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#1 rob915


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

ok maybe this is a dumb question but i have a 87 hatch with the ea81 carbureted... it a 1.8 right not a 1.6:confused:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:06 PM

Correct, the EA81 is the 1.8 and the EA71 is a 1.6

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

ok thank you thats what i thought this thing is just a nightmare to try and order parts for... :banghead:

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:22 AM

It is if you tell them its an 87. Unless its a real specific part I usually look up the car as an 83 or 84 model year as almost every part is the same.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

I ran into the same issue, getting the wrong parts all the time for my 87 ea81. Once I started looking them as 84, all good. I guess the part stores computer assume, 87 must all have an ea82.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

Yep, gets a lot of people what own EA81's of the years that the EA82's were out.

My 1st ever Subaru was an '86 BRAT. Got the wrong front axle(s), plug wires, cap & rotor a few times. Didn't know of the EA82 models then.
Then, I found this site and learned of the crossover years. Been doing the '84 model year for parts ever since.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

try and get carb parts for a 86-87 std hatchback with ea82 even the dealer cant tell the difference you have to go by year runs 81-87 ea81 not 85-87 ea82 very confusing try as a 81-87 brat ea81 probly get the right part

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