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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    In order to read engine or chassis numbers paint with acid, leave for 10-15 minutes and it'll be as clear as day (don't forget to thoroughly wash off afterwards)

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    They do look for the engine number, but if itís difficult to see they accept a photo. Once you are confident itís correct, why not just refresh it with some number/letter stamps? Avoid the angst of a potential fail for something so daft.

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by NoCorseChris View Post
    They do look for the engine number, but if itís difficult to see they accept a photo. Once you are confident itís correct, why not just refresh it with some number/letter stamps? Avoid the angst of a potential fail for something so daft.
    It's best not to mess with the engraved number.
    Even if its faint it is better that it looks original.
    Once you try to re stamp it it can look like it has been tampered with and the examiner may no longer accept that that is the actual number for the engine.
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Pete, if you're looking for an endoscope, Lidl or Aldi sometimes have them (believe it or not). I got one a while back - it's got a small mirror attachment (for seeing backwards if necessary, behind the camera head), a light for illuminating dark areas (such as engine interiors!), blah blah. The neck, or whatever you want to call it (the bendy bit?) is about 3 feet long. It cost about £30...even had a set of batteries included!

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    Pete, if you're looking for an endoscope, Lidl or Aldi sometimes have them (believe it or not). I got one a while back - it's got a small mirror attachment (for seeing backwards if necessary, behind the camera head), a light for illuminating dark areas (such as engine interiors!), blah blah. The neck, or whatever you want to call it (the bendy bit?) is about 3 feet long. It cost about £30...even had a set of batteries included!
    Ann Summers do something similar but you have to buy the batteries separately.
    Err, so I've heard.

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Or, you can buy small diameter USB cameras on ebay, with illumination on the end.

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions on the engine number. However I think I'll leave it as it is - at least I now have a photograph that is (just about) legible.

    Also for the endoscope - looks like I may have to buy one !
    Last edited by Stratos Fear; 30-08-2020 at 17:36.

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Can you ring the test centre and ask if they have one? I'll bet it's not the first time they'll have been presented with a car with an obscured number?
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    If they can't confirm the engine number then they simply emissions test the engine to current standards. Mark E with the Zenith replica had something similar where the engine number didn't match the donor V5 that the engine came from.
    Because Peter hasn't got a Donor V5 to prove the age of the engine this is the same standard as he would be tested to anyway.
    The limits on this are lambda 0.97 to 1.03, hydrocarbons upto 200ppm and CO2 up to 0.2%
    With the rebuilt engine and catalysed exhaust these should not be a problem. The only difference even if the pre 2001 V5 was present would be that the CO2 limit would be 0.3%
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    I just used a usb camera to try and read mine. Even using that it was bloody difficult, had to look at the video 4 or 5 times to come up with a number. Then checked it against the V5 and I was right.

    I guess I can use the video as evidence, but not easy to interpret.

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