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mungewell 05-10-2013 10:21 AM

VIN -> DOHC or SOHC
 
I know all the LGT's are DOHC, but what about the others in the Subaru line?

I'm looking for an engine to swap into my LGT, given a VIN is possible to determine whether the car has DOHC or SOHC without actually viewing the car.... obviously a look under the hood would be the quick way.

I did find this VIN decoder:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vehicle...baru/VIN_Codes

So for example '4S4BP61CX57309677' which is in an insurance write-off auction (http://www.sgi.sk.ca/salvage_bid/all_search.html) doesn't say, and the best picture isn't clear.
http://www.sgi.sk.ca/images/salvage_.../R132269/4.jpg

ResidentRedneck 05-10-2013 08:59 PM

thats a sohc.

apexi 05-10-2013 10:14 PM

Cars101 also has a subaru vin decoder you could try

http://www.cars101.com/subaru/vin.html

GEE-OTTO 05-11-2013 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mungewell (Post 4425409)
I know all the LGT's are DOHC, but what about the others in the Subaru line?

I'm looking for an engine to swap into my LGT, given a VIN is possible to determine whether the car has DOHC or SOHC without actually viewing the car.... obviously a look under the hood would be the quick way.

I did find this VIN decoder:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vehicle...baru/VIN_Codes

So for example '4S4BP61CX57309677' which is in an insurance write-off auction (http://www.sgi.sk.ca/salvage_bid/all_search.html) doesn't say, and the best picture isn't clear.
http://www.sgi.sk.ca/images/salvage_.../R132269/4.jpg

Thats a Outback LL Bean Edition 2.5i w/ a 4EAT

mungewell 05-15-2013 11:40 AM

Well someone got a deal, it went for $1,151.54.... no Subaru's in this weeks auction :-(

Since I'm obviously in the market for a replacement engine, I've been looking around for a better VIN decoder - any one have one. It seems that there's 'encoded' information and 'infered' information, with the SOHC/DOHC information not being encoded....

Also been reading up on Franken Engines, lots of possibilities for someone willing to 'play'.

GEE-OTTO 05-15-2013 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mungewell (Post 4432050)
Well someone got a deal, it went for $1,151.54.... no Subaru's in this weeks auction :-(

Since I'm obviously in the market for a replacement engine, I've been looking around for a better VIN decoder - any one have one. It seems that there's 'encoded' information and 'infered' information, with the SOHC/DOHC information not being encoded....

Also been reading up on Franken Engines, lots of possibilities for someone willing to 'play'.

Thew FSM is the only decoder you need ;) How do you think i knew that was a LL bean edition OB :lol:


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