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ok im looking at this car and he says it has a 185kw engine but it doesnt have the 185 engine covers i think is there anything else i can look for on the engine or anything like that to see if it is a real 185

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The only difference between the 165 and the 185 was the tune and exhaust, wasn't it? I think you'll be wanting an aftermarket tune once you buy the car anyway, so it doesn't matter which engine you start with :)

The only way to tell MIGHT be with the engine number. Or maybe the code on the vin plate? Hmmm...
 

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so if i look at the vin number which is located in the engine bay(correct if wrong) do i need to match them up with the engine number or something else
 

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It will have the hsv memcal and the VN style headers, that's it dunno what car your looking at but all VP-VS's are like that. VN's both have VN headers obviously :) It doesn't matter if it's the 185 pack or not as everyone has said it's no different. So worry about the condition of the engine first and foremost
 

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ok but what needs to match up so i know its a 185 cos the engines in a executive
 

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Look for a knock sensor screwed into the side of the motor. About 3/4 back, just above the sump, usually on drivers side.... Thats usually the way I pick it when someone says they are running a 185kw motor/tune.
 

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Its probably just a stock motor, not a 185.

As has already been said, they only got that rating with bolt on stuff, stuff that given aftermarket, would give higher number (ie, a full twin system exhaust, instead of the still very restrictive stock system)
 

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ok so a normal 5ltr doesnt have a knock sensor does it if they do is the hsv knock sensor differant as in bigger or differant colour, or if normal 5ltrs dont come with them and the one im looking at has one then its a 185 or atleast a 185 tune
 

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sorry guys still learning
 
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