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    Well, after 15 years of owning my car I found something I can't explain

    Mine is '88 M3 Zinno/Natur
    2196219

    If I look over the prod date when I open the door It said 08/87, but
    for my surprise if I look in Real Oem it said 09/87

    The car is on BMW registry with photos as 08/87 model

    Can someone expalin this? Is this common? (I don't think so)
    '88 Sep 03,87 Zinno/Natur 2.5L--the queen
    '90 White/Natur 2.3L---the weekend
    '14 GT-R Red/Black ohhh..yeah!!!
    '09 E82 135i Crimson Red/ Black w/M-Tech goodies--sold
    '94 11/93 AW III 525i M50/S50 cams/5 speed swap--sold
    '11 Nissan Rogue White/Gray
    '89 Wrangler 4.2L 4x4 5 speed
    '66 VW Beetle

  • #2
    My door sticker says 1/88. Real OEM says 2/88. I saw an earlier vin # car with a later date on the M registry! ?????

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    • #3
      realoem must be using some kind of approximation. In any case, what's on the door is the real deal I think.



      - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

      zhpregistry.net

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      • #4
        RealOEM is not the most reliable source of info.
        There are quite a few errors in their parts schematics, for example.
        It is a guide, but not a bible.

        m

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        • #5
          Thanks guys for the info

          [peace]
          '88 Sep 03,87 Zinno/Natur 2.5L--the queen
          '90 White/Natur 2.3L---the weekend
          '14 GT-R Red/Black ohhh..yeah!!!
          '09 E82 135i Crimson Red/ Black w/M-Tech goodies--sold
          '94 11/93 AW III 525i M50/S50 cams/5 speed swap--sold
          '11 Nissan Rogue White/Gray
          '89 Wrangler 4.2L 4x4 5 speed
          '66 VW Beetle

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          • #6
            ETK is up to and from by month so I'm sure it's just rounded up. Here is your cars b-day
            Prod. date 1987-09-03


            Originally posted by drinaldis
            I dated a girl who used to do the reverse grind. I kinda liked it.

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            • #7
              What's my car b-day? AE34447?



              - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

              zhpregistry.net

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              • #8
                Originally posted by noro View Post
                What's my car b-day? AE34447?
                if im wrong someone correct me, but isnt the paper with all the options and final date under the rear seat?

                my final date is 12 Sep 1987 and its a 88 model year

                ***
                A special thank you to:
                archie, chutrain, carfantiti, ///M3 Terr, Jake, G2NY, Justin(OKC), Andyman746, dllance, NameIsStanley, JP, Speedvill, blyguy, MTLALEX, ///M0F01SD, Tom64, GK-E30M3, L James, ///CRISS, Das Boots, e30polak, DrWillb, Cactusjacks1, E30terry, S14E30M3 and all the S14 members who have showed support and contacted me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by noro View Post
                  What's my car b-day? AE34447?
                  Prod. date 1990-09-24

                  mine is 7 days older than yours :partay:


                  Originally posted by drinaldis
                  I dated a girl who used to do the reverse grind. I kinda liked it.

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                  • #10
                    can you please confirm my date.

                    2196478

                    ***
                    A special thank you to:
                    archie, chutrain, carfantiti, ///M3 Terr, Jake, G2NY, Justin(OKC), Andyman746, dllance, NameIsStanley, JP, Speedvill, blyguy, MTLALEX, ///M0F01SD, Tom64, GK-E30M3, L James, ///CRISS, Das Boots, e30polak, DrWillb, Cactusjacks1, E30terry, S14E30M3 and all the S14 members who have showed support and contacted me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jeremiah View Post
                      ETK is up to and from by month so I'm sure it's just rounded up. Here is your cars b-day
                      Prod. date 1987-09-03
                      Thanks man!
                      '88 Sep 03,87 Zinno/Natur 2.5L--the queen
                      '90 White/Natur 2.3L---the weekend
                      '14 GT-R Red/Black ohhh..yeah!!!
                      '09 E82 135i Crimson Red/ Black w/M-Tech goodies--sold
                      '94 11/93 AW III 525i M50/S50 cams/5 speed swap--sold
                      '11 Nissan Rogue White/Gray
                      '89 Wrangler 4.2L 4x4 5 speed
                      '66 VW Beetle

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Yan-3 View Post
                        can you please confirm my date.

                        2196478

                        Prod. date 1987-09-26


                        Originally posted by drinaldis
                        I dated a girl who used to do the reverse grind. I kinda liked it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jeremiah View Post
                          Prod. date 1987-09-26
                          oh wow, so not the 12th. cool thanks for that.

                          ***
                          A special thank you to:
                          archie, chutrain, carfantiti, ///M3 Terr, Jake, G2NY, Justin(OKC), Andyman746, dllance, NameIsStanley, JP, Speedvill, blyguy, MTLALEX, ///M0F01SD, Tom64, GK-E30M3, L James, ///CRISS, Das Boots, e30polak, DrWillb, Cactusjacks1, E30terry, S14E30M3 and all the S14 members who have showed support and contacted me.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yan-3 View Post
                            oh wow, so not the 12th. cool thanks for that.
                            Just out of curiosity, does the date Jeremiah provided match the date on the sticker in the door jam of your car? Same question for others in this thread.
                            Terrance

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jeremiah View Post
                              Prod. date 1990-09-24

                              mine is 7 days older than yours :partay:
                              Thanks!... isn't it weird our cars went through the same dude's hands 20 years ago only a week apart...



                              - Tire is the other control arm bushing.

                              zhpregistry.net

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