I searched and came up with a few things. I still don't know:Baby_Jesus said:there is probably like 1000 threads on this already... i dont know, im a newb too but im sure u can search and find a PLETHORA of info on this.
The diffences are:OldBrit said:Yes, I know the DET has a turbo and the DE does not but what else sets these two engines apart? Are they basically the same engine with a turbo added? Would a SR20DET blacktop run OK with the turbo removed?
Thanks Lewlshadoff said:The diffences are:
Pistons (DE 9.5:1 - DET 8.5:1)
Valves (DE Normal - DET Sodium-Filled)
Lubrication system (DET has piston oil squirters)
DET - block is drilled for turbo oil return and some have oil cooler fittings
Dimensionally the blocks are the same
DET does not have the US emissions parts
matt_pound said:well my blacktop s13 has the oil squirters, as for crankwalk, ive heard thats mostly a dsm thing not too much about nissan, but i see no reason for it to be caused by the squirters
I don't know if converting a SR20DET to a SR20DE is nuts but I am thinking about it. Why? Because I want to drop one in a 1969 MGB and:
1. I will need to relocate the turbo and that will be a royal be-atch.
2. The weight of the turbo will actually make a difference in the handling.
3. The car does not need a turbo. It will just spin the tires off.
I purchased a nice blacktop engine set so I already have the motor. I am going to start by just getting the engine in and see how it goes from there. If I think I can get the turbo in with out too much work, I might go for it. If not I will go with out it.
picture of the project so far:
picture the car:
Yep. I know about the n/a engines but as I stated I all ready have the SR20DET engine set. I tried selling it about a month ago but only got low offers so I am just going to keep it and work with what I have.zellx2004 said:Instead of wasting time, and even more money converting back to na from turbo, why not just buy the n/a engine? They're already alot cheaper than the turbo engines. There's a s13 sr20de front clip on ebay for 1200.00 I only paid 546.00 for my sr20de with trans and harness.
i'm not really wasting money because i got it for free, i will only be wasting time by not getting a NA ready to run. however, i would like to rebuild the turbo block for an ultimate NA by going darton 87mm sleeves with wiseco 87mm pistons unless i can find bigger bore pistons and i can take the sleeves bigger too to increase displacement without stroking.zellx2004 said:Instead of wasting time, and even more money converting back to na from turbo, why not just buy the n/a engine? They're already alot cheaper than the turbo engines. There's a s13 sr20de front clip on ebay for 1200.00 I only paid 546.00 for my sr20de with trans and harness.