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      09-14-2012, 09:36 PM   #111
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Its called cosmoline, and I still have the stuff leaking onto my headlights from somewhere under the bonnet.
I remember the stuff leaking from my driver's door bottom corner when I had my 320i E36 - my first BMW. That's when I learned about it.
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      09-16-2012, 01:41 AM   #112
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Will be happy to deal with any amount of cosmoline if the car is free from the steering vibration.
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      09-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #113
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Haven't seen any aussie posts regarding the vibrations, I was thinking of changing the wheels at the dealership for the 395 style but now I think I should stick with the ones they built the car with and balanced with also just in case I end up,with vibrations. My X5 had the wheels changed at the dealer and they are wearing unevenly now and was told the alignment was correct by them. Anyone having the vibrations from the south Africa builds?
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      09-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #114
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Ya Drk280 was wondering the same thing myself... The 328 I tested was free from such issues. I'm starting to wonder if it was isolated to the US batches.
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      09-16-2012, 11:43 PM   #115
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spikey: have you heard from your sales yet?
I haven't heard from my sales yet and my car is still not tracking!!
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      09-17-2012, 12:31 AM   #116
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spikey: have you heard from your sales yet?
I haven't heard from my sales yet and my car is still not tracking!!
Not yet

I don't think it'll start tracking till closer to end of month. Looking at the shipping schedules, one coming to bris arrives mid Oct.....
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      09-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #117
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BMW VIN shows my build date as 30-08-2012, yet W&W doesn't have records of my VIN..

Hoping it's on the next ship...
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      09-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #118
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Haven't seen any aussie posts regarding the vibrations, I was thinking of changing the wheels at the dealership for the 395 style but now I think I should stick with the ones they built the car with and balanced with also just in case I end up,with vibrations. My X5 had the wheels changed at the dealer and they are wearing unevenly now and was told the alignment was correct by them. Anyone having the vibrations from the south Africa builds?
No problems here.
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      09-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #119
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BMW VIN shows my build date as 30-08-2012, yet W&W doesn't have records of my VIN..

Hoping it's on the next ship...
My production date was the 22nd Aug... I've had zero luck so far...
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      09-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #120
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This question has probably been asked a thousand time (though I couldn't find the answer in my brief search), but does the production date - for example on BMW VIN - indicate the date of completion or the date of commencement?
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      09-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #121
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This question has probably been asked a thousand time (though I couldn't find the answer in my brief search), but does the production date - for example on BMW VIN - indicate the date of completion or the date of commencement?
Using my E90 as an example, I'd say production date from VIN decoders indicates start of production.
(eg. from bmwvin.com: "Prod.date 2009-09-25", and from sticker under the bonnet, build date is "OCT.09". Also, it was booked for shipping at Durban on "19-10-2009").
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      09-17-2012, 11:07 PM   #122
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I also got a spreadsheet from the dealer, it shows 'build date' as 04-09-2012 vs 30-08-2012 from BMWVIN

Hoping it's on the next ship out
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      09-18-2012, 02:17 AM   #123
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My prod date is 31/08/12. Looks like 3 of our cars will come together. Not on the cargo list as of today either
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      09-18-2012, 03:34 AM   #124
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There's abit of a lag to when it appears on the vin and tracking website. For me I only saw it on the bmwvin website after the build was finished.

No worries boys they're on the way =)
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      09-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #125
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looks like mine is booked on the Lavender Ace arriving Port Kembla on 15 Oct. Estoril Blue with Coral red interior.
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      09-19-2012, 06:53 AM   #126
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looks like mine is booked on the Lavender Ace arriving Port Kembla on 15 Oct. Estoril Blue with Coral red interior.
Congrats - what was your production date out of interest?
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      09-19-2012, 08:02 AM   #127
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looks like mine is booked on the Lavender Ace arriving Port Kembla on 15 Oct. Estoril Blue with Coral red interior.
Nice! Very exciting! I assume you found out from the tracking web site?
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      09-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #128
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Grats guys, nice to read that the Msport lines are on their way.
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Glad to see that mine is tracking as well
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      09-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #130
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Did your car make it to the ship called Faust? My build is one day from yours latte but the tracking website seems to be down this g giving me an error. Do you put in the complete Vin number in the cargo field ?
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      09-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #131
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Did your car make it to the ship called Faust? My build is one day from yours latte but the tracking website seems to be down this g giving me an error. Do you put in the complete Vin number in the cargo field ?
Use the 7 digit VIN starting with NPxxxxx
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      09-19-2012, 11:44 PM   #132
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THANK YOU Dabaitu.. i was typing in the entire Vin number... my car made it to the ship Faust !!! loaded yesterday.. arrived at the terminal on 18th, arriving in Port Kembla on 9 Oct .. geez.. it just might make it into my hands before the 31st Oct..
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