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Old 11-18-2010, 05:32 PM
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Vin search help

I noticed the Russian Vin search was down. can anyone help me with this Vin to see what options the car came with?

WDB12603212048892

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Old 11-19-2010, 12:17 PM
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http://www.decodethis.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

Maybe this may help?
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:27 PM
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Thanks for the help. I tried it but for some reason it says the vin is invalid.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:51 PM
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Bummer ...is there no way to call on a dealer to help you out? Are there any letters missing in that W126s VIN?

They'd be the best bet, obviously.
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Datacard

I was able to pull up the data card for this VIN, but it says it is faulty? I don't know what that means. It does list all the SA codes but with no descriptions. I hope this helps.

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Old 11-22-2010, 11:52 PM
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Thank you... that does help a lot.

Is there any way to tell for sure on a 380sel if the motor has been tuned by AMG without taking it apart? Is the block stamped anywhere?

Thanks again!
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Thank you... that does help a lot.

Is there any way to tell for sure on a 380sel if the motor has been tuned by AMG without taking it apart? Is the block stamped anywhere?

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Old 11-23-2010, 01:35 PM
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That's not a VIN number, I believe it is the chassis number, which is different. Dead giveaway is after the WDB it has the 126032, which is a chassis ID, not a VIN. A VIN will have the WDB, the 2 letters and 2 numbers, for example EA30.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:54 PM
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Hmm... that would make sense. Would a euro car have a different style vin?

Once again, I do appreciate all the help!
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:08 PM
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Not sure, but I thought the 17 digit VIN was all agreed upon world-wide???
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First off, the VIN/Chassis number is one of the same.

As for the construction of the number, the eleventh entry is a letter and not a digit
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:02 AM
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I had this same problem with a 280e euro that I owned. WDBfollowed by 14 digits. Only the russian vin decoder could decode it out of the ones that I found online.
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First off, the VIN/Chassis number is one of the same.

As for the construction of the number, the eleventh entry is a letter and not a digit
They're all digits, some are letters and some are numerals. Even the North American VIN construction is displayed differently in the EPC. For example, my 260E has a VIN starting WDBEA26, while the EPC converts that to WDB124026.
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Right, but again that's the chassis number, the VIN is different.
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First off, the VIN/Chassis number is one of the same.

As for the construction of the number, the eleventh entry is a letter and not a digit

Not technically correct.

M.B.'s in the states have a slightly different version of V.I.N. than R.O.W.
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