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NUMBERS : READING

Discussion in 'Mitsubishi Minicab' started by Alain Gagnon, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Alain Gagnon

    Alain Gagnon New Member

    I just bought a new MINICAB and I am trying to make sense of the numbers on the vehicle plate.

    Model is : U15D011FDL2M
    Model U15 makes sense, but what is U15D ? I was expecting a T instead of a D.
    Anything to be learned from the rest of the number?

    Engine is 3G81
    Is this the 550 cc 3 cylinder engine?

    If anybody can confirm my understanding or add to it, it will be appreciated.
     
  2. VanOne

    VanOne Member

    U15 is an indication it is a 4WD model, U14 is the 2WD version.
    D indicates it is a Dump type straight from the factory, T is ordinary trucks with no dump.
    The 011 part I have no idea on, usually it would indicate what type of roof, and body it has on a T model coded version there, with two letters.

    F in the model code indicates it is a 4-speed manual.
    D after that indicates it has doors, door glasses, and windshield. If it was S it would indicate it had no doors, no windshield. M for no doors but windshielded.
    L indicates the location of the steering wheel to be on the left.
    2 indicates Destination, which is Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America in this case
    M indicates the maker is Mitsubishi, rather than some third party.

    3G81 is indeed the engine model, 550CC 3-cylinder, called "Cyclone". Previous 550CC engine was the Vulcan II, 2G23.
     
  3. Alain Gagnon

    Alain Gagnon New Member

    Thank you very much for your answer.
    That makes it very clear for me.
     

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