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Tech Tip #199: Deutz Engine Serial Number Location Made Easy

Recent Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tips have sought to help people find and unscramble the serial numbers found on their engines.

This Tech Tip focuses on how to find the serial number on a Deutz engine. This is very important because Deutz parts are serial number dependent.  In other words, the vast majority of Deutz parts vary according to serial number and the parts are not “all the same” as the saying goes.

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Below you will find examples of where to find the engine serial number for the different Deutz industrial engine models.

Deutz 912, 913 and 914 Engines

Figure One displayed below shows the three serial number locations on air cooled Deutz 912, 913 or 914 engines.

The first location where you will find the engine serial number is a metal tag located just below the head at the right-rear of the 912 engine.

The second location for the serial number is a metal tag located on the block, just below the starter motor.
The third location is a stamped-in serial number to the right of the fuel injection pump at the front of the engine.

Deutz 1011, 1011F, and 2011 Engines

Figure Two displayed below shows the four serial number locations on Deutz 1011, 1011F, and 2011 engines.

 

The first and most common place to look is on the valve cover.

The second location to look on this engine is the side air shroud.

The third location, and usually the last resort, is to look on the engine block toward the rear of the engine.  In this area the engine serial number is stamped into the block vertically.  This one is more difficult to find because of its location.  However, this stamping is almost never removed.

The fourth location where you will find the engine serial number is on a tag behind the fuel filter.

Deutz 1012, 1013, 2012, and 2013 Engines

Figure Three displayed below shows the two serial number locations on Deutz 1012, 1013, 2012, and 2013 engines

The first location to look is below the oil filter.  This is the area where the Deutz Factory installs the specification tag.

In the event that the spec tag is missing Deutz also stamps the engine serial number on the engine block toward the rear of the engine just above the gear drive hydraulic pump mount.

Deutz 1015 and 2015 Engines

Figure Four displayed below shows the two serial number locations on Deutz 1015 and 2015 engines.

These engines have a tag riveted to the engine on the front top right portion of the engine block.  In the event that the tag is missing, the engine serial number is stamped in the same location.

Take a look at our instructional videos Deutz 912 / 913 Engine Serial Number Location and Deutz 1011 / 2011 Engine Serial Number Location for visual help with finding the serial number on your Deutz engine.