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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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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
Were talking about the Holden Stroker motor. Which is avaliable on VR and VS HSVs ;). NOT the LS1 5.7....
 

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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
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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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
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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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
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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