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Old 06-08-2015, 03:52 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 06-08-2015, 03:56 PM   #2
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There should be a VIN sticker on the driver's side of the head, above the ITBs.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:09 PM   #3
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Yep, just a sticker.



Often it peels off.
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:30 PM   #4
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Ok I'll see what I can find. Bummer if it just peels off though..
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:39 PM   #5
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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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Old 06-09-2015, 11:15 PM   #6
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On the transmission as well.


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Old 06-18-2015, 09:22 AM   #7
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http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34...ck-m5-vin.html
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:24 AM   #8
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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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Old 07-27-2015, 11:24 AM   #9
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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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Old 08-17-2015, 04:31 PM   #10
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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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Old 08-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #11
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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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Old 08-17-2015, 05:17 PM   #12
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Here's another shot of where it should be:

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Old 08-18-2015, 09:57 AM   #13
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Thanks Roland, will double check.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:23 PM   #14
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It's very noticeable. If you haven't seen it by now it's probably been removed.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:14 PM   #15
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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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