yeah engine covers and badges are very easily changed
im buyin a shmicko vp exec with a 215i bottom end with a vp ss inlet top end
im buying it off a mechanic that works at holden very honest bloke
he reckons hes chased it up and cant prove i know one way to prove it but i dont think hell like me checkin the crank lol
i do have the engine numbers but vu613476
If your just looking at the car, and its manual, the 215 will have the 6 speed, and the 185 will have the 5 speed.
The console will reflect this, 5 speeds have normal exec console (but the inner is black, not grey) and the 6 speeds have the calais/statesman style centre console.
I've also noticed that ALL 215s have the HSV 250k dash, and i've personally never seen a 185 with it, but theres other people on here who have seen them (either changed or thats how they are optioned). So if it has the 220k speedo, its def a 185.
Edit - oh lol, just realised you only meant the engine, forget about this
na the only thing in the car senator is the block absolutely everything else is vp exec
and its auto
haha i wana some how find out tonight as im sposed to be buying it tommorow
any help will be greatly appreciated
and to rooster do you know any clubs thatll know cos not even holden knows theyve only started documenting engine block mumbers from vt on blocks and stuff and from the vz everything is documented (supposedly)