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Old 08-03-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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Anyone have an old 1.6 engine lying around that they want to chop a piece of?
I'm looking for the part on the passenger side of the engine that has the engine number stamped in it. It's the yellow-ish scraped piece in this picture.



Anyone want to chop that of an old engine for me?
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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...why?
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He's from Belgium so I'm going to guess there's some kinda weird laws over there that are making this piece desirable to him....? Or he could just be half-retarded
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stolen miata engine ftw! thats something new
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If Belgium is like the UK, you pay taxes based on displacement.
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stolen miata engine ftw! thats something new
Was what i was thinking at first.. but the displacement tax makes sense also.
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Find a 1.1liter 121 engine on the junkyard...
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Part found and on its way .

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Find a 1.1liter 121 engine on the junkyard...
As you are from Holland, I understand that this is the first thing that comes to your mind so I won't hold it against you .

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so you wont tell us why??
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so you wont tell us why??

Yeah, what's the deal?
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Very easy, you pay taxes on displacement. The bigger the engine, the more you pay... He wants to fool the garage by telling it's a 1.6 instead of 1.8.

Driving a car in europe is way more expensive. Right now 1 liter of gass will cost 1.65 euro... ($2.50....)
1 gallon will be $9.45. (regular 92 octane)

Above that we need to pay taxes just to drive... 50 euro/month...(goes on weight) 851-950kg =50 euro Thats why most miata's sold in The netherlands (89-93) don't have airco/ps/electric mirrors/abs
The miata weighs exactly 950...

Of course we need insurrance...
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Very easy, you pay taxes on displacement. The bigger the engine, the more you pay... He wants to fool the garage by telling it's a 1.6 instead of 1.8.
The 1.8 costs a whopping 37 more per year.

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Driving a car in europe is way more expensive. Right now 1 liter of gass will cost 1.65 euro... ($2.50....)
1 gallon will be $9.45. (regular 92 octane)
So what's your point? Will a 1.8 with a 1.6 engine number consume like a 1.6?

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Above that we need to pay taxes just to drive... 50 euro/month...(goes on weight) 851-950kg =50 euro Thats why most miata's sold in The netherlands (89-93) don't have airco/ps/electric mirrors/abs
The miata weighs exactly 950...
Again, what's your point?

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Of course we need insurrance...
So?
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so you wont tell us why??
Sure, the original engine number is very difficult to see. I did some cleaning up with a wire brush but that wasn't a very good idea. 2 digits of the original number are no longer there. I don't know if tapping in the missing digits is allowed, so this seems to be the most easy way of having a readable number. What the number says is not so important really, it's just a matter of having one (a complete one).
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oh yeah, this sounds like a great ******* idea. Do you want my bank account and social security info too?
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I'm sure you have a better solution?
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there's a lot of hate in here.
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He's just pissed off about belguim government rules...
Last thing i have heard(4years ago) was that a car must remain stock.
Even upgrading to koni's is illegal unless you weld then so they are not adjustable...
Even steel brakelines are illegal...
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Maybe I'm just being cynical, but this sounds bad. To me it sounds like he needs a legit engine VIN because his isnt.
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