There are several ways. If you look in the owners manual, it'll tell you
which VIN digit to look for to determine which engine it is.
If you look on the door placard, you'll see the engine code. Look it up on
The easiest way is that the fender should have a badge that says 24V DOHC if
it's the Duratec. If it's the Vulcan that's set up for ethanol, it'll have
a badge that says FFV. If it's just a plain old pushrod Vulcan engine,
there'll be no badge.
I think the valve covers or upper intake will also give you a clue.
The coolant looks nice and clean.
She has had it since 2000 with 9,000 miles. The reason for my
questions,is we will be moving,and the drive to work for her is much
Just looking into the future,and hoping it will be a good car for her.
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