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: HELP I need to find the vin # on my engine

07-15-2005, 10:23 AM
Hi, I live in ny and just bought a out of state salvage car, well in ny it has to gr through a crazy theft inspection, i have a 1998 m3 4 dr with 44 k miles and need to know where the vin # is on the engine and how to see it and on the auto tranny? also if anyone from ny has gone through this inspection if they could email me with there story. i just paid 11 grand for the car and donot want them to take it if it has any stolen parts! the doors in the rear and the rear deack lid has no #'s, will this matter? please i beg you all to help!!! Email is :cry:

07-16-2005, 12:55 AM
I don't think there is a VIN on the engine and tranny, but they do have their own numbers.

If the rear doors and rear deck do not have numbers, that may be due to them being replacement parts from an accident. But they should have stickers o nthem, even without the VIN

07-16-2005, 08:48 AM
could you tell me what kind of #'s i shopuld be looking for? and where they might be.? thanks anthony