In general , MAN bus can be identified from the following numbers:
Location : MAN bus identification number– stamped on the vehicle– on the type plate of MAN bus (factory plate) . Vehicle Number– stamped on the vehicle. Engine Number– on the engine block– on the engine controller .MAN bus Gearbox Number– on the gearbox
MAN bus identification number:
Location of the vin in MAN bus
The stamped, 17-character MAN bus vin is located on the crossmember at the front, behind the front skirt.
The skirt must be unclipped in order to see the number. To do so, operate the release lever, which may be either low down on the driver’s side or low down in the entry on the front right. This releases the skirt, which may then be opened.
Form and appearance of the MAN bus identification number
MAN bus decoder of the vin
MAN bus type plate:
Location of MAN bus type plate
Depending of the type and fittings, the plate may be either on the right or the left, in the front entry
Form and appearance of MAN bus type plate until the middle of 2008
MAN bus number:
Location of the MAN bus number
on the type plate
The vehicle number is broken down as follows
R 14 = 3-character vehicle type code (see type code)
0008 = 4 characters
MAN bus engine number:
Location of MAN bus engine number
As a rule the MAN bus are fitted with truck engines. It is normally very difficult or even impossible to read the stamped engine number or the engine data plate of MAN bus once the engine has been fitted because of all the other aggregate fittings and the way the engine is installed.
The MAN bus engine controller has a sticker with the engine number. This can be seen by raising the rear right engine access flap.
In addition, the vehicle number is given here.
The MAN bus engine number stamped onto a plate riveted onto the engine block. (extremely bad quality)
The engine number only stamped onto the engine block if specially commissioned
In-line engine: On the engine block, front left
V engine: On the engine block, front right
Underfloor engine: on the cylinder block, right rear
Finding place model year 2005
Breakdown of the engine number of MAN bus
The MAN bus engine number has 14 characters. The engine number breaks down into:
– Type code number (3 characters)
– Assembly day (4 characters)
– Position in the assembly sequence (consecutive number on the assembly day) (3 characters)
– Fly wheel (1 character)
– Injection pump/Setting (1 character)
– Air compressor (1 character)
– Special editions, such as auxiliary drive, special generator, etc. (1 character)
MAN bus gearbox number:
Location of the MAN bus gearbox number
The gearbox number of MAN bus can found on a plate fixed to the upper side of the gearbox, or on the right (as seen in the direction of travel).