By November 20, 2013 0 Comments

The Last, Last Hurrah for Project 240sx: CA18DET Teardown

The Obituary of Project 240sx was supposed to be the last iteration of Project 240sx on the site but I came up with a little something extra. What we have here is a basic teardown of the bare ca18det that was found in Project 240sx in a quick photo journal style. You can read the comment below each picture to get an idea of what you are looking at. This may give those that follow a little insight into the inner workings of the battle tested ca18det.

The ca18det engine with accessories, pulleys, cam gears and belts removed.

The ca18det engine with accessories, pulleys, cam gears and belts removed.

The ca18det with the rear timing cover removed.

The ca18det with the rear timing cover removed.

Belt idle pulleys removed from the ca18det.

Belt idle pulleys removed from the ca18det.

Water pump removed from the block of the ca18det.

Water pump removed from the block of the ca18det.

Timing gear removed from the crankshaft of the ca18det.

Timing gear removed from the crankshaft of the ca18det.

Rocker cover (or valve cover) removed from the ca18det's head exposing the camshafts.

Rocker cover (or valve cover) removed from the ca18det’s head exposing the camshafts.

Cam brackets and camshafts removed from the intake and exhaust sides of the ca18det.

Cam brackets and camshafts removed from the intake and exhaust sides of the ca18det.

Aluminum cylinder head removed from the iron block of the ca18det.

Aluminum cylinder head removed from the iron block of the ca18det.

Oil pan removed from the ca18det.

Oil pan removed from the ca18det.

Main bearing beam removed exposing the main bearing caps.

Main bearing beam removed exposing the main bearing caps.

Main bearing caps, connecting rod bearings and crankshaft removed to expose the pistons and connecting rod.

Main bearing caps, connecting rod bearings and crankshaft removed to expose the pistons and connecting rod.

Bare ca18det block with pistons removed.

Bare ca18det block with pistons removed.

Ca18det teardown complete.

Ca18det teardown complete.

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