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      06-21-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Shocking result after i used VIN Decoder(325i owners please help)

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I got to know about this amazing VIN decoder site that gives you almost all the info about our bmws, when i ran my 2009 325i vin number i got a shocking info bellow, it showed in engine section-"Low compression engine"(code S858A) I have attached the pic of my vin results & also the url for the vin decoder site, Do your'll guys get the same result too? or has bmw actually detuned the cars in india? Run your vins & let me know, here is the link, you have to put your last 7 digits of your vin & do a simple math to prove your not a bot.
http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/


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Not sure if Australia got a low compression engine, but maybe India did due to fuel quality? What are the engine specs on your car?
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Hi guys,
I got to know about this amazing VIN decoder site that gives you almost all the info about our bmws, when i ran my 2009 325i vin number i got a shocking info bellow, it showed in engine section-"Low compression engine"(code S858A) I have attached the pic of my vin results & also the url for the vin decoder site, Do your'll guys get the same result too? or has bmw actually detuned the cars in india? Run your vins & let me know, here is the link, you have to put your last 7 digits of your vin & do a simple math to prove your not a bot.
http://www.rubmw.ru/vincode/eng/

The german text suggests that it is done because of the low quality fuel
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Not sure if Australia got a low compression engine, but maybe India did due to fuel quality? What are the engine specs on your car?
Its the 2.5lt 218 bhp one.
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Its the 2.5lt 218 bhp one.
That's the same as the Aus-spec engine.

Btw, Aus also has low quality fuel.
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That's the same as the Aus-spec engine.

Btw, Aus also has low quality fuel.
anyone with a 325i can run their vin on the decoder website to see if they get the same info?

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anyone with a 325i can run their vin on the decoder website to see if they get the same info?

Thanks..
Here you go... have fun..

http://www.carsales.com.au/car/brand...l&keyword=2009
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anyone with a 325i can run their vin on the decoder website to see if they get the same info?

Thanks..
Hey

Have a 2010 e90 325i Innovations Sports and I don't get that on my list.

Sorry
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Thanks for the link, checked few cars through the site

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Have a 2010 e90 325i Innovations Sports and I don't get that on my list.

Sorry
Yes its not present in the australian 325i options, guess bmw have detuned the 325i in india for 91 octane fuel as 97 octane is very rare over here..
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Yes its not present in the australian 325i options, guess bmw have detuned the 325i in india for 91 octane fuel as 97 octane is very rare over here..
i would say that's the case.
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i would say that's the case.
Isn't the ecu suppose to down tune the engine itself by altering the timing when low octane fuel is used?
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I would have thought it was the 130kw US engine, not the 160kw AU/EU engine?

In the "Vehicle Information" section at the top, what 'type' and 'power' figures does it give you?


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I would have thought it was the 130kw US engine, not the 160kw AU/EU engine?

In the "Vehicle Information" section at the top, what 'type' and 'power' figures does it give you?
Hi,
Its mentions 2.5lt 160kw, i attached the pic-

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Its saying my 335i has 225bhp
That better be a typo because everything else seems to be correct.

It also says my other 330ci is 170bhp....... not paying attention any more!

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OOooooh! I only know about bhp measurements.
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OOooooh! I only know about bhp measurements.
1kw = 1.34hp
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Its saying my 335i has 225bhp
That better be a typo because everything else seems to be correct.

It also says my other 330ci is 170bhp....... not paying attention any more!
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Btw, Aus also has low quality fuel.
I thought our diesel wasn't as good as Europes.. but Petrol was just as good as any?
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I thought our diesel wasn't as good as Europes.. but Petrol was just as good as any?
Our petrol has high sulfur content.

The mazda skyactiv engines have 14.1:1 compression ratio overseas but Australia gets the detuned one with 13:1 I think? Something like that, but they cite our poor quality fuel as the reason why we are down on power.
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Our petrol has high sulfur content.

The mazda skyactiv engines have 14.1:1 compression ratio overseas but Australia gets the detuned one with 13:1 I think? Something like that, but they cite our poor quality fuel as the reason why we are down on power.
Wait, so what fuel is best for our cars
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