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Hi to everyone out there.

 

I wonder if anyone can help me (as the tablets have stopped) !!

 

I'm new to Subaru and this forum, so thanks for your patience and help.

I've got a half tidy Impreza, I use for doing my 90 mile commute.

Is quick & reliable, but what the hell have I got ??

 

I've tried looking on line, but seem to be struggling as there are so many variants on the VIN number, year to year.

 

What do I know, not much !!

.......it's blue, got 4 wheels .......

 

From the VIN :-

 

JF1  Fugi Heavy Ind, Japan

G     Impreza

F      Wagon

8      2.0l turbo

K      ????????

D      Class D ?

3      (check digit)

Y     2000 (year)

G     4WD

 

I think I've also found out that it's a version 6, with engine code EJ20.

 

But what is it ??

I'm struggling with the 'K' part

Is it a WRX, sti, limited edition or just a bog standard turbo with a remap ??

 

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

 

Cheers,

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Hi mate welcome to S.O.C 

Here's a list of model numbers :)

 

This is your's GC8HK8D = turbo 4 door

 

 

 

 

J D M - "Import" Model Codes Type/Version/HP 
•    1992 - 1995 
GC8A48D.....WRX 4 door / 238
GC8A47D ... WRX Type RA 4 door / 238
GC8B48D ... WRX 4 door / 248
GF8B25D =. WRX 5 door / 218
GC8B47D ....WRX Type RA 4 door / 258
GC8B47D =. WRX Type RA STi V1 4 door / 272
GF8B58D = .WRX 5 door / 218
GF8B58D =. WRX Type RA 5 door / 248
GF8B58D =. WRX STi V1 5 door / 258
GC8C48D = WRX 4 door / 238 
•    1995 - 1997 
GC8C47D =.WRX STi V1 4 door / 258
GC8C47D = WRX Type RA STi V1 4 door /272
GF8C58D =. WRX 5 door / 218
GC8C4ED =.WRX STi V2 555 4 door /272
GC8C4DD =.WRX Type RA STi V2 / 272
GC8C4DD =.WRX Type RA STi V2 V-Limited / 272
GF8C58D = .WRX STi V2 5 door / 258
GF8C58D = .WRX STi V2 555 5 door / 258
GF8C58P = .WRX 5 door AT / 220
GC8D2DD =.WRX Type R STi 2 door / 278
GC8D48D =,WRX 4 door / 258
GC8D47D . .WRX Type RA 4 door /278 
•    1997 - 1998 
GC8D4ED = WRX STi V3 4 door / 278 
GC8D4ED = WRX STi V3 Type V-Limited 4 door / 278
GC8D4DD = WRX Type RA STi V3 / 278
GF8D58D = WRX 5 door / 238
GF8D5ED = WRX STi V3 5 door / 278
GF8D5ED = WRX STi V3 V-Limited 5 door /278
GF8D58P = WRX 5 door AT / 238 
•    1998 - 1999 
GC8E2DD = WRX Type R STi V4 2 door /278
GC8E2DD = WRX Type R STi V4 V-Limited 2 door / 278
GC8E2SD = WRX Type R STi Type 22B / 278
GC8E27D = WRX Type RA V-Limited 2 door /278
GC8E48D = WRX 4 door / 248
GC8E47D = WRX Type RA 4 door /278
GC8E4ED = WRX STi V4 4 door /278
GC8E4DD = WRX Type RA STi V4 4 door /278
GC8E4DD = WRX Type RA STi V4 4 door V-Limited / 278
GF8E58D = WRX 5 door / 248
GF8E5ED = WRX STi V4 5 door /278
GF8E58P = WRX 5 door AT /240
GC8F2DD = WRX Type R STi V5 2 door /278
GC8F2DD = WRX Type R STi V5 V-Limited 2 door /278
GC8F27D = WRX Type RA V-Limited 2 door /278
GC8F48D = WRX 4 door /248 
•    1999 - 2000 
GC8F47D = WRX Type RA 4 door /278
GC8F4ED = WRX Type STi V4 4 door /278
GC8F4DD = WRX Type RA STi V5 4 door /278
GC8F4DD = WRX Type RA STi V5 4 door V-Limited / 278
GF8F58D = WRX 5 door / 248
GC8G2FD = WRX Type R STi V6 Limited / 278
GC8G48D = WRX Type RA 4 door / 278
GC8G47D = WRX Type RA Limited 4 door / 278
GC8G4DD = WRX Type RA STi6 4 door / 278

•    WRX Type RA 
Race Altered is a lighter weight Impreza generally they come without underseal, radio-cassette, electric windows & sound deadening materials in the cabin. The RA comes with a closed deck block, shorter gearing & rally flap style roof vent.




•    Applied VIN Chassis Codes 
GF4. = 2.2L Impreza Wagon 
GD2. = 2.0L Impreza WRX saloon 
GC5. = 1.8L Impreza saloon 
GC8. = 2.0L Impreza saloon (Classic)
GF8. = 2.0L Impreza Wagon (Classic)
GDA. = 2.0L Impreza WRX saloon (New Age)
GGA. = 2.0L Impreza WRX Wagon (New Age)
GDB. = 2.0L Impreza WRX STi saloon (New Age)
GGB. = 2.0L Impreza WRX STi wagon (New Age)
GFC. = 2.2L Impreza Wagon 
GME. = 2.5L Impreza Coupe 
GD7. = 2.5L Impreza WRX STi saloon 
GDF. = 2.5L Impreza WRX STi 
GM6. = 2.5L Impreza Coupe 
•    Applied Model Codes (Body) 
GC = Impreza saloon ,,(Classic)
GF = Impreza Wagon ,.(Classic)
GM....Impreza Coupe ..(Classic)
GD = Impreza saloon...(New Age)
GG = Impreza Wagon,,(New Age) 


•    UK Applied Model Codes (Classic) 
GC8EK8D = turbo 4 door
GC8EKFJ = ,Sport 4 door
GF8EKFJ = . Sport 5 door
GC8EK8D = Catalunya
GC8FK8D = turbo 4 door
GF8FK8D = turbo 5 door
GC8GK8D = RB5
GC8HK8D = Turbo 4 door
GC8HKED = P1 
•    Applied Model Codes (New Age) 
GDABK8D = WRX
GDBBKKH = WRX STi Prodrive
GDBCKEH = WRX STi 


•    Applied Engine Codes 
EJ-12 = 1189cc FF Drive 
EJ-15 = 1493cc FF 
EJ-16 = 1597cc AWD
EJ-18 = 1820cc AWD
EJ-20 = 1994cc AWD
EJ-22 = 2212cc AWD
EJ-251 =2457cc AWD
EJ-257 =2457cc AWD
EJ-16 = 1597cc SOHC 16V
EJ-16J =1597cc SOHC 16V
EJ18S =1820cc SOHC 16V
EJ20E =1994cc SOHC 16V
EJ20G =1994cc DOHC 16V Turbo - Found in early model JDM WRXs and STIs
EJ20K ..1994cc DOHC 16V Turbo - Design change from the EJ20G (96-98)

EJ20T =1994cc DOHC 16V Turbo
EJ205.. 1994cc DOHC 16v Turbo - non-JDM
EJ22E= .2212cc SOHC 16V
EJ22T =2212cc SOHC 16V Turbo
EJ22K.. 2212cc DOHC 16V Turbo-found in the 22B
EJ255 =2457cc DOHC 16V Turbo
EJ25T =2457cc DOHC 16V Turbo
EJ257.. 2457cc DOHC 16V Turbo - new age STi






What your Subaru VIN number actually means.


Sample VIN. (UK 2002 WRX) J F 1 G D A K D 3 .2 ..G ..XXXXXX

Digit Number: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .11 ..12-17

1. Region: J = Asia 
2. Country: 1 & 2 JF = Japan 
3. Manufacturer: 2 & 3 F1 = Subaru 
4. Series: G = Impreza
5. Body Style: = Saloon
6. Engine Displacement: A = 2.0L
7. Model: K = WRX
8. Restraint Type
9. Check Digit: 
10. Year: 2 = 2002 
11. Assembly Plant/Transmission Type: G = AWD MT5
12 -17 = 6 Digit Prodution Serial Number






•    VIN plate location.

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That list is for JDM cars... Yours is a UK car as the K = "European and General market (right hand drive)"

Its a UK turbo 2000. As you already said, the H is for version 6.

Edit... A few years ago I wrote This webpage about the Applied model codes. The company I wrote it for has since gone bust so it may vanish from the web any day, so enjoy it while you can!

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It's JDM and UK ;) 

Sorry, I fell asleep before I got that far down the list!

Digit 5 is for the market where the car was sold, so look for that first to see if its an import. JDM cars have numbers, everywhere else it's a letter.

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Ha Ha I'm now confused dot com !!

Adam and a few other that come here but have there own forums too do a lot of going over to Europe. :)

 

 

Funny you should say that, but the only time I ever drink that stuff is heading home after one of our European trips. It is therefore time to stock up again as I'm off to the Nürburgring this weekend...

Nice one of my favourite tracks you taking one of the cameras for some more footage ;) And I'm the same hate the stuff taste like Pi$$ IMO don't mind the tropical monster energy drinks though :) 

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Not planning to film as most of the driving will be at night. I'll probably do a couple of laps while I'm there, but that's not the reason for going... It's an end-of-season p*** up!

I'll have my DSLR with me so I'll get some stills and post them when I get back.

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Thanks for that Adam & Gambit.

So it's just a later bog standard Impreza Classic ?

Goes ok though whatever it is !!

 

Many thanks

Yes, but when that was new it was the best you could get in the UK, so don't feel too upset!

I broke one for parts earlier in the year and I still have a full interior for sale... You don't need new seats by any chance :p

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Not to upset. Goes ok.

It's been remapped to about 285 according to paperwork, but what would it have been originally Adam ?

The interior is ok really not much wear. Done about 85k now, but going up quickly.

Going to starting to using the A6 to do more mile munching and save the Impreza for more play times.

That's if I can get my mrs out of it !!   :huh:

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Not planning to film as most of the driving will be at night. I'll probably do a couple of laps while I'm there, but that's not the reason for going... It's an end-of-season p*** up!

I'll have my DSLR with me so I'll get some stills and post them when I get back.

Happy with that mate. And a good enough reason to go ;) 

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Not to upset. Goes ok.

It's been remapped to about 285 according to paperwork, but what would it have been originally Adam ?

The interior is ok really not much wear. Done about 85k now, but going up quickly.

Going to starting to using the A6 to do more mile munching and save the Impreza for more play times.

That's if I can get my mrs out of it !!   :huh:

Sounds like a good car as long as you look after it with the service side of thing's. And don't blame you I've thought about doing the same I just don't think I could bring myself to drive another car unless I had no choice :D 

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From memory it would have been about 220bhp from new. They can get 250-260bhp with a good map so if you are getting more it probably will have had other work done. Is the paperwork a rolling road print out or a mapper's estimate? Do you know who did the map?

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I'd have to look through the paperwork. It had a stainless exhaust and other stuff too. I drop the oil and filter every 5000. I assume that's often enough ?Fully synthetic oil. If it's good enough for the bike, it's good enough for the car !!

Checking other stuff out. I think from the codes it's a EJ205 motor, so is this a WXR ?

All seems confusing compared to Audi.

Was on a site that broke the VIN down from JF1GF8KD3YG, saying the 'K' meant it was a sti WRX, or does this code only apply to the Jap Imports ?

 

Many thanks again

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Subaru say every 6,000 miles but I like to do mine more often if I can. Use a Genuine Subaru filter too. These engines will last well but only if you look after the oil.

EJ205 was the basic turbo engine for version 5 and 6. It was also used on the WRX but that car had a higher state of tune. The STi used the EJ207 which had more agressive cams and revised inlet.

In the Applied model code, digit 6 is the trim level. '8' was used for the base turbo model in all markets, so in the UK that was turbo 2000, in mainland Europe it was the GT and in Japan it was the WRX. Digit 5 gives the market, with 2, 4 or 5 being for Japan (2, 4 or 5 doors), 'K' for Eurpoe RHD and 'L' for Europe LHD. ('Y' was USA if you seen any of them!).

The 17-digit VIN code was not used in Japan when the classis Impreza was built. If your car was a JDM car the VIN would be GF8-xxxxxx. The WRX and STi versions were not sold in the UK until version 7 (New Age 'Bug Eye').

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