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Hey i have a 89 Pulsar NX XE with a GA16i. i've decided to drop in a CA18DET into my car. but i cant find the engine i have found the 180sx CA18DET is there a way i can drop that in. where can i find the harness, tranny, ECU, and wutever else i need (plz tell me what else i need and where i can find it). i have searched fo a long time looking for info all i can find is CA18DET swaps into CA18DE powered pulsars. if ne1 has done this kinda swap CA18DET into a XE plz help me out!!!
 

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Hey i have a 89 Pulsar NX XE with a GA16i. i've decided to drop in a CA18DET into my car. but i cant find the engine i have found the 180sx CA18DET is there a way i can drop that in. where can i find the harness, tranny, ECU, and wutever else i need (plz tell me what else i need and where i can find it). i have searched fo a long time looking for info all i can find is CA18DET swaps into CA18DE powered pulsars. if ne1 has done this kinda swap CA18DET into a XE plz help me out!!!
I've been looking for the same info for me XE as well I'll let you know as i find stuff too. Try looking on nissanexa.com, carforums.com, and automotiveforums.com for info as well.
 

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hey man i've found a personal seller for my engine, ECU, harness, and everythign else xcept the tranny. i found a SE with a blown motor for $500 for me 2 use the tranny, and driveshaft stuff. i will pm you with everything you need for the swap

Chris
 

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there was a 180sx in the us? what frame is that? I don't think that the "240sx" ever had a 1.8 (exept in japan) Or what that the old 200sx's? I know they had the ca18et.

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there was a 180sx in the us? what frame is that? I don't think that the "240sx" ever had a 1.8 (exept in japan) Or what that the old 200sx's? I know they had the ca18et.

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Yes it was the old 200sx's. the S12 silvia to be correct. Nissan at that time still believed that the name would be related to the engine size (if you remember...240Z, 260Z, 280z, 300ZX, 200sx, 240sx....etc..) So the 200sx was rear wheeled drive CA20E and the 180sx was same thing but a CA18ET in america. Elsewheres it had a CA18DET or the 200 had a FJ20 . Then Nissan screwed themselves by dropping the CA20E.....and making the 200sx a front wheel drive sentra chassis instead of silvia. And then they made 240 silvias with SR20DE...when it still should have been called a 200sx.
 

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Yes it was the old 200sx's. the S12 silvia to be correct. Nissan at that time still believed that the name would be related to the engine size (if you remember...240Z, 260Z, 280z, 300ZX, 200sx, 240sx....etc..) So the 200sx was rear wheeled drive CA20E and the 180sx was same thing but a CA18ET in america. Elsewheres it had a CA18DET or the 200 had a FJ20 . Then Nissan screwed themselves by dropping the CA20E.....and making the 200sx a front wheel drive sentra chassis instead of silvia. And then they made 240 silvias with SR20DE...when it still should have been called a 200sx.
there were no 180sx in america... they were still 200sx but with different trim while still called 200sx(85-88), so as the 200sx with VG30e... your mistaking a lot of thing here !!... the changed the S12 for S13... anyways.. the 200sx S12 engine wont bolt up to any fwd tranny. the Ca18det from the silvia/180sx can be mounted FWD but youll need a lot of thing from the Ca18de to make it happen... save youre self some trouble get a u11-u12 bluebird Ca18det...
 

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there were no 180sx in america...
Yes and no...I've seen a few 180sx cars before in the states and left hand drive so it depends on who you talk to. The only difference I knew of is the engine...the name was just to go with the engine. I've also seen some parts manuals list it as a 180sx. Either way...in my book its a 200sx but 1.8 turbo motor. :D
 

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ummm, so the point is, the JDM rwd slivia/s13 motor will not work in our cars.

Is this just because of the intake facing the wrong, or dose it not just bolt to the FWD.
 

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any "CA" can be mounted in a B12, you just the proper mounts and tranny, then you need to mess around with the intake/exhaust/bla,bla,bla. You have so many options with the B12 it's crazy, E series, CA series, GA series, you can do pretty much anything you want with enough money.
 

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any "CA" can be mounted in a B12, you just the proper mounts and tranny, then you need to mess around with the intake/exhaust/bla,bla,bla. You have so many options with the B12 it's crazy, E series, CA series, GA series, you can do pretty much anything you want with enough money.

exactly. And on the CA topic...yes its a matter of manifolds and few other things for taking a RWD engine to put in FWD. Thats why you're better off getting one from a bluebird or overseas pulsar
 

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exactly. And on the CA topic...yes its a matter of manifolds and few other things for taking a RWD engine to put in FWD. Thats why you're better off getting one from a bluebird or overseas pulsar
i've found out that the CA18DET out of a 180sx will work and i just put in my order... i will keep u updated and probably start a thread about it (CA18DET into a GA16 powered pulsar)
 

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i've found out that the CA18DET out of a 180sx will work and i just put in my order... i will keep u updated and probably start a thread about it (CA18DET into a GA16 powered pulsar)
Is it for sure a DET or a ET ??
 

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absolutely positive... this thru a local importer that comes highly reccomended and i've never heard nething bad about em. plus i went n checkd the engine since they always have around 3-5 in stock. :thumbup:
 

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absolutely positive... this thru a local importer that comes highly reccomended and i've never heard nething bad about em. plus i went n checkd the engine since they always have around 3-5 in stock. :thumbup:
ok...was just asking cause i know sometimes there can be some "miscommunication"
 

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if you want a fwd Ca18det it will have to be from a u11-u12 bluebird. The u12 one being with the top mount intercooler. One from a s13 will need some part like the intake manifold and probably an exhaust manifold too. and the wiring wont work (if it comes with the engine)
 

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absolutely positive... this thru a local importer that comes highly reccomended and i've never heard nething bad about em. plus i went n checkd the engine since they always have around 3-5 in stock. :thumbup:
Who is the local importer I live in Duluth GA also in Gwinnett County and looking for a CA18DET
 

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absolutely positive... this thru a local importer that comes highly reccomended and i've never heard nething bad about em. plus i went n checkd the engine since they always have around 3-5 in stock. :thumbup:
I'd be interested too as I'm looking for one as well.
 

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its a brand new shop called Import Tuning (Buford Hwy)
 

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check out nad auto off of jimmy carter blvd ask for bay and tell him that gary from asheville told you about them, they are great to deal with. check out nadauto.com lots of luck grm
 
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