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Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by Ms Munro, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Ms Munro

    Ms Munro New Member

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    Hi guys I have just bought a VY SS and I am very confused.....on the id tag on the front bumper it has VY8VK69-114-R7F at the top then then engine number is LN3, which i have always believed to be a V6, the engine number is VF023290647, and the susp. is STD but i thought it should be FE2, the body number is 6G1YK52A63L961104 PLEASE HELP!!!! I am VERY confused :bomb:
     
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    I dont think you have a VY SS. The VIN L961104 = very early Jan 2003 build. The A = V6

    The SS ahould have an F as the engine code didgit in the VIN.

    The engine number VF023#### slots into production around March 2003.
     
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    sounds like somethings a miss, and your original thoughts are correct!

    Stolen from here http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/holden-commodore-how-tos/113858-how-check-your-vin.html

    So ...

    6G1YK52A63L961104

    6 = Oceania.

    G = Australia.

    1 = Holden.

    Y = VY

    K = Executive, SV6, SV8 or SS

    5 = 4 door sedan.

    2 = Active belts with driver and passenger airbags.

    A = 3.8L ecotec

    6 = Check Digit

    3 = 2003 MY

    L = elizabeth plant

    961104 = sequential build number

    Ive read a few places that list "A" as the Ecotec and as green saud, F is the V8. I'm 99.9% sure the susp on the compliance plate should also read FE2.
    Somethings not right :hmmm:
     
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    thanks guys it is VERY strange, all vin numbers match and it does have FE2 suspension, maybe back yard SV6 body swap?? on rego papers engine number matches the numbers on the LS1 block and vin number is same on rego as well, WTF??? :banstick:
     
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    The R7F - is that the code for VY SS?
     
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    Here's another one.......just picked up a '09.5 MY Calais. According to the VIN its a 2010 build, and the engine code is V. This doesn't appear in the code list in the owners' manual. Anyone have any clues?
    I traded my '05 V8 Statesman, so I'm still grieving!
     

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