Re: Dec 05 stamped XR8
I'll be a bit clearer. I meant to say the person told me that it had a 290 kw engine but was badged as a 260, for insurance purposes. I thought he was referring to the Boss 260 badge/sticker on the engine cover.
I was wondering if all the modular motors started with the prefix FPV. My thoughts are that if he owned the car for a couple of years he'd definitely know which engine he had. From what research I have been able to do I think that the 290 has larger valves and dohc rather than sohc. I might be very wrong of course. I've never had much to do with newish cars in the past. Always had nice bikes and maybe an old car as well if I was lucky.
I don't particularly want the 290 engine but thought it might help with the vehicle value if I decided to sell it down the track. It has only 27k on it.
Last edited by Krusty001capta; 06-08-09 at 02:38 AM.
Reason: Added a bit to the post.