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My Bus Birth Certificate - Cracking the Codes

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Deluxe, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Deluxe

    Deluxe Active Member

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    Hi All

    Is anyone any good with VW engine and M plate codes?

    Particularly interested to know about the 'unidentifiable' M codes M608, M612, M697 and M912 are as well as what the rather strange engine number is?
    I know CJ is 2 litre but the 70 DIN-PS? Can you tell from that whether it was EFI or dual carbie?

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    Appreciate your help :)
     
  2. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    That's probably 70 DIN horsepower - or about 51.5 kw.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower#DIN_horsepower

    "CJ '76-'79 VW 70HP solid lifter. dual carb"
    from the engine codes thread
     
  3. Deluxe

    Deluxe Active Member

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    Interesting - I just found them in a book I forgot I had (sorry - should have done it before).

    M608 - Compliance with Australian exhaust and safety standard.
    M612 - Without diagnosis plug and wiring
    M697 - Fitted with Continental-manufactured tyres
    M912 - Without chassis ID plate

    So am wondering if the A/C is aftermarket (non factory) and also if anything can be learned from the model number 224 131?

    Maybe there'll be more numbers on the M-Plate when it arrives next week....
     
  4. Deluxe

    Deluxe Active Member

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    Thanks Woz :)
     
  5. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    A model 224 is a right hand drive, left hand slider microbus. Don't know of the significance of the 131, it is neither a model code or listed M-code.
     
  6. mitch 116

    mitch 116 New Member

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    hi all,

    i have heared about these ''Birth Certificate '' and just woundering where i could find the right website or something to find out the history behide my kombi

    regards, mitchell
     
  7. Bigbertha

    Bigbertha New Member

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    http://automuseum.volkswagen.de/index.php?id=12&L=1

    Costs about $70ish I think.
    A cool thing to get. Can be a bit hit and miss about what information you receive though so don't get your hopes up.
    Mine didn't tell me anything else I already knew except it was built in 'feb' 68 and its destination was France!, but weird that, but figure it may have shipped out of a French port on its way to Aus.
     

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