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    Where is engine number of Z16XE?

    Hi, I have Astra G 1.6 16V. I cannot find engine number, but I suppose it is Z16XE.
    Does anyone have Z16XE and would be so kind to tell me where the engine number is (there is no in documents) - I just want to make sure? Thanks in adv.

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    right by ur tax disc holder on top off the dash


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    Wow, thank you for fast reply rob16v! Is there engine number on the actual engine somewhere? - i think this car may have had engine replaced... I need to be sure as I need to buy the right timing belt

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    thats the VIN Number on the dash

    the engine number will be on the engine - not sure where but I'm sure someone mentioned the front of the engine near the gearbox
    it is in the V5 document aswell (I think)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12vMatt View Post
    thats the VIN Number on the dash

    the engine number will be on the engine - not sure where but I'm sure someone mentioned the front of the engine near the gearbox
    it is in the V5 document aswell (I think)
    Not in the V5, at least it doesn't tell you what type eg Z16, C18 etc, just gives a meaningless string of digits which must be the unique number for whatever type you have. Someone tell us please or show a photo where it is on the engine!!

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    Do you have an invoice from Vauxhall? On my ones it has my engine code at the top of the sheet!
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    should be on the side of the block where it meets the gearbox bell housing

    what year is it

    get a pic up if u can

    what leads u to think its been changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    should be on the side of the block where it meets the gearbox bell housing

    what year is it

    get a pic up if u can

    what leads u to think its been changed?
    It is December 1999 special edition (Opel's 100th anniversary)
    I'll post some photos when I've found the number

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    I've got a 1.6 16v, and I have tried looking for the engine code with no luck.
    Everywhere tells me it's on engine block next to gearbox, stamped on like a plate.

    I see a smooth part near it but nothing stamped on.
    I give up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freestyler View Post
    I've got a 1.6 16v, and I have tried looking for the engine code with no luck.
    Everywhere tells me it's on engine block next to gearbox, stamped on like a plate.

    I see a smooth part near it but nothing stamped on.
    I give up!

    well providing its the original engine then theres a few simple ways to find out

    first being 98-00 models were X16XEL
    00-04 were Z16XE
    later twinport models being Z16XEP

    a few other ways to check - "X" series models have a catalytic convertor on the front pipe underneath the engine whereas Z series models have the cat built into the manifold with only the flexi pipe on the front pipe

    also check the drivers fusebox - 98-00 X series models use midi blade fuses, Z series use mini blade fuses

    a few other ways to determine so if in doubt whack up a pic and we'll tell ya

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