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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:00 am

At some stage my car had an engine change. The current engine number is 9AK-WE-H****, can anything be told from this? I'm just curious. I understand that it's a 998cc, but I want to know which of the two full-syncromesh SA 998cc engines it is.

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:55 am

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:48 am

I had a look, I can't seem to get mine to fit. I did send them a message though asking about mine, so maybe they can help.
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Post  cheleker on Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:37 pm

Did you try Ryno?

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:36 pm

I posted this same question a Facebook group and someone replied with this image as a reply from Ryno to his same question :



So who knows.
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Post  cheleker on Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:40 am

If it's not a South African specific number I have no idea what it is. The English factory microfiche do not list a 9AK prefix for any Minis. AD, AE, AG, AJ, but no AK.

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:03 am

It must be a South African specific number. It doesn't seem to fit on any of their records in the UK.
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Post  devon_AUSTIN-MK3 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:39 pm

my mk3 has the same type of engine number.....
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Post  cheleker on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:58 am

Ryno and I have exchanged emails with the conclusion being as suspected; i.e., a South African number only. Ryno has 18 Mk3s in his inventory now and all use that engine prefix. It was also used in earlier SA 1000s, but I don't know when that started. Ryno also indicated that it is likely the WE was to indicate the use of the newly released (in SA) 4-synchro gearbox.

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Post  Jared Mk3 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:26 am

Thanks for that - that makes sense. I wonder if I should give my details to him, to include my car in that inventory, it might be helpful at some stage.
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Post  cheleker on Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:38 pm

I would encourage anyone owning a South African built Mini to share their car's information with him; especially, the MK 3 and Wolseley 1000s. Ryno is a great historian and is more than willing to share what he learns.

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