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1.3. Identification numbers of the car

Identification number of the engine. The petrol engine of 1.8 l with a turbo-supercharging


  • 6-cylinder engine: Identification number of the engine is beaten out on inside of the block of the right cylinder between a head of cylinders and a hydraulic pump (the diesel engine: between a head of cylinders and the fuel pump of high pressure).
  • Identification number of the engine is applied also on a sticker on a cover of a gear belt. Besides, the identification code of the engine is available in the plate with data of the car located in a niche for a spare wheel or on the bottom of a luggage compartment and is given in the service book.

    Interpretation of identification number:
    WAU ZZZ 8E Z 3 A 000 001
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    1 – Sign of the manufacturer
    WAU = AUDI AG
    2 – Gap
    3 – On-off designation of type
    8E = AUDI A4 Sedan/station wagon
    8H = Cabriolet
    4 – One more gap
    5 – Year of release
    Y = 2000
    1 = 2001
    2 = 2002
    3 = 2003
    4 = 2004, etc.
    6 – Place of production
    7 – Current issue

  • The company plate (A) is under a cover of a water-collecting compartment. Identification number of the car is beaten out on a back wall of a motive compartment (B).

    Shildik under a cover of a water-collecting compartment (A) and identification number of the car on a back wall of a motive compartment (B)

    Sticker with data of the car

    The sticker with data of the car is pasted in a niche of a spare wheel or on the bottom of a luggage compartment. It contains the following data:

    1 – Identification number of the car
    2 – Designation of type / production number
    3 – Car type
    4 – Engine/norm power on fulfilled gases/transmission
    5 – Designations of the engine and transmission
    6 – Number of a paint and varnish covering / designation of the internal equipment
    7 – Designations of the additional equipment
    8 – Empty weight / expense fuel/issue of CO2

    The specified data are in the service book of the car.

    Designation of the check point

    Arrow 1 – designation of the ENN check point and date of issue "15.11.2000"
    Arrow 2 – designation of the 012 check point and serial number "301103H"