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A 1 in the 10th position of a chassis number would indicate left hand drive. A US VIN would have an F in the 10th position to indicate 1985 model. You are either looking at the chassis number or Euro VINs more closely followed the chassis number. In any case you should subscribe to the international version of the EPC and you'l be able to look up part numbers and cross reference to U.S. part numbers to your heart's content.
Cool - I have searched on this site before (back last year when I had starting issues), just type in what you are looking for does not work :P

Some stuff I did see was the 190E is similar - am I right on this?

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This is what I get when I enter your VIN in my EPC Net:


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just clicked on the link this morning and it is saying the VIN checks are not currently available. Has the Russian site discontinued the service for good or????
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just clicked on the link this morning and it is saying the VIN checks are not currently available. Has the Russian site discontinued the service for good or????
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I just checked.
It says (in Russian) : You may access to the VIN informations through the forum on our site. To do this, you must be registered to "Mercedes-Benz Club Russia".

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I just checked.
It says (in Russian) : You may access to the VIN informations through the forum on our site. To do this, you must be registered to "Mercedes-Benz Club Russia".

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Those who cannot use the official US EPC from Startekinfo or some other MB site may use this Russian site:
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Any reason you need a VIN check?

I know its informative to look up but not completely accurate. Once they export it (to the US) it receives undocumented changes. At least changes that don't show up in the VIN report. When I had my 93 400e it was originally designed to be a taxi. Of course it wasn't imported that way.

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yes but the bloody thing is all written in Ruskie, how is a guy supposed to join that. I barely speak English fer' cripes sake:!)
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yes but the bloody thing is all written in Ruskie, how is a guy supposed to join that. I barely speak English fer' cripes sake:!)
What do you mean? It is in English.
Put in your VIN, select North America (or appropriate country) then select Data Card on the right side of the screen.

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What do you mean? It is in English.
Put in your VIN, select North America (or appropriate country) then select Data Card on the right side of the screen.

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He is referring to the other site, the Russian MB Club site where one has to register now to be able to download data cards.

But I don't see why one would bother registering as long as the free site exists (and there is still another free/open Russian site).
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