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Offline matthg40

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Logbook
« on: July 10, 2011, 10:44:21 pm »
Evening all just a quick question I've got my logbook back and it doesn't say it's a polo g40 it just says polo coupe can you change the details on the logbook as it is an original g40

Offline Alex

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 10:46:04 pm »
Pretty sure you can't change the model name. It could've been registered wrong, but are you sure it's not a reshell or a conversion?

Offline matthg40

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 11:18:39 pm »
It is reshelled I've put my engine in a polo g40 shell as my bulkhead has rusted on my old one but it is defiantly an original g40

Offline DKnight

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 08:45:14 am »
in all my time of owning g40's i have never seen one that does not come up as a G40 on the log book

you got any pics?

Offline PeteG40

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 09:07:06 am »
how do you know its an original g40?

if its not on the log book... only way of proving so is to go to vw with chassis number - see what they say.

I've owned about 10 ish g40s (shock horror), and All have said g40 on the v5

Offline matthg40

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 10:58:27 am »
I was told there's an id sticker in the boot that states it's a g40 and I was told the py engine was a polo g40 engine code

Offline ereeiz

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 11:11:30 am »
The sticker in the boot is a VW thing, it's not G40 specific. However the codes on there should be the original codes of everything installed on the car (ie. chassis no, engine no, paint code, extra trim/ add-on codes) So it should say PY for the engine. You can normally visit a dealers and request the previous history from it too although it sometimes means having to go to the dealership it was sold from as not all the info is on the network and is occasionally held locally (was when I worked there anyway).

Offline matthg40

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 11:38:41 am »
The codes match up I've spoke to the dude who sold it he's convinced it's an original with the py code chassis number paint trim etc I'm only so bothered as I wanted another original g40

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 12:55:31 pm »
Sounds like it is then. It's not unusual for stuff to be registered incorrectly or info missed out, it all depends on who does the paperwork. Pissed me off when I learnt that, but that's just the way it is it seems- inconsistent!

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 01:15:51 pm »
I'd ring VW and try to get through to someone who can tell you for definite.  Codes on the car matching the logbook don't really mean much.  My log book shows the PY engine code (because I changed it years ago) but my car is a GT.

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2011, 01:41:32 pm »
with due respect - vw will be more trustworthy than the bloke who sold it

Offline chris2911

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2011, 02:29:02 pm »
had same problem with my lhd genesis.

dvla put is down as a polo genesis not a g40 so i got confomation off vw dealer and a computer printout
and sent it back to dvla who changed logbook to polo g40.

no proof and the wont change anything

Offline matthg40

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Re: Logbook
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2011, 03:19:45 pm »
Ok I will ring Vw and ask them for the history of the car thanks all