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Old 02-20-2007, 09:45 PM   #51
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So, this got me thinking.

First of all, Unabomber is exactly right. The reason so many parts guys INSIST on the VIN is that Murphy's Law will almost GUARANTEE that if they do not get the VIN, the customer is going to come back saying, "Weird, this part doesn't fit my car." Rework for the parts guy, no additional revenue, time lost. Sure, WE know what we're talking about, but average Joe may not, and lots of general repair shops don't know the difference between an '02 and an '04 WRX.

When I have to supply a VIN, I just look at my handy-dandy table of VIN numbers that I've gathered over the years, mostly from cars that my own shop-mates have owned. I have most of the common models covered.

Which brings me to: Could we have a thread that just compiled VINs of each year/body style/tranny type? We'd just need some volunteers like Unabomber to pitch in. I'll happily donate my Legacy GT VIN's... I'm sure in short order we'd have a very complete list, and nobody'd ever have to go asking again.

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its broken down even further than that. the same legacy GT could have 1 or more vin breaks with in the model year. You would need a vin for every production run with in the model year.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:46 PM   #52
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Well done Unit and Unabomber...

If the parts person is knowledgeable...He should be able to find anything...
I sometimes have to call Subaru to find what I am looking for...because the System isn't at all logical...(meaning ..You might know the part your looking for...but its in a Weird place to find it... your like why the hell did they put this here???? type of thing).......Just today I found out that all 07 Subaru's come with a power Socket...not a cigerette lighter anymore...the customer wanted a Lighter like the old days...well the standard element wouldn't work...so I thought there was a newer element...nope...if this person wants a cigerette lighter in her vehicle...she has to order a whole socket and everything...plus the element...

Crazy..I know...Oh and sometimes...they don't tell you this stuff til you call......

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:51 PM   #53
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Yup we get that call alot. No more cig lighters, Use an 05 set up if they want.

smoking sucks anyway.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:53 PM   #54
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Yeah, I ask for the last eight digits of the VIN anytime I'm working on non-obvious lookups.

Oil filter, sure...

15208AA100 for 4 cyl.
15208AA031 for 6 cyl.

would you like an 11126AA000 with that, or do you have a Fumoto valve?

Less obvious parts and with high dollar purchases, I want to make sure it's ALL the right parts for the car.

I had one dumbass come into my dealership...without the VIN. He thought he knew everything. He returned 3 times...each time without the VIN, and we ordered part after part. He kept getting more and more frustrated (as did I) thinking it was my fault.

He finally broke down and brought in the VIN as I had asked him to do the previous 3 times. He got the right part in two business days.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:58 PM   #55
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Yeah, I ask for the last eight digits of the VIN anytime I'm working on non-obvious lookups.

Oil filter, sure...

15208AA100 for 4 cyl.
15208AA031 for 6 cyl.

would you like an 11126AA000 with that, or do you have a Fumoto valve?

Less obvious parts and with high dollar purchases, I want to make sure it's ALL the right parts for the car.

I had one dumbass come into my dealership...without the VIN. He thought he knew everything. He returned 3 times...each time without the VIN, and we ordered part after part. He kept getting more and more frustrated (as did I) thinking it was my fault.

He finally broke down and brought in the VIN as I had asked him to do the previous 3 times. He got the right part in two business days.
Or a SOA5165109 ....
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:59 PM   #56
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dont go confusing them with SOA numbers Bill!

ahaha
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:07 PM   #57
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Or a SOA5165109 ....
You still got some of those old filters around??

How about some of those 15208AA09A filters?

Can you tell me the difference between the 16546AA10A and the 16546AA12A filters?
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:10 PM   #58
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This is worse than a nerd fight in here.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:22 PM   #59
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You still got some of those old filters around??

How about some of those 15208AA09A filters?

Can you tell me the difference between the 16546AA10A and the 16546AA12A filters?
Air filters....I hope so....10a are for the legecy GT's
12a Tribeca or...they are interchangable......

Ok...how about a 16546AA080....and KC....you would know...your right in the thick of it.......ALWAYS...
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:27 PM   #60
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THANK you, jebus it gets scary in here sometimes. Like GW is looking for my VIN so his daughters can- never mind.

Ps- will you marry me?

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[quote=Unabomber;17113601]For the love of God people!!!!!!!!!

Here's the deal and quit listening to the people that think your VIN blew up the twin towers.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:30 PM   #61
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This got nerdier than I was willing to get in public.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:35 PM   #62
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16546AA080 is the 6 cyl. air filter.

42072PA010
15208AA100
11126AA000
16546AA020
21200AA072
21236AA010
SOA868V9210
SOA868V9232

What service am I providing for?

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:36 PM   #63
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T-stat, gskt, air filter, oil change, coolant flush. Not in that order.

Uhhh... that's all I can remember when I'm not at work.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:38 PM   #64
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T-stat, gskt, air filter, oil change, coolant flush. Not in that order.

Uhhh... that's all I can remember when I'm not at work.
I almost forgot...

SOA635071

How could we forget that stuff??
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:39 PM   #65
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T-stat, gskt, air filter, oil change, coolant flush. Not in that order.

Uhhh... that's all I can remember when I'm not at work.
Only missed the fuel filter and the windshield washer fluid...but the WW fluid is usually sourced elsewhere at better price/profit margin.

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:40 PM   #66
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I almost forgot...

SOA635071

How could we forget that stuff??
I use the quart P# for the coolant. It's all costed the same in my system and warranty uses the quart number so... SOA635002.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:40 PM   #67
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Only missed the fuel filter and the windshield washer fluid...but the WW fluid is usually sourced elsewhere at better price/profit margin.

That's funny because the fuel filter is the first on the list. Oops.

Yeah, MOC?
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:41 PM   #68
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Unabomber i love you! ppl on here are such *****'s
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:43 PM   #69
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Who, for extra credit, can name off all the part numbers used in a DOHC (the common ones) head gasket job? We'll throw in extra credit for the tensioner and idler pulley numbers as well as the timing belt (since you're that far in).
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:51 PM   #70
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13028AA240
11044AA521

No, I don't remember superceded numbers. At least you have the t-belt and head gaskets with those two.

I can't remember the rest off the top of my head.

Work mode and home mode aren't meshing tonight.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:55 PM   #71
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Really weird and late double post.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:58 AM   #73
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Giving subaru your VIN number does not insure you will get the right parts:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1207626
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:20 AM   #74
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Giving subaru your VIN number does not insure you will get the right parts:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1207626
Blame the guy for that, not your VIN number.

I'd guess he never even entered your VIN into the computer.
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:28 AM   #75
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I work for a bus dealer in maryland, and we need the VIN to make sure the customer gets the right parts and we also keep track of the parts they use from the VIN. Also the big one is that we use the VIN to check the warranty on the parts that they are buying and or replacing.
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