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    CelicaSupra.com Member Speed Racer's Avatar
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    How to decipher your firewall data plate

    Most of the bottom firewall dataplate information can be found in the cs.com history section: http://www.celicasupra.com/othercodes.htm

    The model information can be found here:
    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...o/newcodes.htm

    You should have no problem using this information to decypher your "own" data plate. Here's an example of data plate info and how it's broken down:

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    Data plate info: 8B4LG86F283W58

    Paint: 8B4 -- Dark Blue Metallic Clear Coat Paint.

    Interior: LG86 -- Blue Leather P-Type Seats.

    Axle: F283 -- F = 7.5" Ring Gear Diameter. 28 = 4.30 ratio (who knows what's there now however). 3 = 2 pinion/LSD rear.

    Transmission: W58 -- 5-speed.

    Model Code: MA61L-BLMQFA

    M = Engine Family = M series, 6cyl, petrol.
    A = Platform Type = Celica (-1985)
    61 = Model Code. In this case, it would be a Celica Supra w/ the 5MGE. Other examples: 45 = Celica Supra w/ the M-EU motor, 46 = the 4ME motor, 47 = the 5ME motor, 63 = the M-TEU motor. 70 = the 7MGE/GTE motor.
    L = Drive configuration = Left hand drive. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT'S A L-TYPE SUPRA! (big misconception).

    B = Model Code based on same platform. In this case, it's Celica Supra.
    L = Body Style = Liftback.
    M = Transmission Type = 5-speed, floor mounted.
    Q = Trim Level or Grade = Highest Level.
    F = Engine Type = Twin Cam EFI (Highest Performance)
    A = Country Destination. In this case, it would be USA. Canada would be a K.

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    [The above information is courtesy of Chris Eng -- thanks Chris!]
    Last edited by Speed Racer; 11-09-2005 at 10:46 PM.

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    CelicaSupra.com Member Ross's Avatar
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    I believe you are wrong with the model code description:
    MA61 = 5M-GE
    if this were so, then explain Australia.
    MA61 5M-E
    Elsewhere in the number it equatates SOHC or DOHC
    I think what MA61 means is just the Celica Supra body with a 2.8 litre engine.
    I'm too lazy to type long replies.

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    MA61 means an A6 chassis with an M-series block and I'm not sure what the last number means...

    MA60- 5M in an A6 body style.

    RA60 - 22R(Or 20R or whatever) in an A6 body style.

    GA60 - third verse, same as the first, 1G-GTE version....

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    Well,

    Ross's explanation sound feasible. Because our North America MKII's also say MA61 on the model code as well. A "61" is not listed as a example on the webpage.

    Anyone else have a better explanation??? I will admit that the 2nd website does have a few "blanks" in it.
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    CelicaSupra.com Member Ross's Avatar
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    In an attempt to add more to our understanding of Toyota codes,
    Here's a link to http://www.toymods.org.au/model_codes.html
    I'm too lazy to type long replies.

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    and another link that I've found over the years for my truck as well as my MKII:

    all kinds of codes for toyotas:
    http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/P...dataBySubject/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross
    I believe you are wrong with the model code description:
    MA61 = 5M-GE
    if this were so, then explain Australia.
    MA61 5M-E
    Elsewhere in the number it equatates SOHC or DOHC
    I think what MA61 means is just the Celica Supra body with a 2.8 litre engine.
    I have explained it a million times... but anyway, Australia was still being supplied with Leaded Fuel till January 1st 1986, whereas the America was being supplied with Unleaded for a while. The 5M-GE was designed to run Unleaded because it has an Oxygen Sensor, whereas Australia and Switzerland for example was using the 5M-E because it did not require an Oxygen sensor since Leaded petrol was only avaliable. Also *Oxygen Sensors and Leaded Petrol don't mix.

    Cheers.

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    What I mean is that January 1st 1986 was the introduction of Unleaded Petrol to the Australian market and that it was sold along side with Leaded petrol.

    The 61 suffix in MA61 I believe means the body shape and equipment level, since the American and Australian shared many similarities in their Interior and Exterior Queues. Though Australia did not get the Leather Interior. :roll:

    Hope it chears up everyone's opinon.

    Cheers.

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    CelicaSupra.com Member Ross's Avatar
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    Now we just need to figure out the difference(s) between MA61 and MA67
    I'm too lazy to type long replies.

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    I think MA67 is a North American designation maybe?? Its on the firewall plate but the plate on the door says MA61. Go figure??


    quote="Ross"]Now we just need to figure out the difference(s) between MA61 and MA67
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