vin number help

Discussion in 'Peterbilt Forum' started by tarp 66, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. tarp 66

    tarp 66 Bobtail Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    lexington oklahoma
    I am looking at this peterbilt truck to buy and has this VIN # 1XPCD89XOPD332258. can anyone decipher the vin and tell me what it has pertaining to engine,and horsepower, transmission, rear end ratio, and year model and wheelbase. any info would be appreciated.
  2. jeffw

    jeffw Bobtail Member

    May 12, 2011
    Bolingbrook, IL
    Model 377, built 01/93

    Engine: CAT 3406 AAAC PEEC W/425 HP @ 2000 RPM1550 LB-TORQUE AT 1200 RPM

    Trans: Fuller, model# RTX16709B

    Forward/rear axle: DS402, 3.90 ratio
    Rear/Rear axle: RS402, 3.90 ratio

  3. spax

    spax Medium Load Member

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    Make sure you have a very knowledgeable cat mechanic that can look over, or help you with that motor, if that is still the same motor in that truck. That one can send you to the poor house fast if you don't know much about engines.
  4. tarp 66

    tarp 66 Bobtail Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    lexington oklahoma
    thanks for all of the info. i appreciate it very much.
  5. jr-transport

    jr-transport Light Load Member

    where can I learn to decipher like that jeffw? that is impressive.
  6. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

    May 7, 2011
    The first 3 digits are country and manufacturer identifiers.

    Digits 4 through 8 are the vehicle attributes...things like body style, engine, etc...and are manufacturer specific.

    Digit 9 is a check digit...not much meaning.

    10 is the model year.

    11 is the plant code.

    12-17 is a sequential number.

    Any manufacturer should be able to look up the original specs based upon the VIN, as it is a unique number assigned to that individual vehicle. I know Mack only needs the last 6 of my VIN to look up any part or piece I need if I'm looking for a direct replacement. Seeing as how jeffw claims in his sig line to be a "Peterbilt Parts Wizard", I would assume he works at a Peterbilt dealer in the parts department where he has access to the computer system which has all of the information he posted.
    jr-transport Thanks this.
  7. Classic273

    Classic273 Bobtail Member

    Apr 24, 2014
    What about letters at the end of a serial number? I know "K" at the end of a 359 indicates a glider. Has anyone heard of "IND" at the end of a Peterbilt serial number?
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