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Build Date Question

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New owner here! Black on black Ti Sport. So far, best driving car I've ever had. I thought I'd miss my manual transmission BMW 335i, but no worries so far. A couple of questions: (i) how do I figure out the exact build date?; and (ii) I have run flats - I have a compressor in trunk but nothing else. There seem to be some missing items where I have empty compartments - should I have anything else in there? A safety triangle? tools? Thanks for your help.
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Welcome to the Stelvio Posse. In USA the build date is printed on the label at the door jamb, drivers side.

Spare tire arrangement is unique to the exact equipment. Maybe a runflat owner can post a pic? 20" here.
The build date is on a sticker on the frame when you open the driver's door.
It's only month/year but not the day of the month. I don't think that can be looked up...

LUCKY you, I got no compressor, lol.
Thank you for your replies! Pictures would be helpful.
I can't say what should have come with it, but for anybody without a spare, in addition to a portable compressor, i would add a tire plug kit from your local autoparts store.
it could save you a chunk of cash and a lot of aggravation, regardless of what type of tires you have.
There are no tools that I’ve seen, but I can snap a pic or two no problem. If you give me your vin I could probably find out your car’s birthday.
i can't say what should have come with it, but for anybody without a spare, in addition to a portable compressor, i would add a tire plug kit from your local autoparts store.
It could save you a chunk of cash and a lot of aggravation, regardless of what type of tires you have.

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yeaH, enjoy your wait in the middle of nowhere.
but maybe you don't go anywhere.
Welcome to the forum
New owner here! Black on black Ti Sport. So far, best driving car I've ever had. I thought I'd miss my manual transmission BMW 335i, but no worries so far. A couple of questions: (i) how do I figure out the exact build date?; and (ii) I have run flats - I have a compressor in trunk but nothing else. There seem to be some missing items where I have empty compartments - should I have anything else in there? A safety triangle? tools? Thanks for your help.
Congrats! Welcome...like others said the built date is on the sticker of the driver’s door (in the the seam). Not sure what comes with ur car configuration but did see someone posted a photo on one of the threads a while back with ur exact question and they also had empty compartments that looked like tools were missing- so probably they don’t include those mistery tools for some reason.
Thanks everyone. You're right, those empty compartments are meant to be empty. The Stelvio doesn't have all the same "stuff" that the Giulia had, but they used the same container...and I found my build date - thank you!
Using a compressor on a tire with a hole is not productive. Putting on a spare on a non RFT keeps you rolling for hundreds of miles if necessary
I would only admit this to a few select friends, but my tire changing days are over except in my own garage or a desperate situation roadside. Pretty much any eventuality will need roadside assistance thus forth as I concede to late middle age and a different phase of life.

Unless duty calls, of course.
Ha! That's a good point. From another middle-aged man, I think my tire chasing days are also over...

I agree with the earlier post about using a compressor on a tire with a hole - seems pointless. So why include the compressor with these run flat tires?
Ha! That's a good point. From another middle-aged man, I think my tire changing days are also over...

I agree with the earlier post about using a compressor on a tire with a hole - seems pointless. So why include the compressor with these run flat tires?
Ha! That's a good point. From another middle-aged man, I think my tire changing days are also over...

I agree with the earlier post about using a compressor on a tire with a hole - seems pointless. So why include the compressor with these run flat tires?
Because the kit is supposed to contain a can of tire goo. So you can emergency patch and inflate.
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