Engine number

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Engine number is recorded in Vehicle License of China

Engine number may refer to an identification number marked on the engine of a vehicle or, in the case of locomotives, to the road number of the locomotive. The engine number is separate from the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Automobiles[edit]

Every vehicle engine is marked with an engine number by the factory.[1][2] The engine number includes coded information, which can be decoded to reveal information such as year of manufacture, country of manufacture, and engine type.[3]

Trains[edit]

The term is also used in train terminology.[4] In this instance, it refers to the road number assigned to motive power by the operator, as opposed to a constructor's or builder's number (equivalent to a vehicle VIN number).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Clymer Repair Manuals (1991). Small Diesel Engine Service Manual, Edition 3. Intertec Publishing Corporation, Primedia Business Directories & Books, Intertec Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-87288-448-9. 
  2. ^ Seume, Keich (1996). Aircooled VW Engine Interchange Manual: The User's Guide to Original and Aftermarket Parts... MotorBooks/MBI Publishing Company. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7603-0314-6. 
  3. ^ "Engine Number Guide" (PDF). Perkins Engines Company Limited. 2009. 
  4. ^ Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's magazine, Volume 60. 1916. pp. 428, 435. Retrieved 2009-09-11.