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    Busso V6 engine numbers

    I am gathering info (and the necessary proof) required for the IVA for the age of my engine. Unfortunately I dont have much info on the provenance of my engine - other than that it came from a 3ltr GTV. I am also making enquiries at Autolusso (South) where I bought it as a re-built engine.

    The block casting says "3.0 C 24V 974" but the engine number is indistinct.

    When the engine was cleaned, over-enthusiastic scrubbing appears to have obscured the number.

    My reading of the number - before I had investigated the issue - was:

    AK 46405 002542

    However I think this should read :

    AR 16105 002542 (or possibly 002512) This would indicate that it was a CF3 engine (although not configured as such now)

    Any thoughts on this? Where should I go for a definitive listing of Alfa Busso engine numbers ? Will also need manufacturers Power and torque figures and top speed.

    Many thanks in anticipation

    Peter
    Last edited by Stratos Fear; 25-08-2020 at 11:13.

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Maybe Autolusso might still have the paperwork that came with the car - it'll be on the V5 if they have.
    Last edited by LPH_UK; 25-08-2020 at 12:08.

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Try this
    https://www.alfaowner.com/threads/al...v6-jtd.194264/

    Also for the power etc look at wikepedia
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Maybe Autolusso might still have the paperwork that came with the car
    Leigh - unfortunately they dont but I'm still pressing them for more info.

    Thanks also to Gordon for the Alfa Owner reference - I already saw this but was wondering if there is something even more definitive as I'm not sure if the IVA inspectors would deem this to be sufficient (unless you have experience of this?)

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    I just checked the V5 from my donor (166) and it only has the last 6 digits on there. No letters.

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Hi Leigh - the V5 might only give the last 6 numbers but on your 166 engine block there should be one of the following codes in front of the V5 6 digits : - AR 36101 for a CF3 or AR 34301 for a CF2 - according to the Alfa Owner codes referenced by Gordon in this thread. This engine number is on a horizontal surface below the thermostat housing at the gearbox end of the engine.

    I wish I'd photographed mine before installation as the testers will need proof of age of the engine and it's not so easy to access now! (and I dont have the V5)

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    I have a feeling I may well have the same issue now as I forgot about making a note of mine!

    But as I know mine is a 1998 166 with a CF2 engine I guess my engine code is AR34301.

    What 'proof' do IVA need? I have the V5 for the car that the engine came out of.
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Stratos Fear View Post
    Hi Leigh - the V5 might only give the last 6 numbers but on your 166 engine block there should be one of the following codes in front of the V5 6 digits : - AR 36101 for a CF3 or AR 34301 for a CF2 - according to the Alfa Owner codes referenced by Gordon in this thread. This engine number is on a horizontal surface below the thermostat housing at the gearbox end of the engine.

    I wish I'd photographed mine before installation as the testers will need proof of age of the engine and it's not so easy to access now! (and I dont have the V5)
    Peter/Leigh
    This is my 2.5l CF2 engine. See photo below where you will see the "shelf" with the engine number is not hidden by thermostat housing. Hope yours are the same and helps? Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Thnaks Ade, it will be there, it's just getting access to it to be able to read it with everything bolted to the engine!

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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    It’s reasonably visible once fully plumbed Leigh, although you might need a camera! As long as the numbers match(!) donor V5 is fine. That’s what I’ll be using for mine.

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