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Discussion in 'Z4 Roadster & Coupé' started by GazHyde, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. GazHyde

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    Updated as the original process (strike through) doesn't seem to be valid anymore. Replaced with a new procedure which does work!

    There is an option to save the data as a PDF file, so you can keep it on file.

    This works for both Z3 and Z4 models (and pretty much any UK BMW too!) and all you need is the last 7 digits of your VIN number.
    1. BMW's VIN decoder seems easiest to use.
    2. Go to http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
    3. Enter the last seven characters of the VIN, and the Captcha characters.
    4. That will bring up your Z3's build data.
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    The PDF's look like this when created (using Rosie as an example 2001 2.2i Sport

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    Thanks, worked first time
     
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    Got there eventually :)

    Make sure you don't have pop-ups blocked for the BMW site - otherwise it doesn't work!
     
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    Did mine, it said it comes with a wheel changing kit and a smokers package, never foung any package when i bought the car :))
     
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    Oh dear, someone wasn't very bright when they ordered it then, could have been better spent elsewhere =))
     
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    I've never seen the BMW Smoking Jacket, pipe and slippers =))
     
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    I'm sure they're standard with that option and Hornel will model them in july :coolsteer) =))
     
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    Thats 2 on my hit list at Silverstone b-( ;)
     
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    Can't wait :-j :-h :-bd :beer
     
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    Doesn't work on an IPad. Will try again on my laptop.
     
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    checked mine, loads of stuff added,
     
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    Thanks for that. Very useful link.
    Cheers
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    Hi thanks for this, knew my car was June 2000 from under the bonnet. From this I now know she was "born" on the 22nd of June 2000. Will have to make sure she gets a 12th birthday treat :D
     
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    How did you manage to find that out? Jackster. I tried, but couldn't get that info. :-l
     
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    Just looked - when you click on 'Options' in Step 7 you need to click on the + symbol next to where it says 'Vehicle Information'. This drops down a panel with extra information on it.

    My Z4 was born on the 31st of March 2004

    Jacksters was born on my 28th birthday :D
     
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    Yup as Gaz says in the post above. That means you were sweet 16 when my car was born lol! How far away does that seem?
     
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    Appreciate the compliment, but you are heading the wrong direction Jackster!
     
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    :)) That will teach me to read post's more fully!
     
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    Mora was born on 19th April in the year 2000. :martini Obviously a vintage year :D

    We didn't understand one or two of the specs, firstly the power output was 110?? was that elephants? :-?
    secondly what the heck does HECK mean??? :D
    At lastly, the engine is listed as an M52, which we already knew, but had TU afterwards, what does that stand for? :-\
     
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    Heck is stern so I would say rear wheel drive :D

    and Here is a link to Wiki for all about the engine variants
     

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