French Audi Question
kentmclean at mindspring.com
Wed Sep 14 20:43:37 EDT 2005
Huw Powell wrote:
> I am forwarding your question to the mailing list at audifans.com,
> rodro wrote:
>>The chasis number is WAUZZZ81ZEA014246, then, can you tell
>>me which is the correct engine for this car?
You can decode the 17 digit VIN (vehicle identification
number); digit 5 is the engine type.
To decode the VIN, I did a Google.com search, which lead me here:
Click on the "VIN Decoder" button and then enter the VIN.
Sadly, it shows that ZZZ81 is "unknown". (It may be the decoder
is for North America.)
shows the 10th digit (E) represents the model year 1984.
is a bit more helpful. The 81 (digits 7 and 8) indicates
it is a type 81, or Audi 4000 (in North America; maybe known
as the 80/90 in Europe).
And this one (from the Ukraine) has the information, but not
what you need:
Quoting (from a Babel Fish translation (http://world.altavista.com/)):
"Attention! Positions 4-6 contain useful information only in the
machines which went for the American market. Other machines have
at this place ZZZ. A code ZZZ it does not indicate the complete
So, I don't know. :)
Regards from Concord, NH USA.
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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