Commodore Engine Prefixes

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Commodore Engine Prefixes:

VB series 1978-1980 6cyl*



2.85l engine, 2.838lt, 1978-1980, 64 kilowatts, VD

3.3l engine, 3.298lt,(manual trans), 1978-1980, 66 kilowatts, VL
3.3l engine, 3.298lt, (auto trans), 1978-1980, 71 kilowatts, VL

*prefix to engine number located right side of engine above engine mounting.

VB series 1978-1980 V8*



4.2L/253 engine, 4.142lt, 1978-1980, 87 kilowatts(single exhaust) 96 kilowatts (dual exhaust) VR

5.0L/308 engine, 5.044lt, 1978-1980, 114 kilowatts(manual trans) 125 kilowatts (auto trans) VT

*prefix to engine number located on left side of engine block in front of engine mounting.

VC series 1980 4cyl*



1.892lt engine, 1980, 58 kilowatts, VN

*prefix of engine number located on engine block below number 2 spark plug.

VC series 1980 6cyl*

2.85l engine, 2.838lt, 1980, 76 kilowatts, VD

3.3l engine, 3.298lt, 1980, 83 kilowatts, VL

*prefix to engine number located right side of engine above engine mounting.

VC series 1980 V8*



4.2l engine, 4.142lt, 1980, 100 kilowatts(single exhaust) 115 kilowatts (dual exhaust) VR

5.0l engine, no info yet.

VH series 1981-1984 6cyl



2.8l engine, 2.838lt, 1981-1984, 76 kilowatts, VD

3.3l engine, 3.298lt, 1981-1984, 83 kilowatts, VL

VH series 1981-1984 V8 inc "ss"



4.2l/253 engine, 4.142lt, 1981-1984, 110 kilowatts(single exhaust) 115 kilowatts (dual exhaust) VR

5.0l/308 engine, 5.044lt, 1981-1984, 117 kilowatts(single exhaust) 126 kilowatts (dual exhaust) WT,VT

VK series 1984-1986 carb & efi 6cyl



3.3l engine, 3.298lt (carb) 1984-1986, 86 kilowatts, VL
3.3l engine, 3.298lt (efi) 1984-1986, 109 kilowatts, VK

VK series 1984-1986 V8



5.0l engine, 5.044lt, 1984-1986, 117 kilowatts(manual trans) 121 kilowatts (auto trans), VT

4.9l engine, 4.987lt, (berlina models) 1985-1986, (option LV2) 122 kilowatts(manual trans) 117 kilowatts (auto trans). VA.

Police pack.(option V7X, 170kw).VG.

HDT.
(option V5H, 177kw).VB.
(option A9L, 196kw).VC.

VL series 1986-1989 6cyl (nissan engine)inc turbo



3.0lt engines, no prefixes listed, 114 kilowatts (standard), 150 kilowatts (turbo)

VL series 1986-1989 V8*



5.0lt engine, 4.987lt, 1986-1989, 122 kilowatts, VJ

*group A "SS" prefix: VP, 180 kilowatts
group a prefix: VW, 137 kilowatts

*info needed on walkinshaw, hdt and others....mrhzv8@lismorefloorsanding.com

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