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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: M147 What does it mean? Reply with quote

I looked in 'beetle Vin' and found my engine is a H5xxxxxx and it says M147 next to it (1500).

What does that mean? Semi auto?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would guess that's a M-Code. I didn't see what M147 meant, but if you look on the VIN page at the previous year you see M157. The M-code 157 per the M-Code page on this site means:

"44 bhp engine with exhaust emission control system
from Engine No. H 5 000 001 up to H 5 900 000
47 bhp engine with exhaust emission control system
from Engine No. B 6 000 001 up to B 6 600 000
48 bhp engine with exhaust emission control system
from Engine No. AE, AH 0 000 001"

I would guess M147 means something very similar, but I'm no expert.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any other responses to this question? I have the same vin on my engine. Just curious!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenciled in white paint on fan shroud. this was used on assembly line to let assemblers know which engine it was. no time to be looking at stamped numbers below generator stand.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: M147 What does it mean? Reply with quote

wrexitt wrote:
I looked in 'beetle Vin' and found my engine is a H5xxxxxx and it says M147 next to it (1500).

What does that mean? Semi auto?


means you have a 69 engine 1500.
is your car an auto-stick?M code M147 is not auto-stick.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bill may wrote:
stenciled in white paint on fan shroud. this was used on assembly line to let assemblers know which engine it was. no time to be looking at stamped numbers below generator stand.



Just purchased a fan shroud from the swap meet for cooling vanes and it had m157 stamped on front and back. I couldn't find any information regrading to the markings until now. Which year and engine would M157 be associated with? Not sure if type 1, 2, or 3.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M 157 refers to exhaust/emission control devices installed. As far as which engine it was installed on: dual port would have the offset doghouse style shround or the non dog house would indicate something after single port 1968. I don't thinkemissions devices were installed before that date.
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