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Old 02-26-2013, 10:37 PM
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Mein Auto: 10/1986 528e
528e vin # problems

I have a 528e and i am having problems deciphering what info from the vin is most accurate. Some places i check the vin tell me i have an 87 528e (including the DMV) and others tell me i have an 86 528e manufactured in october. Where can i get the most accurate info. The last 7 digits of my vin are 9654206, and from what i gather i believe my 528e was manufactured in Germany. Any body who has any info please lemme know...
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:35 AM
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Hi,
Both realoem.com http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?vin=9654206 and a reliable russian site http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/ indicate that your 528E was manufactured in Oct 1986.
Not sure what site said '87.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:22 AM
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it was made in 86 as a 87 model.


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Old 02-27-2013, 01:19 PM
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@ piston broke, and south26 thanks for the info. i will look further into it...
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:56 PM
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it was made in 86 as a 87 model.


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+1 They usually start manufacturing the next model year in Sept of the previous year, so its entirely normal to have an 87 made in 86.
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