Canter model decoding for Australian models

dZak

New member
#1
Hi,
Can anyone direct me to information to decode Australian Mitsubishi Canter model numbers?
Most of the info I can find relates to overseas models or doesn't include the letters/numbers in some of the trucks I am looking at.

Cheers
Dave
 

dZak

New member
#4
Thanks for the replies.
I'd like to be able to work out engine types and chassis lengths etc as I browse the net without having to bother others all the time.
This is the best explanation i have found so far but appears to be different to whats available in Australia.

https://carused.jp/mitsubishi_canter/spec

eg: This one i was looking at doesn't fit FG639W6

Dave
 
#6
Hi Dave,

I assume your 92 model is 2wd?, from what I know there has not been a lot of significant change in chassis lengths over the years, and the 2wd chassis are generally longer than the 4wd variants.

As an example, the current model 4wd https://cdn.fuso.com.au/Docs/SpecSheets/Canter%20FG%204x4%20wide%20cab.pdf has 1808mm rear cab to axle and the 2wd https://cdn.fuso.com.au/Docs/SpecSheets/Canter%20Crew%20Cabs.pdf has 2271mm for the same spec. and these figures are pretty close to your quoted estimated figures.

Dave
 

gait

Explorer
#8
I was looking for something else and tripped over the following, from the front of my (around 2005) manual

so my FG649E is (F) forward control, (G)diesel, 4wd, (6)wide cab, (4) gvm 6000-6900kg, (9) 4D34-T, (E) 2780mm wheelbase

char 1 Vehicle Type
F = forward control

char 2 Basic loading capacity, drive system, fuel
E = diesel engine, payload 2000 to 3500 kg, 4x2
G = diesel engine, payload 2000 to 3000 kg, 4x4

char 3 Cab style
5 = standard cab (1695mm)
6 = wide cab (1995mm)

char 4 vehicle variations suspension
3 = rigid axle light duty vehicle (payload 1500 to 3000 kg)
4 = rigid axle light duty vehicle (gvm 6000 to 6900 kg)
5 = rigid axle light duty vehicle (gvm 7000 kg or more)

char 5 engine
4 = 4M42T
9 = 4D34-T

char 6 wheelbase
FE
C = 2750mm
E = 3350mm
F = 3760mm

FG
C = 2530mm
E = 2780mm
 
#9
Oh .
I have rego number now i will check that on monday at work we i am not too busy for you.
The Vin number should on the plate in the lh side door frame.
 

dZak

New member
#12
Hi. I think I accidently deleted on of my posts.
My 10/92 is a 4wd FG439C
For some reason on my rego it's listed as a 93
 

dZak

New member
#13
Hi Dave,

I assume your 92 model is 2wd?, from what I know there has not been a lot of significant change in chassis lengths over the years, and the 2wd chassis are generally longer than the 4wd variants.

As an example, the current model 4wd https://cdn.fuso.com.au/Docs/SpecSheets/Canter%20FG%204x4%20wide%20cab.pdf has 1808mm rear cab to axle and the 2wd https://cdn.fuso.com.au/Docs/SpecSheets/Canter%20Crew%20Cabs.pdf has 2271mm for the same spec. and these figures are pretty close to your quoted estimated figures.

Dave
So these are the type of spec sheets I'm looking for.
Are these available for 93 & 09 models?
What I am thinking is the 4.9 turbo diesel with 5 stud wheel so I can swap my wheels over. I believe they went to 6 stud in 2010.
Not particularly interested in vehicle with DPF or SCR either.
Am I on the right track with 09 model?

Cheers
Dave