ArchiveJuly 2008

CA18DET Inline Oil Cooler (UK Factory Oil Cooler)

Background I stumbled across this oil cooler while scavenging a local salvage yard for Ford EDIS parts for a megasquirt install.  This particular cooler comes as factory equipment on UK market CA18DET’s.  As with most things Nissan, there are a lot of interchangeable parts and it just so happens that I found one of these oil coolers bolted to a late 80’s Nissan Maxima.  (I forgot to...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 22)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index Things are finally starting to come together. The charge pipe has been painted to prevent corrosion and the BOV has been recirculated to the new air intake that draws air from outside the engine bay. Also, the valve cover vents have been rerouted to the new oil catch can and a Nissan UK oil cooler has been added to the block. I found it as the...

Archived News (May 2008)

May 30, 2008 The guide, installing a sr20det lightweight flywheel and clutch into the ca18det has been updated with new pics. Mainly focusing on the clearance of the new flywheel so that the factory bolts do not bottom out in the crank. May 27, 2008 Project 240sx Overhaul Update: Day 16: Battery Installation and Liquid Intercooler Install May 24, 2008 Project 240sx Overhaul Updates: Day 14:...

CA18DET Over the Top Intake Manifold (CA16DE) Install (Part 3: Vacuum and Wiring)

Related Links CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 1: What and Why) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 2: Prep) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 3: Vacuum and Wiring) With the new manifold prepped and installed, you now need to install the vacuum lines and modify the E.F.I. slightly to relocate a couple of plugs...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 21)

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Day 21:  A smoother charge pipe was created that includes the SSQV BOV. The inside was also sandblasted and smoothed to ensure maximum airflow.

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 20)

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Today, the new turbo manifold was modified and installed and then a rough charge pipe was created for testing purposes. Also note the compressor blade on the turbo. This close picture is going to be used as a before image to test the wear on the wheel for pre turbo water injection.

CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 2)

Related Links CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 1: What and Why) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 2: Prep) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 3: Vacuum and Wiring) Whereas part 1 covered the what and why of installing the Nissan Pulsar over the top intake manifold onto the CA18DET, this second part covers the ever...

CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 1)

Related Links CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 1: What and Why) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 2: Prep) CA18DET Over the Top (CA16DE) Intake Manifold Install (Part 3: Vacuum and Wiring) This is part 1 in a 2 part series that details the steps required to install an over the top intake manifold from a CA16DE motor onto the turbocharged...

Project 240sx Overhaul Journal (Day 19)

Related Links Project 240sx Overhaul Journal Index How does 2 feet of boost piping from the turbo to throttle body sound? That is exactly what I am doing to project 240sx by adding an over the top intake manifold from a Nissan Pulsar. Since the CA18DET will use water injection as its only form of intercooling, the boost pipe can be made as short and direct as possible. And in this case, the...

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