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westbay
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« on: September 20, 2007, 11:26:23 am »

Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find out what the various codes on the vehicle id plate ( Espace '97 drivers side 'B' pillar) mean ?

rgds

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espaceman
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 10:33:33 pm »

Hi,
What part of the plate do you want to know about.
Standard items usually shown are: Chassis number (VIN), body type, paint code
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westbay
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 09:40:21 am »

It started of just wanting to know the name of the colour, but then curiosity  woke up !

rgds
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roa
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007, 12:03:45 am »

Check out this page(in german):

http://www.espacefreunde.de/forum/index.php/t/38/

(might have to reload it a couple times... )
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Ralph2
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 02:36:54 pm »

Take a spurious Chassis number VF8J63805OR234255
Makers Plate NTA 1370203V

This would be a V6 Manual 1992

(NTA = National type approval)
V = Vehicle F = France 8 = Matra (Note the Murena starts VF8...)
J638 = Espace series 2 V6, not exactly sure about the 050R, but the
234255 is the actual number off the line.
For spares, the important numbers are also the fabrication numbers, which will be something like: Vehicle Fab. No. T012286
Engine Fab. No. G012622 (for engine type Z7W 712 I believe)
Gearbox Fab. No. X012481 (for gearbox type UN1 021 I believe)

I claim no credit for this info, it was provided to me by Roy4Matra some time back. Hope it is of help.
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roy4matra
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2007, 10:01:09 pm »

Take a spurious Chassis number VF8J63805OR234255

Note that the above is incorrect.  Renault VIN never have a letter 'O' in them so it is always a zero. (stops confusion)

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V = Vehicle F = France 8 = Matra (Note the Murena starts VF8...)
J638 = Espace series 2 V6, not exactly sure about the 050R

The 05 means it has a 5 speed manual gearbox.  06 would be a six speed manual and 02 would be an automatic.  I'm not sure the 0R means anything - this position used to include the year of build but they moved this information to the fabrication number.  Some have speculated that the 'R' is Romorantin, but the place of build is in the fabrication number 'T'= Romorantin 'K'=Dieppe

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but the 234255 is the actual number off the line.
For spares, the important numbers are also the fabrication numbers, which will be something like: Vehicle Fab. No. T012286

The T above would signify a Romorantin build.

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Engine Fab. No. G012622 (for engine type Z7W 712 I believe)
Gearbox Fab. No. X012481 (for gearbox type UN1 021 I believe)

The letters denote the Renault factory where these items were built, and the numbers are the actual serial number.

Roy
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