1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Quick help please, which is vin on this sprinter?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vinpetrol, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Vinpetrol

    Vinpetrol New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Location:
    Highlands
    Car:
    W906 313 manual
    Hi All

    I’m looking at buying another sprinter .
    The one I’m looking at has 2 stickers with vin information .
    The small black one to the left of the drivers seat base says gross train weight is 5500 but another sticker further to the right says gross train weight is 6300 can you tell me is the 6300correct ?
    E2C7A9F7-BCAD-49E7-AFDE-93F45C2E9E9F.png C5B375D9-AF10-4854-968E-F6CB5FEC8708.png

    Cheers for any help

    Vin
     
  2. Wolfie1

    Wolfie1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    138
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Car:
    C180 AMG SPORT + and an FD RX7
    Has the vehicle been through a multi stage build? Ie bought as a chassis cab and been to a coach builders to have the rear section built?
     
    clk320x likes this.
  3. OP
    OP
    Vinpetrol

    Vinpetrol New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Location:
    Highlands
    Car:
    W906 313 manual
    No it’s a bog standard panel van mwb high roof.

    Vin
     
  4. Wolfie1

    Wolfie1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    138
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Car:
    C180 AMG SPORT + and an FD RX7
    Sorry pass then, does the v5 not give weights?
     
  5. grober

    grober Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    22,601
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    WDB9066332S541313
     
  6. renault12ts

    renault12ts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    14,096
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Car:
    2005 W215 CL500.
    Actually not in dispute...just the weights on each sticker.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Vinpetrol

    Vinpetrol New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Location:
    Highlands
    Car:
    W906 313 manual
    The v5 doesn’t give it for this van , it does for my current van though.

    I can’t understand why it has the full 6300 on the white sticker but only 5500 on the black one.

    Would a Mercedes dealer know ?

    Cheers Vin
     
  8. grober

    grober Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    22,601
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    Right difference in gross train weight inc trailer 6300 or 5500 kg might be related to rear axle/ rear axle ratio??
    EPC for that vin gives AR3 = 4.182 NO 741412C402215 with a note it has disc brakes and wear indicators --nothing else out of the ordinary I could see. As you suggest a Mercedes COMMERCIAL
    dealer might well know. Obviously as a rule of thumb with no other details you would go for the lower number that way you can't go wrong. :dk:
     
    Vinpetrol likes this.
  9. OP
    OP
    Vinpetrol

    Vinpetrol New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Location:
    Highlands
    Car:
    W906 313 manual
    Do you have a link for that info ?
    I have 2 vans with 6300 gtw
    One of the vins is
    WDB9066332S728609

    I could run it and see if the axle is different

    Cheers

    Vin
     
  10. grober

    grober Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    22,601
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Location:
    Perth, Scotland
    Car:
    W204 C200CDI Estate
    The info is from the official Mercedes EPC which is licenced . What I can tell you is that the rear axle ratio for the other VIN you supplied WDB9066332S728609 is
    AR4 AXLE ratio 4.364 which is lower geared perhaps meaning it can haul/pull that bit more?
    other wise the part no 741412C665570 is very similar with disc brakes and wear indicators. Not really up on how Merc rate their rear axle ratios wrt to gross train weight.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
    Vinpetrol likes this.
  11. OP
    OP
    Vinpetrol

    Vinpetrol New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Location:
    Highlands
    Car:
    W906 313 manual
    I’ve just found a website that gives more info on the vin numbers .
    It gives all the options in codes from the vin .
    It seems that on my 2 vans that have the 6300 GTW both are fitted with option QA5 which allows the bigger GTW
    Both are fitted with AR4 axles 4.364
    It doesn’t mention that the AR4 axle is required for the extra towing capacity but it does seem a bit of a coincidence if not .
    The van for sale has as you say an AR3 axle with a ratio of 4.182
    I have a third sprinter with 5500 GTW a 316 auto and it has an AR2axle with 3.923 ratio it doesn’t have the QA5option either.

    Cheers

    Vin
     
    grober likes this.

Share This Page