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Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:45 am
by TobyHolland
I couldn't find this on a 'search' , so apologies if its a repeat -

I'm trying to register my UK Leaf 2012 here in Hungary - I need to show them the motor number - the handbook is too vague for my old brain !!!

also, how do i find if i have the EM57 or EM61 motor ???

TIA

Toby

anybody, please ?

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:20 am
by cwerdna
In the US, model year 2011 and 2012 Leafs had motor EM61.

Model years 2013 thru at least 2018 have EM57.

See pics at https://insideevs.com/used-nissan-leaf-buying-guide/. Model years 2013 thru 2017 look like the 2013 to 2015 pic there.

I don't know anything about motor number that you're asking about.

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:23 pm
by powersurge
Everybody in the world knows that one... Each ICE motor has a serial number to be able to trace thieves who swap motors illegally.

I would imagine that you could put down the motor number as the actual car vin number...

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:58 pm
by TobyHolland
Anybody know, please ?

Registration is in a week, and 'guessing' isn't a Bureaucratic Thing over here :-O

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:25 pm
by goldbrick
Have you tried asking at a dealer? If there is a serial number on the motor I'd guess the dealer should be able to retrieve it from the VIN.

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:39 am
by TobyHolland
Thankyou, yes, I've done that - the trouble is, as detailed 'I HAVE to show them the motor serial number' - any or all of the Documents that I have it written on do not constitute visual confirmation of said number :o

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:12 am
by Nubo
This video shows the motor's VIN tag at 8:27, and 12:13

But you don't have to disassemble the car :). You can see the tag pretty easily by peeking in over the 12V battery, down to where the axle joins the motor assembly.


Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:16 am
by LeftieBiker
So the VIN tag on the motor just shows the car's VIN, unsurprisingly.

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:20 am
by Nubo
LeftieBiker wrote:So the VIN tag on the motor just shows the car's VIN, unsurprisingly.
Right, but the registrar wants proof the motor hasn't been swapped out. I imagine the tag is affixed with some tamper-proof fasteners or such.

Re: Where / how do i find my motor number ?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:39 am
by LeftieBiker
Nubo wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:So the VIN tag on the motor just shows the car's VIN, unsurprisingly.
Right, but the registrar wants proof the motor hasn't been swapped out. I imagine the tag is affixed with some tamper-proof fasteners or such.
I get it, but...I've been through some horrific stuff with EV titles and registrations, and I have yet to be asked for proof that the serial number on an EV's motor matches the VIN on the frame.