Hey i have managed to get my hands on a 99 forester body with a v7 engine when i purchased was told it had a 2005 v7 wrx sti engine that had been fully reubuilt etc . Etc. was just wandering how do i know exactly what year the engine really is to make sure the person i bought off wasnt telling me porkys as i have been looking at different v7 engines nd alot of yeara look the same , any help / info appreciated as i plan to resell and gt a sedan wrx
From what i understand, there is no way to tell from the engine serial # to tell what year it was made. Best bet is to find a VIN to see if the engine came from a donor car.
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ok thank you very much one more thing i have been informed that this isnt a v7 but is a v5/6 as the coil pack is positioned wrong to be a v7 is this correct???? as to know whether i should go back to the person i got it off!!!!!!!!
For info purposes imma say this here. I'm pretty sure that the engine in your Forester is not the 2.5L STI engine. I thought that all the 2.5L STI engines are stamped with EJ25. All the WRX non STI engines are stamped with EJ20, which is what you have in your car. A 2.0L WRX engine.