DB 996 serial number help

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Patrick98
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DB 996 serial number help

Post by Patrick98 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 pm

Hello.. was just wanting to know what these numbers are and are they numbers related to a 996 model.. thanks..
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mc
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Re: DB 996 serial number help

Post by mc » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 pm

The numbers are the part numbers for individual casting. 947517 (now K947517) is the front main frame casting on which the cylinder block fits.

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Re: DB 996 serial number help

Post by ollek » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:08 am

As mc said, these numbers are casting numbers, they are not related to a specific tractor model and they have nothing to do with the tractor serial number. Casting numbers shows the manufacturer witch casting has to be picked for machining of different parts. The tractor model and serial number are punched into the top of the engine frame just behind the radiator on the right hand side.

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Re: DB 996 serial number help

Post by Patrick98 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:37 pm

I cannot find the numbers of the top of the engine frame behind the radiator.. I have however found a number stamped onto the roght side of the engine.. the numbers are
455071
61990

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Re: DB 996 serial number help

Post by ollek » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:52 pm

The number 455071 is the engine type and the number 61990 is the tractor serial number and these numbers are, as you said, stamped to the engine block. The tractor model and serial number can be found in the place I have told you. Clean the top of the engine frame outside of the engine mounting bolts in the front right hand corner, scrape some of the paint off and you will find the number. A part of the number can be hiding behind the bonnet skirt.

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Re: DB 996 serial number help

Post by Patrick98 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 pm

Ok and hypothetically if these nos cant be found.. what can be done

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Re: DB 996 serial number help

Post by philedge » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:05 pm

No serial number is the same as a car without a VIN. The number will be there somewhere or its got a questionable history. If youve got a V5 then you could theoretically restamp but you'd have to ask why the numbers been removed in the first place- its a bit hard to think of a legitimate reason??
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Re: DB 996 serial number help

Post by cobbadog » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:26 am

I went looking for some serial numbers on an old hit n miss engine. Could not find them. I knew they had to be in a certain spot so out with the sand paper until it was revealed. So under all the thick layers of paint was the number exactly where it was meant to be.

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