no mention. That is were the engine number is.

    G.T, Jul 7, 2008
  4. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Again, thanks for the replies... It was the engine type and I spotted
    the little plate when I got in last night.

    Heres hoping the replacement head doesn't cost the earth,
    Pete, Jul 8, 2008
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