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#1 Suba80

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 07:53 AM

I now own a 1980 Subaru 1600 DL 4 wheel wagon, my first suba. wanting to know what engine is in it. It seems subaru has no records available on my car or it's engine. According to the manuals it is supposed to be a 1.6 ltr. How can I determine whether it is a 1.6 or 1.8 ltr engine?
I also need an emissions chart for it as the one on the underside of the hood has been distroyed.
Can anyone out there help me?

#2 fredrogers

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 09:28 AM

I do believe that the "1600" in the name means that it is the 1.6ltr.

On my wagon there is a engine code on the front of the motor that says "ea81" there should be something similar on yours.

Hope this helps!

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#3 VaporTrail

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 10:12 AM

if it's the original motor, it will be a 1600 (EA71).

if you look to the left of the distributor, you will see the engine designation on the block. EA71. you would also have single range 4WD.




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