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Is is possible for a 2000 Forester to have come with a DOHC engine?


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#1 uniberp

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:13 AM

The carfax for VIN JF1SF635XYH731667 shows a DOHC. Is Carfax wrong?

"2.5L H4 PFI DOHC 16V"
Thanx

#2 ferret

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:21 AM

Not US spec (USDM). All were SOHC. In other parts of the world they had 2.0L DOHC AND Turbo Foresters since 1997.

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:37 AM

The carfax for VIN JF1SF635XYH731667 shows a DOHC. Is Carfax wrong?

"2.5L H4 PFI DOHC 16V"
Thanx


While I am unfamiliar with Forester engine changeovers, many VIN decoders seem confused by Subaru VINs. My insurance company keeps listing my wife's OBW as LL Bean and it is not.

I dunno

Carl

#4 dmanaenk

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:38 AM

its a well known carfax bug.

#5 ferret

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 10:39 AM

JF1 - Passenger Vehicle
S - Subaru Brand Line
F - Wagon
6 - 2500cc AWD
3 - L trim
5 - Passenger vehicle with manual seat belts and SRS
X - check digit to insure vin is valid
Y - year.....this shows 2000
H - fulltime AWD 4EAT automatic
731667 - build sequence number (serial number)


Good way to tell, look under the hood. 1998 was the ONLY US year the Forester came with a DOHC.




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