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Hello, some questions

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by David Ogden, May 3, 2019.

  1. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    Yesterday I bought an 89 ( I think, K 10th character in vin) Sambar. It smoked like nothing I have ever seen before, but it ran, pretty good actually. Today I pulled the engine and tore it down. The rings are way past worn out and the bearings are all wiped. What I mostly need to know is how do I find out what engine it is so I can get the right parts? Also need the crank main and rod journal specs, torque specs etc.
     
  2. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    I may have made a mistake thinking K was the 10th character of the VIN, not sure what the VIN actually is. Did find a tag on the rear engine cover that says it's a EN07 658cc engine though.
     
  3. MichTrucks

    MichTrucks Moderator Staff Member

    David you can get parts from several "US" suppliers but those are probable Chinese knockoffs. For Oem parts you might want to contact Yokohamamotors.net. These are great people and they are Americans. All of japan is just coming off extended holiday so they be a bit of time to get caught up and respond to your inquiry.
     
  4. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    That wasn't my question but thanks for the reply.
     
  5. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    David, try inputting your Vin number on this site.

    https://partsouq.com/
     
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  6. Maximal

    Maximal Member

    JDM vehicles dont have a traditional VIN, just the chassis and build number. it'll end up being KS4-085325 for example. its likely a carbureted EN07, basically the same engine from 1988ish-2012 with maybe some small differences in 1994 i believe. the engine in my 1997 looks exactly the same as the one i pulled from my 91. KS4 are so dime-a-dozen, honestly i would just toss in a <50k km engine in and strip your current one for parts

    as said, toss the VIN into PartSouq. ive ordered from them for almost a decade for my JDM vehicles, i got brake pads for like $10 and a timing belt for $12 for my Sambar from them. only thing is since they ship from Saudi Arabia, best to do a big order due to shipping
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
  7. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    So where do I get a replacement engine?
     
  8. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    Thanks, helpful but don't see any prices. Still need some engine specs.
     
  9. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

  10. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

  11. Maximal

    Maximal Member

    hard to say, go to the generic parts suppliers that mark up everything 300% its going to be likely $2000+ shipping for a low mileage engine, someone on here parting out a Sambar or a Jap wrecking yard could be $1000-$1200ish

    if you ripped down the engine that far, you could toss bearings/rings/seals into it and give it a go
     
  12. MichTrucks

    MichTrucks Moderator Staff Member

    try G&R imports for a used engine. That would be your cheapest avenue. Rebuilding or a rebuilt engine is certainly the more costly way to go. Regards.
     
  13. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    I haven't found an engine in the US period. Anywhere overseas is $2500+. The crank does have some wear but without specs I can't even get it turned. Thinking of getting the .05 bearings and just going with it, won't be perfect but it will run and maybe I can get my money back out of it. I'll just have to guess at torque settings but I have turned a lot of bolts in my life.
     
  14. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Member

    If you have a EN07 engine, then it would be at least a 1990 model. There is a service manual here: http://jdmfsm.info/Auto/Japan/Subaru/--Old Models--/Subaru Sambar KS-KV English Service Manual/

    You said that the "10th character of your VIN" is K. I am not really sure what number you would be referring to since neither the Model code or VIN is that long. The model code is 7 characters, and the VIN is 9..

    What is your model code? It would be something like KS4C32N, and it would be on the plate in the passenger side footwell.
     
  15. Maximal

    Maximal Member

    i have all the service manuals in english, if i remember tomorrow i'll snap a picture. pretty sure torque specs are listed
     
  16. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    I was combining both codes which together made 17 digits, like a normal VIN#. Turns out (thanks BOT101) it was built 12/14/1990.
     
  17. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    It would be more helpful to have the crankshaft specs, thanks.
     
  18. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Member

    The service manual that I linked above contains all of the crankshaft specs on the 10th and 11th page of the Engine Overhaul section.
     
  19. David Ogden

    David Ogden Member

    Thank you, I didn't notice the link before.
     
  20. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    an '89 is a 550cc. once dead, it's not even worth toying with. You could just about get a whole truck imported for not much more than an EN07 engine and I'm not sure you can swap a 550 for a 660 on a Sambar
     

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