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what year models EA82 have carb vs. FI?


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#1 grossgary

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:24 PM

does an 86 wagon have carb or FI? what years/models have FI EA82's?
i know a family that needs a car really bad and has no cash. i'm going to pick them up a soob (probably an EA82 vehicle) and give it all new timing belts, water pump, seals, etc.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:26 PM

i think 87 was the first year for fi but i could be wrong

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:31 PM

Yea pretty sure Jeff is right..
87 was the first year for it, but I think it's like a 50/50 chance if it's carb'd or FI. In 88 I think they went all FI.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:32 PM

so then the question becomes - do all 87 EA82's have FI?

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:39 PM

SPFI was out in 86 (maybe even 85). 2WD DLs had SPFI.

In 87, its a 50/50 chance you get FI. Not sure what models have it.

In 88, its all FI or nothing.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:45 PM

Almost all 87 4WD's will be carbed. The few exceptions may be the CA cars as I beleive they did away with the feedback carb in 87.

86 was the first year for SPFI, but it ONLY came on 2WD GL's and GL-10's

85 2WD GL and GK-10's were MPFI non-turbo.

DL's were carbed till 88 for sure.

87 is a pretty grey year, but most 4WD's were carbed in my experience.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:49 PM

86 was the first year for SPFI, but it ONLY came on 2WD GL's and GL-10's

My 86 FSM shows it only on 2WD DLs. Maybe this isn't so in the real world?

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 02:53 PM

And, of course, all of the turbos were FI. :)

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:06 PM

My 86 FSM shows it only on 2WD DLs. Maybe this isn't so in the real world?


One of the few I've actually *seen* was an 86 GL-10 sedan 2WD automatic. I noted it specifically because it was one of the oldest FI's I've seen. It was maroon. It was also at the junk yard, and I think I pulled it's water pump cause it was new. Some of the electrical sure was different - mostly plugs and such though.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:23 PM

Almost all 87 4WD's will be carbed. The few exceptions may be the CA cars as I beleive they did away with the feedback carb in 87.

86 was the first year for SPFI, but it ONLY came on 2WD GL's and GL-10's

85 2WD GL and GK-10's were MPFI non-turbo.

DL's were carbed till 88 for sure.

87 is a pretty grey year, but most 4WD's were carbed in my experience.

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Sorry dude, my 87 4wd Loyale wgn was FI, and it could`nt have came from California because it did`nt have the special California emissions unlike my Toya 4-runner...

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:40 PM

Sorry dude, my 87 4wd Loyale wgn was FI, and it could`nt have came from California because it did`nt have the special California emissions unlike my Toya 4-runner...


I said "almost", and the only difference between CA and 49 states SPFI is an EGR temp sensor. You wouldn't have noticed it unless you were looking really hard for it. You can't compare it to a 4 Runner ?!?!

Also there's the build date stuff - sometimes 88 models get registered as 87's because of late 87 build date. Depends on the DMV. I just had a 92 Loyale (according to the title) with a late 91 build date.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 07:12 PM

The best way to tell what year a car is is to look at the emissions sticker under the hood. It will say: This vehicle complies with the EPA specifiacations for 19XX model year vehicles. That only works if it's the origional hood though.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:05 PM

There is no definate answer to this. There is no yes or no with Subaru models and what year had what. We have proved that wrong too many times on this board.
I had an 86 2wd carbed, and an 86 GL turbo mpfi 4wd dual range not GL-1o or RX, a GL. At the time many board members called BS on me saying it wasn't offered that year.
Going by the year alone isn't going to help much, nor by the model. You will only know when you pop the hood.

I think you could get any combination available with the parts available from Subaru.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:02 AM

Going by the year alone isn't going to help much, nor by the model. You will only know when you pop the hood.

good point frank. i was still looking for some generic info like this though. i had no idea when the EA82 came out and when FI was a possibility. now i have some general idea of when the mix years are at least. i'm an XT6 man, so EA stuff is a little confusing to me sometimes.




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