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Located on the left side of the valve cover is an option plate showing the engine serial number, model number and any optional equipment used on the engine. If the option plate is missing the engine serial number is stamped on the cylinder block below the manifolds. An example of a Series 60 serial number is 06RXXXXXXX. We have three 60 series Detroit engines. Serial numbers;,. How can you identify DDEC - Answered by a verified Technician.

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Country
United States
Canada (discontinued)

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World Manufacturer Identifier
Blue Bird bus
Blue Bird multi-purpose vehicle
Blue Bird truck
Blue Bird incomplete vehicle
Blue Bird
Blue Bird
Blue Bird

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Model or Line
TC/2000 (discontinued)
All American/All Canadian
Wanderlodge (discontinued)
All American shell
Wanderlodge shell (discontinued)
TC/2000 shell (discontinued)
Commercial bus (CS Bus, Q-Bus, LTC-40, Xcel 102, Ultra LF, Ultra LMB, Express) (discontinued)
TC/1000 (discontinued)
Commercial bus shell
Conventional / Vision
Conventional shell
Commerical Type C
Commercial Type D
B3 Conventional
Chassis only

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Series
2510 (prior to 1987) or 1800-2199
2605 (prior to 1987) or 2200-2509
2700 (prior to 1987) or 2510-2700
2707 (prior to 1987) or 2701-2809
2802 (prior to 1987) or 2810-3006
2809 (prior to 1987) or 3007-3108
2904 (prior to 1987) or 3109-3400
2911 (prior to 1987) or 3401-3502
3006 (prior to 1987) or 3503-3604
3101 (prior to 1987) or 3605-3706
3108 (prior to 1987) or 3707-3808
3203 (prior to 1987) or 3809-3903
3210 (prior to 1987) or 3904-4100
3305 (prior to 1987) or 4101-4300
3400 (prior to 1987) or 4301-4500
3407 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3502 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3509 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3604 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3611 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3706 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3801 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3808 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3903 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3007 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
2708 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3510 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3010 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3207 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3411 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3506 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3710 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)
3907 (prior to 1987) (discontinued)

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C

Body Types
Rear engine
Front engine

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Engine Type

Chevrolet Gas 427 (prior to 1990) (discontinued)
CAT 3116T (discontinued)
Cummins ISL G (CNG)

Detroit Diesel 6V71H (prior to 1990) (discontinued)
CAT 3116TA (?-?) (discontinued)
Ford 6.8L LPG (2012-present)

Chevrolet Gas 427A (prior to 1990) (discontinued)
CAT 3116TAB (?-?) (discontinued)
Cummins ISL9 (2012-present)

Cummins V504 (prior to 1990) (discontinued)
Detroit Diesel 6V92THB (prior to 1995) (discontinued)
CAT 3126T (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)

Cummins VT210 (prior to 1990?) (discontinued)
Chevrolet Gas 427 (prior to 2003) (discontinued)
Cummins Westport B Gas Plus (discontinued)
Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline

Detroit Diesel 6V71TA (prior to 1989) (discontinued)
CAT 3116T (1989-90?) (discontinued)
Chevrolet Gas 427A (discontinued)
Cummins ISX (discontinued)

Detroit Diesel 6V71TH (prior to 1989) (discontinued)
CAT 3116TA (1989-90?) (discontinued)
Hercules 5.6G (1990-2003) (discontinued)
CAT C13 (discontinued)

Detroit Diesel 6V71A (prior to 1989) (discontinued)
CAT 3116TAB (1989-90?) (discontinued)
Cummins 5.9BG (1990-2001?) (discontinued)
Cummins 5.9G (2001?-2003) (discontinued)

Detroit Diesel 6V92TH (discontinued)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)
Cummins ISM (2001?-2003) (discontinued)

Detroit Diesel 8V92TH (prior to 1990) (discontinued)
Detroit Diesel 8V92THB (prior to 2003) (discontinued)
CAT C7 (discontinued)

CAT 3208 (discontinued)
Detroit Diesel Series 40 (prior to 2003) (discontinued)
CAT C9 (discontinued)

CAT 3208A (prior to 1995) (discontinued)
John Deere 8.1G (discontinued)
Ford 6.8L CNG

Detroit Diesel 6V53TA (prior to 1995) (discontinued)
John Deere 6.8G (?-2003) (discontinued)

Cummins V555 (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)
Cummins ISB/ISB6.7 (2001-)

Cummins V555A (prior to 1989) (discontinued)
Cummins 5.9T (discontinued)
Cummins 5.0L V8

Cummins VT225 (prior to 1989) (discontinued)
Cummins 5.9TA (discontinued)
Cummins B6.7

Cummins VT225A (discontinued)
Cummins 5.9TAB (discontinued)

Detroit Diesel 6V92TA (prior to 1989) (discontinued)
Detroit Diesel 6V92THB (prior to 1994?) (discontinued)
Westinghouse (1994-?) (discontinued)
Electric

GM 8.2TW (discontinued)
Cummins ISB (prior to 2001) (discontinued)

GM 8.2TA (discontinued)

CAT 3208TA (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)
Cummins ISC

CAT 3208T (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)
Cummins ISC (discontinued)

GM 8.2TAB (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)
Cummins ISC (discontinued)

GM 6.5L NA (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)
CAT C12 (discontinued)

CAT 3208TZ (prior to 2001?) (discontinued)
Cummins ISL (discontinued)

CAT 3208TAB (discontinued)

CAT 3208AB (prior to 1995) (discontinued)
Cummins M11 (discontinued)
GM 8.1 LPG (discontinued)

Cummins 8.3T (discontinued)
Cummins L9

Cummins 8.3TA (discontinued)

Cummins 8.3TAB (discontinued)

Detroit Diesel 6V71TAB (prior to 1989) (discontinued)
Cummins 8.3TZ (discontinued)
Detroit Diesel Series 60 (discontinued)

CAT 3126 (discontinued)

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Type of Brake System (if Bus) or GVWR (if MPV)
Air
Hydraulic
GVWR 19501-26000 lbs.
GVWR 26001-33000 lbs.
GVWR 33001 lbs. and over

90-9 or XCheck Digit
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Model Year
1980, 2010
1981, 2011
1982, 2012
1983, 2013
1984, 2014
1985, 2015
1986, 2016
1987, 2017
1988, 2018
1989, 2019
1990, 2020
1991, 2021
1992, 2022
1993, 2023
1994, 2024
1995, 2025
1996, 2026
1997, 2027
1998, 2028
1999, 2029
2000, 2030
2001, 2031
2002, 2032
2003, 2033
2004, 2034
2005, 2035
2006, 2036
2007, 2037
2008, 2038
2009, 2039

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Plant of Manufacture
Brantford, ON (?-2007) (discontinued)
Fort Valley, GA
Guatemala (?-2002) (discontinued)
Mt. Pleasant, IA (?-2007) (discontinued)
La Fayette, GA (?-2007) (discontinued)
Buena Vista, VA (?-2002) (discontinued)
Wanderlodge (discontinued)
Mexico (?-2002) (discontinued)

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Serial Number

Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number Decoder Download

References

Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number Decoder
  1. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29854 (01-22-N11B-5460)
  2. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29855 (01-22-N11B-5612)
  3. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29856 (01-22-N11B-5788)
  4. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29857 (01-22-N11B-5872)
  5. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29858 (01-22-N11B-5896)
  6. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29859 (01-22-N11B-6008)
  7. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29860 (01-22-N11B-6860)
  8. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/1374 (ORG2851)
  9. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/5294 (ORG8296)
  10. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/5933 (ORG9478)
  11. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/29983 (ORG12259)
  12. vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/32967 (ORG13480)
  13. https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/c25e8dfc-8ccc-43c0-b6cf-fec8ef79611b (ORG14953)

Detroit Diesel Engine Serial Number Decoder


Blue Bird VINs
All AmericanSerials·B (1981)·C (1982)·D (1983)·E (1984)·F (1985)·G (1986)·H (1987)·J (1988)·K (1989)·L (1990)·
M (1991)·N (1992)·P (1993)·R (1994)·S (1995)·T (1996)·V (1997)·W (1998)·X (1999)·Y (2000)·
1 (2001)·2 (2002)·3 (2003)·4 (2004)·5 (2005)·6 (2006)·7 (2007)·8 (2008)·9 (2009)·A (2010)·
B (2011)·C (2012)·D (2013)·E (2014)·F (2015)·G (2016)·H (2017)·J (2018)·K (2019)·L (2020)·M (2021)
City BirdSerials·B (1981)·C (1982)·D (1983)·E (1984)·F (1985)·G (1986)
CS BusT (1996)·V (1997)·W (1998)·X (1999)·Y (2000)·1 (2001)·2 (2002)·3 (2003)·4 (2004)
Express3 (2003)·4 (2004)·5 (2005)·6 (2006)·7 (2007)·8 (2008)
LTC-37Y (2000)·1 (2001)·2 (2002)·3 (2003)
LTC-40V (1997)·W (1998)·X (1999)·Y (2000)·1 (2001)·2 (2002)·3 (2003)
Q-BusN (1992)·P (1993)·R (1994)·S (1995)·T (1996)·V (1997)·W (1998)·X (1999)·Y (2000)·1 (2001)
TC/1000V (1997)·W (1998)·X (1999)·Y (2000)·1 (2001)
TC/2000J (1988)·K (1989)·L (1990)·
M (1991)·N (1992)·P (1993)·R (1994)·S (1995)·T (1996)·V (1997)·W (1998)·X (1999)·Y (2000)·
1 (2001)·2 (2002)·3 (2003)·4 (2004)
Ultra LF3 (2003)·4 (2004)·5 (2005)·6 (2006)·7 (2007)·8 (2008)·9 (2009)
Ultra LMB4 (2004)·5 (2005)·6 (2006)·7 (2007)·8 (2008)
Vision3 (2003)·4 (2004)·5 (2005)·6 (2006)·7 (2007)·8 (2008)·9 (2009)·
A (2010)·B (2011)·C (2012)·D (2013)·E (2014)·F (2015)·G (2016)·H (2017)·J (2018)·K (2019)·
L (2020)·M (2021)
Xcel 1021 (2001)·2 (2002)·3 (2003)·4 (2004)·5 (2005)·6 (2006)·7 (2007)·8 (2008)
Blue Bird Vehicle Identification Number Explanation

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