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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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