Originally Posted by dangerousatom
If its a 2.0L does it have AVCS, thats a fast way of knowing if its a ej207.
Other wise the factory VIN# on the lower pass side timing cover area is what we need to ID it. There is one on the back Dr Side of the motor/head too but they dont hang on too long or get melty/crud covered fast.
Later variants of the EJ205 also had AVCS also. So not a good indication.