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    Default VIN decoder online here

    Nothing new to the regulars here, but valuable for the newbies.
    If you want to know details about your car, just type in the last 7 digits/letters of your chassis number and a lot of information will come out, such as type of engine, type of gear and actual month and year of production.
    This is sometimes very important when asking to solve problems and/or looking for correct part numbers.
    Just one example, the microfilter has been installed only from a certain month in 1990.
    Some people believe first date of registration is same/equal to month/year of production. That is not the case.
    For example my car was produced in 11/1988 and first registration was 12/1989.
    If possible, indicate your VIN number in your signature, but at least the exact model, type and month/year of production.

    VIN decoder

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    The decoder does not work for me.
    Here's my VIN: wbahd61050bk82209
    I inputted the last 7 characters bk92209 but i got an error.
    In the online parts site, it works and it correctly identifies the car as a JAP model.
    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Philip

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    Default are you sure that is the correct number?

    Here are more details:


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    I got an error reply as well... pertaining to IP issues... something about an anonymous proxy server.

    94 540i / 255k / 165k on the alusil / E.A.T. chip / Power Discs w/Akebono Pro Ceramic / E39 type 33's

    -Brandon G

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    I have no problem with this one
    http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi
    My VIN is 3055570 and when I type in that number and push encode then it tells me all.

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    I dunno... must be something up with my ISP.

    This is what I get back when I try to run it-

    "Sorry, We could not process your request.
    Reason : Request was rejected from this IP address ( 207.55.236.240 )
    May be you are using anonymous proxy server."

    94 540i / 255k / 165k on the alusil / E.A.T. chip / Power Discs w/Akebono Pro Ceramic / E39 type 33's

    -Brandon G

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    same here... got that weird reply

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    last 7 digits of VIN 2084786
    couldnt run the program... can anyone check this out and post the results...
    thanks!

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    Chassis number 2084786
    Vehicle code HC23
    Series E34
    Model 525i ( 525iM20 )
    Body type saloon
    Catalog model USA
    Production date 1988 / 12
    Engine M20
    Transmission Automatic
    Steering Left
    Catalyzer YES


    Additional Information for Vehicle code HC23
    Production FROM : 1988/06/01 TO : 1990/08/31
    Engine M20 B25
    Engine Oil 4.25 Liter
    Transmission Automatic
    Transmission Model 4HP-22/H
    Transmission Oil 3.00 Liter
    Rear Axle Oil 1.70 Liter
    Coolant(w/o Air Conditioner) 10.50 Liter
    Coolant(with Air Conditioner) 11.00 Liter
    Brake fluid 1.00 Liter
    Remarks :

    ok thats all it said
    '90 535iSE Auto (AE+EAT) 123k miles
    '86 F288 69k miles
    '06('89)- PGE 2.0DOHC Turbo
    '03 A160LE 19k miles
    1914 Stellite E2A (no odometer!)
    (+ others I daren't mention here)
    www.pyghtle.com

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    thanks

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