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URGENT - Engine number

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in desperate need of help, I'm moving out of the country in a couple of days and never had time to go to the dealership, so would have it checked once iI get home, but I need the engine number of my truck, Customs in my country don't use the VIN number, but the engine number instead. I know it should be on the block somewhere, but honestly I barely have time to eat or sleep now, so if anyone can point me in the right direction to where it's located I'd appreciate it, that could really save me a lot of time.

I have a 2004 Edge 3.0 V6 2WD, and if you have a chance to post a picture of where to look I'll be your #1 fan for a long time :D

Thanks a lot for all the help folks, and I'll see you from the other side !!!
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No ranger owners ? :D
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To my knowledge , American auto manufacturers do not stamp serial numbers on the engines.
Engines will have a casting mark code that denotes date and place that the block was cast.
Export only engines "may" have a serial number , but I can't confirm that.
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mmhh would have to find out about that, lets hope tomorrow has 27hrs instead of 24 that way I can make room to go to the dealership
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Well, finally settled back home, and I picked up the truck couple days ago from Customs, but now I have to get new plates and they NEED the engine number, if they don't have it, they'll have to open a file, assign me an engine number, it's gonna take weeks and more moneyyyyyyyy .....

There's dirty and some rust on the bottom part of the engine, but I'm gonna try to find something to give them so we can move on and have the truck ready to roll.

I've been told by them here that American cars don't have aN "engine number" per se, but some markings which are the 5 or 6 last digits from the VIN# .... so if anyone has any pointers I'd greatly appreciate any help
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Look at your VIN , Should be positions 8 , 10 , and 12

8 = a letter for engine type
10 = a letter or number for the year
12 = Production serial number.... ( last 6 digits)

Your's should be
8 = U
10 = 3
12 = 6 numbers ( the last 6 numbers of your vin)

( there's a link on therangerstation.com for vin decoding )
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those last 5 or 6 digits are not for the engine. they are the trucks' serial number on when it was built for your year. mine are like 76543 or something, which means it was the 76543rd truck that year.
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Yes that is exacty correct. It is also te same number he needs to register his block in a different country. Have had to do the same thing for Sicily annoying as he'll trying to find a block number but that's what ford recommended as long as the engine is the factory one.
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so OP, why don't you just use the last 5 or 6 from the vin instead of trying to hnt down numbers on the block? bottom corner of the windshield has the vin.

i feel im missing something here.
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you guys are right, I've been mistaken engine number for serial number , but the key here is that I have to show them something engraved or stamped on the block so they can pair the chassis # with that number on the block.

Looking from the top of the engine, driver side, right under the heads, based on what I've been reading on the web, so any pointers on where to look for that damn number would be really helpful

thanks again fellas
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so OP, why don't you just use the last 5 or 6 from the vin instead of trying to hnt down numbers on the block? bottom corner of the windshield has the vin.

i feel im missing something here.
Thing is I don't need to find out what the numbers are, but WHERE, because they have to inspect the truck and be able to see them, just bureaucracy.
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when they go to inspect it throw em a 20 and call it a day...
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understand you got it sorted out? ...
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