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How Do I Check Which Engine Is In My Mustang?


How do i identify which engine is in my mustang? Is there a serial number? Is it hard to get to the serial number if that is how you ID the engine? thanks


*******I want to know the year of the motor and if i can find out how many miles on the motor?**********

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Originally Posted by 909mustangx2 View Post
How do i identify which engine is in my mustang? Is there a serial number? Is it hard to get to the serial number if that is how you ID the engine? thanks
Count the spark plugs.




In all seriousness, though, what are you asking? Like Romeo vs Windsor?
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call a Ford dealer with your VIN # they should be able to tell you everything about your car.
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Pop the hood & take a look see
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sorry guys i wasnt specific....Im getting an engine swap done at a local mechanics....i blew my 98 gt motor so im paying him to put in a 2004 gt pi motor...how can i be forsure that it is a 2004 4.6 pi motor??He also says the engine has less than 30,000 miles is there a way to check that also?

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Seriously, are you just trying to see if it's a V8 or V6? Or are you talking about engine blocks? Specify brotha
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Its the first time going to this mechanic so im just trying to be safe before i pay him!
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Originally Posted by 909mustangx2 View Post
Its the first time going to this mechanic so im just trying to be safe before i pay him!
I don't know any way to check the mileage claim without tearing the motor down... well, that's not entirely true, you should be able to pull a spark plug and look down at the cylinder walls, though I'm not sure how long the hone marks usually last.

In reference to PI vs NPI identification, you should be able to find that with a search.
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You could always ask to see the car it came out of.
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Originally Posted by ReverendDexter View Post
Count the spark plugs.



In all seriousness, though, what are you asking? Like Romeo vs Windsor?
HAHAHAHAHA





WOW......... is this guy serious? Do you need a serial number to see if you have a penis or not?
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #11
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uhm dude... well the PI heads have diff valve covers too.. where the oil filler neck is on the left of the engine, near the intake (if ur standing in front of ur car lookin at it) instead of the non PI that has the filler on the right side... thats the easiest way that i can tell.. unless ur old valve covers are re used... lol.. oh and the intakes are different too.. it just simply wouldnt make any sense to see a non pi intake on a PI engine...
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that was the way i copuld tell I have a pi motor in my car. My filler neck is on the pass side.
I purchased the car a few weeks ago and the previous owner (who wasa a ricer) had no clue what all was done to the car. I went to a car show that had about 100 or so mod motored stangs and spent all day comparing pi and non pi motors.
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If you have Coil On Plug, it's "at least" a 99+ engine ...
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Old January 14th, 2009, 01:37 PM   #14
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I dont think you would run the could on plug when swapping a pi motor in an older non pi car
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haha gotta love when u come up on a sweet deal like that sick 46 hahaha its always a nice surprise when they have no idea haha
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Information should be on a sticker located on the valvecover at least thats where mine was.i bought a 02 5.4 from a place and checked it out and it was a 04 lol
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Originally Posted by mustangracer2g View Post
haha gotta love when u come up on a sweet deal like that sick 46 hahaha its always a nice surprise when they have no idea haha
Yea if you look at my sig, and the pic. I only paid 2400 for the car and the only thing I changes were the rims and tires and I have no money in them LOL.
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you the intake manifold is different, filler neck on opposite side. if the motor is out of the other car then you should be able to locate the casting on the heads. also by the ignition, Non PI had coil packs, PI had coil on plug.
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i believe this is the casting for the PI heads. RF-2RE3-9A448-AA
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damn guys you totally raped that guy.... I would go with the look-see at the car it came from. If not man you can always put the faith in the mechanic. lmao
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