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jcole541

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engine date code
« on: April 13, 2013, 06:35:53 PM »
i'm looking at a 69 z28 block casting number 3932386 vin on motor looks right and matches car but the suffix code doesn't make sense to me VO838DZ. can anyone help me

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Re: engine date code
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 06:41:04 PM »
Why does that bother you?
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Re: engine date code
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »
I don't know what it means I thought it meant aug then the date

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Re: engine date code
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 06:57:48 PM »
 I see what you mean....day 38. Do you have a picture by chance of the engine pad? Also, check the block cast date. It should be before the engine assembly date on the pad.

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Re: engine date code
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 07:41:27 PM »
That's a known stamping error. What's the VIN?
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Re: engine date code
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 10:45:56 PM »
I have 4 V0838DZ engines in my db. Best guess, it was supposed to be V0831DZ, a Saturday. V0828DZ is known.