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1Back to top Go down    Engine number on Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:12 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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Hello all

Just want to confirm some thing
An engine number of
104EA14892162
Means

10 means 1000cc
4 means cylinders
EA is the european std
14 is the 14 week of the year
89 is the year

So is this a 16 valve or 8 valve ?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Engine number on Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:18 am

charlie99

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if its an lt could well be still an 8 valve

they sold them for years after the 16 valve rs versions hit the road
just unsure when the 16 valve lt became the only alternative .rick could have a better idea

just a heads up


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Engine number on Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:23 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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How can you tell by looking at just the engine ?

    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Engine number on Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:32 am

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5Back to top Go down    Re: Engine number on Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:59 am

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@Matthew-Brisbane wrote:How can you tell by looking at just the engine ?

K100 8V air box


K100 16V air box


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Engine number on Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:40 am

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The plate that covers the spark plugs will have 4 valve written on it.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Engine number on Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:50 am

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If the air box has been removed, look at the front of the engine and the cam chain cover. There is a screw in the center of the cover(parts #3 and #4) on the 16v engines that is not present on the 8v engines.

That screw covers a hole where a tool is inserted as part of the procedure to reassemble the cams when doing the valve clearances.


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