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help on vin codes
Posted 13 October 2004 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 05:58 PM
i was hopeing some body in here could tell me about my car by d codeing my vin it is JF2AM53B8DE436494
Year/Make/Model: 1983 SUBARU GL 4WD Body Style: Station Wagon Engine Type: 1.8L L4 2BBL Manufactured In: JAPAN Search Results: 21 records found in our database
Seems that the way VIN Code worked was changed that year ('83) and maybe has remained the same since. I wouldn't know for sure, really. But from what other people have told me the last 5 digits are a production number and the preceeding number would be designating something about the style of car but it doesn't appear to match up with what the newer models say. Of course, J is for Japan and F is Fuji Heavy Industries.
Check this web site for other info:
Here's one chart showing recent model years:
Good luck finding out about the earlier VIN Code meanings.
Posted 15 October 2004 - 01:55 PM
I have a 80 2dr hatch 4wd. I just got it and I am trying to figure out the engine type and actually if its a 1600 or 1800. I am just learning about subarus. I was a saab wacko for a while but lost some interest.
Posted 15 October 2004 - 02:07 PM
... I am trying to figure out the engine type and actually if its a 1600 or 1800. I am just learning about subarus.
Oh... You may be going about this the hard way. Tail wagging the dog.
Subaru casts engine models into their blocks. On the 1800 (not sure about 1600, but should be same), find the distributor, look a little to the passenger side, and on the top of the block near where head attaches it should say in aprox inch-high letters "EA81" if it is 1800, and (I assume) "EA71" if it is 1600.
Posted 15 October 2004 - 02:26 PM
hope this helps
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