Problems with installing GA16DE header on GA16i - Nissan Forum
E/CA-Series & GA16i Engines Engine Discussion: 1982-1990 Sentra/Pulsar

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
Sorta-Newbie
 
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 11
Problems with installing GA16DE header on GA16i

Hi there

Looks like I was a bit too optimistic, hoping to install a B13 GA16DE aftermarket exhaust header from eBay onto my B12 coupe's GA16i. I've read it's been done before and that it should fit fairly well, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
I need help/opinions on either if it is even possible or worth the trouble to install, and how should one do it.

To start off, while the top part goes right onto the block, the ends under the car doesn't match at all. I have pictures.
https://i.imgur.com/4xbMHmv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8BvfD5t.jpg
There is like a 10cm space between them, also an angle difference. Is there a way to make them connect? The shop was thinking about using the original manifold's end, and welding it onto the aftermarket one to make them meet. That would mean cutting both the original and the aftermarket one, into pieces, but may that work?

https://i.imgur.com/xivmWk4.jpg
This piece would also require some cutting or something, because currently it collides with the new manifold. I don't know what it is called exactly, but it's the "beam" going under the engine. The tow hook under the front bumper seems to be connected to it, if that makes it easier to identify. So anyway, would cutting this part cause any problems?

https://i.imgur.com/31wjGkQ.jpg
Also it seems to be way too close to the alternator, and as it doesn't have a heat shield, I was wondering if the heat could damage the alternator. Is that something I should worry about?

Also there is the obvious absence of an AIV hole, but I knew about that and was thinking to simply leave that out. But the EGR pipe would probably require some cutting to make it fit, because it also doesn't reach.

What do you guys think? Is it possible to make this work, or should I just forget about it? The reason I wanted it because my original manifold was cracked anyway, but if this aftermarket one doesn't worth the trouble, then I may just need to get the original one welded. Though then buying the aftermarket one was a waste of money, so I would be happy if I could make it work. Opinions?

Dinosbacsi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Nissan Forum > Sentra, Pulsar, NX, B14 200SX > E/CA-Series & GA16i Engines

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaking head gasket, GA16i -upgrade header? new_balert E/CA-Series & GA16i Engines 6 Sep 28th, 2008 01:57 AM
car smelling after installing header? ekizz B13 91-94 chassis 6 Sep 25th, 2005 06:27 PM
Need help installing header G8Keeper Naturally Aspirated 7 May 6th, 2004 01:28 AM
Installing HS Header on my 02 Altima Marvin Off Topic Section 1 Feb 5th, 2004 11:21 AM
Help installing my header! hay484 B13 91-94 chassis 1 Jan 29th, 2003 01:51 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome