| | How to tell if my '02 has the OE engine
Hello everyone, forgive me if this isn't the most adequate forum subject for this question, however I wanted to find out if there was a way to crunch some numbers to see if my 2002 Z28 Camaro has the original engine. The reason I ask, is because I recently purchased this car for $7500, with 121K miles on the clock. The reason I purchased is due to the fact that the engine bay was extremely clean and fresh, and no, i'm not talking about a little armor-all on the plastic parts, I mean no greese or grime down under the intake or on the heads. The bay is immaculate. Also, upon changing my spark plugs, I saw written in grease pen on the oil pan "Oct 06". Obviously, this could mean any number of things, most probably that the oil pan was simply replaced with another from a junk yard. I've driven this car 1300 miles sense I've owned it, which included a long road trip. I kept a close eye on oil levels, and with 5w30 synthetic, it didn't burn a drop which I would expect from a higher mileage engine. Also, gas mileage was an impressive 29mpg highway. My apologies for the length of this post, but does anyone know if there is a way to cross reference the cars VIN, with the casting number on the block to verify if this engine is original? I ran a CarFax on this car, and sometimes those will say if the engine has been replaced, however obviously this one did not. Thanks again everyone.