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Original EA81 fitted to 01/92 makedate Brumby, only solid lifters sold in Oz

 

074839

 

Cannot see a month / year cast into this block either , usual method of finding age

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1987 BRAT

Built 10 of 86

Engine 251279 came in bed of truck. Sometimes I think it's original. Sometimes I wonder. Seems to track with 81EA81's BRAT

 

Bill

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need to check some motors today have like about 10 to check:-\about 5 ea71, 2 ea81, 3 ea82, except i only know about what year some of these came out of, have 5 subarus right now:cool:so i right down some numbers the earliest one i have came out of a 76 wagon and the latest one is out of a loyale

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ea82's

 

367704 dl wagon 5 speed push button 4wheel drive

85 gl wagon 607754 and 628108 not sure junk yard motor put in dads 94 loyale

 

ea81's

 

86 brat 135049 dont have anymore

327653 japenese import so not sure what year it came out of but its on its way back in my 85 brat:D

 

ea71's

 

not sure bought it from a guy for a hundred think its from a junkyard out of a brat 314925

76 wagon 231041

79 brat 712034

78 brat 066221

have another brat motor out of 78 didnt want to get the numbers because its 2 storys up on a sell in are farms pull bar

Edited by turbosubarubrat

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1985 Subaru GL 2 door Hatchback, unknown build date(no sticker or plate in door jamb?/shrug)

Gold don't adjust valve stickers on the valve covers.

Unknown if original motor or not.

EA81 number 600850

Edited by RatRob

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S/N, where do you find this number ?

 

So where do I find the serial # on the engine? Found the EA81 that was easy to find.

 

As per here ... :)

 

EA81IdentyNos.jpg

Cheers, Bantum ...

Edited by Bantum

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Just checked my brumby rego papers for a 1985 model :

 

VIN : JF3AU5FR01G5 ******

Engine No: EA81 110685

 

Dunno if that helps, but I'm also not sure if that is the orginal engine ... :huh:

 

Ciao, Bantum ...

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EA71 / EA81  79 to 84  JDM for Leone 2nd gen.

EA71 / EA82  84 to 93 JDM   for Leone 3rd gen.  (then since 94  Impreza with EJ engines)

EA71  78 to 81 NZDM for Brat  1st gen.   (last of 1st gen in 81 had EA81+MT D/R)

EA81  82 to  94  NZDM  for Brat 2nd gen.

 

Understand that USDM dates a year behind in some cases, and the Brat was discontinued in US in  late 80's?

 

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Leone

 

Surely  Subaru USA has a database to find out about its (year) history (engine number ) if USDM.

Edited by subnz

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jf3au5 6/89 build got ea81  882505 [now deceased - autopsy looks like minimal oil/young boy driver with tacho ]

 

Forgot I even posted this up !!

 

OK, no one has mentioned that some EA81 blocks did not have the extra 14mm hex keyed plug at the front of the distributor side block - into the water jacket? I have one without the plug or threaded hole. The crank that went with it did not have the space at the back behind the flywheel for that oh so pricey orang seal/washer/whatever it is meant to be. Came out od my 3/84 sedan auto

 

074839 for a jan 92 made EA81 Brumby , suspect it sounds like hydro ??

 

604825 for 3/84 EA81 this one has the no room for seal on crank or the water plug at front

 

882505 for 6/89 EA81

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EA71 / EA81  79 to 84  JDM for Leone 2nd gen.

EA71 / EA82  84 to 93 JDM   for Leone 3rd gen.  (then since 94  Impreza with EJ engines)

EA71  78 to 81 NZDM for Brat  1st gen.   (last of 1st gen in 81 had EA81+MT D/R)

EA81  82 to  94  NZDM  for Brat 2nd gen.

 

Understand that USDM dates a year behind in some cases, and the Brat was discontinued in US in  late 80's?

 

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Leone

 

Surely  Subaru USA has a database to find out about its (year) history (engine number ) if USDM.

 

My 87 NZDM Brumby (Brat)  off original registration papers:   dated 30-3-1987

 

Subaru MV 4WD  chassis no :  NAU 5EG 11448

                             engine no.  :  EA81 153623

 

this was pre VIN days,before this became a requirement.

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So after reading all these posts I'm fairly certain I have a very early EA81.

 

Gold stickers on valve covers saying 'Don't adjust Valve Clearance' Hydro lifters I am guessing

 

Serial # on block 002766

 

With a NiiponDenso dizzy

 

Oh On a 86 Brat with build date 12/85.

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Here is my dilemma: I ordered tune up parts and got the wrong ones... The original owner replaced the engine back in '98.  Using GeneralDisorder's break down, my engine is pre-81 or post 85. I don't have magical golden stickers on the (blue) valve covers or the previously mentioned 10mm bolts on the bottom of the heads. My Engine # is 889710. It does have a single grove pully. Any idea what  my engine came out of?

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I'd love to play, but before I do I'm having serious concerns my car was factory turbo. 1983 wagon turbo auto, MAF has "83 turbo" written on it, transmission has "84 turbo" written on it, I have no "turbo 4x4" decal on the side and when I looked up a list of trouble codes, it said 1983 carb and 1984+ Injected and my '83 is injected. Anybody know of a way I can make sure it's turboed from the factory? I'd rather not spend money on a car fax just to figure this out. Once I do I'll post my numbers.

 

Thx!!

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PleiadesUnited, on 17 Jan 2016 - 00:34, said:

PleiadesUnited, on 17 Jan 2016 - 00:34, said:

I'd love to play, but before I do I'm having serious concerns my car was factory turbo. 1983 wagon turbo auto, MAF has "83 turbo" written on it, transmission has "84 turbo" written on it, I have no "turbo 4x4" decal on the side and when I looked up a list of trouble codes, it said 1983 carb and 1984+ Injected and my '83 is injected. Anybody know of a way I can make sure it's turboed from the factory? I'd rather not spend money on a car fax just to figure this out. Once I do I'll post my numbers.

 

Thx!!

 

Factory turbos have a 5 for the 7th VIN "digit".

Use the 84+ injected code chart.

Edited by naru
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