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Old 03-26-2003, 09:57 PM
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Please help identify the correct thermostat kit.

Dear friends,

I need some help in finding the correct part for my 240D with this VIN number: WDBAB23A9BB247229.

When I tried to retrieve the part number for thermostat kit, I received this engine range to choose from:


Based on the 12th through 17th digits of the VIN number, I can't see how it falls into the engine range shown above.

Please help me find the correct part (which engine range should I choose??)

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

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Old 03-26-2003, 11:04 PM
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Your ENGINE # is different than your VIN #. You want the engine #; starts with 616.
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:56 AM
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If its a manual, it will be the 10-xxxxxx number

If its an automatic (my condolances) it will be the 12-xxxxxx number.

What they are looking for is the model number of your car. In your case it is something like 123.123.1x.xxxxxx.

Look for a sheetmetal plate just infront of the radiator. All those numbers on there tell you about your car, and the options it was built with.

Hope this helps,

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Old 03-27-2003, 02:25 PM
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Thanks a lot Larry Delor and jbaj007. Your posts are very informative.

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Old 03-27-2003, 05:06 PM
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You can always do what I do. I call the dealer and have them look up the correct part number based on the VIN. That seems to work. And, Phil is always a great help finding the correct part number.

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