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Old 16 Nov 2007, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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VIN code problems

Help please!!!! The model number on my 1998 import WRX STI is GC8- (followed by 6 numbers) no letters. i cant match this to any code iv found on the net up to just. all other codes are correct. eg color, trim, engine and transmition to the car spec. why is the the modle not listed?? any help is much appreciated. cheers
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Old 17 Nov 2007, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very unusual.



As I said on your welcome thread the GC8 applied model code for the 98 STi is usually followed by the letter E or F & not a number after the 8.
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Old 18 Nov 2007, 01:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OMG. i doesn't. both VIN and bulkhead tags show the same details. just the details i posted above. does this mean some how it may be a limited number on a ringer?? much appreciated for your help.


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Old 18 Nov 2007, 01:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Best bet is to go to the parts dept. of subaru and ask if they can trace your vin. If its a gen motor they will find it.
Dont worry too much if the vin doesnt match any on he net as it doesnt always work that way as mine is a uk turbo and for some reason it doesnt follow the usual vin numbers apart from the gc8 portion. after that its a mystery.

As i said, went to subaru, gave them my reg plate and the vin number came up a-ok.
Hope that helps.
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are you looking on the N/S strut??? this is where it states model code

if your looking at the drivers side then that would explain your problem!!

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Old 19 Nov 2007, 12:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi alyn

The model number in question is off the VIN tag on the near side front suspension strut. this number is also persent on the drivers side of the engine bulk head. normaly i wouldn't be bothered, but as this is my first import car im a little in the dark to be honest. thought i'd done my research but come to a impass on this one.

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the model code is only normally on the passenger side, so you must be looking at the wrong one??

have you got a pic of it and someone can help
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