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  1. #1
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    5.9 cummins engine identification.

    I have a 2004 Dodge with a Cummins 5. 9 diesel engine. The engine ID tag is missing off the valve cover so I have no engine information or engine serial number. How can I obtain this info.

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    Call Cummins with your VIN. They should be able to give you the info.
    Scott

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    FINALLY DRIVING BUT NOT FINISHED 1998.5 QC SB Auto with the '95 12V, Goerend tranny, home ground #10, DD3's, 181's, HE351CW, 60# springs, timing at 17*, AutoMeter guages, tabbed KDP, Amsoil BHAF, MPRP Exhaust

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    Also go to the driver door jam and look at the build date. If built on or after 1 Jan 04 then you have an 04. 5 which gives you the 325/600 motor. I don't know that Cummins can give you anything from the VIN. I would think take the VIN to a dealer.
    04 Graphite 3500 QC 6sp/GV & 3.73 Marine Valve Cover, Pac Brake, Smarty, Autometer, SRT-10 Hood, B&W, 105 Aux Tank, Blacked out Headlights, FASS, Blue & Purple airbrushed flames, Eagle Alloy Black Wheels, Debadged, 46' Gooseneck Race Trailer, NHRA D2 Tech/Chassis Inspector

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    Cummins won't be able to tell by your truck Vin.



    EDIT, I was wrong. See my next post.



    Take the truck serial number to the Dodge dealer and they should be able to access the engine serial number that way. Should show right up if they review the trucks history in the warranty system.



    Then write it down and save it, most engine parts can be obtained through Cummins for a lot less money. But the Cummins engine serial number is needed to do that accurately. Engine serial number consists of 8 numbers.

    For example the ESN in my '06 is 57451227.





    Mike.
    Last edited by mwilson; 07-19-2012 at 09:42 AM.
    2006 2500 4x4 Mega Cab SLT Auto 3.73's
    Inferno Red 122,000 Miles Jake Brake, Edge w/Attitude, MagnaFlow 5" Exhaust
    1997 2500 4x4 Reg Cab Auto
    2002 Chrysler T&C
    2008 Chrysler T&C
    2004 Cougar 290RKS 5th Wheel (I know, I know)
    2003 VW Jetta TDI (Gizmo)
    2006 Cadillac DTS Lux I (Hoopty)

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    Mike at Cummins Cumberland has done it for me several times. Thank you.



    Carry on.
    Scott

    Mid-Tenn TDR
    TOTALLED OUT 1995 2500 2wd
    FINALLY DRIVING BUT NOT FINISHED 1998.5 QC SB Auto with the '95 12V, Goerend tranny, home ground #10, DD3's, 181's, HE351CW, 60# springs, timing at 17*, AutoMeter guages, tabbed KDP, Amsoil BHAF, MPRP Exhaust

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    Ok, I carried on.



    What I really did was log onto Cummins RapidServe to see if I was missing something. Lo and behold there is a NEW field that I have never seen before. I called Cummins Northeast, asked them about it. They backed me up by saying "When in Hell did that show up on there???". That made me feel a little better about the situation at least. Now he is calling the other 5 branches to tell them about it.



    The last thing I ever want to do is give out bad info on here.



    Apparently Cummins proper has had the capability right along to cross reference vehicle and equipment Vins to Engine Serial Number. It was only on the big system that we dealers do not have access to, it is the same system that they can view factory stock on. We dealers can only see distributor stock for example.



    Someone at Cummins decided recently that it might be a handy resource for those of us out in the trenches and put it on QuickServe. Just would have real nice to tell us all about it, but hey it's not a perfect world.



    So all of you on here with QuickServe here is a screen shot of where it is.

    Fourth line down under the ESN entry box. VIN-ESN Reference.



    Click on it, then the search box comes up. Enter the vehicle serial number. Hit Search. Wait, as it is a big search. Takes 10 seconds or so as fast as our internet is.



    Then voila, there it is. Nice.



    Now I'm trying Freightliner Vin's to see if they work. Both of my Dodges did.



    Mike.
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    Last edited by mwilson; 07-19-2012 at 09:25 AM.
    2006 2500 4x4 Mega Cab SLT Auto 3.73's
    Inferno Red 122,000 Miles Jake Brake, Edge w/Attitude, MagnaFlow 5" Exhaust
    1997 2500 4x4 Reg Cab Auto
    2002 Chrysler T&C
    2008 Chrysler T&C
    2004 Cougar 290RKS 5th Wheel (I know, I know)
    2003 VW Jetta TDI (Gizmo)
    2006 Cadillac DTS Lux I (Hoopty)

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    That's pretty cool. I'm surprised Dodge tellx Cummins what truck they put a specific eng in. I suppose this goes for the big boys too like Kenworth.
    2003 Quad, 3500 SRW LB, 4WD, 6SPD, 305 H.O., 3:73 LSD. Smarty Jr., Westach Boost/pyro combo gage on pillar, SBC-ConOFE, FASS 95 Pump. PAC Brake. 1 piece DC driveshaft, GDP2u, 285/75-17 Toyo AT's, Centramatic Balancers, 6.7 HO HB, Finned AAM axle cover.
    TT = '04 25RKS Wildcat.

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    Just worked for the two Freightliner Vin's that I tried. Will experiment with other brands of trucks and heavy equipment as I run into them.



    Nifty!!!



    Mike.
    2006 2500 4x4 Mega Cab SLT Auto 3.73's
    Inferno Red 122,000 Miles Jake Brake, Edge w/Attitude, MagnaFlow 5" Exhaust
    1997 2500 4x4 Reg Cab Auto
    2002 Chrysler T&C
    2008 Chrysler T&C
    2004 Cougar 290RKS 5th Wheel (I know, I know)
    2003 VW Jetta TDI (Gizmo)
    2006 Cadillac DTS Lux I (Hoopty)

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    Ahhh, the Information Age. Ain't it wonderful.





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    2005 3500 SRW 4x4 QC LWB 3.73 Big Horn, 48RE Performance TC Opie Transgo, TracRite, ISSPRO Gauges, Smarty, 285/75-17 Toyo AT

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    all so look on the side of the engine block ware the computer is there a stiker on the computer with all the info about the motor like s. n. and other information that cummin's put's on there!
    2004 gray dodge ram 2500 quad cab 4x4 auto.
    /fass platnum 150.air lift helper air bag's. Dynatrac free spin 66,500 miles /moster muffler from Gale bank's?new CP3 pump and cascade valve at 70,980. remote start removed at 79,000!100,150 miles and no truble so far.

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    The Engine Serial Number is stamped on the right side of the the engine near the oil filter pad if I remember correctly.

    Godspeed,
    Trent
    '06 3500 4x4 233,xxx
    '06 3500 qc 4x2 SRW auto, 650,xxx
    '05 3500 qc 4x2 auto, 651,xxx
    '05 3500 220,xxx
    '05 3500 293,xxx
    '04.5 3500 qc 4x2 6 spd, 779,xxx
    '01 3500 qc, 4x2 HO 6spd, 816,xxx "Black Sheep"
    '89 W250 auto, 264,xxx

    "Too many of the things I once knew I now know not" Me

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    Thanks Mike That is new. Shad
    03 3500 QC Laramie LB 4X4 SRW G56AE, SBC Con OFE Peak Diesel cam Isspro EV2 Kilby OBA Pac PRXB D5 Espar Amsoil Preoiler Air Dog Dynatrac BJs and Hubs 08 Steering Bilstein HD Shocks DSS Smarty POD Garrett PowerMAx II turbo AFE S/S exh man Dura-lite CAC

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    Thanks everybody for your help. I have found what I need. That quick serve site is a wonderful thing.

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