We all know how much time and effort we invest in the process of improving our ride’s performance and esthetics. And whether you’re into racing or just doing this for fun, you can’t ignore the fact that there is a certain amount of risk that comes with buying parts on your own.
What you need to know is that every part is intended to perform extremely good with some parts and not so well with other. So keeping in mind that it is all about compatibility you might want to learn about engine ID numbers before you go ahead and buy a new engine for your ride.
Engine ID Reading 101.
Everything you need to know about a car, or at least most of it, is imprinted on the engine. Every basic information about body type, the amount of horsepower and model is in the form of a code. So before you buy any new gear for you ride to make sure that you know how to read and decipher the numbers imprinted on the engine of your car.
The codes on the engine are divided into groups of letters and numbers, where every set of characters reveals information about the vehicle. The first two letters represent the type of the car, whether it’s Impreza, Forester, Legacy or any other.
The second group of characters indicates what Applied Model Code it has, this is not to be confused with VIN Chassis codes. The location of the ID is on the top of your engine in some cases, in other cases, you may need to remove the TMIC to access the full code.