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How to identify engine yr?

Hi Guys Friend was told his motor was out of a 93 Bronco. But the sticker is gone. Do they still stamp the motor ID on the block?
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Guess not
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You really should try searching google, I found these in seconds.

Once you find your date code you need to locate a chart to decode what you got.





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TY though there had to be a stamp somewhere.
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8th digit from the right is the year.
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Cant you decode the vin or door tag?

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Sounds like the the vehicle was scrapped and all that is left is the engine.
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May have been scrapped. I picked up a 94 ranger with bad head gasket. But came with what i was told was a 93 bronco 4.0. From what i find 93 Bronco's were 8 cyl.
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Found a casting "X" by the starter. Just a X Got me. Dont want to pull motor to see if any other casting numbers are on top side of block.
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I have used a mirror to decipher a partial VIN on the back of a Ford block. I haven't tried it on my Ranger. I know it still has the original engine.
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