[T3] Service Packs?

Dave Hall dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Tue Dec 15 17:15:22 PST 2015

My Parts book has 8 pages of "SP sets", but only listed by the normal
9-digit number (+/- a letter).  They typically have a 311 x98 xxx where the
first x is the group, so 311 198 069 is one cylinder 85.5mm dia with piston,
rings and piston pin from engine T 0 000 001 to T 0 411 415.  The part
number sub-group generally seems to be 98.
I have seen boxes with a label SP and a short number, but the SP number
isn't listed in the Parts book, just the long number that refers to the set
of parts.

If you'd like a list of the long numbers I can scan those pages and send as
a PDF, if they're not on your microfiche. The SP pages have the contents
named, but with the 9-digit number for the pack, not individual part
numbers.  Those appear in the main sections at the ends of each section -
still no SP number though.

I don't think I've seen more than 3 digits on the SP sets.  I think I've
noticed them on brake linings with rivets, and piston-rings, but now I'll
keep my eyes open for them!

They're definitely not just VWoA.

UK VW Type 3&4 Club

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: 15 December 2015 21:12
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] Service Packs?

Here's a question that's been on my mind for a long time:

What are the parts that the dealership had that came with an SP number, like

I'm guessing that it stands for Service Pack and is a small kit of parts
needed to accomplish some given task. But most such kits came with an actual
9-digit VW part number and I don't find any mention of SP numbers in any of
my official VW parts lists or manuals (although they might be somewhere I
haven't looked.) And yet I'm pretty sure I've seen official VW boxes with SP
numbers on them, possibly with the long number, too.  

Where did these numbers come from? Does anyone know of a listing?
They're not just a VWoA thing, are they?

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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