Speaking of VIN numbers, I bought a 2008 3.6L Subaru engine from a fellow in Florida. We plan to put it in an off-road vehicle. I was curious about it's history, but cannot find a VIN number anywhere. I do see an area near the top of the bell housing just right of center that looks like it's been filed. Could this have been the location of the VIN number? I'm assuming the VIN number should have been stamped somewhere on the engine by Subaru.