The Subaru FA20D 2.0-liter gasoline engine was first introduced back in 2009 as a joint development of two Japanese concerns, but it went into production in 2012. This motor is put on a sports model, which is known as the Subaru BRZ or Toyota GT86.
The 2.0-liter Subaru FA20F or FA20DIT turbo engine has been produced by the concern since 2012 and is installed on charged versions of the company’s well-known models, such as the Forester XT and Impreza WRX. There are many modifications of this power unit with a capacity of 250 to 300 hp.
The FA family also includes engines: FA24.
The FA20D was installed on:
- Subaru BRZ 1 (ZC) in 2012 – 2021;
- Toyota GT86 1 (ZN6) in 2012 – 2021 (as 4U-GSE);
- Scion FR-S 1 (ZN6) in 2012 – 2016 (as 4U-GSE).
The FA20F/FA20DIT was installed on:
- Subaru Forester 4 (SJ) in 2013 – 2018;
- Subaru Legacy 5 (BM) in 2012 – 2014;
- Subaru Legacy 6 (BN) in 2014 – 2019;
- Subaru Levorg 1 (VM) in 2014 – 2020;
- Subaru WRX 1 (VA) in 2014 – 2021.
|Start of production||2012|
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||200 (FA20D)
250 – 300 (FA20F)
|Torque output, Nm||205 (FA20D)
350 – 400 (FA20F)
|Cylinder block||aluminum H4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Compression ratio||12.5 (FA20D)
DOHC, intercooler (FA20F)
|Phase regulator||Dual AVCS|
|Recommended engine oil||0W-20 (FA20D)
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.3 (FA20D)
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Subaru BRZ 2015)
|Engine lifespan, km||~230 000|
|Weight, kg||170 (FA20D)
Disadvantages of the FA20 engine
- At first, these units were shaking at low speeds, but the firmware fixed everything;
- Then came complaints about defective parts: bearings, gears, and sensors;
- Also, this engine is extremely sensitive to the quality of fuel and lubricants;
- From non-original oil, Dual AVCS phase regulators quickly fail here;
- Monitor the level of lubrication in the system, the liners turn here very often.