Appendix F Identifying Code Locations

The following tables indicate the location of codes needed for identifying appropriate limits for emissions testing on certain vehicles. They also tell you how to extract the relevant codes from the VIN where this is appropriate. The information is provided by the vehicle manufacturers, the amount of detail therefore varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Where there is no information on how to find a particular code which you need, the local agent of the vehicles manufacturer should be able to help you.

Make
Model
Identifying Code Location
Alfa Romeo
All applicable The engine code is located on the VIN plate and engine block
Asquith
All applicable The engine code is stamped on the engine block
Audi
All applicable The engine code is stamped on the engine block
BMW
All applicable The engine code is located on the VIN plate and engine block
Caterham
All applicable The engine code consists of the 6th, 8th and 9th digits of the VIN number
Citroen
All applicable The engine code consists of the 6th, and the 7th digit of the VIN number
Fiat
All models except Cinquecento The engine code is located on the VIN plate and engine block
Ford
Fiesta HCS 3 Digit engine code may be found on cylinder block lug adjacent to number 4 spark plug. Alternative location is rear face of block above clutch housing.
Ford
Fiesta CVH 3 Digit engine code maybe found on one of two cylinder block lugs, to the left or right of exhaust manifold. Alternative locations are two pads, one on cylinder head between plugs 1&2, and one on rear face of block above clutch housing.
Ford
Fiesta Zetec 3 Digit code maybe found on pad on the cylinder block adjacent to oil pan rail (oil sump flange) on the exhaust side, or on rear flange of cylinder block adjacent to crankshaft position sensor.
Ford
Fiesta Zetec-s 3 Digit engine code maybe found on cylinder block rear flange adjacent to starter motor.
Ford
Escort/Orion HCS 3 Digit engine code may be found on cylinder block lug adjacent to number 4 spark plug. Alternative location is rear face of block above clutch housing.
Ford
Escort/Orion CVH 3 Digit engine code maybe found on one of two cylinder block lugs, to the left or right of exhaust manifold. Alternative locations are two pads, one on cylinder head between plugs 1&2, and one on rear face of block above clutch housing.
Ford
Escort/Orion Zetec 3 Digit code maybe found  on the cylinder block adjacent to oil pan rail (oil sump flange) on the exhaust side, or on rear flange of cylinder block adjacent to crankshaft position sensor.
Ford
Escort/Orion DOHC 3 Digit engine code maybe found on a machined pad on the cylinder block rear flange on the exhaust side. Alternative locations maybe found on upper front face of cylinder block and rear face of cylinder head.
Ford
Escort Cosworth 16V 3 Digit engine code maybe found on cylinder block transmission flange on left hand side lower lug.
Ford
Sierra CVH 3 Digit engine code maybe found on one of two cylinder block lugs, to the left or right of exhaust manifold. Alternative locations are two pads, one on cylinder head between plugs 1&2, and one on rear face of block above clutch housing.
Ford
Sierra ICVH 3 Digit engine code maybe found on one of two cylinder block lugs, to the left or right of exhaust manifold.
Ford
Sierra DOHC 3 Digit engine code maybe found on a machined surface on upper front face of cylinder block.
Ford
Sierra Cosworth 16V 3 Digit engine code maybe found on cylinder block transmission flange on left hand side lower lug.
Ford
Sierra V6 3 Digit engine code may be found on cylinder block lug adjacent to number 4 spark plug. (front RH bank viewed from front).
Ford
Mondeo Zetec 3 Digit code maybe found  on the cylinder block adjacent to oil pan rail (oil sump flange) on the exhaust side, or on rear flange of cylinder block adjacent to crankshaft position sensor.
Ford
Mondeo V6 Duratec 3 Digit engine code maybe found on lug at rear of cylinder block adjacent to oil filter and front cover of engine.
Ford
Scorpio DOHC 3 Digit engine code maybe found on a machined surface on upper front face of cylinder block.
Ford
Scorpio V6 3 Digit engine code maybe found on cylinder block head face above front cover RH bank (viewed from front).
Ford
Scorpio V6 (Cosworth) 3 Digit engine code maybe found on rear face of cylinder block just below head face (RH cylinder bank viewed from front). Alternative location for code is on lug behind front lifting eye.
Ford
Transit OHC 3 Digit engine code maybe found on cylinder block transmission flange on left hand side lower lug.
Ford
Transit DOHC 8V 3 Digit engine code maybe found on a machined surface on upper front face of cylinder block.
Ford
Transit V6 3 Digit engine code maybe found on cylinder block head face above front cover RH bank (viewed from front).
Ford
Probe 14 16V 3 Digit engine code maybe found on lug at rear of cylinder block, below oil filter.
Ford
Probe V6 24V 3 Digit engine code maybe found on lug at front of cylinder block, facing vehicle bulkhead.
Ford
Maverick OHC 12V 3 Digit engine code maybe located on side of cylinder head below injectors.
Ford
Galaxy DOHC 8V 3 Digit engine code maybe found at rear of cylinder block on transmission flange to rear of exhaust manifold.
Ford
Galaxy V6 (VW) 3 Digit engine code maybe found on front face of cylinder block and cylinder head.
General Motors
All applicable The VIN code is the 10th and 8th characters of the VIN respectively. The engine code is on the emissions system label in the engine compartment.
Jaguar
All applicable The serial number is the last 6 digits of the VIN number
Kia
Pride The VIN is located on the VIN plate
Lancia
All applicable The engine code is located on the VIN plate as well as the engine block
Maserati
All applicable The model code is located on the VIN plate.
Mazda
All applicable The vehicle diagnostic system (VDS) code is the 4th and 9th digits of the VIN. The serial number is the last 6 digits of the VIN.
Mercedes Benz
All applicable The VIN code consists of the 4th to 9th digits of the VIN number.
Mitsubushi
All applicable The model and engine code are located on the VIN plate.
Nissan
All applicable The serial number is the last six digits of the VIN number. The model code is derived from digits 7 to 9 of the VIN numbers.
Peugeot
All applicable The engine code is the 6th to 8th characters in the VIN number.
Porsche
911 The engine code is located on the engine block.
Proton
MPi The model code is the 4th, 5th,6th,8th and 9th characters of the VIN number.
Proton
Other applicable The model code is the 4th to 8th characters of the VIN number.
Renault
All applicable The engine code is stamped on the engine and on the VIN plate.
Rolls Royce
All applicable The 3rd,7th and 10th digits on the VIN plate.
Rover
Mini The VIN plate located under bonnet on driver's side inner wing valance.
Rover
Metro VIN plate located under bonnet locking platform
Rover
100 VIN plate located under bonnet locking platform
Rover
200 Open passenger front door, VIN plate located at base of BC post.
Rover
400 Open passenger front door, VIN plate located at base of BC post.
Rover
600 VIN plate is located under bonnet on top of left suspension tower.
Rover
800 Open passenger front door, VIN plate located at base of BC post.
Rover
MGR V8 VIN plate located under bonnet on bonnet locking platform
Saab
All applicable The model year code is the 10th Digit of the VIN number.
Subaru
All applicable The model code is the 7th digit of the VIN number.
Toyota
All applicable The model code is stamped on the VIN plate.
Vauxhall
All applicable The engine code is stamped on the engine and the VIN plate.
Volkswagen
All applicable The engine code is stamped on the engine block.
Volvo
All applicable The engine code is stamped on the engine and the VIN plate.
Westfield
All applicable The engine code is stamped on the engine.
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