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hey guys

 

every s13 i see has a vin number stamped on a plate thats pop riveted with 6mtimpxxxxx, ( has whatever numbers) but then underneath it or too the side. has another number that has s13pqxxx thats shorter but stmaped on the firewall.

 

which one is the vin adn whats the purpose of the other one?

 

and every street registered s13 has the longer 6mtimpxxxxx, one listed as the registered vin?

 

any thoughts?

 

and also where is the build date?

 

the only build dates i see are on the import plate?

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hey guys

 

every s13 i see has a vin number stamped on a plate thats pop riveted with 6mtimpxxxxx, ( has whatever numbers) but then underneath it or too the side. has another number that has s13pqxxx thats shorter but stmaped on the firewall.

 

which one is the vin adn whats the purpose of the other one?

 

and every street registered s13 has the longer 6mtimpxxxxx, one listed as the registered vin?

 

any thoughts?

 

and also where is the build date?

 

the only build dates i see are on the import plate?

 

 

Cars need to have a certain amount of digits in the chassis nunber for compliance, so they're stamped 6U9000, 6MTIMP or something in front of the shorter, original VIN for identification at the time of Aussie compliance.

 

Should be a small silver build plate, if I recall correctly it will be on the firewall near the brake booster, something like this:

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FYI:

 

E-S13 is the chassis variant

S13-XXXXXX is the VIN Nissan will use (but not the vin for rego purposes without the extra digits)

KH3 is the paintcode and G is Grey trim.

CA18(DET) is obviously CA18DET and 1809 is the engine capacity.

FS5W71C is a the transmission (in this case RP71C 5 speed)

RC43 is the diff; 4.3:1 ratio.

W refers to the Nissan plant it was assembled at, there are at least two.

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^ That's a bloody awesome post mate!!!

 

RC43 is the diff; 4.3:1 ratio.

 

Especially this... Good to know ^_^

 

Cheers,

 

Andy

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Worth noting that if you ever want to go to your local Nissan dealership for spare parts, that the Australian VIN is useless, and it's handy to give them the Japanese VIN.

 

I've found too that I get some imports come into work and the Aussie VIN mentions nothing of the Jap VIN. Bit hit and miss really.

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Yep, use the build plate VIN when buying genuine parts, makes life very easy.

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