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I just bought an 87 sentra hatchback five speed for 900 bucks and i was wondering if i can swap in a better more powerful engine for it, im a college student with a low income but im looking to fix up this car and make it faster, so if there is any way to do this ill try it
i was also wondering if i can switch this fwd to an awd
if anyone can help i thank you greatly
 

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First of all, SEARCH....


Secondly, the E15ET, CA18DE, CA16DE, GA16i, GA16DE, and SR20DE can all be swapped in theoretically. The E CA, and GA motors are direct bolt ins that require minor modification, mostly on the electronic end. The SR swap has been done by a few people, but is by no means cheap or easy. The best bang for the buck seems to come from the CA motors. Finding one is a little tough though. If you're a purist, rip out your E motor and make it fast.

There are hundreds of threads out there regarding this topic.
 

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thank you

i see you have some specs for your sentra what does it run? and i did read about the SR20DE but everyone was saying it was a lot of money and that is was really hard to install so i was just wondering what other options i had


dont mind this i just did it for my own knowledge but if it is wrong be more than welcome to correct me

SR20DE
2.0(1998cc)DOHC
[email protected] 6,400 rpm
[email protected] 4,800 rpm
3.39x3.39 in.
9.5 : 1


87-88
CA18DET
1.8(1809)DOHC
Horsepower @rpm
165 @ 6400
Torque (ft. lbs.)
144 @ 4000


89-90 CA18DET
1.8(1809)DOHC
Horsepower @rpm
173 @ 6400
Torque (ft. lbs.)
148 @ 4000 (TMIC)
 
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