what's the difference in these motors

Old 03-08-2011, 08:33 PM
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txhunter69
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Default what's the difference in these motors

today i bought a 1990 4.3 l chevy v 6 and was under the assumption it was a vortec because thats what the man told me come to find out it isnt but i couldnt tell a difference between it and my 94 v6 thay have the same angle on the intake bolts they have the same tbi same every thing i didnt think there would be a difference so i bought it running for $250

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Old 03-15-2011, 06:03 PM
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If I remember this right a standard vortec engine is a z code engine. They also made a W code engine for the years 92-93 which was a performance version the difference was the W code uses a balance shaft, roller cam shaft,different heads and central port injection hope this helps
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