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Old 01-04-2010, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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H-1 VIN denotations ????

I am potentially looking to purchase a pre-'06 H-1.

I read the following in an internet ad for a used H-1:
"Most important though is that it has the heavy duty engine block! Earlier produced series had a flaw where the #8 cylinder wall cracked. The "FA" in the VIN indicates it has the heavy duty block"

I am considering the purchase of a 2000, which the current owner (2nd owner) states has the Heavy Duty block, however it does not contain an "FA" in the VIN.

any help would be appreciated
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I did just find this:

# VIN 10th Digit designating year = "Y"
# Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 195 H.P. 430 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit ="Z"
# 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit ="A"
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http://www.flashoffroad.com/Maintenance/Specs/VIN.htm

http://www.lynchhummer.com/changes/h...ges.index.html
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Maybe it had a cracked block that has already been replced. i dont think that would chmnge the vin number but he should have some paper work to prove his statement.
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Do they have a service history, or a full vin for a possible carfax?
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you may have already found this article on the flashoffroad site link I posted a few days ago, but here's a direct link to an article on bad 6.5's and how to know via the vin and by an inspection:

http://www.flashoffroad.com/Diesel/N...ackedBlock.htm
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you may have already found this article on the flashoffroad site link I posted a few days ago, but here's a direct link to an article on bad 6.5's and how to know via the vin and by an inspection:

http://www.flashoffroad.com/Diesel/N...ackedBlock.htm
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here is another great VIN link from that site:

http://www.flashoffroad.com/Maintenance/Specs/VIN.htm
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