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I bought a spare engine off ebay last year. The number stamped on it is:

ZX100CE021107

I'm hoping it is an engine assembled after the dreaded generator woes in the early 2004 engines.

Thanks in advance.
 

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You can't tell only by the engine#, you need the vin# to be sure.
By the way your engine should be ZXT00CExxxxxx

I know for sure that from vin#20000 onwards, the model is 05',
so i guess it's a 05.

If you have the vin#, i will tell you for sure.:thumbsup:
 

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You can't tell only by the engine#, you need the vin# to be sure.
By the way your engine should be ZXT00CExxxxxx

I know for sure that from vin#20000 onwards, the model is 05',
so i guess it's a 05.

If you have the vin#, i will tell you for sure.:thumbsup:
I would listen to tasos, but tasos he bought the engine off ebay and can't get the Vin#, I would think at this point he would need to dis. assemble the generator and compare parts :dontknow:
 

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I would listen to tasos, but tasos he bought the engine off ebay and can't get the Vin#, I would think at this point he would need to dis. assemble the generator and compare parts :dontknow:
:+1:, if you don't have the vin#, that's the only way to be sure.
 

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Thanks for the responses.

If I remove the generator parts in my spare engine (the one that I'm hoping is a 2005), how can I tell if the parts are the "good" ones?
 

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I think if you download the C1-C2 service manuals and check the generator assembly/disassebly, you should be able to spot the differences.
 

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I think if you download the C1-C2 service manuals and check the generator assembly/disassebly, you should be able to spot the differences.
yeah, that should work but kind of embarrass because we always tell everyone to try a Search but even I can’t find a Thread that had actual part # differences between the 04 and 05 Generator. I think former username SCzx10r now 10speed is the one :dontknow: that did that thread so maybe PM him….sorry but I’m sure it has been posted how to tell the diff. just can’t find that Thread right now. :BangHead::helmet:
 

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Thanks, guys. Great info. Just what I needed.

Believe me, I have searched a lot, and appreciate the many posts from people sharing what they know and have experienced.

Based on my searching in here, one thing I do not think has been determined yet is the answer to this question:

What vin numbers are affected????
I've only seen a bunch of posts like, "My VIN is so-and-so and I [have/have not] had a generator problem."
 

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To answer this:

Only the early vins were affected. Not all 04' models were defective.
They found the problem quick enough and addressed it.

KHI folowed a policy "when it's broken, we will fix it for you", just like the water pump issue.
 

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I know my motor is 29997 and it is an 2005. I am currently looking for a 2005 motor after I got hit and runned over. the bottom of the block by the left side engine cover got cracked so I need a replacement..Anyone? I will post a new message in the forums about this...
 
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