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    S38B36 VIN Stamp?

    I picked up an s38 swapped e30 and do not have history on the engine. Is there a marking or vin stamped somewhere on the blocked where I could find information on the car it came out of?

    Thanks guys.

    And a couple photos for attention.




    #2
    There should be a VIN sticker on the driver's side of the head, above the ITBs.
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      #3
      Yep, just a sticker.



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        #4
        Ok I'll see what I can find. Bummer if it just peels off though..

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          #5
          Might want to look at the DME as well. VIN should be on the DME as well. It helped confirm several facts on the donor car situation when I went to purchase my Euro motor.

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            #6
            On the transmission as well.


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              #7
              http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34...ck-m5-vin.html

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                #8
                have anymore info on the swap? Im curious to see how they laid out the coolant system/radiator. That was the hardest part of the swap for me.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ttrousdell View Post
                  have anymore info on the swap? Im curious to see how they laid out the coolant system/radiator. That was the hardest part of the swap for me.
                  I posted some pictures in my thread, but its a hybrid system it looks like.







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                    #10
                    The plot thickens... It turns out there are no stamps on the head/ block. Tell me if this is the right place to look?



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                      #11
                      Nope, only place on the engine that will have a VIN number is the cam tray. You can see the sticker in this picture of a cam tray.



                      The DME will also have a VIN, but who's to say that the DME and the engine came from the same donor.

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                        #12
                        Here's another shot of where it should be:

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                          #13
                          Thanks Roland, will double check.

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                            #14
                            It's very noticeable. If you haven't seen it by now it's probably been removed.

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                              #15
                              S38B36 VIN Stamp?

                              If it's anything like other BMW's the vin should be stamped on the starter hole on the block. That's how my m30 and m10 are.


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