[Vwdiesel] Green Striped Engine

TexasTDI TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 9 14:45:16 EDT 2004

I have no idea.  The car has had several owners before me.  The guy I bought
it from only had it a few months.  He says he bought it from some local kid
(local to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, that's where I bought it).  I remember
running a CarFax when I first bought it and it came up clean.

IMO, the engine looks the age of the car.  The paint on the valve cover is
coming off, etc.  I guess the only way to know for sure is to cross
reference the VIN with the engine number.

Where is the engine number located?

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 242k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9TDI (turbo diesel) - 102k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Carnohan" <CCarnoha at itd.state.id.us>
To: "TexasTDI" <TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com>; <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 11:51 AM
Subject: RE: [Vwdiesel] Green Striped Engine

So Chris, do you know the history on your "striper"?  Is it the original
engine or a replacement?

-----Original Message-----
From: TexasTDI [mailto:TexasVWdriver at hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 10:40 AM
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Green Striped Engine

Upon further inspection I did find some green paint behind, and to the
right, of the oil filter.  Near wear the block bolts up to the
transmission. Looks like my engine is of the "striped" variety.  No
green paint near the head, or the oil pan as far as I can tell.  Just
the remnants of a green stripe midway across the block.

Christopher J. Thornton

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