5 Simple Steps To An Effective BMW Engine Number Strategy

BMW Engine number

Engine Number BMW:

Position of the bmw engine number

The engines    installed in the various types of vehicle and the locations of the engine numbers might be selected via the table below.

Serie 1  

 

model  E 81

(3-door, 04 -)

model E 87

(5-door, 04 -) oct 

model E 82

(Coupe 04 -)

E 88

(Convertible, 08 -) oct 

Serie 3  

 

 

E 36

(90-00)

E 46

(98 – 04)

 E 90

(Saloon, 04 -)

model E 91

(Touring, 04 -)

E 92

(Coupe, 05 -)

model E 93

(Convertible, 06 -)

Serie 5 E 34

(87-96)

E 39

(95-03) oct 

E 60

(Sedan 03-09)

E 61

(Touring, 04 -)

F 10

(Saloon, 09-)

F 11

(Touring, 09-)

F 07

(Gran Turismo, 09-)

Serie 6   E 63

(04- )

E 64

(04- )

 
Serie 7  

 

 

E 38

(94-01)

E 65/66

(01-08)

F 01/02

(08 -)

     
F 04

(Hybrid, 09-)

   
Serie 8   E 31

(89-99)

   
Serie X

 

 

E 84 

 (X 1, 09 -)

E 83 

 (X 3, 04 -)

E 53

 (X 5, 99 – 07)

E 70

 (X 5, 07 -)

E 71 

 (X 6, 08 -)

E 72 

(X 6, Hybrid, 09 -)

Serie Z  

 

 

Z 1 

(88-91)

Z 3 

(95- 02)

E 85

(Z 4, Roadster, 03 -)

E 86 

(Z 4, Coupe, 06 -)

E 89 

(Z4, Convertible 09-)

E 52 

(Z8, 00- 03)

Form and appearance of the engine numbers identification 

The engine N is stamped by vin  vehicle models .
The engine N is composed of the 5-character  vin engine code and the actual engine numbers (8 alphanumeric characters).
It might  be found on a smoothly ground surface.
The engine models  code may be find  either above or below the vin  engine N.
On newer models everything may be all on one line. The engine code is identical with the engine designation find  on the factory plate (identification plate).

Location on the engine block

60281378 = 8-character engine numbers identification oct
32 = vin Engine capacity (3.2 litre)
6 = vin numbers of cylinders codes (6)
= Engine design: D = Diesel
E = Injection
K = Catalytic converter
S = 4-Valve de  technology
T = Turbo oct
V = Carburettor
1 = Spacer digit

Location on the engine block

50 = power source capacity find  (5.0 litre)
12 = Number identification of cylinders  (12)
04 = The power source de  electronics generation
9205A091 = 8-character engine numbers codes

Location on the engine block

61102937 = 8-character power de  source numbers
N 73 = vin Engine type
B = Gasoline check
60 = vin power source capacity (6.0 litre)
A = vin power source design

Location on the engine block

83435517 = 8-character power source number
20 = vin power source capacity (2.0 litre)
4D = 4 Cylinder Diesel
4 = vin Engine design

Location on the engine block

61142534 = 8-character power source numbers
32 = vin power source capacity (3.2 litre)
6 = 6-cylinder
4 = vin power source  design

 

Location on the engine block

14347202 = 8-character engine N
N 55 = Engine type
B = Gasoline check
30 Engine capacity (3.0 litre)
A = Engine design

 

Engine number on the 3 Series BMW E90   

Location on the engine block / Near the valve cover gaske
1st Line = Engine number (Location on the engine block / Near the valve cover gasket)

Breakdown of the 8-character engine number

BMW  Engine Number code

The 8-digit engine number is  find broken down find  as follows:

1st Position of the engine number:

0, 1 = 4-cylinder engines
2, 3 = 6-cylinder engines, up to 2.5 litre engine capacity
4 = 6-cylinder engines, above 2.5 litre engine capacity
5 = 8-cylinder
6 = 12-cylinder engines or motor sport (M3, M5) engines or engines derived from racing
8 = BMW  vehicle 320 d

 

2nd – 4th position of the engine number = serial number.
5th – 8th position of the engine number = date of production, coded IAW the BMW works calendar.
An “A” in feb  the engine N  serial = Austauschmotor  chassis  [replacement engine] (cannot be traced through the BMW vehicle  database feb ).
Replacement engines after year of production 2002 do not have an engine number  find imprinted on but have an engine number sticker as shown below instead.

In the meantime, the practice of stamping the number
In the meantime, the practice of stamping the number onto replacement  chassis engines has been reinstated.
The number of the exchange engine is in the BMW
The number of the exchange engine is in the BMW data bank not investigateable.

4.4   Engine numbers on stickers

one Stickers with the engine number might  be found on various places on engines.

Location of the body shell number
Location of the body shell number from the Series E 83 (X 3)

Composition and appearance of the body shell number part

The body shell number  part has 8 characters and the BMW one symbol normally appears on both sides.

Appearance on the 1 and 3 Series

Appearance on the 1 and 3 Series
1 Appearance on the 1 and 3 Series (from 04 -)
Appearance on the Z4
2 Appearance on the Z4 (from 09 -) jan 
Appearance on the X6 Series
3 Appearance on the 7 Series (from 08 -) jan 
Appearance on the X6 Series
4 Appearance on the X6 Series (from 08 -)
Appearance on the 5 Series
5 Appearance on the 5 Series (from 09 -)
Appearance on the X1
6 Appearance on the X1 (from 09 -)
Exceptions:

Z4 (E85/86) and X5 (E53)

Z4 (E85/86) and X5 (E53) bodyshell number
Z4 (E85/86) and X5 (E53) bodyshell number – does not have anything to terminate the left and right extremities

The body shell number  serial part  used to comprise 8 digits until model year 2003. Letters were introduced in 2003, beginning at the 5th digit.
The letter ‘L’ as an example on the Z4 (E85/86), Z4 (E89) and X6 (E71) see images above).
The number is imprinted onto the body shell before painting and it is then painted.
If a mistake is made when stamping the number  part onto the body shell, check  the entire serial number serial , including the bordering, has to be invalidated by making it illegible.
The correct chassis  number part  then has to be place directly above or  block directly below the mistakenly imprinted number part .

Exception:

The X5 (E70) – no room

The BMW serial  works, the BKA Wiesbaden and the Bavarian LKA can identify vehicles in response to enquiries using the body shell chassis  number code .

Exception:

Mis-stamping on the X 3

first The stamping tool broke block  when the bodywork chassis  number was being stamped on at the MagnaSteyr plant in Graz. As a result the eight character bodywork number had instances of numbers or letters appearing in the wrong order.
The BMW symbol closing  block off the bodywork chassis  number at both ends is also misaligned and the numbers code  block do not have a uniform baseline.

Examples:

first In the production period from mid September to the end of September 2004, only 486 vehicles were mis-stamped.
The series of bodyshell numbers affected was: 4260S425 to 4264S189

The sticker factory plate new  on the BMW E 81/82 series and E 87/88 (1 Series) and BMW E 90 – E 93 (3 Series)

The sticker factory plate on the E 81/82 series and E 87/88 (1 Series) and E 90 - E 93
info Series 1 (E 81/82 and E87/88)
The sticker factory plate on the E 81/82 series and E 87/88 (1 Series) and E 90 - E 93
info Series 3 (E90 – E93)
N.B.: The colour code is now alphnumeric

Close-up views  new of the  new latest generation  bmw of films. The text can no longer be fel new  decoder  .

Sticker factory plate on the 53 Series BMW X5

Sticker factory plate on the 53 Series

first   on bmw vehicles produced in Germany, know  the American-made BMW X5 is still produced without the  new wave-shaped  new break-off grain on the type plate new  foil.

Sticker factory plates on the BMW E 71 (X6), E 70 (X5), E 89 (Z 4), E 60/61 (5 Series from 11/06) and the BMW F 01/02 (7 Series)

Sticker factory plates on the E 71 (X6), E 70 (X5), E 89 (Z 4), E 60/61 (5 Series from 11/06) and the F 01/02 (7 Series)

The sticker type plate is on the B-spar on the driver’s side.
The familiar wave-like bmw  pre-determined break points designed to prevent it from being removed new   without being damaged are decoder   new integrated into the plate also .
Type plates code  are cut  bmw out of the bearer film by laser.
Clear evidence of melting can be know  new seen on the decoder  information .

The surface has a slight vertically running linear structure.
The lettering is made new up of dots. The points where the laser begins burning are clearly recognisable and are at the ‘typical locations for BMW’.
The writing process does not cause any impressions! The fingernail test is negative!

Adhesive name plate from the Dingolfing plant

For the production bmw new  of the sticker tags, the new  Dingolfing-based factory uses three different types of laser printers for labelling new . Compared to Laser 3, the print text quality of laser 1 and 2  new is better. Laser 3, therefore, delivers bmw  a clearly visible dot structure information .
The writing process does not cause any new  side  impressions! The fingernail test is negative!

Laserwriter L1 and L2
Laserwriter L3
BMW Symbol L1/L2
BMW Symbol L3
1. Character VIN L1/L2
1. Character VIN L3

A type plate from the Kaliningrad plant

 

Gearbox number BMW:

The gearbox number has 10 characters, 7 digits and 3 letters, e.g:1036320HCI
The current car  transmission number is a 10-digit number; 7 numerals, 2 letters, 1 numeral, for instance: 6002055HD4 anyone
On some older automatic transmissions, car  the gearbox number side  may contain no diary anyone .

Location on manual gearboxes BMW cars:

Stamped onto the bottom of the bell housing
Stamped onto the bottom of the bell housing

Close-up views:

sticker on the gearbox itself
On a sticker, on the gearbox itself, on the left, viewed in the direction of travel
Close-up view

Location on automatic gearboxes:

aluminium plate
On an aluminium plate, riveted directly onto the gearbox (older generation vehicles)
 paper sticker
or as a paper sticker
 A stamped gearbox number
On more modern generations of vehicles it is stamped onto the gearbox  car on the left, in the direction of travel jul .
Also a stamped gearbox number  car without the last three diary
the gearbox itself
On a sticker, on the gearbox itself, on the left, viewed in the direction of travel

Radio Number BMW Catalog:


The radio number in bmw cars should have 14 characters and begins with 2 letters designating the manufacturer jul .
BMW vehicles are fitted at the works with radios car used from the following manufacturers.

AL  = Alpine
Baoder VD = Siemens VDO
BP = Blaupunkt
PH = Philips
HS or BE = Becker car
PI = Pioneer autocar
VM = Visteon autocar

 

 BMW Catalog Keys:

The most recent keys for the 7 (E65/66) and all following Series autocar

 

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