1994 Mazda 626 How and where can I find the engine number?

Tiny
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  • 1994 MAZDA 626
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 167,000 MILES
I have searched high and low for the engine number of this V6 Mazda engine, which I need to know to register the car. Can anybody guide me through the process of locating it please.
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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 3:50 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there.

Engine Nos can be a real pain to find sometimes, i hope this helps.

mark (mhpautos)


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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 5:01 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, I found the code in the location you indicated (KL), but still no number.
I have never had more trouble with something that should be so simple, unfortunately I need to find the number before I can book it in to be registered.
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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 8:25 AM
Tiny
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Hi there,

What I feel has happened here, is that at some time this car has been re engined through a dealership, often when this happens the dealer get a factory new engine that has never been serialized, this is the responsibility of the dealer to stamp the new engine No on, and this is often forgotten, ( I have come across this before, here in Australia) here if this happens we have to contact the rego authority and request a new engine No. May be its the same there, as the location of the engine No is constant, if its blank its never had a No.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 8:46 AM
Tiny
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That maybe the case, but the "KL" I found was in like a self contained circle and I could not see an area for a number (it is so confined in there you can't see much at all).
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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 9:00 AM
Tiny
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There should be a machined flat surface, if it is stamped it will be there, try cleaning with pressure pack of brake clean, you may have to use a mirror and torch, or even get it up in the air and take off the lower splash tray to get better access to see it.

Mark
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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 5:21 PM
Tiny
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Just thought I would follow up. I couldn't find the number and gave up (and I don't give up easily). I had it booked in for an inspection at the RTA today and expected them to order me to get one stamped (or something), never the less, they found it. Using a thin flexible torch and contorting their heads into un-natural positions, it was found in the area you suggested. It wasn't the engine that was supposed to be there (which created another issue), but it was found.

Thanks for your help.
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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 AT 5:02 AM

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