Cadillac BLS Forum (Europe / South Africa) Discussion, BLS engine number in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Couple of questions--
1. Where is the engine number(where is it stamped)?
2.My log book states -engine number not known.Is ...
@caddykev,I guess yours is a diesel 180.If this is correct my 180 will have the reference Z19DTH.I have seen an oil or air filter quoting this reference on ebay.Thanks for info.I will double check to find the engine number tomorrow.Two weeks and not opened the "hood" yet!!!Nice to confirm you have matching numbers
Tried to upload a scan of my handbook with the location of it.
Don't seem to be having alot of luck tho!
It appears to be located on the engine at the front as you look at it from the rad grille. Slightly off centre to the right. According to my manual it is on a cylinder shaped mount of some sort. Bit like a brake or clutch master cylinder shaped thingy?!? Sorry to be vague. Probably midway down.Happy hunting Buddy!
Your right,I read your insructions and the manual.Looks easy to find but I never found it(or the thingy).Not an issue as I now know the 180 engine identifier.Really clean and shiny under the hood and I did not want to disturb any connections.
jerry, I will hazard a guess that the engine mount might be the same as for a Saab 9-3 (what engine have you got in your BLS?)
Anyway, best I can help you with here is the telephone number for Bauer-Millett parts department here in the UK +44 (0)161 8727744, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm sure they will do their very best to help you. Usually very good to me whenever I phone them. The least they might do is give you the part number and you may well then at least be able to source the mount in SA. If the mount isn't available in SA, you might have no choice but to buy from the UK.
Alternatively, if once you have obtained the correct part number, contact: http://www.reeds.co.za/ and they might be able to get the part for you.
It is a BLS 2.0T. I am beginning to have a lot of problems with the car. The parts are not always available here in South Africa's GM. If available they are very expensive. For instance, the front wheel-bearings cost R6250, in the region of 600 pounds for one. The engine mounts are R4900 for two, around 490 pounds. Hence I am looking elsewhere for parts alternatives. I love the car, but am getting scared by the negative reports I see on the BLS models. Are we not getting into a stituation where parts may not be available anymore as SAAB, you know the story....