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Old 02-10-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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How do i tell which engine I have?

Just bought a 2000 Fleetwood Flair with the workhorse chassis. The owner said he paid extra for the 8.1L engine but I haven't seen any others in this year with the 8.1. Is there a number in the vin or the serial number that will tell me for sure which engine it has? Is there also a number to tell me which transmission it has?
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Just bought a 2000 Fleetwood Flair with the workhorse chassis. The owner said he paid extra for the 8.1L engine but I haven't seen any others in this year with the 8.1. Is there a number in the vin or the serial number that will tell me for sure which engine it has? Is there also a number to tell me which transmission it has?
Take you vin # to a chevy dealer and they can tell you what engine you have
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Just bought a 2000 Fleetwood Flair with the workhorse chassis. The owner said he paid extra for the 8.1L engine but I haven't seen any others in this year with the 8.1. Is there a number in the vin or the serial number that will tell me for sure which engine it has? Is there also a number to tell me which transmission it has?
Yes, there is. The 8th VIN character is code for the engine. If a "G", you have an 8.1L (L18) GM motor. If a "J", you have the 7.4L (L29) GM motor.

Unfortunately, there isn't a vin code for the tranny, but I'm "assuming" you have a P32 chassis ( indicated by a 3 or a 5 in the 6th VIN position) and if so, you have a 4 speed GM tranny model 4L-80E.

If you need more info, post the last 8 digits (only) of the chassis vin # and I'll see what else I can find for you.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:40 PM   #5
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thanks everyone, its a J so its the 454. Always amazes me the lies people will tell you trying to sell you something. Especially older folks who should know better. I figured it was the 454 from the research I did. I got such a smoking deal on it, it really doesn't matter! I'd also like to know what most people's definition of "everything work's" is!!! Luckily I've owned several rv's and know that everything does work until you actually go see the rv and try everything out
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Not sure why some will mislead when trying to sell however it all boils down to doing due dilligence and inspection of the RV.
As for the "everything works" statement,,,,, until you have tested "everything" I assume it works after I have tested.
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