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Hi,

I am considering selling my block and want to portray it for what it is. The engine number above the starter cannot be read, if is there at all, the only marking i can find is the B7 stamp adjacent to the oil filter. Any information on the year/type of block would be appreciated. The car is a 1973 2002.

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Bill

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There is nothing on the vin pad......so there is no way to determine year of make? Also, what is the correct way to advertize this block then? an unk yea replacement block?

Thanks for replying,

Bill

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well it is a 2.0 liter block,

now get a piece of sand paper or

your Barb-B-Q brush and

clean the MOTOR/VIN number boss some more

" show us the motor number!"

that's what a buyer wants to know

also:

condition of pistons, cylinder bores,

and crank bearing journels is VERY IMPORTANT.

you need close up photos of those,

unless your just ditching this for $100 in which case

the buyer excepts the gamble that anything

inside is reusable ?

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thanks CD, so if I hear you right here should be a number even if its a replacement block? I will wire brush some more but i became worried that I would destroy any number that might be there. Agreed on on the pics, but only posted here to determine what I had before I go to the For Sale section.

Thanks,

Bill

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as you can see, no hint of a number, not even the "+" on either side, guess I will just advertize it as such, thanks

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appears to have been intentionally ground off. you might raise it by a clean with alcohol then apply a die, leat soak in for a while the rub and apply black light. not sure its really worth all that effort. from outward appearances it appears that 1973 is about right and as pointed out earlier, measurents probably more importnt now, bore, main rod size piston type flat, dome dome size. prospective buyer may be more interested if it is an untouched block eg origional bore, but with serial number ground off, i'm betting its a first or second rebuild.

Gale H

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thank you - from the looks of the swirl marks it looks to

me like someone after the factory removed the numbers

I might be wrong.........

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appears to me to have been removed too, the guy I bought the car from was a stand up guy, the shop that refurbished it and sold to him was a reputable shop..... it is what it is. It will be in the For Sale section shortly. CD thanks for listing descriptors that I need to include.

Bill

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......so there is no way to determine year of make?

Bill

Isnt that a casting date above BMW. I cant quite make out what it says.

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After closer inspection, my "clock" is the same as your, so its a 1972. Thanks all, I really appreciate it.

Bill

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