How to locate the serial number on a Perkins engine. 0
How to locate the serial number on a Perkins engine.
Ordering Parts for Perkins Engines
Understanding your engine plate, to make sure you receive the correct parts for your engine.
Over the years Perkins has produced hundreds of different engines – and each has a number of different variants. So how do you know the exact specification of your engine?
All the information you need about your engine is included on your engine plate – although you do need to know how to read the information recorded on it.
Engines vary according to the application and power requirements of the machine, and the components required may be different between engine variants. For example, different fan heights and pulleys mean differences in fan belts or the fitting of a turbocharger may mean different oil system requirements. Knowing the engine and serial number will enable you to decide on the exact parts you require when you need to service or repair your engine.
Engine serial numbers are found on a metal plate commonly fixed to the engine block, typically located on the left-hand side of your engine.