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engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:07 am
by Mimic
Hi,

I 've seen lack of compression on my engine so I need to pull out it the car. I've read the engine number ...and I was astonished by the result: XTEH16F572.
If I check the number on burton website , the short engine was built in 1999 (in South africa?) . I 've lot of bills from the previous owner but not before. My early se5 is 50 years old .
Does anyone could have an explanation or an idea?

Regards
Mimic

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:50 pm
by scimmy_man
either Burtons are wrong
or someone swapped the engine

all scimitar v6 engines start SC.....

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:48 pm
by Roger Pennington
That number doesn't look anything like the format of the Ford engine numbers according to Burton's site? If it was an August 1999 built Ford engine (fitted to a Ford car) then they suggest that the number would be XT12345 (where XT12345 is the same as the last part of the VIN). Your number seems to be a more random mix of numbers and letters. Where was it located. are you sure it is the engine number?
I'd agree with scimmy_man that original Scimitar engines were SCnnnnn

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:11 pm
by scimjim
Samcor built Essex engines between 1982 and 2000 so it’s not much of a surprise to find a few in UK - normally the later 3.4 or the fuel injected 3.0.

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:19 pm
by Zimzum
Hello,

Posting the photo for Mimic.
We will see if a plate was placed over the original number. It looks like a non original number.
Location : at the top edge of the bloc on the gearbox side, like our other Essex bloc

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engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:22 pm
by Roger Pennington
Yes, I agree - could it be an engine reconditioner's number?

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:26 pm
by scimjim
Pretty sure I’ve seen pictures of SA engines with that type of plate.

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:16 pm
by Pepe
My engine isn't original anymore.. The SC is not there. I got a Capri or Granada Engine beginning with Ford numbers. (unless very late 5a s had Ford numbers, but even 6 and 6as had SC Essex).
Mine is TR03519 HYB (Essex 3 Liter is HY engine type)

I guess an engine rebuilder would reuse the Engine number? So I'd double the SA thoughts...

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:45 pm
by philhoward
scimjim wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:26 pm
Pretty sure I’ve seen pictures of SA engines with that type of plate.
Here's one pic of one.
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engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:57 pm
by Mimic
Hard to find a "matching number " reliant scimitar :lol: (... that just a "porsche" owner preoccupation!).
After clean up my engine, the original number were deleted by a grinder machine.
The only information I've read : it were rebored + 0,30" (written near one of cylinder rank)

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:02 pm
by scimjim
Mimic wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Hard to find a "matching number " reliant scimitar :lol: (... that just a "porsche" owner preoccupation!).
Really? I have two :D

engine number identification : advice

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:31 pm
by TrevorG
The reason that I am spending loads on rebuilding the engine in my repurchased 6a is that it is the original. Even though I purchased a working replacement, there is something satisfying that all bigger parts of the car are kept original. I'm sure there are still lots of other owners who have done the same.