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I am not sure, but i think i have figued out that when you guys say B11 you mean the car not the engnie. So what are the diffrent engine designation? What engines do people swap into the B11s and what cars do thouse engines come out of?

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umm, basicly ever 4 cylender Nissan makes. More comanly you will use a
e16i: 88 - Pulsar/Sentras
ga16i: 89 + Pulsar/Sentra
ga16de: 90-94 Sentra, 94+ 200sx
CA16DE: 87 pulsar
CA18DE: 88-89 Pulsar
CA18et: 84-87 200sx
CA18DET: don't remember
CA20e: 84-87 200sx
CA20DET: :O
SR20de: 90+ Sentras and 200sx + many others
SR20DET: lots of JDM cars.

I know I got the years wrong on just about all of those :D
 

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Sixways said:
umm, basicly ever 4 cylender Nissan makes. More comanly you will use a
e16i: 88 - Pulsar/Sentras
ga16i: 89 + Pulsar/Sentra
ga16de: 90-94 Sentra, 94+ 200sx
CA16DE: 87 pulsar
CA18DE: 88-89 Pulsar
CA18et: 84-87 200sx
CA18DET: don't remember
CA20e: 84-87 200sx
CA20DET: :O
SR20de: 90+ Sentras and 200sx + many others
SR20DET: lots of JDM cars.

I know I got the years wrong on just about all of those :D

not to bad...E16i is about 87-88 pulsar i believe and available in 88-90 sentra or so. You also got the E15ET in 83-86 Pulsars available. CA16DE was 88-89 Pulsar. CA18DE was 87-90 Pulsar. CA18DET was available in other world markets in the Bluebird (stanza) and Pulsar. CA20E was the 200sx and Stanza. Sadly Nissan never made a CA20DET but it's been crudely done. SR20DE was avaible in early 90's sentra se-r's, 200sx's, 240sx's, NX2000's...and other markets in the pulsar and bluebird. SR20DET was never in the US, but elsewheres was availble in pulsar GTI-R, silvias, and a few bluebirds, oh and skylines. GA16DE was also in the NX1600. ANything i've missed guys?

If you want I can even get into which trannys you can use for what :D
 

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If you want I can even get into which trannys you can use for what :D
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87 4WD B12 Engine Swap (CA, GA, or SR?)

I have a 1987 4WD Sentra 5spd and I'm thinking about an engine swap. I have my eye on either the CA18DE from the 88/89 Twin Cam Pulsar, the GA16DE from the 91-99 Sentra, or a 91-01 SR20DE.

I'm curious to know if anyone else has tried a swap with the on demand 4WD system, and if so - which tranny/engine combo would have the most hp potential, and which would be the most likely to succeed?

If the CA18DE is part of the CA engine family, does this mean it will be an easier swap with the E16i in my Fuel Injected '87 Sentra?

Would the GA16DE be just as easy to swap as the CA? And if it is equally difficult, would it be the better choice because they're cheap to acquire, and have far more aftermarket performance parts available than the CA18DE?

The SR20DE would be expensive to acquire, but if it could be done without a new transmission - that'd be my choice.

What would you guys recommend?

-Steve
Vancouver, BC
92 NX2000
87 Sentra 4WD


Gsolo said:
not to bad...E16i is about 87-88 pulsar i believe and available in 88-90 sentra or so. You also got the E15ET in 83-86 Pulsars available. CA16DE was 88-89 Pulsar. CA18DE was 87-90 Pulsar. CA18DET was available in other world markets in the Bluebird (stanza) and Pulsar. CA20E was the 200sx and Stanza. Sadly Nissan never made a CA20DET but it's been crudely done. SR20DE was avaible in early 90's sentra se-r's, 200sx's, 240sx's, NX2000's...and other markets in the pulsar and bluebird. SR20DET was never in the US, but elsewheres was availble in pulsar GTI-R, silvias, and a few bluebirds, oh and skylines. GA16DE was also in the NX1600. ANything i've missed guys?

If you want I can even get into which trannys you can use for what :D
 

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just do a little search it will help... the 4wd will need a 4wd transmission . so any other engine then the E16 will need another transmission. I heard the 4wd tranny from the SR20det got the same diff ratio that the rear diff on the sentra do that could be an option. the ga16de swap will need the ga16i 4wd tranny and will be way easier to install.
 

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The GA AWD tranny and CA 4wd tranny are interchangeable. So you can do CA18 with an AWD tranny from a GA (or CA if you can find it in the right market) or a 4wd tranny from a Stanza Wagon. Depending what rear end you have you can get the right gearset for it. Like the sentra wagon and stanza wagons i believe have something around 4.11
 

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okay I see all these listings for what engines I could have...how do I find out which one I have in my 88 Nissan Pulsar without going to a mechanic...I have a blown headgasket and would like to swap out the entire engine as opposed to spending the money to fix the headgasket....could someone please help me...
 

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ReD-DaWg-OnE said:
I am not sure, but i think i have figued out that when you guys say B11 you mean the car not the engnie. So what are the diffrent engine designation? What engines do people swap into the B11s and what cars do thouse engines come out of?

Thanks,
George
Looks like the engine desgnations have all been nicely covered. But to answer your other question about what engine get commonly swapped into a B11, there aren't too many unfortunately. Yes the E15ET, but they are kind of rare and the average enthusiast is usually not up to the required efi wiring needed. Plus with a carbureted B11, you'll also need a fuel return line [of the correct diameter] back to the tank and an electric fuel pump added, etc. An easy swap doesn't really exist. You can build a race engine out of the E16 like I did, but then you'll need to run it on racing gas. Mine is running 13 to 1 Cosworth forged pistons and twin side drafts to enable it to make good power. Not streetable at all though. Plus, twin side draft intakes for E-series engines are quite rare.

I wish more people messed with the B11's but we are a rare breed I guess. :D I am starting to mess with mine again, as I've taken an interest in rallying. I had it all stripped out for ice racing, now I am looking for a parts car to put back most of the interior and lights. New pics to follow soon.

 

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yeravgjoe said:
I have a 1987 4WD Sentra 5spd and I'm thinking about an engine swap. I have my eye on either the CA18DE from the 88/89 Twin Cam Pulsar, the GA16DE from the 91-99 Sentra, or a 91-01 SR20DE.

I'm curious to know if anyone else has tried a swap with the on demand 4WD system, and if so - which tranny/engine combo would have the most hp potential, and which would be the most likely to succeed?

-Steve
Vancouver, BC
92 NX2000
87 Sentra 4WD
Hello Steve and welcome to the boards.


As far as know I'm about the only one who messes with a 4WD Sentra on these boards. Mine's got a GA16DE in it and it is very successful. Take a look at the thread about it HERE. The swap itself was not difficult, because my car is an '89 and it already had the GA16i bell housing on the trans/transfer case. As always, the electrical wiring was quite time consuming and labor intensive. There's really no way around that. All you can do is get factory wiring diagrams and slug it out.

You asked for a recommendation. If I had to do the swap again, I'd probably consider using a CA18DE or CA18DET. I have seen the CA18DET's on ebay complete with the 4WD 5-speed trans and transfer case assy. It should bolt right in as the Japan spec B12's were available with the CA's from the factory. What a cool car you'd have! I'm not aware of anyone who has got a turbocharged 4WD B12 Nissan in North America. It's time! :cheers:
 

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Wow lots of info not much of use to the original poster. You will really only be able to use a few engines any engine other than the E16s or CA20s (if it exsists think it dose in a stanza but not 100%) will be difficult at best. any other injected engine will require lots of wiring and modifacations to the chassis. Also the E16i was available in all SOHC pulsars from 87-88 and sentras 87-88 all sentras should be (i) in 88 where not all were in 87 mainly the Sport coupes and maybe the Se models. for the guy with the pulsar that wants to know what engine he has look under the hood if it is a SOHC then it is a E16 if it is a DOHC then it is a CA18DE.
 

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yellowgurl515 said:
okay I see all these listings for what engines I could have...how do I find out which one I have in my 88 Nissan Pulsar without going to a mechanic...I have a blown headgasket and would like to swap out the entire engine as opposed to spending the money to fix the headgasket....could someone please help me...

There is a vehicle identification plate under your hood. should be on the firewall somewhere if the Pulsars are set up like the Sentras which I would guess they are. That plate will have the engine type identified. once you get your code, you can refer here for a better description of the motor. :)
 

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yellowgurl515 said:
okay I see all these listings for what engines I could have...how do I find out which one I have in my 88 Nissan Pulsar without going to a mechanic...I have a blown headgasket and would like to swap out the entire engine as opposed to spending the money to fix the headgasket....could someone please help me...
The car should also say either XE or SE somewhere on it. An 88 XE has the E16i I think and the 88 SE has the CA16DE.
 
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