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Old 11-25-2012, 03:34 PM
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Hay all! im in the process of doing a little exploring into my 86.5's history, the option code sticker is no longer on the car. is there any way to decode the vin number to tell me all the options that came with the car from the factory. the vin is WP0JB0924GS862073 if anybody could help me out i would really appreciate it
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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'86 5sp US model
C03 California
M018 Elevated hub
M158 Radio Blaupunkt Monterey
M319 Additional engine cooling for hot climate countries
M490 Hi-fi sound system
M494 Amplifier system
M533 Alarm system
M570 High output air-conditioner
M650 Sunroof
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:39 PM
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Click on the VIN number in your post - the forum auto-directs it to a VIN decoder, but probably not as detailed as Erkka's report.
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Originally Posted by Vilhuer View Post
'86 5sp US model
C03 California
S3s for California get a different hood sticker.

Otherwise, the only difference Fed vs. Cal. is the vacuum hose at the front of the TB is moved from one barb to the other.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:28 AM
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Thanks all for the information, my car must have been in California at one point in its life,! btw porken i think you will be getting some chips to be updated from RI soon :P
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Randy V View Post
Click on the VIN number in your post - the forum auto-directs it to a VIN decoder, but probably not as detailed as Erkka's report.
Tried that, pretty useless.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:33 AM
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the only really weird part is that my car seems to have an automatic transmission in it.... guess somebody switched it over at some point, strange, the whole setup looks pretty factory..
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i did too, nothing really showed up just 86 5 speed
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Originally Posted by porsche 928 RI View Post
the only really weird part is that my car seems to have an automatic transmission in it.... guess somebody switched it over at some point, strange, the whole setup looks pretty factory..
Odd - the VIN shows up with engine type M28.43 which confirms it should be a 5-speed. Surprising as most conversions tend to be from auto to 5-speed.

It should confirm the engine type on the block, and also on the sticker in the rear hatch.

It would be the first occurrence of incorrect data in the PET7.3 lookup that I've seen - please let us know what the sticker says on it (or the block - but the sticker is less likely to have been changed).
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Hi Guys, I have the same issue of the options sticker being missing and was puzzling over how to find out these things. I am based in the UK and to the best of my knowledge my car is a 928 built and registered in 1982, Guards Red with black leather interior with pasha inserts ( wow very retro funky!!)

My VIN is WPOZZZ92ZC5800351
and doesn't want to work in the decoder at all.

Engine code is M28.10 4,5L 8 1982 Porsche 928 M249 (177Kw / 241Hp) 80C5001 >> 8000

Colour sticker is 027 92 g1

All information provided would be gratefully received

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mattylan ... the 5 in your VIN is really an S

VIN:WP0ZZZ92ZCS800351
MY 1982 928
ROW - England
Engine: M28.10
Transmission: A22.01
Options:
M020 ... Speedometer with 2 scales (kph and mph)
M058 ... Bumpers with impact absorbers
I061 ... Version for Great Britain
M249 ... Automatic transmission
M261 ... Passenger side mirror electric plain
I401 .. Light metal rims forged
I414 .... Transmission oil cooler
I454 ... Cruise control
I466 ... Rear fog lamp, right.
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Originally Posted by Dave928S View Post
mattylan ... the 5 in your VIN is really an S

VIN:WP0ZZZ92ZCS800351
MY 1982 928
ROW - England
Engine: M28.10
Transmission: A22.01
Options:
M020 ... Speedometer with 2 scales (kph and mph)
M058 ... Bumpers with impact absorbers
I061 ... Version for Great Britain
M249 ... Automatic transmission
M261 ... Passenger side mirror electric plain
I401 .. Light metal rims forged
I414 .... Transmission oil cooler
I454 ... Cruise control
I466 ... Rear fog lamp, right.
Dave, where online do you find the VIN decoder you use ?
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The sticker in the hatch is long gone , when I get home from work I will try to get a picture of engine tag, about a year back I replaced the tt bearings and upgraded the front flex-plate clamp, everything in the rear suspension/transmission appeared to be unmolested since the factory!
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Conformed engine plaque is stamped M28/44 serial number 81606507, the car must have been factory auto????
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Hi,

Would someone be so kind to decode this one for me, since I don't have any ideia of what options are in my car:

WPOZZZ92ZDS840935

Thanks in advance.

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