How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby RogerT » 17 Aug 2018, 17:47

Smcknighty wrote:Can paint it badly yourself :)


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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby nevill3 » 17 Aug 2018, 19:55

There is a wonderful service provided byBrickwerks, the most trusted of parts suppliers, that decodes your vin number. See here https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/t3selector

Your results are copied below, I took your vin number from a photo ( you may want to E D I T the photo or remove it, I would not be comfortable having my full vin number online and so I have blanked out some of yours in the results quoted below.

If you find the white sticker or "M -Plate" you could put the details into this website type 2 m plate decoderto get a breakdown of all the original options etc you van/bus had

T3 PARTS SELECTOR - RESULTS
Below are the results for your vin number, you can use this to work out which of the changeover parts that you have. Oh, and yes, it says you have coolant pipes but your van maybe air cooled, you might see syncro results for a 1980 van when they didn’t make syncro in 1980 etc, but we’ll get to that...

Chassis number report for:
WV2 ZZZ 2 5 Z D H ******

Your van was built in April 1983

The factory was Hanover, Germany

You've got a van model, Transporter, Kombi, Bus or Caravelle - or indeed Camper

Common Parts to both 2WD and 4WD

The rear air vents are the late plastic type

The speedo cable is the late clip on type

Results for 2WD models

FRONT SUSPENSION

The Anti Roll Bar mount is the early type (2 bolt clamp)

The Anti Roll Bar drop link is the early, cranked type

The Lower Arm is the early, pressed type type.

The Front Wheel Bearings are the early type.

BRAKES

The Front Disks, Calipers and Pads are the early type

OTHER THINGS

The fuel tank is the early type, with metal filler neck

The coolant pipes are the early metal type 32mm type (if watercooled)

The sliding door (and fitments) are the early, long handle type

The front grille is the Early type with 95mm VW badge

Your Van does not have Dynamic oil pressure monitoring

The Handbrake lever is the early style

Results for 4WD Syncros

The front suspension is the Early syncro – With pressed lower arms and ambidexterous anti roll bar drop links.
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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby R0B » 17 Aug 2018, 20:00

Well that narrows it down then :lol:


You've got a van model, Transporter, Kombi, Bus or Caravelle - or indeed Camper
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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby nevill3 » 17 Aug 2018, 20:19

That has always tickled me too :rollin
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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby Fun. » 20 Aug 2018, 07:26

@nevill3 cheers for that, loads of good info!
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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby Fun. » 20 Aug 2018, 09:44

nevill3 wrote: Oh, and yes, it says you have coolant pipes but your van maybe air cooled


This is confusing!
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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby multisi » 20 Aug 2018, 11:47

Its just a general description based on year, the early diesel models came out at the same time as the Aircooled , then the air cooled production stopped and the petrol water cooled engine was being made from 83 onwards.
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Re: How do you identify which model of T25 you have?

Postby nevill3 » 20 Aug 2018, 20:21

Fun. wrote:
nevill3 wrote: Oh, and yes, it says you have coolant pipes but your van maybe air cooled
E D I T by Nevill3...I never said that!!


This is confusing!


The m-plate sticker would be best to find, it will be a white sticker and often it is located under the dash on the metal bulkhead or it will be in the original books that came with the van. You will get much more detailed info from that
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