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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by dads car, Apr 15, 2009.

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    like to purchase a vs senator but how can i find out for certain if its a 57 or 50.
    Also anyone who has owned one what they are like the best hsv ive been in is a sv5000 its got to be better than that
     
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    You can get the senator in manual, thats a start.

    Other people will have engine numbers to be able to know for sure, but if you get a manual, 6 speed = 5.7L, 5 speed = 5L.

    Before buying a HSV, you should always check the VIN on HSVs computer. That will also tell you what motor it 'should' have.
     
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    thanks stealth should check vin at any dealership that sells hsvs or somewhere else thanks buddy
     
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    Theres a link to check it online. I don't have it on me, but i have posted it in other HSV threads, so maybe search 'HSV' posted by me, and see what comes up.
     
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    VS Senator's don't come in 5.7 V8's...they came in on the VT Series 2 (1999) as the 3rd Generation V8
     
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    Were talking about the Holden Stroker motor. Which is avaliable on VR and VS HSVs ;). NOT the LS1 5.7....
     
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    I have a 5.7 Senator, they are great IMO, different to the newer chevs....Depends on what you like/want I guess?
    Good:

    - Sound, deep burple, dont have too ring it out to hear her
    - Tq, loads of low down grunt on tap instantly
    - Looks, I personally love VS senators, mine is silver
    - Small amount of collect ability in a low km original car
    - Awesome interior,
    - Great rims
    - Not too many around unlike later HSV
    - Its not a chev motor

    Not so good:
    - Fuel around town
    - Body creaks/groans and flexs
    - People want to steal it
    - Getting on in years


    Follow this link to HSV Verification:

    https://reports.hsv.com.au/authenticate/

    It may tell u its not a exact match, not sure why it does, I followed it up with a call to HSV with Eng and Build nos and all checked out ok

    I did have all the code break downs when I brought mine......will have a look to see if I can find them, but from memory the vin should have LVL in the code, some one here will know all the breakdowns but one L is for berlina as this was the donor vehicle in my case and the other L is for 215i..
     
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    thanks mr stealth ill check your thread out if i got any questions ill ask you. Just checked out a senator very dissapointed in performance, it was only a 50
     
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    im pretty sure they do, i think the 215i came in the gts, senator and grange..

    bloody nice car those senators. wouldnt mind a manual 215i..would be sweet
     
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    yeah VS Senator would be friggin sweet aye.

    I thought the 215i was still a 5litre?

    ahh stroker, I thought you were meaning the LS1 lol
     
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    He's talking about the LS1.


    Nope, 215s are 5.7L Strokers. Known as HOLDEN strokers tho, not the 'chev' ones:p
    Like i said, if you have a 6 speed senator, its a 5.7. Not sure how much power difference there is, guy i know had one and it was slower than my stock VP.
     
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    thanks PANCAKES next car i check out i will use the link you provided and see what happens, totally agree with what you said about ageing as i have checked a few and personally for the money that i will be handing over sometimes dosent justify crappy repairs over the years mismatch paint and the like oh well love the seats
     

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