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Ndawg12

A22 engine identification

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Ndawg12

Owner says it's a Raptor and I'm saying bs unless it was replaced which I highly doubt but not 100% sure about. This is in an 11 A22 that a buddy of mine is pretty serious about.

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Edit- Sorry I'll try to directly post the pic in the morn when I'm on my puter.

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MLA

Thats a chevy engine for sure. Valve covers and dist cap are dead give aways.

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prion

My 2011 A22 has a Raptor 400 in it as well. Its not the new the Ford version. Axis used a chevy 383 as their upgraded motor in 2011 before the LS3, they called it a raptor. Its a beast. I think it was similar to the Hammerhead 383 Malibu used for a while but with some different parts. You can tell it its a raptor if it has knock sensors on the block drain plugs, if it doesn't its the standard 330. Again, not the same motor as the Ford Raptor 400's they are now putting in Malibu's.

Hope this helps

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ahopkinsVTX

Shouldn't the owners manual in the reference section spec what was offered in 2011? I agree with MLA, that's a Chevy. Just not sure which model.

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Baddog

Shouldn't the owners manual in the reference section spec what was offered in 2011? I agree with MLA, that's a Chevy. Just not sure which model.

Not sure? Then it must be the Chevy Raptor.

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ahopkinsVTX

Not sure? Then it must be the Chevy Raptor.

Yeah idk. As the person who posed above me it sounds like they offered a raptor engine, model. But I don't have the 2011 Axis engine options memorized.

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Technicallyabu

That looks like the base 330 to me. Raptor was the Axis name for the hammerhead.

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Indyxc

Definitely a chevy engine, and most likely the Indmar AXis AR 335. My engine, the 335, looks exactly the same.

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prion

All, the 330 and 400 in 2011 look the same from the top. The identifier of the 400 is knock sensors on the drain plugs. If it has them its a 400.

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wedge88

All, the 330 and 400 in 2011 look the same from the top. The identifier of the 400 is knock sensors on the drain plugs. If it has them its a 400.

Are you sure on this statement? My 2004 SSLXi had a Monsoon (Chevy) 340 with a knock sensor on the starboard drain plug. This cannot be the only identifier.

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Ndawg12

Are you sure on this statement? My 2004 SSLXi had a Monsoon (Chevy) 340 with a knock sensor on the starboard drain plug. This cannot be the only identifier.

And the 320 LCR probably did not. I always thought the LCR has never had knock sensors and everything else did. BICBW

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prion

Wedge88,

I cannot comment on the Malibu 340 engines. I only have knowledge of the 2 engines offered in the 2011 A22. The smaller (330 hp)did not have the knock sensors on the drain plugs. The 400 raptor did on both sides. I'm sure there are other identifiers, I just know this is the easiest one for me. To the OP you could probably get the serial number and call Indmar as well, if you are still unsure.

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Engine Nut

Touch a magnet to one of the cylinder heads. The standard GM engine has cast iron heads and the 383 based engine has aluminum heads.

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