Question about different types of engines

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Green Shampoo, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Hello all! I brought my Saturn to Germany with me and I'm about at 65,000
    miles so I figured its time to change my plugs and wires. Problem is, no
    auto stores here have parts for Saturns.
    I decided to go to Advance Autoparts website and see what they are charging.
    Well, I had always thought that 2000 Saturn SL1s all had the same SOHC
    engine. On the webpage, it asks if mine is a 116 CID VIN 7 or 116 CID VIN
    8. What does the VIN 7 or 8 mean? I looked at the part numbers for each and
    they are not the same. How would I find out which one I need to buy?
    Green Shampoo, Jan 11, 2005
  2. Green Shampoo

    Biker Geek Guest

    One means single overhead cam and the other means double overhead
    cam. All Sx1's *do* have the SOHC engine. The parts database is
    just being stupid. The 8th digit of the VIN is the engine code.

    You might try going to an Opel/Vauxhall dealer--they're the local
    GM outlet in Europe and might be able to get parts for you from
    the US. Not sure about that, but it's worthwhile to ask.
    Biker Geek, Jan 11, 2005
  3. Green Shampoo

    jdoe Guest

    You will not find the proper plugs after market any way. I looked at every
    outlet I could find and the only place I could get the plugs was the dealer.
    Seems NGK makes them expressly for Saturn only.
    jdoe, Jan 11, 2005
  4. Green Shampoo

    Napalm Heart Guest

    I have bought them several times at NAPA.

    Napalm Heart, Jan 13, 2005
  5. Green Shampoo

    jdoe Guest

    You'll get plugs that "fit" and may work but even my Napa suppliers have
    told me the only way to get exact plug is at dealer as NGK ONLY distributes
    this plug at the dealer level.
    jdoe, Jan 13, 2005
  6. Green Shampoo

    BANDIT2941 Guest

    You'll get plugs that "fit" and may work but even my Napa suppliers have
    I've run a few sets of NAPA NGK plug's through, no problems.

    I'm sure the differences are negligable since NAPA does list a PN for
    it........if they were a lot different they wouldn't get sold.
    BANDIT2941, Feb 5, 2005
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