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#51 Durania

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:40 AM

I checked mine today.

JF2AT53B1DE503147--5/83 285017

JF2AT53B3DE503151--5/83 286318

(Have to check VIN on hatch) 4/84 532282

#52 mountaingoatgruff

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:12 AM

hello all, i just joined and this'll be my first post... :headbang:

well, i have an 84 d/r 4wd 4speed hatchback with an obvious replacement motor. i understand that you're looking for serial #'s off original engines but i was hoping maybe someone could help me figure out what year my engine and carb are likely to be. the engine is stamped 625893, has no gold stickers on valve covers, has the two 10mm bolts on bottoms of heads, has hitachi dist, has 3 belt crank pulley and factory a/c. also, i'm used to the valve covers being the same blue as the air cleaner and mine are black, its obviously possible they were painted but it doesn't look like it - the paint is perfect (minus the effects here and there of heat and oil over 23 years!). my carb is a hitachi dcp306-12 104.

the reason i'm requesting this info is the fact that my carb needs to be replaced (upon dissasembly for rebuild i discovered parts missing inside and stripped threads throughout - damn the monkey that's responsible!) anyhow, i ordered a replacement for my year/options application and got a later model hitachi with no numbers but drasticly different vacuum fittings (no vac on the secondary diaphragm, 2 vac ports on choke pull off diaphragm, etc.). near as i can tell, i've got an earlier model engine. also, i was told that with a 5 as the 6th digit of my vin i should have a 1bbl carb.

somebody please show me where my steering wheel rolled off to!!!:confused:

#53 aba4430

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 10:37 AM

1987 Brat, DR 4WD, original engine. Bought in 1993 from original owner in Albany, GA.
  • Build Date - 06/1987
  • Engine number - 460949


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:59 PM

1983 GL Wagon 4WD/Auto/EA81 manufacturing date 05/83 engine serial number 285692

Edited by XT6 Magic, 18 September 2008 - 12:00 AM.


#55 Mudddn

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:43 PM

I put in a newer motor a while back and was wondering what year a car it came out of. It's a EA81 and the ID says 583264. Is there any way of finding out what year it is from this number? Thanks!


Well the EA 81 was in production from 1980 to 1989. thats all i know haha somewhere in those 9 years

#56 blindrummer

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:02 PM

85 Hatch build date 7/84
S/N where do you find this number i would love to contribute
original engine

#57 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:20 PM

http://en.wikipedia....ubaru_EA_engine

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#58 roadsubiedog

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:59 PM

http://en.wikipedia....ubaru_EA_engine




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84 gl jf2am5389ee401111 eng 348961
84 gl jf2am5389ee418605 eng 467532

#59 Gloyale

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:21 PM

EA81, Build date 4/84, #519607

Hydro lifter engine(verified by stickers nand the fact it's in an automatic trans car)

Automatic, 4wd, *high luxury* model sedan. Every reason to believe this is the original engine.

#60 Aviator

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:52 PM

My EA81 Hatchback was manufactured 03/86 and the engine number is 061979.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:21 AM

EA81,
build date: 5/84
Engine #: 544606

4spd MT, d/r, original motor

Looking at Gloyale's " EA81, Build date 4/84, #519607"... in one month they pumped out 24,999 engines...

#62 TeamCF

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:32 PM

83 GL 4WD D/R
Built 11/82
EA81 #399491


I just replaced that old rod knocking monster (had a bad rod knock for the past two years) with #536170.

#63 nolicense

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:02 AM

81 GL 2wd
Build date 02/81
ea81#611559

no idea if its the original engine or not

#64 cockroach

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:00 PM

thought i would post my numbers too. im in australia and not sure if the engine number would be any use to you guys, but anyway...
year: 5/84
VIN: JF2AM5ERO1G0290xx
engine:EA81 524347

im not sure if the engine is the original

#65 Big D

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 09:18 AM

I have an 84 Brat by the registration. By the research here I think it is the original motor.

EA81 stamped on the block
SN- 451042
01/84 on the door jamb plaque

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Edited by Big D, 24 December 2009 - 01:52 PM.
Found the door plaque


#66 kerandt

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:01 PM

84 GL Wagon 5spd 4WD D/R

EA-81 676332

Manufactured 10/83

Vin: JF2 AM53B8 EE415162

#67 doobieryan

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 02:07 AM

is the hydro lifter engine any better than the solid lifter motor? what difference does it make?

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:20 PM

the manufacture date sticker is gone, but my 82 is 709509 and im pretty sure its the original. which would make it a very early 82, prolly manufactured in 81

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:24 PM

i found my man. date, 2/82 so according to the list thats not the original engine

#70 shinobi

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:03 AM

i recently replaced timing belts on my ea82. now the car runs on only two cylinders, 2 and 4. help?

#71 MaddCelt

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:45 AM

1981 GL Brat. Manufacture date 06/81, EA81 engine #762670. Original motor.

Edited by MaddCelt, 04 July 2010 - 09:47 AM.


#72 LeoneTurbo

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:04 AM

EA81 4WD S/R wagon, original engine, serial number 356080, delivered new in Germany, april 3rd 1984.

#73 DUBSnSUBS

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:05 PM

Just went out in the cold and popped the hood on Clod Brown (my 85 BRAT) for a look see. Fuji build date of 02/1985, engine #739450. BRRRR!!!! I vote on doing this stuff in the spring or summer.

#74 81EA81

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

My Bros 86 Brat that we got from the second owner who had it since '92 mfg. in 05/86 #125640
Ill get the wagon # next time im out there

#75 81EA81

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:14 PM

So I finally made the adventure to my 81 wagon today, I assume its the original engine.#574656. Mfg in 4/81




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