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Old 09-12-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Mungo \two sheds\ Toadfoot
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Can't identify engine from VIN

Hi all,

I've done some online research into finding engine information from my
1989 740 GLE's VIN plate but, presumably because it's a UK car, it's not
found by the VIN decoding sites I know of. The problem seems to be that
instead of letters after the YV1 prefix it has numbers.

Would anyone be able to identify the engine for me from the VIN? It's
YV1744845K2357981

Many thanks,

Si


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Old 09-12-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
Peter K L Milnes
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Re: Can't identify engine from VIN

Sure thing Mungo, it is a B230E. It also has the ZF4HP22 auto gearbox, it's
model year is also 1989 and it was made at the Ghent (Belgium) factory. Your
740 GLE is a saloon (sedan) model. If you want the information on how to
reveal this information drop me an e-mail and I will provide you with the
decoding details.

All the best, Peter.

700/900/90 Register Keeper,
Volvo Owners Club (UK).

"Mungo "two sheds" Toadfoot" <ufdi@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:nuSdnSlpntdLbbjeRVnyuA@pipex.net...
> Hi all,
>
> I've done some online research into finding engine information from my
> 1989 740 GLE's VIN plate but, presumably because it's a UK car, it's not
> found by the VIN decoding sites I know of. The problem seems to be that
> instead of letters after the YV1 prefix it has numbers.
>
> Would anyone be able to identify the engine for me from the VIN? It's
> YV1744845K2357981
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Si
>



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Old 09-12-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
Randy G.
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Re: Can't identify engine from VIN

"Mungo \"two sheds\" Toadfoot" <ufdi@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Would anyone be able to identify the engine for me from the VIN? It's
>YV1744845K2357981
>


If you use the standard VIN system as used in North america, and
decipher it backwards, it would mean:

YV1744845K2 357981
^ chassis number 357981

YV1744845K 2 357981
^ made in Belgium

YV1744845 K 2357981
^ 1989

YV174484 5 K2357981
^ check number

YV17448 4 5K2357981
^ 4 door

YV174 48 45K2357981
^ B21LH Jet

here's where it gets wonky:

YV1 74 4845K2357981
^ possibly no safety info is listed in the VIN,
and these digits mean that it is a 740 (?).

YV1 744845K2357981
^ well, at elast we know it's a Volvo! ;-)


I have no idea if this is accurate at all just using the US VIN
decoder...


__ __
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
\__/olvos
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:01   #4 (permalink)
Mungo \two sheds\ Toadfoot
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Re: Can't identify engine from VIN

Peter K L Milnes wrote:
> Sure thing Mungo, it is a B230E. It also has the ZF4HP22 auto
> gearbox, it's model year is also 1989 and it was made at the Ghent
> (Belgium) factory. Your 740 GLE is a saloon (sedan) model. If you
> want the information on how to reveal this information drop me an
> e-mail and I will provide you with the decoding details.
>


Thank you. Emailed.

Si


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Old 09-13-2005, 01:01   #5 (permalink)
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Randy G. wrote:
> "Mungo \"two sheds\" Toadfoot" <ufdi@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Would anyone be able to identify the engine for me from the VIN? It's
>> YV1744845K2357981
>>

>
> If you use the standard VIN system as used in North america, and
> decipher it backwards, it would mean:
>
> YV1744845K2 357981
> ^ chassis number 357981
>


<Snip>

Thank you, Randy. The engine code you found was the same one I thought it
was, having looked at a couple of VIN decoding sites, but because of the
numbers-instead-of-letters coding it's actually the wrong one. As you might
have seen in Peter's reply it's actually a B230E, but I do appreciate your
reply and the explanation of what all the numbers mean.

Si


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Old 09-13-2005, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: Can't identify engine from VIN

"Randy G." wrote:
>
> "Mungo \"two sheds\" Toadfoot" <ufdi@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Would anyone be able to identify the engine for me from the VIN? It's
> >YV1744845K2357981
> >

>
> If you use the standard VIN system as used in North america, and
> decipher it backwards, it would mean:
>
> YV1744845K2 357981
> ^ chassis number 357981
>
> YV1744845K 2 357981
> ^ made in Belgium
>
> YV1744845 K 2357981
> ^ 1989
>
> YV174484 5 K2357981
> ^ check number
>
> YV17448 4 5K2357981
> ^ 4 door
>
> YV174 48 45K2357981
> ^ B21LH Jet
>
> here's where it gets wonky:
>
> YV1 74 4845K2357981
> ^ possibly no safety info is listed in the VIN,
> and these digits mean that it is a 740 (?).
>
> YV1 744845K2357981
> ^ well, at elast we know it's a Volvo! ;-)
>
> I have no idea if this is accurate at all just using the US VIN
> decoder...
>
> __ __
> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> \__/olvos
> '90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
> "Shelby" & "Kate"


Back in those days, the US/Canada VINs were different than the "rest of
the world". I believe that they standardized on the US/Canada type VIN
with the advent of the 850 (900 series continued on with the difference
until end of production.)

So a VIN starting YV1744845:
YV1 = Volvo
744 = 740 series sedan (4 door)
8 = B230
4 = "E"
5 = ZF4HP22 (transmission)

Would be in US/Canada YV1FX844X:
YV1 = Volvo
F = 740 series
X = Seat belts (A = Driver airbag)
8 = B230
4 = "E" (Of course there were no B230E engines in US/Canada so this is
impossible)
4 = 4 doors
X = check digit, calculated from other digits. (Can be X or 0-9)

The rest of the VIN is the same.


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Mike F.
Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

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(But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
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Old 09-16-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Can't identify engine from VIN

In article <4326DF29.868A3970@allsttream.nett>, Mike F <"mikef2316
()"@allsttream.nett> says...

<snip>
B21F=45
B21FT=47
B23F=48?
B23F=?
B230F=88
B230FT=87
B234F=89
B27/28/280=69
B5254F=55
B5254FT=58
B6304F=95
D24F=77

YV1xyzzabcdeeeeee

YV1=Volvo
x=type ex: A=200
y=restraint system A=srs, X=seat belts
zz=motor as above
a=number of doors 2,4,5
b=check digit?
c=production year 1980=A (no i,o,u or z) 2000Y, 2001=1, 2009=9, 2010=A
etc.
d=plant
eeeeee=chassis number

Bob



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Old 09-17-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Can't identify engine from VIN

Except that the VIN was on a UK/Europe car which was successfully decoded to
the op's satisfaction. Thankyou for your input however.

All the best, Peter.

"User" <radietzno@spamioip.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d954b7b89fb60d39896ae@news.verizon.net...
> In article <4326DF29.868A3970@allsttream.nett>, Mike F <"mikef2316
> ()"@allsttream.nett> says...
>
> <snip>
> B21F=45
> B21FT=47
> B23F=48?
> B23F=?
> B230F=88
> B230FT=87
> B234F=89
> B27/28/280=69
> B5254F=55
> B5254FT=58
> B6304F=95
> D24F=77
>
> YV1xyzzabcdeeeeee
>
> YV1=Volvo
> x=type ex: A=200
> y=restraint system A=srs, X=seat belts
> zz=motor as above
> a=number of doors 2,4,5
> b=check digit?
> c=production year 1980=A (no i,o,u or z) 2000Y, 2001=1, 2009=9, 2010=A
> etc.
> d=plant
> eeeeee=chassis number
>
> Bob
>
>
>
> --
> The goal when driving is to miss the maximum number of objects.



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