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Technical forums => Vanagon concerns => Topic started by: dennis perusse on September 24, 2007, 07:26:13 PM

Title: m-codes for air-cooled Vanagons
Post by: dennis perusse on September 24, 2007, 07:26:13 PM
hello everyone,


 I need help. I purchased a 1981 air-cooled Vanagon and I am looking to translate the m-codes that I had for options for the van. Having said this can anyone tell me of a place where I may find them, in English, if possible. My local vw dealer doesn't have records that go back that far and I am unsure if the m-codes used on the earlier bay windows are the same ones. The samba pointed out to me a site but it is in German and my German is non-existant. Bablefish wasn't too helpful there either in translating it. :-(  

Any help is appreciated in this endeavor.

Title: M-codes
Post by: dmartin on December 12, 2007, 05:20:48 PM
Hi Dennis! I have a 1981 Vanagon also, in northern Vermont. It's tucked away for the winter. From what I can find, from 1980 on there are no M-codes, just the VIN. Here's a link to explain the VIN: (

I got my 1981 on Ebay for $1000 about 5 years ago. Rebuilt the engine myself last spring, adding at least 10hp by changing to larger jugs/pistons and larger valves.  8)

Dan Martin
Post by: Stanagon on December 15, 2007, 11:16:29 PM
The M-codes show up in the factory parts microfiche. They are located at the bottom edge of the microfiche with other valuable production information.

If you post your M-codes here I can try to identify them using the fiche I have at work. There are four pages of M-codes listed and I'm not going to type the whole list.