Archive for June, 2007

Clocking the SR T25 Turbo
By June 29, 2007 Read More →

Clocking the SR T25 Turbo

The turbo found on the SR20DET motor is an upgrade that virtually every CA18DET owner has run at one point or another. Where the CA18DET T25 turbo is good to about 12psi and looses boost towards redline, the SR20DET T25 can run around 14psi and will hold steady till redline with the .80 exhaust housing. [...]

CA18DET Vacuum, Boost, Water and Oil Routing Reference
By June 27, 2007 Read More →

CA18DET Vacuum, Boost, Water and Oil Routing Reference

Like most Nissan motors, the CA18DET has a maze of vacuum lines that quickly become confusing to those unfamiliar with the motor. The following is a quick guide of what needs to be hooked up and where in order to get your CA18DET up running. Upper Intake Manifold (rear) Read below for the explanations and [...]

Lightweight Aluminum One-Piece Driveshaft Install on S13 240sx
By June 24, 2007 Read More →

Lightweight Aluminum One-Piece Driveshaft Install on S13 240sx

Installing a lightweight single piece driveshaft on the 240sx offers a few benefits over the factory 2 piece unit. First, your driveshaft is considered a rotating mass and as such, any weight saved on your driveshaft translates into a quicker, freer revving motor. This effect is similar to installing a lightweight flywheel on your car. [...]

Installing a SR20DET Lightweight Flywheel and Clutch into the CA18DET.
By June 21, 2007 Read More →

Installing a SR20DET Lightweight Flywheel and Clutch into the CA18DET.

Background Even with the abundance of OEM parts available for the CA18DET, there seems to be a very striking lack of affordable lightweight flywheels. Clutchmasters and Spec make several clutch kits for this motor but for the time being there really isn’t a true, US market, bolt in replacement flywheel. Of course, there is always [...]

By June 19, 2007 Read More →

Oops, I got too comfortable with open source.

I messed up. I got so comfortable with open source software that I neglected the internet explorer crowd. To all of you using internet explorer for your browser needs I offer my most sincere and humble apology. I will go ahead and tell you what happened so the people who already live in browser bliss [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous
Introduction – What is Drifting?
By June 1, 2007 Read More →

Introduction – What is Drifting?

According to the all knowing wikipedia: “Drifting refers to the difference in slip angle between the front and rear tires of a car. When the rear wheels are slipping at a greater angle than the front wheels, the car is drifting, or over-steering. The rear end of the car appears to chase the front end [...]

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CA18DET Swap Guide (Part 1: Removing the KA24DE/KA24E)
By June 1, 2007 Read More →

CA18DET Swap Guide (Part 1: Removing the KA24DE/KA24E)

Part 1 of the CA18DET swap guide deals with removing the factory engine from your 240sx but before getting started I will cover a little background information regarding the CA18DET motor and engine swaps in general. But first and foremost, if you do not have the Factory Service Manual (FSM) I urge you to download [...]

Posted in: CA18DET Swap Guides