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      02-09-2012, 03:02 PM   #155
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So how long does customs take?.... my VO is sitting on the Port Kembla docks
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      02-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #156
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Last weekend I was told by a couple of dealers in Sydney that there will no more 1M, and not much point putting a deposit down....

Yesterday, by sheer fluke found a dealer in Melbourne who has a car allocated but the customer had a change of heart. Put my deposit down, signed the paperwork and was told that this will be the last 1M to be delivered in Aus. Not sure if that's fact or sales pitch, but either way it's a long wait till Aug/Sep delivery.

Thinking of going AW. Though wife hates VO, which might mean only I would drive the beast :thump:

So a much loved AW 2009 130i is now up for sale, as are E92M3 FSB & Control Arm kit that were never fitted.
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      02-09-2012, 09:51 PM   #157
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So how long does customs take?.... my VO is sitting on the Port Kembla docks
ian have you had much sleep the last few nights?
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      02-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #158
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ian have you had much sleep the last few nights?
I have learnt patience... my life policy is not to concern myself with things not within my control such as Ozzie customs
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      02-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #159
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I confirmed mine is due for production in February with possible delivery in April. Excitement has peaked already. Should have paid the extra for the one in Gosford.....
Have you got the last 7 digits of your VIN (production number) yet?
Do you know what status your car is?
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      02-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #160
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I'm expecting my 1M around April some time, but who knows what will happen.
Have you got the last 7 digits of your VIN (production number) yet?
Do you know what status your car is?
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      02-09-2012, 10:07 PM   #161
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Ordered Aug 2011 & I'm told mine is Feb build with May dleivery. Here's hoping no BS & no delays......
Have you got the last 7 digits of your VIN (production number) yet?
Do you know what status your car is?
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      02-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #162
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So how long does customs take?.... my VO is sitting on the Port Kembla docks
Hi Ian.. Normally 24hr turn around for customs, UNLESS its raining, which it is, and might take up to 3 days..
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      02-09-2012, 11:09 PM   #163
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Hi Ian.. Normally 24hr turn around for customs, UNLESS its raining, which it is, and might take up to 3 days..
Cool, why does rain slow it down?
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      02-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #164
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Does anyone know what the digits in your VIN stand for?
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      02-10-2012, 12:05 AM   #165
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Does anyone know what the digits in your VIN stand for?
http://www.autohausaz.com/bmw-auto-p...n-numbers.html
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      02-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #166
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For the 1M guys.

Does your VIN star with WBA or WBS?
Is the 4th letter of your VIN a 'U'?
Is the 6th number of your VIN a 4?
Is the 7th number of your VIN a 2?
Is the 10th letter of your VIN a C?
Is the 11th letter of your VIN a V?

As far as I'm aware the above letters and numbers should be standard in all Australian 1M VIN's.

Just trying to get my head around how the VIN is put together and what each letter/number means.
I would appreciate if someone could take the time to have a look at their 1M and get back to me.

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      02-10-2012, 12:46 AM   #167
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For the 1M guys.
Just trying to get my head around how the VIN is put together and what each letter/number means.
I would appreciate if someone could take the time to have a look at their 1M and get back to me.

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Mine is like WBUSR92020VSxxxxx
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      02-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #168
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Thanks Ian

I would appreciate if someone else could verify the first 10 digits as well by having a quick look at their VIN.
There is no need for the last 7 digits, I am only trying to get my head around the first 10.

As far as I'm aware it should be as follows.

Digit 1 - Country of origin (the W stands for Germany)
Digit 2-3 - Designates the cars manufacturer (BS designates BMW Motorsport)
Digit 4-7 - Designates the model code (UR92: The 'U' is for a 1 Series, the 'R' and '9' is part of the model designation but I don't know what, and the '2' means it's an Australian vehicle)
Digit 8? - Designates the restraint system identifier (type of seatbelt/airbag system in the car)
Digit 9? - Designates the 'check digit' which is determined by an algorithm of your VIN
Digit 10 - Designates the model year identifier (in the 1M's case it should only be 'B' for 2011 or 'C' for 2012 produced cars)
Digit 11 - Designates the BMW Plant the vehicle was manufactured in (In all 1M's this will be a 'V' which is the Leipzig Plant)
Digit 12-17 - Designates the Sequential Production Number / Chassis Number.

So minus a few gaps this is how an Australian 1M VIN should read:

W BS UR92 _ _ B/C V XXXXXX

If someone could check this understanding against their own that would be great, I hope how I've understood it is correct, but I could be way off.

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      02-10-2012, 01:05 AM   #169
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It is WBSUR920x0VSxxxxx

the x in the first 10 is a check digit and I have an excel file I made up to work that out.

Do a google/search - WBS is BMW M

I can't remember off the top of my head what the other number stands for.
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      02-10-2012, 01:20 AM   #170
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It is WBSUR920x0VSxxxxx

the x in the first 10 is a check digit and I have an excel file I made up to work that out.

Do a google/search - WBS is BMW M

I can't remember off the top of my head what the other number stands for.
How did you know what algorithm to apply to generate the 'check digit' correctly?
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      02-10-2012, 01:21 AM   #171
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It is WBSUR920x0VSxxxxx

the x in the first 10 is a check digit and I have an excel file I made up to work that out.

Do a google/search - WBS is BMW M

I can't remember off the top of my head what the other number stands for.
Are you sure that the '0' you have quoted immediately befor the 'V' is not infact a 'C'?

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How did you know what algorithm to apply to generate the 'check digit' correctly?
Google is your friend .

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Are you sure that the '0' you have quoted immediately befor the 'V' is not infact a 'C'?
Yes I am sure. .
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Cool, why does rain slow it down?
My eldest son worked for Patricks Stevedor for some time and told me that when its wet the docks production gets way behind due to the quarantine process..

Quarantine cant process cars in the wet..
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      02-10-2012, 06:06 PM   #174
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Anyone else care to share the first 10 digits of their VIN to help verify the correct Australian sequence.

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Anyone else care to share the first 10 digits of their VIN to help verify the correct Australian sequence.

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WBSUR92010#######
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