Originally Posted by kevin85193
1) You can still get the FULL VIN with just the last 8 digits.
2) You can easily have your registration handy
3) Your VIN is not being stored in the PARTS department.
Not with all systems.
Subaru's FAST system doesn't accept the last 8, only the whole VIN.
Mitsubishi ASA will accept the last 8, but some VINs have the same last parts of the VIN and will give multiple full VIN options.
Originally Posted by hilltopkid
Speaking of VIN numbers, I bought a 2008 3.6L Subaru engine from a fellow in Florida. We plan to put it in an off-road vehicle. I was curious about it's history, but cannot find a VIN number anywhere. I do see an area near the top of the bell housing just right of center that looks like it's been filed. Could this have been the location of the VIN number? I'm assuming the VIN number should have been stamped somewhere on the engine by Subaru.
VIN should be on dash plate, driver's door jam, various body panels and engine components