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    Hi all

    My Xantia is hopefully being inspected for registration this afternoon, but I need to locate the engine number for the paperwork. Anyone know exactly where it is hiding? I've looked around a fair bit but can't see one.

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    Xantia Handbook no help. Haynes manual no help. Goggle not much help. Check under bonnet of my two Xantias - yes pretty invisible as front of engine is mostly covered with plates. I did see one pic on the internet with number imprinted on vertical section at top of block between some intake or exhaust ports. I suggest you put it up on ramps and look on the back of the block probably up near the cambelt end.

    It will be up to the safety certificate person to find this number.

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    The inspection books say where to look for the number.
    Try looking below the pressure regulator on the block.

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    The Citroen Mechanics Handbook shows the engine number plate as being located in the centre front of the block somewhere between the bottom and top of the block.

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    the roadworthy guy I took the XM too went to pains to show me where the engine number was on it ..... Like everything else on the piece of merde, they sure had hidden it well.

    You need to put the car up on a hoist, walk to the middle of the car and look back up in the gap between the firewall and engine block. And there is is (if you have a strong light and rag to clean it with).

    I'm most amazed the bunch of nuff, nuffs up at vicroads accepted this when I told them it's invisible without a hoist .......

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    Thanks for trying guys, but so far no luck. I've given the handbook a thorough going over and there is no reference to the engine number in there. The service book has the number written in it, but that will be no particular help other than telling us what we're looking for. I've shone a torch all around the centre front of the block. There's a couple of cor plugs there but no sign of an engine number. I guess we can search the back of the engine when it's on the hoist, but I was really hoping to be able to tell him where it was before.

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    We got a BX 16V registered today after 8 years of sitting - whohoo!. Kim, how did you go with your CT Xantia?

    Cheers, Ken

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    Sadly the poor mechanic at the local garage doing the inspection couldn't handle the peculiarities of the Citroen. After spending a bit of time looking at it he decided that he didn't know enough about it to want to put his name to the inspection. So, I'm back to trying to find someone else to do it. At least I got to drive the car, and it drove well.

    Congrats on the result for the BX.

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    Successfully passed the rego with the Xantia today. The engine number turned out to be on the front centre of the block. Hard to see but it was there.

    I'm quite enjoying the Xantia so far

    Kim

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    More or less below the pressure regulator?

    Should be more fun once the roads warm up a little.

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    yes, I went thru this with my C5.

    I think that the answer was peering up from under whilst on the hoist ..
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