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EJ20G how to find out year of engine


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#1 smoman

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:35 PM

I just drove back from NY and got me a EJ20G quad cam and am putting it in a beetle. I was wonder if there is anything on the engine block that tells me what year swap it was out of, or how to tell.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 02:57 PM

the vin # will have the year encoded in it.

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 03:55 PM

I dont have the VIN, it is a JDM import and I only have the engine.

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the vin # will have the year encoded in it.



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Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:43 PM

There's no vin on the engine?

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 06:15 PM

There's no vin on the engine?


There may be...not sure where to look.

On top there is a EJ20 stamped, a 99 BB.

I am looking for a longer number.
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 08:00 PM

ive got a similar problem
i wrote subaru and they said they replied,
Unfortunately, we do not have any method of entering an engine serial number to cross reference it with the vehicle it was originally equipped in. thought that was rather strange
why would they go thru the trouble of stamping a serial number on it if they werent going to use it?

Im hoping somebody comes up with an answer

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 10:29 PM

How do you fit the quadcam into a beetle? A single cam would fit better wouldn't it?

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 05:32 PM

How do you fit the quadcam into a beetle? A single cam would fit better wouldn't it?

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A single cam would, but the quad is not too bad. You just chop a hole in the firewall for the turbo, and cut a chunk out on each wheel well. That puppy fits right in.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:49 AM

Oh cool.

Unrelated to year of engine, but do you know of any websites or similar that have a bit more detail on an EJ20 Beetle? I have a 2ltr single cam and a bug which I would like to marry. do you use KEP kit?

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#10 subybug

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:30 PM

I have some links to pages for you

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