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sLiDewAys
11-06-2004, 11:42 AM
okay, well we have an SR and a KA sticky post but no CA Post, i just thought that id open this up to anyone intrested in the motor or is in need of info reguarding replacement parts or aftermarket parts support. If anyone has anything to add then thats fine but can you please try and keep discussions out of this post unless you are in a dilema. Please, le'ts try and keep this post up because a lot of members need places like this to resort to on ZILVIA besides the hefty SEARCH button. anyhow ill jott down some info to start it off./

brandon

sLiDewAys
11-06-2004, 12:13 PM
*(Credit goes to http://www.ca18det.org )*

If you are looking for parts, tell the autoparts store that you have an 88' Nissan Pulsar NX SE. It will be the correct part 99% of the time!

Oxygen Sensor CA18ET 200sx Bosch 13276 $47.99
Spark Plugs CA18ET* 200sx NGK PFR6A-11 $Varies
PCV Valve CA18DE Pulsar NX Bosch PCV142 $2.99
Thermostat CA18DE Pulsar NX 491-180 $4.99
Thermo Gasket CA18DE Pulsar NX Felpro 35228 $0.89
Water Pump** CA18DE Pulsar NX B150-1350 $33.99
Upper Rad. Hose KA24DE 240SX L-564 $7.99
Lower Rad. Hose KA24DE 240SX M-563 $7.39
Oil Filter CA18DE Pulsar NX Bosch 3400 $5.49
Alt Belt 4pk855 $9.99
PS Belt 4pk845 $8.99
AC Belt 4pk840 $8.99

* Exhaust side needed
** Includes Gasket

Other Spark Plug Options:
PFR6/BCPR6's for standard (gap of 1.1mm)

PFR7/BCPR7's for lightly modded (gap of 0.8-10mm - see what works for you)

BCR8's for high boost applications. (gap 0.6-0.8 dependant on boost level)

Oil filter 15208-H8911 Ryco Z386 or Ryco Z145A
Door bump rubbers 01658-J7000 (Skyline R31)
Exhaust manifold gasket 14036-D4200 (EXA 1.8, S13 CA18) Four separate pieces
Intake manifold gasket 14035-D5710 (CA18 all) Injector rail to cylinder head
Intake manifold gasket 14035-D5711 (CA18 all) Injector rail to intake runner
Intake manifold gasket 14035-53J10 (SR20 all)
Turbo inlet flange gasket 14415-75F10 (200SX)
or 14415-17M00 (S13 all) The Aust 200SX one fits.
Turbo outlet flange gasket 14445-26E00 (S13 all)
Engine front oil seal 13042-42L00 (CA18 all)
Engine rear oil seal 12279-18V00 (CA18 all)
Oil pan seal front 11121-01F10 (CA18 all)
Oil pan seal rear 11121-01F15 (CA18 all)
Head gasket 11044-51E00 (CA18 all)
Head gasket 11044-50F00 (SR20) until 9/92
Head gasket 11044-50F01 (SR20) from 9/92 till 7/93
Head gasket 11044-50F10 (SR20) from7/93 onwards
Engine gasket kit 10101-51E25 (CA18D) Engine rebuild gasket kits
Engine gasket kit 10101-56E25 (CA18DET)
Engine gasket kit 10101-50E25 (SR20DET)
Engine gasket kit 10101-51E26 (SR20D)
Flywheel Bolts 12315-55M00 $2.18
Valve grind gasket kit 11042-51E25 (CA18 all)
Valve grind gasket kit 11042-50F25 (SR20 all)
Fan belt 11720-V7301 (CA18 all) L = 855mm
Fan belt 11720-52F00 (SR20 all)
Compressor belt 11920-V7301 (CA18 all) also suits power steering pump
Compressor belt 11920-30R10 (SR20 all) also suits power steering pump
Water pump 21010-V5528 (CA18) until 8/90
Water pump 21010-V5529 (CA18) from 8/90
Water pump 21010-52F00 (SR20 all)
Thermostat 21200-V0201 (CA18 all) 82.0 C
Thermostat 21200-V0206 (CA18 all) 88.0 C
Thermostat 21200-53J00 (SR20 all)
Radiator cap 21430-01F01
Radiator hose - upper 21501-35F10 (CA18 all)
Radiator hose - lower 21503-35F00 (CA18 all)
Radiator hose - upper 21501-52F00 (SR20 all)
Radiator hose - lower 21503-52F00 (SR20 all)
Bonnet bump rubbers (large) 62840-D0100 (Skyline R31)
Engine coolant 10120-89904 Castrol
Dash switch back lights Nissan Aust, have similar types
$11.00 each **** Smith P8130, with fiddling needed or 12v lamps WT2-12 from WES Components, good fit. 65c each
Radius rods (Tension rods) 54468-35F20 (S13 all) includes bush Genuine Nissan imports (JSVA), Remanufactured with Urethane (Cars of Saigon ).
Wheel nut 62840-21001 (R31 Skyline)
Brake pads See service info page. Bendix and others.
heater hose w/valve part 02-0036 or p/n ch1649 same as 1988/90 holden commodore 3.8ltr
(needs to be cut slightly)

Headlight globe Who cares Any brand. H4 60/55W 12V or H4 100/55W 12V the second one has 100Watt high beam.
Rear Dampers
( shockers ) See Nissan Dealer or Nismo KONI. Part no. 80-401-081 sports kyb.
Approx $315 a pair.
Fuel filter 16400-F5100 (CA18 and SR20) RYCO Z202 or Z201
Air Filter 16546-V0100 (same as R31 Skyline) K&N high flow reusable type P/N 33-2031-1
Spark plugs 22401-58S16 (PFR6A11, CA18) Non resistor type NGK BCP6ES11 (11 = gap of 1.1mm)
Spark plugs 22401-53J16 (PRF6B, SR20DET)
Crank angle sensor 23731-85M10 (CA18 all)
Crank angle sensor 23731-50F01 (SR20 all)
Coolant temp sensor 25080-89903 (S13 all)
Steering Rack Boot (LHS) 48203-10V25 (same as local 300ZX, mabey R32 also)
Oil pressure sender unit 25210 89920 (generic nissan??)
Oil pressure sender 25240-89920 (S13 all)
Cam shaft timing belt 13028-51E25
Cam belt idler bearing 30BD219DWAX
Cam belt tenioner bearing. 35BD219DWAX
Clutch Master Cylinder rebuild kit. PBR Aust. K8690 (contains pistons).
K7689X (rubber components only).
Clutch Slave Cylinder 3062069F03

S13 Main Handbook (English) Nissan Publication SM9E-OS13G0 $230 tax ex.
RS13 Service Manual, Main Issue (Japanese) Nissan A008009 $143 Tax Ex
SR20DET S13 Engine supplement Nissan A008011 $187 Tax Ex
SR20DET S13 Wiring supplement Nissan A108012

crank sprocket - 13021-D4200 - $29.26
woodruff key - 00926-51900 - $1.02
crankshaft plate (behind sprocket) - 13022-42L00 - $1.78

Turbo Manifold gaskets -> head:

14036-D4201 (x2)
14036-D4202 (x2)

KA24 and CA18 use the same radiators (Unlike the SR) with both ports on the USDM passenger side

www.raretrick.com seems to carry quite a few CA products, including SAMCO CA18DET upper and lower radiator hoses as well as turbo hoses.

kazuo
11-06-2004, 12:25 PM
Here's another piece of info for the FAQ.

Q: "Hey WTFBBQ I can't find the stock recirc valve!!!1"
A: "That's cause your CA18 doesn't HAVE ONE! So go buy one."

Hot/cold pipes are not interchangeable between CA18 and SR20 motors.

Sidemount on the CA is slightly smaller than the SR one.

CA's are also generally older than SR20 motors; it is highly recommended you do some extra work before you swap it in (change ALL gaskets, including the HG if possible, blah blah blah). How far you take it (ex: ripping the whole motor apart) is up to you.

sLiDewAys
11-06-2004, 12:26 PM
here are some random parts i ran accross while searching yahoo.

Intake Manifold
http://www.ap-boss.com/
- http://www.ap-boss.com/6-6.htm

Ca18det Clutches ect.
http://www.jgycustoms.com/240sx.htm

- http://www.jgycustoms.com/240sx/clutch.htm

Greddy Products for ca18det
http://www.trust-power.com/02g....html

- (forged pisstons)
http://www.trust-power.com/02g....html

- (Connecting Rods)
http://www.trust-power.com/02g....html

- (head gastket)
http://www.trust-power.com/02g....html

Random Parts List for s13/ca18det applications
- http://www.aruwa.com/rsturbo/parts.html

Bee*R Headgastket's
- http://www.bee-r.com/main/parts/engine/gasket.htm

Ca18det downpipes, 02' housings (aftermarket)
http://www.gbhmotorsport.com/

02' outlet
- http://www.gbhmotorsport.com/page19.html

Turbo Mani'
- http://www.gbhmotorsport.co.uk/page20.html

Random ca18det parts @
http://www.cypherindustries.com.au/

Parts List
- http://www.cypherindustries.co...=S13C


haha yeah so i was hella bored and thought maybe SOMEONE out there could bennefit from this info, anyway feel free to post if you find parts online anywhee.

brandon

sLiDewAys
11-07-2004, 12:53 PM
here are some of the different fuel injectors you can use for upgrade out of OEM fitment vehicles;

here is a site
http://www.robietherobot.com/storm/fuelinjectorguide.htm

here are the different injectors you can run, RECCOMENDED!

1988 RX-7 195500-1350 Saturated 460cc Purple Top

1988 RX-7 195500-1370 Saturated 550cc Purple Top

1989-91 RX-7 195500-2010 Saturated 460cc Red Top

1989-91 RX-7 195500-2020 Saturated 550cc Purple Top

1993-up RX-7 Twin-Turbo Saturated Primary 550cc Secondary 850cc

1990-'96 300ZX Twin-Turbo Saturated 370cc

mbmbmb23
11-08-2004, 09:34 PM
Dont forget the DSM 450cc injectors (blue or black top) when used with CA OEM O-rings.

sLiDewAys
11-08-2004, 11:26 PM
yeah, those too, thanks for the contribution man. I swear to you that it is greatly appreciated.

OKAY new contribution concerning ca18det wiring harness made to fit USDM s13's.

1)The wiring harness needs to be modified EXACTLY the same at the sr20det for s13. Follow the same guidlines for harness modifications. if you need any help or info reguarding the matter then im me : AIM d0wn5h1ft :

2) Concerning t he 2nd charcole canister ( you will only have this if you buy a clip) It is located on the driver side (rdh vehicles only) next to the brake master cylindar.
-There are 3 vacume lines that follow out of this box and route underneath the intake manifold ( green, blue, and red)
-one is for your fuel pressure regulator, one if for your wastgate, the other is for (.....i need to research this because i am not shure)
-this cannister IS NOT reccomended for the swap over so just do yourself a favor and eliminate it, route the vacume lines into eachother so it is a cycle of vacume.

3) Wiring harness MAJOR extension points
-MAFS and Drop Resistor
-Ignitor Chip wires( believe that there are 3) lengthen about 1 or 2 inches.
-Re-pin the two plugs next to the battery terminal ( i believe that they are grey and red)

4) reguarding PRE-instalation reccomendations
-Head Gastket
-Timing belt and Belt Tensioner
-Intake manifold gastkets(2)
-Exhasut manifold gastket(4)
-Manifold to turbo gastket
-sr20det O2' extension elbow
-sr20det downpipe ( aftermarket or oe)
-check oil pan for dents and bang them out if so
-thermostat ca18de
-resurface flywheel, and purchase new clutch
-front and rear maine seal ( check and observe them both) rear is most important.

these are the major things i reccomend for replacement BEFORE swap.

brandon

sLiDewAys
11-09-2004, 08:13 PM
I just found a great place that is located in japan but specialized in shipping out orders to the united states and europe

http://www.takakaira.com/

Joe_M
11-10-2004, 05:33 PM
*(Credit goes to http://www.ca18det.org )*

If you are looking for parts, tell the autoparts store that you have an 88' Nissan Pulsar NX SE. It will be the correct part 99% of the time!

Oxygen Sensor CA18ET 200sx Bosch 13276 $47.99
Spark Plugs CA18ET* 200sx NGK PFR6A-11 $Varies
PCV Valve CA18DE Pulsar NX Bosch PCV142 $2.99
Thermostat CA18DE Pulsar NX 491-180 $4.99
Thermo Gasket CA18DE Pulsar NX Felpro 35228 $0.89
Water Pump** CA18DE Pulsar NX B150-1350 $33.99
Upper Rad. Hose KA24DE 240SX L-564 $7.99
Lower Rad. Hose KA24DE 240SX M-563 $7.39
Oil Filter CA18DE Pulsar NX Bosch 3400 $5.49
Alt Belt 4pk855 $9.99
PS Belt 4pk845 $8.99
AC Belt 4pk840 $8.99

* Exhaust side needed
** Includes Gasket

Other Spark Plug Options:
PFR6/BCPR6's for standard (gap of 1.1mm)

PFR7/BCPR7's for lightly modded (gap of 0.8-10mm - see what works for you)

BCR8's for high boost applications. (gap 0.6-0.8 dependant on boost level)



My list lives!!!!

If you have any other questions feel free to ask them. I've probably already done it with my CA.

Joe

weirdstyles.net
11-10-2004, 10:25 PM
link for those pistons: http://www.trust-power.com/02greddy/forged_piston_nissan.html

link for those rods: http://www.trust-power.com/02greddy/connecting_rod.html

link for those headgaskets: http://www.trust-power.com/02greddy/metalhead_gasket_nissan.html

morpheus8486
11-11-2004, 01:43 AM
This really doesn't apply to finding CA parts or anything but it sheds some light on the SR vs. CA debate. Here it be. (http://project240.com/ipw-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=12)

sLiDewAys
11-11-2004, 04:16 PM
(quote) from midwest240sx.com

"The Technical @#%$:

The CA used an iron block unlike the SR which runs an aluminum block but despite that there is not much of an overall weight difference in the two motors. The CA LIKE THE SR has the piston oil squirters and crank stud girdle. The SR uses a 4 runner manifold into a 4 port head, the CA on the other hand runs a 4 runner manifold that splits into 8 entering the head as an 8 runner manifold. The big difference in the two motors is in the valvetrains. The SR20 only has 4 cam lobes per cam not 8 like the CA does. With 8 valves per side on the SR Nissan had to use a rocker arm arrangement to actuate paired valves simultaneously from a single lobe. It's cheaper to implement than the CA's setup but causes valvetrain loss and noise. The CA runs true 8 lobe cams which act directly on top of the valves. Much more effecient, less moving parts, better revs, etc.. That's one of the reasons that the CA is considered to be a more FREE REVVING engine than the SR. The biggest advantage the SR20 has is it is a bigger capacity motor. 2.0L in comparison to the CA's 1.8 ( no replacement for dispacement right?) . The SR20 has a relatively long stroke, it's stroke is longer than the width of it's bore. The stroke to rod length ratio is at a point where the engine still revs well, but it suffers from "excess stroke". This is another reason the the ca is considered to be better reving (smoother not higher), unlike the SR with it's "over-square" design the CA uses a square design (stroke=bore). The SR is capable of handling more power on the stock bottom end. I've heard of 400-450PS being possible with the correct tuning on a stock SR bottom end while 400PS isn't quite feasble with an CA18DET... A big reason again being the difference in displacement.
(quote) from midwest240sx.com

Those are just PLAIN FACTS, i do not favor the CA over the SR, i'm not here to tell you which is better. we face the facts that the ca is a 1.8L engine w/o as much torque as the sr20det. BUT, it does house more power than the NA ka24de w/mods! and i personally have no problem drifting/touge with my old lightly modified ka. but lets think

-ca18de(T)
there is a turbo there for a reason, what reason? BOOST reasons. You can get a ca18 for consiterbly cheap. i got mine for 1200 from venus auto because a friend of mine as an account with them. 1200 for ca18 vs 2300 for sr20... thats a 1100 different where i can put MANY MANY mods into the ca18. which is what i have done...

not every motor will run like cherry! CA or Sr. they do come from japanese wrecking yards. every importer has their fair share fo sr and ca crappy motor clips so have your heads up and eyes open while choosing yours. Simple tools we use can tell the condition of a motor ie(compression tester, leak down testing, visually checkin the motor yourself) you pick the motor you will be running... so to end the allmighty ca vs sr discussion, buy what you think will suit you, because in the end u will be spending the same ammount of money on either motors!

brandon

CA20Guy
12-02-2004, 07:44 PM
Hey guys am new to the forums and would like to say first off that I think that it is awesome that you guys are running this thread! The only other forum that I have been able to locate that has descent info on the CA or people that give a crap about it much less was at NICO forums. So am glad I found a group that has the same interests in the same motor as I do.
I have done extensive research on the motor yet still have plenty to learn! I actually have my CA in my garage right now. I am treating it as a pretty big and experimental project. Have the motor torn all the way down and am going bore the block to a 2.0 ltr here soon. I have found a source that I can get rods and pistons made for my application, which I have found to be much cheaper than Takkakaira. Will be porting the head as well, and installing firmer springs and bronze vlv guides. If anybody is interested in the custom pistons or rods just PM me and I'll put you in touch with the guy.
Will post more info later....gotta run. Again great thread guys!! :bigok:

Nismo1182
12-25-2004, 01:05 AM
The SR uses a 4 runner manifold into a 4 port head, the CA on the other hand runs a 4 runner manifold that splits into 8 entering the head as an 8 runner manifold. right?

The european version of the CA uses a 4 port head vs the 8 port (Japanese version)

prophet_19
12-26-2004, 03:09 PM
some of these links are 404ed up teh ass.

stinky_180
04-08-2005, 02:06 PM
i'm pretty sure the ca18det ecu is similar to the other nissan ecu's. heres a writeup on finding the diagnostic codes for a sohc, might be similar to the ca18det:


1. Accessing to the ECU

The ECU is located to the right of the passenger footwell. You need to remove two fastener of the right doorstep in order to remove the kick panel. To remove the plastic fasteners, unscrew the center part and pull out the other part. Two metal screw and a fastener hold the kick panel. Some kind of pitch is also present.

Under the panel you now see the ECU with its connector. Unfortunaly, you have to access to the other side of the ECU. Unscrew the unit and turn it 180 degree on the vertical axis without unpluggin it.

You now see the front of the unit. An ajustment screw, a green inspection lamp and a red one are present. The screw is use to adjust the idle speed and to change the diagnostic mode.

MARK THE ORIGINAL POSITION OF THIS SCREW. UPON DIAGNOSTIC COMPLETION, RETURN THE SCREW TO THE PREVIOUS POSITION. OTHERWISE, ENGINE IDLE SPEED MAY CHANGE.

2. The ECU modes

The electronic control unit have five mode:

Mode I- Exhaust gas sensor monitor (Normal mode)
Mode II- Mixture ratio feedback control monitor
Mode III- Self-diagnostic
Mode IV- Switch on/off diagnostic system
Mode V- Real-time diagnostics system.

The unit automatically return to normal mode I when the ignition is switched off.

Only mode III will be studied here. Troubles code are stored on mode III. The stored codes will be lost if the car battery is disconnected or if after selecting mode III, mode IV is selected.

3. Changing to mode III.

- Turn the ignition 'ON'
- Turn the ECU adjusting screw fully clockwise.

The inspection lamps will flash onces, the unit will be in mode I. The inspection lamps will flash twice, the unit will be in mode II. The inspection lamps will flash 3 times, the unit will be in mode III. The unit will continually cycle through the five modes until the screw is turn back.

- Turn the screw back after the lamp has flashed 3 times.
- You are now in self diagnostic mode III.

4. Reading the trouble codes.

The codes are indicated by the number of both red and green lamps. First the red lamp flashes and then the green one. The red lamp correspond to units of ten and the green lamp to units of one. For example, when the red lamp flashes once and the green lamp flashs twice, this signifies the number "12".

sdtouge
04-10-2005, 03:50 PM
if anyone is interested in using the ka lower harness on the ca, this is actually really easy, and i would do it this way even if i had the ca lower harness.


well, just plug in all the altenator and oil pressure units, as well as the large ring connector for the starter. next, cut up the tape of the lower harness up about a foot or so, this is because the wires need to manuver around the oil filter, some will go above some will go below, just whatever is easiest.

now, for the starter, the one plug that is still unplugged,the connector that is flat and sticks out, cut the connector off of your old ka starter, then just plug that in to its apropriate clip, then, with the wire heading out of the clip, that you just cut, crimp on one of the connectors that will fit right on it snug.
it is the similiar to a ring style connector but would go around the starter on the ca, youll know what im talking aobut when you see it.

lastly, the knock sensor, for this, just take the plugmif you have one,and solder in some shielded wire, you can take the wire out of your old wiring harness, its just a grey wire that goes to your mafs etc that hase extra wire coiled around the inside smaller wire. just sodder it onto the plug or right onto the sensor. a easy way to strip shielded wire is to cut to the first wire at an angle, then peel the shielded part back and just do it like you normally would from there.
then, have the know sensor wire go toyour ecu, then find pin number 23, and splice your new know sensor wire into the wire coming out of that pin.


that is it. good luck!
matt


note, if you had a dohc car, the knock sensor will plug right in. the sohc will not plug in becuase there was no knock sensor on the sohc models.

Sil40sK
05-02-2005, 10:42 AM
I love you zilvia. We should make a pdf with all the CA information in it so that way we wont have to waste any of zilvia's space with all the random CA questions. Speaking of questions, I have one involving gauge clusters. I know that when you swap in an sr20 you need a cluster from a 91^ s13 for the tach to work. Is this true with the ca? Or can an sohc cluster be used instead? If it matters I'm driving a '90 coupe. Thanks.

-Alex

liv2drift045
06-21-2005, 09:03 AM
i didnt see this on the page so i figured id post it for those who didnt know as it may be common knowledge

all sr turbines will bolt right onto the stock ca manifold oil lines are compatible (not sure if GTIR lines are)...only mods needed to make it work is you may have to clock the copressor side to clear the exhaust manifold for the outlet

also the s14 sr coldpipe from fmic kits fit the ca

thats all i can think of as of now

CA's OWN

Jeff240sx
06-30-2005, 01:34 AM
STOP POSTING BULLSHIT AND QUESTIONS IN THIS *FAQ*

I just spent 20 minutes pruning 30-40 posts from this rediculous thread. I should pink slideways and hachi roku, but that's another 5 minutes I don't want to spend on this thread.
I will say:
THIS THREAD IS FOR ANSWERS ONLY! Not questions. And definately NOT FOR HOLDING PRIVATE FUCKING CONVERSATIONS!
Grow the fuck up. If I have to waste my time and delete unnecessary shit from this thread again, I will pink people, and lock this thread.
-Jeff

sdtouge
06-30-2005, 02:16 AM
for using the sr turbo on the ca18, it works great, just need to clock it with some of the snap ring pliers about 10 degreees. also, sr hot pipe works, just not the cold pipe. i am using the ejuku s13 sr hot pipe for the sr on my smic right now no problems. also dunno if this has been sai ka14de clutch works , just need to remove 1 fly wheel alignment pin with vice grips. also use s13 throw out bearing as well. nismo thermostat for sr has been used as well.its recomneded to drive with out the decorativce coil pack cover on becasue it traps heat and destropy coil packs earlier than they need to be.

liv2drift045
06-30-2005, 10:00 AM
sr s14 colpipe FITS...i have one on my car no mods needed

sLiDewAys
06-30-2005, 04:50 PM
not reading that post from him......


anyhow.. i jsut purchased the ssautochrom ca18det package for manifold, 02 dump and catless downpipe, the fitment is great. so if anyone wants pics or has questions on that just get at me on my aim.

[email protected]

idiot goes sideways
08-01-2005, 09:40 AM
yeah i also got that package from ssa, it sounds great (maybe not to good at low revs, but at high revs real nice) i notice a better respond and some more power
ps.: DONT yeah i realy mean DONT use the silencer!!!! when you got the package put it and throw it away

sLiDewAys
08-17-2005, 01:13 PM
ssautochrome sr20det redtop FMIC kit works for ca18. here are some pics. got it for 338 shipped

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/720000-720999/720619_36_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/720000-720999/720619_37_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/720000-720999/720619_38_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/12/web/720000-720999/720619_39_full.jpg

da_grey_s13
10-10-2005, 09:40 PM
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superchrged98
11-13-2005, 12:14 PM
New to Zilvia, not new to cars or the CA. Thought you guys would love this if you didnt already know and to put it on the FAQ. A much cheaper alternative for a headgasket.
Cometic Multi-Layer Steel Headgasket for CA18DET
Cometic Part # H2207051S
Price as of this post $97.30
Available in thicknesses ranging from 0.9mm all the way to 2.0mm. Tell them what thickness when ordering.
Enjoy

rsalicrup
11-13-2005, 06:42 PM
How about alternator replacement?

boosteds13
11-14-2005, 11:25 AM
How about alternator replacement?

It can be rebuilt only. Internally it is the same as the FWD CA18DE alternator but the mounting point to the bracket is totally different and I believe the pulley is too.

sLiDewAys
11-14-2005, 12:27 PM
It can be rebuilt only. Internally it is the same as the FWD CA18DE alternator but the mounting point to the bracket is totally different and I believe the pulley is too.



wrong.


ka24de altornator works, and that is what i am using. no need for part number. comes off ka24de 240sx.all plugs match up and i make the top bracket for them to used on ca. if u are intrested the brackets and bolts w/washers from me are 10.00 shipped.

dont ask becasue its my design.

DeBastaard
11-30-2005, 02:44 PM
Don't know if it's been posted before, but you can:
- Use a Z32 fuel filter
- Use CA18DE Intake Cam for some more torgue

Edit:

Cheap/Easy upgrade:

- You can use the FMIC from a Volvo 740 Turbo, or a Saab 9000 2.4 Turbo instead of the standard WMIC.



Oh btw,

I Live in the netherlands, and all S13's here come with CA18DET Standard, so if you guys have any questions at all don't hesitate to pm me!
I'll browse thru the FAQ tomorrow and if there's anything missing i'll post it here :)

boosteds13
11-30-2005, 04:24 PM
Don't know if it's been posted before, but you can:
- Use a Z32 fuel filter
- Use CA18DE Intake Cam for some more torgue

Edit:

Cheap/Easy upgrade:

- You can use the FMIC from a Volvo 740 Turbo, or a Saab 9000 2.4 Turbo instead of the standard WMIC.



Oh btw,

I Live in the netherlands, and all S13's here come with CA18DET Standard, so if you guys have any questions at all don't hesitate to pm me!
I'll browse thru the FAQ tomorrow and if there's anything missing i'll post it here :)

DE intake cam is a myth. There is no power increase.

sLiDewAys
12-01-2005, 12:39 AM
i concur.


but some claim +15 when use both intake/exhaust? maybe another myth?

DeBastaard
12-01-2005, 06:31 AM
There's a slight increase of torque when using the ca18de intake cam. Changing the exhaust cam has no use...

sLiDewAys
12-01-2005, 10:50 AM
lets talk about common turbo sizes used for moderate power.

A real basic upgrade for the ca18 is the oem sr20det retop turbo. believe it is a ar.64 but some clain ar.80? i highly doubt it is but lets talk facts about this turbo and its potential on the ca serries engines.

It has been said that 230'ish wheel hp is achievable with this turbo on ca18 engine on SAFE boost levels(12psi). max on it is 15 so you can see why i stated SAFE.

Suporting mods consist of;
full exhaust/bolt ons
intake
fmic
and adequate bov
boost controller/wastegate

also i wanted to get an idea of everyones set up here on this ca18 faq. so state what you are running and what problems you had for instalation, weather using ca parts or sr parts. ALSO, i'm asking if everyone who posts here can provide any dyno results with pics if possible.


thanks,
brandon

boosteds13
12-01-2005, 11:28 AM
lets talk about common turbo sizes used for moderate power.

A real basic upgrade for the ca18 is the oem sr20det retop turbo. believe it is a ar.64 but some clain ar.80? i highly doubt it is but lets talk facts about this turbo and its potential on the ca serries engines.

It has been said that 230'ish wheel hp is achievable with this turbo on ca18 engine on SAFE boost levels(12psi). max on it is 15 so you can see why i stated SAFE.

Suporting mods consist of;
full exhaust/bolt ons
intake
fmic
and adequate bov
boost controller/wastegate

also i wanted to get an idea of everyones set up here on this ca18 faq. so state what you are running and what problems you had for instalation, weather using ca parts or sr parts. ALSO, i'm asking if everyone who posts here can provide any dyno results with pics if possible.


thanks,
brandon

SR T25 = .64 A/R turbine housing .80 A/R compressor housing.
S14/15 T28 = .64 A/R turbine housing .60 A/R T04B compressor housing

I think 230whp is possible with the SR T25. I'll let you all know when I put my motor in. I'll be using the SR T25 as my "break-in" turbo. My power related mods will be--

CP forged pistons
fmic
3" exhaust
Z32 MAF
450cc injectors
eprom

DeBastaard
12-02-2005, 04:08 AM
You can use a T28BB from a S15...
That with the FMIC, Freeflow exhaust, Cold Air Intake, 1bar boost and a chip gets you 270-280hp here. You can go higher with bigger injectors (Nismo 555's) and a Z32 AFM. Above 300hp it's just a matter of time before your CA18DET breaks... (with stock internals that is).

I'm going to be running Saab FMIC, 1bar boost, freeflow exhaust, cold air intake) And i'll be having 230bhp and about 330nM torque. (This with a "Stage 1" chip from a well known mapper in europe).

We don't use Power Commanders over here that often, buying a pre-mapped chip is way easier haha ;)

liv2drift045
12-02-2005, 04:30 AM
i never hit the dyno but my set up WAS as follows (oil pump died)

original setup
stock turbine @ 12psi
stock ex manifold
3" greddy ca dp
test pipe
apexi n1 dual
turbo xs single stage mbc
autometer boost gauge
ssac fmic w/ custom hot and cold piping
s14 greddy cold pipe

it died right after new turbo setup
ssac manifold, dump pipe, 1piece dp+test pipe
s14 bb turbo @ stock boost (felt just as quick as the stock turbine @ 12psi NICE)

DeBastaard
12-02-2005, 05:46 AM
You can run 1bar with that setup dude, no worries

boosteds13
12-02-2005, 06:15 AM
You can run 1bar with that setup dude, no worries


Not with stock injectors. 370cc injectors hit 95% duty cycle at 240hp @ 15psi @ 43.5psi base pressure. He would need at least some 450cc injectors and possibly more. You need 550cc injectors to fully take advantage of an S14/15 T28. 450's max out at ~275hp @ 15psi and 43.5 base pressure. I would never run my injectors over 90% duty cycle.

DeBastaard
12-02-2005, 07:07 AM
Ah shit yeah, I've just read the website of the guy who mapped the chips again.
He says don't go above 14psi. 17psi is doable with 444cc's...

sLiDewAys
12-02-2005, 08:28 AM
nice set'ups guys. Has anyone tried the GTiR pulsar t28 on the ca18? i know its a much larger trim than the s14 models.

but here was my most recent set up.

sr. t25g
hks 12 psi wastegate
ssac manifold
ssac 02 dump
ssac downpipe
ssac FMIC kit
greddy type s bov
blitz intake
stock managment


and this will be the up to date setup once i put the engine back together

HKS gt2510 turbo
hks boost controller
mines VX-rom ecu
z32 MAF
ssac manifold
ssac 02 dump
ssac downpipe
ssac fmic
PROF sheep dog BOV
Blitz intake

ecu was programmed for stock injectors and was rated at 240 wheel hp with supporting mods. once i get 550's im hoping to put near 300.

idiot goes sideways
12-02-2005, 12:22 PM
i dont know how much my ca18det 180sx make, but i don`t have big problems
to beat my friend`s ford sierra cosworth rwd, the old 3 door one.

i`ve no idea how well know`n cosworth is in US,
but it`s a 2litre 16valve turbo (without catalysator and 200hp at stock) and tuned to 400-600 hp is no big problem, ive you got the money.

like i said i can beat him, with these mods
ssac fmic kit
ssac engine back exhaust
power fc
intake
misc. suspension upgrade
STOCK TURBO (maybe i can $ change to a bigger one this spring)
STOCK INJECTORS
and other litle things

AND YES HIS DAMN COSWORTH IS STOCK!!!!!! :fawkd:

DeBastaard
12-02-2005, 12:36 PM
nice set'ups guys. Has anyone tried the GTiR pulsar t28 on the ca18? i know its a much larger trim than the s14 models.

but here was my most recent set up.

sr. t25g
hks 12 psi wastegate
ssac manifold
ssac 02 dump
ssac downpipe
ssac FMIC kit
greddy type s bov
blitz intake
stock managment


and this will be the up to date setup once i put the engine back together

HKS gt2510 turbo
hks boost controller
mines VX-rom ecu
z32 MAF
ssac manifold
ssac 02 dump
ssac downpipe
ssac fmic
PROF sheep dog BOV
Blitz intake

ecu was programmed for stock injectors and was rated at 240 wheel hp with supporting mods. once i get 550's im hoping to put near 300.


GTi-R Turbo's fit, but you need to rotate the intakeflange from what i've heard ;)

boosteds13
12-02-2005, 02:44 PM
nice set'ups guys. Has anyone tried the GTiR pulsar t28 on the ca18? i know its a much larger trim than the s14 models.


The trims are all the same. The difference is the size in the turbine housing. The GTiR turbine housing is a 0.86 A/R which would be quite laggy on the CA. What you can do is swap the .64 housing from the SR turbo onto the T28 and you have yourself an S14 non-ball bearing T28. But like Debastaard said, I think the compressor housing needs to be rotated slightly.

Jorge04
12-20-2005, 11:00 AM
Im finishing the process of rebuilding a CA18DET. Some mods i have done. Port Polish
Aluminun Pulleys
Flywheel reduced in weight and balanced
Manual boost controller - Turbo XS
Apexi SAFC II - black edition
GTi R T28 Turbo
GTiR 440cc Inyectors
Exedy Stage II clutch
Greddy Type R BOV
Front Mounted Intercooler and stainless steel pipes.
HKS FCD
3'' Exhaust System
3'' HKS muffler
Throtle Body with better capacity (wider)
Double Fans supporting th water pump for cooling

The main problem it has been placing the new turbo, you have to rotate the position of the original T25 and build a new Downpipe. It is also highly recommended that you seal the exhaust manifold with bronze seal.I havent drive the car yet, its coming out this thursday, and the tests will begin.
My only question is, which could be a safe PSI setting for this engine... I mean does someone know how many PSI can a stock CA18DET engine stand?

Forgot...sorry for my english
Best Regards

04

sLiDewAys
12-25-2005, 01:40 AM
to your question about safe boost levels on a ca18det's bottom end i cannot answer correctly. i have heard 18, i have heard 20. but i will further investigate the truth out of this question for you and post a posotive reply on it, i will also explain why and why not...

Shri222
12-30-2005, 10:14 PM
my contributon from what I did. No i'm not a newb I can't log into my old account:doh:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/XTCShri2222/thermo.jpg

my ride too
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/XTCShri2222/IM000311.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/XTCShri2222/IM000317.jpg

DeBastaard
01-05-2006, 06:02 AM
Most people here do 17psi on their stock engine, above 300bhp the stock ca18 can break down...

racer20
01-23-2006, 09:29 PM
OK over all is the ca18det cheaper then the sr20det. I am looking into doing one...

sLiDewAys
01-25-2006, 09:09 PM
so look into it. nicoclub.com is knawlegable, so is nissansilvia.com. anywhere else you will jsut get the usual SR owner cocky remarks. some are cool enough to hold a decent thread on CA. but nico is your best buy.


any questions y ou have you can always pm me or email me. if anyone has \any questions feel free to call my cell

1 831 917 8640.

brandon

shane_lxi
01-27-2006, 12:08 PM
earlier someone posted that you should get rid of the secondary charcole cannister. This can be wired into the engine harness when modifying it to fit. If you get rid of the canister, you will have less low end torque.

ChinaManDrift
02-09-2006, 12:31 PM
WooP WoOp 831 aKumA DoRi... ....Blackman i got it workin .....i can post on zilvia ......sorry imma ae86 owner zilvia noob .......why is an ae86 owner on zilvia you ask .....cuz dis ae86 gonna be power by ca18det........wEeEeEeEe...

StuckeyPCS
02-20-2006, 09:27 AM
(flame suit on)
i know the USDM Nissan Pulsar's have a CA18DE in them and some of the negatives about a CA18DET are they are aged and high mileage. Out of curiosity, are the internals the same with the USDM CA18DE motors as the CA18DET?

eswop
02-23-2006, 12:26 PM
A lot of us in Norway drive with these mods:

in addition to the list below i would add an Oil Cooler and rebuild the bottom end...

check out:

http://www.horsham-developments.co.uk/

The stage 3 chip is designed to optimise the fuelling and ignition for an S13 with the following modifications:
Free flow air filter
Free flow exhaust
17psi boost pressure
Uprated intercooler
T28 hybrid turbo
Uprated fuel pump
444cc injectors
Z32 AFM

The chip removes the fuel cut and, in conjunction with the upgrades above, will allow the engine to produce in excess of 300bhp.
The stage 3 chip will only work with 444cc injectors and a Z32 (300ZX) air flow meter (AFM).

A power graph will be posted shortly. I have had one power run with the chip and achieved 300bhp but this was in extremely high ambient temperature (>40 degrees C!!) - I will be obtaining another power graph with more sensible ambient temps.

boosteds13
02-23-2006, 03:27 PM
(flame suit on)
i know the USDM Nissan Pulsar's have a CA18DE in them and some of the negatives about a CA18DET are they are aged and high mileage. Out of curiosity, are the internals the same with the USDM CA18DE motors as the CA18DET?
No, the FWD motor does not have a crank girdle. Also, the pistons in the USDM ca18 were a higher compression ratio and did not have piston oil squirters. All the internal gaskets are the same though if you were looking to do a rebuild on a ca18det.

mikesim
03-29-2006, 01:54 PM
i just wanted to point out that CA injectors are Peak and Hold (low impedance), not Saturated (high impedance), as stated on page one. when you're looking for RX-7 injectors, its a big deal, because they have both peak and hold and saturated over different model years.

the chart is correct for the years and colors i think though.

sLiDewAys
04-02-2006, 02:46 PM
leaving the ca world guys. its been a nice journey. ca has taken and proven to me and also to other thats its not as crazzy as everyone thinks. still available for questions if anyone has any. my ca is going into my crewmates ae86 now

300hp corolla? WHAT?? lmao

liv2drift045
04-05-2006, 06:45 PM
that sucks slideways... i had to leave too... it was good having you knowledge tho, i learned al0t from the info u took the time to put on ca faq board

300hp hachi would be nasty lol

boosteds13
04-05-2006, 07:57 PM
It's alright boys, mine is going in this weekend... wOOt!

Here she lies--
http://www.escic.com/240sx/rebuilt.jpg

alexchanman
04-05-2006, 10:11 PM
wow that looks amazing. specs on it?

NRS13
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
I've been looking into these engines for awhile and I'm curious if, when swapping one into an 89-90 240 if you have to make any alterations to the air conditioning lines or any of that like is necessary when putting an sr20 in a zenki s13. Basically, I would like to know: when you drop in the CA, how many alterations need to be done other than the ECU stuff in order to have it working well(with AC, Power steering, etc.)? Thanks

boosteds13
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
I've been looking into these engines for awhile and I'm curious if, when swapping one into an 89-90 240 if you have to make any alterations to the air conditioning lines or any of that like is necessary when putting an sr20 in a zenki s13. Basically, I would like to know: when you drop in the CA, how many alterations need to be done other than the ECU stuff in order to have it working well(with AC, Power steering, etc.)? Thanks
The KA AC lines do not bolt up regardless of the chassis. Well, the low pressure line doesn't at least. You need the CA compressor and CA lines so you can braze them with the KA lines. Then you can have working AC. If you want working PS, then you need the DOHC lines and reservoir. Or I guess you could ghetto bend the sohc ones.

utemhsa
05-08-2006, 08:00 PM
quick question... i need a CA crank pulley... now, can i get this off a us spec CA18et/20? or does it actually have to be from the ca18det? obviously, my ca won't run w/ out this... and i'm trying to find the quickest way possible to get one... any ideas?

Canadian_S13
05-19-2006, 08:41 PM
I am wondering what the normal temperature is for the water and oil, the silvia I bought (CA18DET) has aftermarket gauges but I don't know what the temperature is supose to be...... please someone help me out

boosteds13
05-19-2006, 09:55 PM
I am wondering what the normal temperature is for the water and oil, the silvia I bought (CA18DET) has aftermarket gauges but I don't know what the temperature is supose to be...... please someone help me out
I dont know about oil... but water temp should be kept around 190*F

Canadian_S13
05-27-2006, 01:30 AM
Okay, I have been having some problems latly and I would like to hear your thoughts on what it could be...

Ever since the fuel filter was changed my car has been having a problem with holding an idle, at first it wasn't bad but latly my rpm's will drop to 500 or lower rpm everytime i stop and the car has a bad vibration. If I accelerate at an easy pace my rpm's seem to slow and the car feels like its cloged or something around 3000rpm, if I open the throttle all the way(for a brief moment, then ease up) it usually goes away sometimes with a jolt and black smoke. If I accelerate at full throttle the car runs good but sometimes jolts during acceleration with puffs of black smoke then continues like normal. If I shift gears the car bogs(very harsh)then continues to accel. Or if I drive normal and rev higher then 3000rpm then shift theres a puf of black smoke. Also when car idles it sometimes puffs white smoke sometimes

I took it into nissan and he did some cleaning throttle body and it seems to have gone away for the most part. The car will idle fine if driven appropriatly but if I drive at full throttle it will drop to 500 or sometimes lower rpm, no vibration that I can feel when it does this though. If I accel. easily I can still see and feel the rpm's slow around 3000rpm, but it is alot better then it was. I can't tell if the smoke is gone cause it was night when I drove it after it was serviced.

so yea, thats what's happening.... all insites are welcome and needed thanks!

sLiDewAys
06-19-2006, 10:01 AM
IACV"idle air control valve, often gets clogged and will serriously jack up engine performance., TPS "throttle positioning sensor" often misadjusted, tweaked and 100% of the time your engines worst nightmare.

CAS" cam angle sensor" you adjust for timing, a few degrees retard can horribly weaken throttle response and spool up. advancing a few degrees can gain response and spool. spark plugs are also a big WIN in the game of " what the fuck happened" haha so check those adn your coil packs as well.


hope i have contributed some help. all of what you have described ive had happen from multiple areas, but same outcome.

LA_phantom_240
07-06-2006, 02:13 PM
Wow.. very informative thread. BUT, (flame suit on) nobody hsa ever told me wether or not the CA18 has a BOV from the factory, or if it has a recirc. valve? Also, money is very tight for me right now, and the only reason im thinking of a CA swap so soon (without being "one with the motor") is because my KA took a dump on my chest, so i was wondering, since most motorsets i see dont come with the factory intercooler and piping, what is the best way to run intercooler piping for an fmic without relocating the battery? I really dont want to relocate my battery, because my trunk is already full.

boosteds13
07-06-2006, 02:18 PM
Wow.. very informative thread. BUT, (flame suit on) nobody hsa ever told me wether or not the CA18 has a BOV from the factory, or if it has a recirc. valve? Also, money is very tight for me right now, and the only reason im thinking of a CA swap so soon (without being "one with the motor") is because my KA took a dump on my chest, so i was wondering, since most motorsets i see dont come with the factory intercooler and piping, what is the best way to run intercooler piping for an fmic without relocating the battery? I really dont want to relocate my battery, because my trunk is already full.
If you're on a budget, don't get a CA. No, the CA does not have a BOV from the factory, and without ghetto rigging the IC piping, there is no way to keep the stock battery. The CA indoubtedly is going to need some heavy maintenance before you put it in. Items such as the water pump, timing belt, t-belt tensioner, t-belt idler. You SHOULD get a new oil pump while the motor is out of the car. Its not something you want to fail on you. Figure at minimum $1,000 on top of the cost of the motorset to get it in and running (downpipe, fuel pump, IC, maintenence stuff, boost gauge, and tons of misc hoses, clamps and fittings).

JesusFreakDrifter
07-17-2006, 01:25 PM
you say that you used the ka tranny, did it line up correctly and, did you use the s13 driveshaft(duh)?

dvdevo
07-17-2006, 05:04 PM
you say that you used the ka tranny, did it line up correctly and, did you use the s13 driveshaft(duh)?


You do you use the s13 driveshaft.

da_sil80sx_plague
10-22-2006, 09:38 PM
what up yall nu to this forum stuff and was looking thru these topics about tha CA but i didnt c any proper "how-to's" on the CA engine swap does anybody know how step by step or should i just take it to tha shop

ViZion Zs
10-25-2006, 06:51 AM
Anyone try using a ca18et head gasket??? i cant see why it wouldnt work...

hotsoup_zero
11-28-2006, 09:17 AM
Don't know if it's been posted before, but you can:
- Use a Z32 fuel filter
- Use CA18DE Intake Cam for some more torgue


if you can get your hand on a CA16DE intake cam, that'll give you more than the CA18DE, their exhaust cams are the same

what is the best way to run intercooler piping for an fmic without relocating the battery? I really dont want to relocate my battery, because my trunk is already full.

you can go with a smaller battery and turn it sideway to make room for the piping

onlyoneface
03-27-2007, 11:56 PM
yeah, those too, thanks for the contribution man. I swear to you that it is greatly appreciated.

OKAY new contribution concerning ca18det wiring harness made to fit USDM s13's.

1)The wiring harness needs to be modified EXACTLY the same at the sr20det for s13. Follow the same guidlines for harness modifications. if you need any help or info reguarding the matter then im me : AIM d0wn5h1ft :

2) Concerning t he 2nd charcole canister ( you will only have this if you buy a clip) It is located on the driver side (rdh vehicles only) next to the brake master cylindar.
-There are 3 vacume lines that follow out of this box and route underneath the intake manifold ( green, blue, and red)
-one is for your fuel pressure regulator, one if for your wastgate, the other is for (.....i need to research this because i am not shure)
-this cannister IS NOT reccomended for the swap over so just do yourself a favor and eliminate it, route the vacume lines into eachother so it is a cycle of vacume.

3) Wiring harness MAJOR extension points
-MAFS and Drop Resistor
-Ignitor Chip wires( believe that there are 3) lengthen about 1 or 2 inches.
-Re-pin the two plugs next to the battery terminal ( i believe that they are grey and red)

4) reguarding PRE-instalation reccomendations
-Head Gastket
-Timing belt and Belt Tensioner
-Intake manifold gastkets(2)
-Exhasut manifold gastket(4)
-Manifold to turbo gastket
-sr20det O2' extension elbow
-sr20det downpipe ( aftermarket or oe)
-check oil pan for dents and bang them out if so
-thermostat ca18de
-resurface flywheel, and purchase new clutch
-front and rear maine seal ( check and observe them both) rear is most important.

these are the major things i reccomend for replacement BEFORE swap.

brandon

so doing the harness for the CA is the same as the sr20det harness right? i just want to make sure.

da_grey_s13
03-31-2007, 11:58 PM
does anyone know if a pulsar ca18de head will work on a ca18det?

Arther3
04-14-2007, 09:16 AM
does anyone know if a pulsar ca18de head will work on a ca18det?

from my experience with japanese engines, i would suggest that it is the same. my supra had the same head for both turbo and non turbo and i dont see why they would spend the extra money on a different casting for the head instead of just casting one for everything.

also, the injectors are peak and hold and the mk3 supra 440cc injectors can be used.

the alternator from the ka24e can be used with no modification.

and most importantly, the second vacuum canister(not charcoal canister) is VERY necessary. i experienced SERIOUS torque losses up to 4000 rpm as well as noticing that my car RAN LEAN on the low end until i installed the vacuum canister and vacuum switch per the instructions on NICO. this system controls the butterfly valves in the intake, and unless you drastically change your tune(not just chip the ecu), the CA ecu is not going to like not having control of these butterflys.

panama DRIFT
05-03-2007, 05:30 AM
umm i was just wondering about the starter, can i use that from the ca18de or another american market nissan

dorkjoey240
05-09-2007, 11:52 PM
When money comes to me I'm thinking I want CA18det. But is it true that ca motor blow out belts when driving fast? 2 question is this I want to have a goal to make with ca 280 hp and I was curious which gas do you use for ca motor when boosting? safe boost point on 280whp and whats danger area zone to psi boost? 3 What's the most important gaugues you should have in the ca motors? ex: boost meter , vacuum meter , temp meter , pressure meter etc..
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sLiDewAys
06-12-2007, 03:02 PM
man @ home again. SIGH

I've never in my lifetime heard of ca's breaking belts when boosting or driving fast, it was probly some idiot who decided to do amateur job at rebuilding and forgot to tighen the belt tensioner... If you are doing your own work get a belt tension gauge, it looks like a rod with a gauge on it. one side has a hook which fits arround the belt, just pull and measure, easy task for even beginners.

Ca's have no issue pushing 280hp. nor do they have any issue going over 350-400 HP. but dont expect to slap on a huge turbo, boost the shit out of it and achieve that, sr,ka and even RB owners can explain this to you as well so it does not just apply to the ca engines. i wish i would have had my ca still. The parts market has grown soo much in the past 2 years. I use to have to search my ass off just to find an aftermarket manifold. now everyone is making parts and starting to provide for the ca engines. Pick a turbo that will give you what you want and take some time to tune the engine. crower, eagle, cp, arai ect all make components for the ca18. Dont be affraid to also upgrade your OE or atleast replace the OE parts. oil pump, fuel pump, water pump.

i'd say a safe zone for the ca18 interms of stock engine w/ supporting mods would be some where arround 250"ISH" wheel \. this is where the stock ca18 injectors are far past their duty cycle and need to be replaces. from there upgrading the maf andinjectos, possible intake plenum and cams with tuning can get you well over 300 wheel. I prety much just followd the sr20det guidlines for power. i did 240 wheel on my ca18 with just fmic, manifold, z maf, hks gt2510 on 15 psi.

as far as gauges, it depends on what you plan on monitoring. id go with the following.

egt(for upgraded turbos only)
boost
water temp
oil pressure.
you can do oil temp if you'd like but most of you now are geting the AUS engines. so they come with oil coolers. no need to monitor oil tempreture. for those whoare still receiving jdm clips a oil cool wont hurt. it will do you some good.

watch oil starvation when in higher rpm's that can be a ca's LIFE ENDER.

for high boost applications sometimes it comes down to engine condition.

contact www.yellowmunsontuning.com about boosting.

safe zone for me would be arround 18 psi.

hope i was of some help.

sLiDewAys
06-12-2007, 03:05 PM
umm i was just wondering about the starter, can i use that from the ca18de or another american market nissan


you can use the ka24de starter. the bottom bracket fits perfect but the top bracket tensioner needs a little modification. just buy one, bolt it on the bottom and build a custom tensioner bracket. easy half hour job. i will post a pic of what i am explaining in a few days.

sLiDewAys
06-12-2007, 03:09 PM
so doing the harness for the CA is the same as the sr20det harness right? i just want to make sure.


for modifying the battery tray harness, maf, and 02 sensor it is the same.

for the dash harnesses. just connect wire color to wire color. grab a PIN tool set at your local auto parts store to do so. super easy task.

1)unpin connector from wire
2)match up wires
3)repin wires color to color.

leftover wires are not needed. i never used them and never had any problems with ANYTHING. if you do.. then you have hooked up something wrong.

Canadian_S13
07-22-2007, 02:30 PM
I've read that you can use a KA clutch if you swapped a CA into a USD 240 and useed the KA tranny, gotta pull one of the alignment pins. Now I have a silvia with a CA(from factory), can I still use the KA clutch? Mine is slipping so I need a new one.

Behind Horizon
07-23-2007, 12:47 AM
I've read that you can use a KA clutch if you swapped a CA into a USD 240 and useed the KA tranny, gotta pull one of the alignment pins. Now I have a silvia with a CA(from factory), can I still use the KA clutch? Mine is slipping so I need a new one.

Spec is making some matching clutches for the CA18DET for a reasonable price. FRsport.com can supply you with these.

fluxhomemade
08-06-2007, 08:39 AM
I have 3 vacuum ports plugged Not sure where they go. Can someone post a vacuum Diagram?

also List the parts that can be converted:

- altenator - ka alt. fits need to make brackets
- Power steering pump - ??????KA24DE???????
- Starter - ??????KA24?????
- A/c - KA24E doesnt work at all!! Bearings for pulley are completely different! Have to fab up lines from both the KA and the CA
- Oil Pump - ?????RB20,25,26????
- FMIC - SS AutoChrome or a s14 kit
- Hot Pipe - s14 SR fits?
- Bov - Recirculated 89-94 4g63T (mitsu. eclipse, eagle talon, ply. laser)
- turbo - SR T25 direct bolt on? What is which clocking?
- throttle cable bracket - 91-94 I Made a custom bracket because my cable was too long.

stealthj
09-20-2007, 04:42 PM
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5558/ca18detvacuumdiato5.jpg

fastcarvroom
10-06-2007, 01:43 AM
does anyone know a well respected shop that works on ca's in so cal?

stealthj
10-09-2007, 01:43 PM
dunno, jspec?

DALAZ_68
11-29-2007, 02:55 PM
i dunno if this has been thrown into the mix but

if ur going CA
and mostlikly running an aftermarket radiator

for example...if u wannna run a KOYO on ur CA
run the one for KA..inlet are the same size and on the same sides...



not something huge...but its sometimes the lil things that help

nvrplzd240
11-30-2007, 10:09 PM
not something huge...but its sometimes the lil things that help

I can't agree more. My CA was overheating like a mofo until I got my Mishimoto. She's been cool ever since then and I've never had a cooling problem. GREAT investment.

StopSnitchin
12-18-2007, 09:54 PM
hey can someone tell me which oil pan I can use? a friend is looking to replace his

Ca_laurier
12-18-2007, 10:12 PM
hey can someone tell me which oil pan I can use? a friend is looking to replace his

how badly is it damaged?? finding a new pan is hard

best bet is to hammer out the dents

SusanR34
12-19-2007, 09:49 AM
Can you use an SR? Is there any other application that will work?

180tricksx
01-10-2008, 03:26 AM
hey thanx for posting a list of parts for CA. u guys rock!!!

CA-mazing
02-27-2008, 09:35 AM
well guys I just want to get as many opinions as I can....I'm not exactly new to the scene but this will be my first project 240 I will be doing. I want to go with the CA just cuz to me it seems it is not as widely modified/used period for any 240/silvia project. So in a way I want to get it for it's rareness of being seen and the fact it has a cast iron block. The motor would cost me $1500, very reasonable I think: harness, transmission, ecu, maf, ignitor. But they also offer the RB20 at $1500 also, same deal: harness, transmission, ecu, maf, ignitor. Eventually I plan for a 450-500HP engine either way I go. Which do guys feel I should with? (I know there is some biasis involved, but just want ya'lls opinions)

Maxstyle
02-27-2008, 11:01 AM
I love my CA. It has this bulky feel that CA's and RB's have with the iron block. It has been quite a test of my patience. I'll be running my HKS 264 cams in a bit and it has changed everything I origanally had in mind. Sometimes you even have to source products in England and Aust. Really evaluate you options. Make a list of all the parts you will need on day for both motors. Then begin searching for where to get them and prices on internet. Do not intend to buy from Manufactures directly. Like Boss Auto Product has awsome products for CA18 but how would you get them from Japan. No one here really distributes. And if someone can get it for you. There will be charges to tack on that cuz they are entitiled to make a bit of profit too. Good luck with your project. hope to see you around here more often.

CA-mazing
02-27-2008, 01:07 PM
well see the thing is, I would love to put it together myself, but I neither have the time nor another vehicle drive while i'm building the engine up. So I've talked with JGYCustoms.com, and they're the guys I'm going through to build the CA. I would build the RB up also, but I feel the parts would more expensive. But a couple parts would more expensive for the CA b/c they told me they would be shipping parts in from Aus. and the pistons and cams would basically be a custom job b/c of the rareness of this engine being modified. And you said that it has tested your patience? Do you mean just like lil things that go wrong or just the way the engine is setup? Cuz another reason why I wanted the CA is b/c it fits so perfect in the S13 and you have sooo much room to work with.(from what i've seen in pics.).

DALAZ_68
02-27-2008, 04:59 PM
My CA rocks

only things i will tell u is...even if ur doing a stock CA swap... FMIC>SMIC

secondly...upgrade the turbo...i still rock my puny T25 (whihc in fact is smaller than the T25 on the SR's and am going to upgrade to a T28 from a Spec R s15 soon hopefully...

but i should say this isnt the thread fo rthis deiscussion...sorry to be the jerk, even though i did add my .02 lol

DALAZ_68
04-11-2008, 05:29 PM
any one verify any of the water pumps for this car...i need to know ASAP...thank you:faint:

stealthj
04-11-2008, 06:11 PM
if i remember correctly, the ca18de water pump (pulsar-nx) should be a perfect fit for the jdm ca18det, any confirmation on this? i havnt had a ca18 for about 4 yrs now :( i want another 240sx! 300ZX for sale!!!!!!!!

DALAZ_68
04-14-2008, 01:00 AM
if i remember correctly, the ca18de water pump (pulsar-nx) should be a perfect fit for the jdm ca18det, any confirmation on this? i havnt had a ca18 for about 4 yrs now :( i want another 240sx! 300ZX for sale!!!!!!!!

actually after some research...the FWD pulsar WP is not good...different pressure from the turbo...teh proper fit for the CA18DET in California is a WP from a 86 200sx 1.8L

the radius of the center of the pulley mounting area on the pump is different. FWD+RWD or RWD+FWD leads to exploding pumps.

just a heads up for those that needs info ...thank u N-i-c-0

part number in the Autozone code list is AWP-692

DALAZ_68
04-19-2008, 05:46 PM
my Water pump and Timing belt walk thru

http://www.zilvia.net/f/showthread.php?t=187560


:bigok:

Canadian_S13
05-05-2008, 10:26 PM
ok, I am having a big problem with my CA18DET. I have a exhaust leak coming from one of the gaskets from my turbo, forgot which one right now, not a huge deal....so I thought. I wasn't going to fix it because I have a new manifold and also a turbo on the way, I can deal with the loud exhaust noise. So everything is put back together and now after driving it for a couple of minutes it will studder, shake, jolt like nobody's business. I'll be cruising in 3rd or 4th it doesn't matter which gear and after a couple of km, stop turn around, it then sounds as if the engine is turned off, then loud exhaust leak noise with the jolt forward, shutter and shake, engine lights comes on sometimes but shuts off. One I get to higher RPM(over 3700) it doesn't do it that much. After we turn the car off think about, try something, it runs fine for a couple of km then it starts to act up. All we did was tighten the down pipe bolts because they were loose. So we losened them a bit, just undoing what we fixed and...well by no surprise nothing changed. Please help me out here!!!!

superJoy
05-17-2008, 07:44 PM
Just replaced my power steering pump so I thought I'd add some info here.

Do NOT get an 85 200SX Turbo (CA18ET) pump. The DET pulley will not fit.
Do NOT get an 88 Pulsar NX SE (CA18DE) pump. It's mounted on the other side of the engine due to being in a FWD platform, and will be upside down on a DET.

Get a 91 240SX (KA24DE) pump.

It fits the CA bracket AND tensioner AND pulley. The KA tensioner looks like it could work too, I just didn't bother since the CA one fit. I swapped the low pressure hose fitting over from my CA pump, but the KA one is usable if you just reroute the hose. Also, I used the KA banjo fitting thingie so it would be all OEM and stuff. You can see it in the second pic. It did require hacking off part of the CA bracket (you can see my crappy job with a hacksaw in pics lol), or you can use KA bracket or you can just use the stock CA set-up or whatever. It doesn't really matter. THE KA24DE PUMP WORKS

~~~pics~~~

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/decline1/IMG_1774.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/decline1/IMG_1775.jpg

Notes:

Replace copper crush washers if you don't want leaks at the high pressure joints. KA fitting-to-pump banjo bolt requires M18 copper crush, easy size to get at parts stores because they're used as oil drain plug washers. The banjo bolt connecting the high pressure line to fitting requires M16, which I couldn't find locally. BUT Harbor Freight sells a copper wash assortment that has an imperial size that interchanges. Like 6.99$ for a whole set. Go for it.

Also, be sure to use Dexron ATF in the power steering system. This is what Nissan specifies in the FSM.

My stock belt fit with CA pulley, tensioner, and KA pump. Don't know if stock belt will fit with KA tensioner, didn't try it.

But yeah. If your power steering pump goes out on your CA18DET, get a KA24DE one.

Canadian_S13
06-05-2008, 09:50 PM
I need to purchase exhaust manifold bolts/studs since I have to yank my manifold off. Is there any cross-over parts that I can use instead of trying to order the factory ones through Nissan which will have to come from Japan.... I need these ASAP!

DALAZ_68
06-29-2008, 11:21 PM
u could try autozone or somehting..CA18DE from a 88 pulsar should be the ame shit

da_grey_s13
07-05-2008, 08:02 PM
do you have to use an aftermarket turbo elbow or a stock SR elbow when using an SR t28??

i tried to use my stock CA elbow but it is hitting the side of the bell housing

for what its worth, i have the xs power ex manifold

Slammed180
08-13-2008, 09:16 PM
do you have to use an aftermarket turbo elbow or a stock SR elbow when using an SR t28??

i tried to use my stock CA elbow but it is hitting the side of the bell housing

for what its worth, i have the xs power ex manifold

No you don't need an A/M turbo elbow. It's your manifold that's causing that.

I didn't see this anywhere so I'll post it up here for people to reference.
CA18DET FSM:
http://www.rezlo.com/Pages/FSM/Files/S13_CA18DET_FSM.pdf

Also a link to most other Nissan engines:
RAW FSM (http://www.rezlo.com/Pages/FSM/Fsm.htm)

Ans here's a pic of my CA, patiently waiting to be dropped into my 180SX.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x289/Slammed180/IMG_3527.jpg

Yes, it's a Tomei Genesis Phase 2 complete motor.

DALAZ_68
08-13-2008, 10:35 PM
No you don't need an A/M turbo elbow. It's your manifold that's causing that.

I didn't see this anywhere so I'll post it up here for people to reference.
CA18DET FSM:
http://www.rezlo.com/Pages/FSM/Files/S13_CA18DET_FSM.pdf

Also a link to most other Nissan engines:
RAW FSM (http://www.rezlo.com/Pages/FSM/Fsm.htm)

Ans here's a pic of my CA, patiently waiting to be dropped into my 180SX.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x289/Slammed180/IMG_3527.jpg

Yes, it's a Tomei Genesis Phase 2 complete motor.

DAMN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how much did that pretty thing cost yah

Slammed180
08-13-2008, 10:42 PM
I got it for a steal.
ummmm *cough$3000cdncough*

DALAZ_68
08-14-2008, 05:11 PM
I got it for a steal.
ummmm *cough$3000cdncough*i8 should - rep ur ass....:cj::cj::cj:

congrats....PM me the specs will yah :yum:

HillaBean13
09-02-2008, 04:03 PM
i8 should - rep ur ass....:cj::cj::cj:

congrats....PM me the specs will yah :yum:


i have a CA in my car and it owns mine is the baby of all the boys a ca is just like a baby RB hahah yay u have to come to pipline when i debut it!!!

2wo4orty
09-28-2008, 02:20 AM
is there a different ignitor chip i can use besides the ca18det one

BlueKpS13
12-01-2008, 09:47 PM
anybody know where to find and OEM CA18det harness? new or used? thanks

DALAZ_68
12-04-2008, 11:13 PM
still searching for an adapter plate for the oil temp and press gauge:faint:

chadca18s13
12-12-2008, 09:53 PM
has anyone had to go thru the hicas pwr steerin pump in a non hicas s13? ive got the ka24de pump, im pretty sure i can get it to fit in the Ca hicas bracket, but the Ca pulley has a notch in the female part and the ka pump uses a spline.the Ka pulley wont work as it has 2 teeth and the engine side of the belt is 3 teeth

HELP

sLiDewAys
12-23-2008, 02:23 PM
I am glad to see that you guys are keeping this post alive! still tuning and purchasing the ca18 you guys really give the new generation hope for an alternate engine swap besides sr/rb! good job guys

Shmex
12-30-2008, 07:30 PM
Wow. Thanx for the very useful info. Esp. Cuz I didn't notice that the inlets for the ka and ca rads are the same. Damn brand new mishi going on with brand new fans. Sweet don't have to sell em.

What's the choice of sparkplugs? Any specific recoomendations on one kind? Thanx.

DALAZ_68
12-30-2008, 07:38 PM
Wow. Thanx for the very useful info. Esp. Cuz I didn't notice that the inlets for the ka and ca rads are the same. Damn brand new mishi going on with brand new fans. Sweet don't have to sell em.

What's the choice of sparkplugs? Any specific recoomendations on one kind? Thanx.


http://zilvia.net/f/engine-tech/66226-ca18det-faq.html#post589869

irie_slida808
02-23-2009, 06:20 PM
can anyone tell me wat igniter chips work with ca motor?...bought a motor and it has no igniter chip....and are there any other websites that specialize in ca18det motors for parts and info? please lmk thanks aloha

SCato
03-04-2009, 08:20 PM
IIRC for the CA ignitor you can use a SR one just make sure you get the pigtails form the SR and splice the wires, same goes for q45 ignitor.

nico has a bigger section for CA's and if you ever have tech questions SXOC is full of info.

Shmex
05-14-2009, 11:01 AM
Just To Let people know, since i had a hard time finding the ACTUAL part numbers for the NGK series of Spark Plugs here they are...

NGK

Copper BCPR7es-11
Platinum PFR7A-11
Iridium BCPR7E-IX

Also the stainless steel braided ps line that askme4parts sells for the KA works better on the CA. just thought id let you guys know.

I LOVE THE CA!

towyld2taim
07-07-2009, 09:43 PM
hey guys im a noob to ca im looking at a car with one in it but it has a bad alt in it will one off a ka24e work or no i tried searching but couldnt find a direct answer thanks guys

Slammed180
07-15-2009, 09:01 PM
anybody know where to find and OEM CA18det harness? new or used? thanks

Man, I haven't checked this thread in ages.
I actually was inquiring about one of these not too long ago. My local Nissan dealership was still able to get a OEM harness new. It was something like $630 CDN, and 6-8 weeks away.

I also have an uncut CA18 engine harness if someone needs it.

EP2009
07-15-2009, 10:28 PM
Good looking very interesting Info!!!

buddha
08-21-2009, 11:36 AM
I also have an uncut CA18 engine harness if someone needs it.

pm sent about harness

1GayDrifter
10-01-2009, 02:17 AM
just bought a ca18det and its going in my kouki. i already know to replace to oil pump, water pump timing belt stuff too. but i was planning boosting 9-10 psi on stock turbo with ust FMIC, hks bov, greddy intake and dsm 450cc. how much hp am i looking at and is that safe for stock internals?

shogun!
10-01-2009, 08:38 AM
Put on a T28, a Z32 AFM and a good chip and you are up in the region of 300 BHP

The pistons tend to have their limit somewhere in that area and the rods give in at about 4-450 BHP.

Geezy
11-29-2009, 11:41 PM
are the KA24DE motor mounts the same for the CA???

sLiDewAys
11-30-2009, 12:41 AM
all the s13/s14/s15 mounts are near identical. the ca18 mounts do tilt a tad bit to the exhaust side but I have never heard anything negative about this. SR/KA mounts are fine!

sLiDewAys
12-04-2009, 02:22 AM
I've got a USDM ca18de NISSAN Repair Manual I used to rebuild my engine. full of torque specs. really came in handy when i tore mine a part and rebuilt.

$25.00

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/4090350077_6a00864029_o.jpg

Slammed180
12-10-2009, 06:02 PM
are the KA24DE motor mounts the same for the CA???

If you use KA/SR motor mounts on a CA18, it'll raise the engine 0.75". This will make having a strut tower bar almost impossible.

Just get a set of CA18 Nismo mounts. They work well enough.

Shmex
12-28-2009, 01:42 PM
or you can put spacers on your strut bar on the intake side. Or get the strut bars that have that slant in em.

anyways, anybody know where i can get new coils? or will the 88 pulsar nx coilpacks work?

Antihero983
12-28-2009, 01:53 PM
fun fact, you can put a CA18DET exhaust cam in place of the intake cam, and it helps with the powerband.


How To: Exhaust Cam Swap and Cam Seal Replacement: CA18DE / CA18DET Forum: Nissan Forums / Infiniti Forums - NICOclub (http://forums.nicoclub.com/zerothread/412298-how-to-exhaust-cam-swap-and-cam-seal-replacement)

Slammed180
12-28-2009, 10:57 PM
or you can put spacers on your strut bar on the intake side. Or get the strut bars that have that slant in em.

anyways, anybody know where i can get new coils? or will the 88 pulsar nx coilpacks work?

88-89 Pulsar SE coilpacks from the CA18DE will work.

And I have a STB with the slant in it, and it still didn't clear with SR/KA nismo mounts. And by spacing the STB, it didn't clear the hood. So avoid SR/KA mounts with the CA if you plan on running a strut tower bar.

DALAZ_68
03-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Starter info
Overnight AutoParts Catalog - N16900 (http://www.overnightautoparts.com/storefront/?N=0&uts=true&Ntt=N16900&x=70&y=9)

you need to use a nut on one of the holes that does not come threaded like the stock one, could possibly helicoil the fucking thing if ur motor isnt installed...

driftmeister
03-30-2010, 04:35 PM
hi guys

im looking to fit a Z32 AFM to a CA18det
its got a 255lph fp and a 63mm freeflow exhaust no cat
oh and a HKS cone filter
how do i do this ?

DALAZ_68
03-30-2010, 04:36 PM
hi guys

im looking to fit a Z32 AFM to a CA18det
its got a 255lph fp and a 63mm freeflow exhaust no cat
oh and a HKS cone filter
how do i do this ?


using google...simple...

also this is a facts thread, not a help me how to do this thread...

driftmeister
03-30-2010, 04:42 PM
thanks guy
no worries

sLiDewAys
03-30-2010, 05:55 PM
hi guys

im looking to fit a Z32 AFM to a CA18det
its got a 255lph fp and a 63mm freeflow exhaust no cat
oh and a HKS cone filter
how do i do this ?



You need a Air/ Fuel Controler... SAFC will work! or a simple reflash.. EEPROM/ deutchworks ect...

Rule of thumb is if you change anything having to do with fuel or air you need a reflash or piggyback!

DALAZ_68
04-12-2010, 12:39 PM
SR20DE RWD clutches work with stock CA starters, and apperantly dont need CA bellhousing modiffication to fit...WOOO

DALAZ_68
04-20-2010, 10:42 AM
Incase ARP discontinues em

CA18det Flywheel bolt Specs
M10x1.0 30mm

might need shortening with some flyqheels though...which i dont know, just what ive heard...

shogun!
05-03-2010, 03:23 AM
I have put up lots of information about the ca18det in my project thread.
Have a look, you may find answers to most of your questions.

http://zilvia.net/f/s-chassis/281673-shogun-stock-700bhp-extreme.html

DALAZ_68
05-19-2010, 01:05 PM
www.impactblue.org (http://www.impactblue.org) great site for engine pics and wat nots...

sxxtbal
07-13-2010, 12:16 PM
anyone know what size the tranny bolts and flywheel bolts are for the ca18det? I searched around but haven't found anything on it.

DALAZ_68
07-13-2010, 12:34 PM
dude...i just posted the flywheel bolts like 3 post up...

as far as trans bolts...ebay?

08-01-2010, 04:02 PM
anyone need a CA? i have a complete Longblock and bell housing

g35gabby
08-01-2010, 06:28 PM
I didnt realize this was a FS section?

08-01-2010, 06:49 PM
I didnt realize this was a FS section?

does it state anything about selling? no its a spare motor for someone who might need it.

DALAZ_68
08-03-2010, 02:58 PM
does it state anything about selling? no its a spare motor for someone who might need it.

if you giving it away ill take it...

08-03-2010, 06:12 PM
if you giving it away ill take it...

come get it, just bring lunch or something :yum:

m_skateboard12
08-13-2010, 06:21 PM
how much for the engine if you still have it am in desperated need of a rwd ca18det

iHateMySilvia
08-13-2010, 06:36 PM
I have a ca18det head and block and some rods and oil squirters etc

satal95
08-13-2010, 06:37 PM
Where's a good place to get a CA? I'm having regrets on selling my original motor:doh:

m_skateboard12
08-14-2010, 07:50 PM
[email protected] please email me with details if you can i will appreciate it. And here is something nice about ca18det its simple but just something for my intro i have a lot to give but am organizing everything first. :) i hope you guys can also help me....thanks i upload it a pdf.

iHateMySilvia
08-14-2010, 08:12 PM
Where's a good place to get a CA? I'm having regrets on selling my original motor:doh:

Where are u located? I got a ca18det front clip years ago at PandaGarage

m_skateboard12
08-14-2010, 08:40 PM
it will be awesome if i getting ship here.
2758 NW 112 Ave.
Doral, FL 33172. how much is it? how is the engine? and can i take just what i need? but so i dont yell at in the forum you could email me

satal95
08-16-2010, 12:02 AM
Where are u located? I got a ca18det front clip years ago at PandaGarage

San Antonio TX

jdmlivin
08-19-2010, 01:57 PM
I have a ca18det motor and trans together and maf only if some one is interested ?

jdmlivin
08-19-2010, 01:58 PM
and can also get you a front clip check me out.
JPRMOTORINC.COM

m_skateboard12
08-19-2010, 08:57 PM
i checked out your website didnt see the engine there. how much is it? and can i just buy what i need the 3/4 pistons, conecting rods, crankshaft and engine block.

m_skateboard12
08-20-2010, 12:12 PM
and can also get you a front clip check me out.
JPRMOTORINC.COM

i checked out your website didnt see the engine there. how much is it? and can i just buy what i need the 3/4 pistons, conecting rods, crankshaft and engine block.

jdmlivin
08-20-2010, 12:16 PM
If you just need the long block $850 running engine not a core.Thanks Flip

shogun!
12-14-2010, 02:52 AM
I have posted lots of information about massive tuning of a ca18det in my project thread.

http://zilvia.net/f/s-chassis/281673-shogun-stock-700bhp-extreme.html#post3056157

TerminalSamurai
12-27-2010, 11:32 AM
Looking to purchase a CA18DET either shortblock or long block (Will be rebuilding it anyways)

TroubleSum
03-13-2011, 09:09 PM
ok here goes.. i have a ca18det and a 89' 240sx single cam coupe. what do i need to do this swap? i have no clue... except finding the bellhousing... how much of my stock parts can i use? what do i need to change? any help is help i'll appreciate it all. i will also appreciate anyone who has or who knows where i can get the parts including the bellhousing... thanks guys/gals

Msg me with any help thank you!

Thanks Again...

DALAZ_68
03-18-2011, 01:53 AM
you need pretty much a trans bell housing...ull most likely have to buy the whole thing or pay for the housing...were? pft, import shops, private sales

your gonna need DOHC P/S lines, stock or aftermarket...P/S resevoir, i has no clue on rewiring...if ur sohc is MT, then the trans support will bolt to the trans no issue...thats pretty much it...

its never smart to just install motors, its a good idea to get it on a stand, take off the oil pan, see how things look, new water pump (part number AWP-692 for autozone)
check the seals obviously and any thing that is obviously easily changed while the engine is out...

sr20sean
04-05-2011, 10:43 PM
anyone ever convert their CA to run on an sr ecu? i remember seeing someone on northwest nissans selling a ca harness converted to run on an sr ecu that was mapped for a ca and had an sr ignitor chip and maf. kind of curious about doing this since i have a jwt ecu that was in an old sentra se-r and i know its the same ecu for the s13 sr.

pogstar
04-13-2011, 08:44 AM
Hey ca guys, wiring specialties has an interest thread up on nico for those wanting a new harness, sign up and make sure they know there is a market! http://forums.nicoclub.com/ca18det-pre-made-harness-interest-list-t529016.html

Nemo
07-16-2011, 02:36 PM
what other cars that use the same starter as the ca18det or if someone has a part number i can go off of

stinky_180
08-17-2011, 01:21 PM
Does anybody know if the JDM CA18DE engine harness will work on the JDM CA18DET??

DALAZ_68
08-19-2011, 01:49 AM
break out a wiring diagram and let us know...

stinky_180
08-19-2011, 11:01 AM
care to share a ca18de fsm or wiring diagram? i only have one for ca18det

schrackman
12-08-2011, 02:48 PM
Can anyone confirm for me if the stock t25 with an A/R .48 from the ca18det engines utilize a normal t25 flange like its cousin the sr20 turbo? I've seen pictures of the turbine and it looks like it does have a normal t25 flange, but I've been searching for days here and elsewhere and just can't seem to definitively answer this question for myself. I know nothing about Nissan engines (I'm a Miata guy looking for a small t25 turbo), so I'm hoping someone can help me out.

Thanks!

Ray

Ca_Silvia
12-10-2011, 10:16 AM
Stock CA Turbo is definitely a T2 Flange

schrackman
12-10-2011, 11:37 AM
Stock CA Turbo is definitely a T2 Flange

Yes, I discovered this yesterday. But thanks!

Ray

schrackman
12-29-2011, 01:05 AM
I'm searched out for an answer to another question about the stock turbo that came on the ca18det engine: does anyone know or has anyone measured what the inducer/exducer wheel dimensions are for both turbine and compressor? I'd like to compare those dimensions to that of a 2554 or sr20 t25.

Ray

smokescreen240
01-10-2012, 06:21 AM
this may seem like a noob question and maybe i'm in over my head with the Ca.
had a ka for a while, and picked up a ca18det for extremly cheap, good compression, brand new HG and it ran great for a week. a little trouble on start up, cold starts seem to be a common issue as i read so i looked over it.

when i did the motor swap, a brand new starter and batter were used, more CCA's (cold crank amps) and the starter for obvious reasons, after a week, i have gotten no spark and have changed anything that has possibly come to mind. (as listed) 2 CAS, 3 ignitors, 2 ECU's, coilpacks, coilpack harness, and coolant temp. that's all that comes to mind at the moment, and it's early for me, so my mind's not really in it's sharpest form right now.

the harness is being checked again (by krappy on here) just to make sure none of the wires fouled out or burnt out.

besides all that was listed, does anyone know what the problem could be? i'm getting no fire from the coilpacks.

JdmGtDriver
03-17-2012, 03:45 PM
So dohc PS pump and lines for power steering...can't use sohc pump???
Anybody have a ca18det into sohc 90 usdm coupe harness???

omgwtf
03-27-2012, 06:37 PM
KA24E fuel injector o-rings fit the CA18DET

spaten
05-07-2012, 09:34 PM
parts shop max s13 sr20 high mount inner cooler works with t28 bottom mount and s14 sr20 inlet WITH RB26 PINK MAFF with some finagling the only thing im not sure on is not running a bov im testing it as wee speak seems to be OK but has a lot of compressor surge and instant response! ill let you no how it changes my tune next time im on the dyno

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr193/NICKARMACY/nickpics257-Copy.jpg

EastcoastGA240
05-25-2012, 05:20 PM
Okay so this might seem like a noob question, but i do need some help guys..
I just got an automatic 240 s13 hatch and it had a KA in it.. I just recently bought a CA and it came with a harness and I changed the car into a manual..
I left the cars harness in.. I need help with the wiring if anyone can help me? please! If this makes any sense.. :p

Thank you

KeithS13
06-08-2012, 11:37 AM
Okay so this might seem like a noob question, but i do need some help guys..
I just got an automatic 240 s13 hatch and it had a KA in it.. I just recently bought a CA and it came with a harness and I changed the car into a manual..
I left the cars harness in.. I need help with the wiring if anyone can help me? please! If this makes any sense.. :p

Thank you

I have just recently got my ca18det swap done in my 89 s13 coupe and it was also an automatic ka. I made the mistake of selling the ka motor/tranny/ and harness right away. You can use the ka motor mounts and a few other things such as the dash plug. The plug on your ca harness will be brown. you need to solder in the white plug from your ka harness for a plug in installation. Pm me if you have any other questions. :l101:

KeithS13
06-08-2012, 11:46 AM
Hello all. I have recently been buttoning up the last few things on my ca build into my s13 coupe. Just a few pointers that I didnt see were posted in this thread. I have just replaced the head gasket and had a rough time getting my header back on because Im running an s15 bb turbo. The reason being was because im running the stock ka motor mounts and the turbo is super close to the mount. I dont see it affecting anything but I do plan on getting different mounts. If anyone has suggestions on which mounts i should get that would be great! :2f2f:

purplove
06-23-2012, 08:01 PM
Has anyone made any time of bracket to use a ka a/c compressor? single or dual cam.

Also, has anyone ran a water to air set up on their CA? I live in Texas and its getting into the triple digits already and a fmic would be pointless for my daily as it would block my radiator and A/C condensor.

I know this thread is old but I don't want to create a new one and everyone tell me to search, because I have already.

Croustibat
06-24-2012, 03:36 AM
You can use a bigger wing mounted intercooler. The stock one is not enough to cool the charge in winter, so anything will be better.

purplove
06-24-2012, 07:51 AM
I forgot to mention, i have tubbed wheel wells. I was going to go with a high mount from pbm but i would not be able to mount my ac condensor. So back to the question on water to air. Anyone?

xargentum
08-11-2012, 02:59 AM
Hello,

Im going for MegaSquirt, for s13 CA18DET, but i need basic ignition and fuel maps, to get started :) can anyone post screenshot from VEMS,KMS,NIStune or maybe Megasquirt? I need only screenshot with values of ignition and fuel maps :)

flying squirrel
08-15-2012, 10:18 AM
I have been looking at a car with an auto CA18det how hard would it be to swap to a manual transmisson? if anyone has a thread or link that could help so i can further research this before i buy the car.

thanks,

Croustibat
08-15-2012, 11:03 AM
you need a flywheel, clutch, clutch line, clutch pedal, and maybe a remap (i know auto ECUs has special circuitry for kickdown and it may run degraded mode when it does not detect it.

My advice, either stick with the autobox (which is quite good actually) or get a manual S13. It will be cheaper than swapping a manual and hassle free.

flying squirrel
08-15-2012, 12:02 PM
you need a flywheel, clutch, clutch line, clutch pedal, and maybe a remap (i know auto ECUs has special circuitry for kickdown and it may run degraded mode when it does not detect it.

My advice, either stick with the autobox (which is quite good actually) or get a manual S13. It will be cheaper than swapping a manual and hassle free.


Thanks for the info!

DS240sx
10-16-2012, 12:33 AM
So glad that there is still a ca18det forum section!

New to 240sx and ca18dets, what would you guys say are almost *necessary* pre-install maintenance I should do. I bought the engine as a *running* engine, just want this to be a pretty reliable DD, boost will be kept at 10psi on stock turbo.


Also if anyone has a ca18det power steering pump hit me up ASAP. I have cash in hand.

Luvs2slide
10-24-2012, 07:00 AM
Question about running a SRt25g (s13 T25) on the CA18det...

For oil return lines, will I need a SR or CA return line? I've searched and searched but cant seem to find the answer. ALthought the turbo placement is simliar, I'd like to have everything installed first. I have already clocked the compressor housing and tapped the outlet pipe for the wastegate source.

Luvs2slide
11-08-2012, 08:25 AM
^ nvm. Used the CA oil return line and fit like a champ.

HakosukaJustin
05-17-2013, 09:47 PM
This is urgent!!!!

I am driving across canada back to Ottawa and my Silvia has gone kaputs on me.
my battery blew and melted my fusebox and my alternator is toast as well.

Can I use any fusebox from other schassis? I assume I can only rebuild me ca alternator.

Any answers and help would be appreciatted. I am currently stranded in Calgary while i try and source parts. Luckly i have friends in town who took me in.

Cheers

Drift-Freak
05-25-2013, 10:23 PM
what clips can i use from the ka24de harness for the ca18det harness?

obito_uchiha
09-11-2013, 09:22 AM
Hey everyone! I am new to the forum and have searched high and low for some answers on the possible issues with using a lightweight crankshaft pulley on my ca18det. I have seen mixed reviews on the subject of putting the lightweight pulley on. Some say it is bad since the stock is harmonic. I havent read anything saying that once it was own the person had issues but a lot of people have advised against it. If anyone has a solid answer let me know. I greatly appreciate it. :bash:

shogun!
09-11-2013, 09:47 AM
Hey everyone! I am new to the forum. If anyone has a solid answer let me know. I greatly appreciate it. :bash:
...
Don't!

obito_uchiha
09-11-2013, 10:07 AM
That answers that haha. Thank you. Now I have had a hard time finding a good oem crank pulley as well. Any suggestions?

g35gabby
09-11-2013, 10:31 AM
give raw brokerage a ring. They did ATI (IIRC) CA crank pullies back in the day. They also may have an OE one laying around.

obito_uchiha
09-11-2013, 10:35 AM
I'll look into it. I appreciate it.

shogun!
09-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Powerbond dampers (http://www.powerbondparts.com/)

Croustibat
09-11-2013, 02:12 PM
Hey everyone! I am new to the forum and have searched high and low for some answers on the possible issues with using a lightweight crankshaft pulley on my ca18det. I have seen mixed reviews on the subject of putting the lightweight pulley on. Some say it is bad since the stock is harmonic. I havent read anything saying that once it was own the person had issues but a lot of people have advised against it. If anyone has a solid answer let me know. I greatly appreciate it. :bash:

Dont.

I believe 2 companies make a good crank pulley, with harmonic balancer and all. Cant remember the name on top of my head though, 1 is australian. This is going to cost quite some money anyway so i suggest you dont get one, unless your stock pulley is broken.

g35gabby
09-11-2013, 02:15 PM
Dont.

I believe 2 companies make a good crank pulley, with harmonic balancer and all. Cant remember the name on top of my head though, 1 is australian. This is going to cost quite some money anyway so i suggest you dont get one, unless your stock pulley is broken.

ATI i believe is the one, they did a group buy a few years ago through RB on nico. RB makes their own now according to their site, but it is ~$600

obito_uchiha
09-11-2013, 02:33 PM
Yeah my pockets aren't that deep haha. I may call raw brokerage and see if they have an oem one laying around. I think I may have found one. I could go through Nissan motor sports and get my dealer discount but they only stock Sr and rb parts. Can't wait 8 weeks for one from Japan. My stock one is bent so it's no good.

g35gabby
09-11-2013, 02:34 PM
you try Dee (boostboy) on Nico? he always has random OEM crap laying around.

obito_uchiha
09-11-2013, 02:44 PM
No I haven't. I'm not a member on there. I have a guy at need more motor sports in Birmingham doing some hunting for me as well.

obito_uchiha
09-11-2013, 04:32 PM
Found one!! JDM Parts and Racing Accessories direct from Japan: RHDJapan.com (http://www.Rhdjapan.com) has one and a bunch of other stuff. I appreciate the help. Can't wait to get the motor back from the machine shop and put it all back together.

omgwtf
10-12-2013, 05:47 PM
KA24DE clutch and pressure plate work you just have to drill out a hole for the dowel pin and use a 7/16 drill bit to enlarge the mount holes along the outside and it will work fine.

Surffer227
02-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Can someone here help me out, my power steering bracket on my ca is completely striped, dumbass that put it in before me -__- and I keep loosing belts cause the whole pump can flex on the bracket, so is there another bracket/tensioner setup that's useable?

shogun!
02-06-2014, 09:58 PM
You could move the pump to a lower position.
Either make a modified bracket out of the old one or buy/weld a new.
I cut and modified mine to fit it where the AC-pump used to sit.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31/1401580_10202572294973873_1980278029_o.jpg

jdm_rydaa
03-18-2014, 01:59 AM
What is this ? I was thinking for oil pressure gauge. But I want to double check. 68236


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Jonathan76
06-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Does anyone know were i can find a ca18det injector resistor or(dropping resistor), oem or something else that will work?

omgwtf
06-02-2014, 01:41 PM
4g63 dsm resistor should work

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Jonathan76
06-02-2014, 01:42 PM
Thanks do you know were i might be able to find that? @omgwtf

omgwtf
06-10-2014, 08:07 PM
Junkyard? EBay?

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Nategreat923
06-11-2014, 04:12 AM
I used a 1995 honda accord EX one. The engine was the F22 single cam vtec. Should be plenty in a junk yard near you :) I can even run out to my wife's and snag a picture of where it's located for you if need be.

g35gabby
06-11-2014, 07:09 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1g-DSM-90-91-92-93-94-Eclipse-Talon-Laser-Tubo-OEM-Fuel-Injector-Resistor-Box-/261478983535?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ce15ca76f

OR

http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/jwt-dropping-resistor-nissan-240sx-p-12658.html

This is cheap.

scoobthadude
07-31-2014, 03:51 AM
as far as mounts, anything aftermarket? motor and tranny:sadwavey:

Croustibat
07-31-2014, 08:43 AM
Get nismo ones, best you could get. The tranny mount is the same for SR20/CA . Engine ones are not the same, so make sure you get the CA18DET ones or you will end up with a misaligned tranny mount.

Canadian_S13
03-02-2015, 08:39 PM
Hi Everyone,

I am rebuilding my CA engine after blowing the piston rings, I know this is not on many people's lists when doing their rebuilds but seeing as this is a daily driver I want air conditioning. My current AC compressor is K.I.A (Seized bearings I think..) and I am not able to get a new replacement through Nissan Japan. Anyone have a working unit laying around for sale?

I have read that you can use the KA SOHC compressor with the CA pully, clutch and custom bearings... But the threads are so old and there really is not much for proof to go on. Has anyone done this? or how has anyone else fixed their AC issues?

Thanks for you help,

wiring specialties
04-10-2015, 02:11 PM
http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-95312210440221/ws-pre-made-s13-ca18det-into-s13-240sx-engine-trans-harness-combo-19.gif

Let us know if we can assist you with anything.

http://www.wiringspecialties.com/s13ca18det.html

purplove
05-06-2015, 02:00 PM
I have a wiring specialties harness, thought it was going to be 10x better than the old brittle stock harness but ended up finding out a few negative things about it. The knock sensor plug is the wrong size and is missing pin #8. This happens to be the switched ground for the butterfly valves and made the car pretty laggy. Wiring specialties is the only company out there making a replacent harness for the ca18 so I'm not here to bash on them but to let wiring specialties/other enthusiasts know about the issue and hopefully they will make an updated version in the near future.

wiring specialties
05-06-2015, 02:13 PM
I have a wiring specialties harness, thought it was going to be 10x better than the old brittle stock harness but ended up finding out a few negative things about it. The knock sensor plug is the wrong size and is missing pin #8. This happens to be the switched ground for the butterfly valves and made the car pretty laggy. Wiring specialties is the only company out there making a replacent harness for the ca18 so I'm not here to bash on them but to let wiring specialties/other enthusiasts know about the issue and hopefully they will make an updated version in the near future.

Hey, with all of the harnesses we have sold this is the first time we have heard about the knock sensor issue happening. Any chance you can post a photo of it so we can see the issue? or even email it over so we can talk. It seems to be very odd and we would love to take care of it. As for the butterfly valves I am sorry to hear that, feel free to email or call us so we can assist and take care of any issues/problems you might have so you are 100% satisfied

mobr86
06-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Maybe I'm over looking it but I'm not seeing a forsure answer. Will the 88 pulsar throttle position sensor work on the JDM ca18det?

neftaliesquivel0
08-23-2015, 12:51 PM
So my brother and I import cars and I decided to buy an s13 Silvia vert k series. The problem with the car is that the engine is misfiring. I just changed the spark plugs (I used the ngk cooper spark plugs) and I also changed the oil. Before changing the oil after putting in the new spark plugs the car was literally bone dry. The car would stay at about 500rpm but once I changed the oil (I used valvoline premium 10w30) the car stayed around 600-800rpm. It runs a little better now that I gave it a bit of maintenance but I'm still having trouble trying to figure out what is making it stay below 1000rpm. Any suggestions?

Croustibat
08-23-2015, 01:17 PM
Check ECU maintenance codes, it should help. If there still is the HSS, remove it, it is known to cause problems. Clean the idle valve too, and check you don't have vacuum/boost leaks. That last one is easily the cause of 90% of the problems on this engine.

neftaliesquivel0
08-23-2015, 01:56 PM
Thank you so much! I will definitely consider your advice.

purplove
08-23-2015, 02:02 PM
Maybe I'm over looking it but I'm not seeing a forsure answer. Will the 88 pulsar throttle position sensor work on the JDM ca18det?

You need a ka24e tps sensor

purplove
08-23-2015, 02:08 PM
Hey, with all of the harnesses we have sold this is the first time we have heard about the knock sensor issue happening. Any chance you can post a photo of it so we can see the issue? or even email it over so we can talk. It seems to be very odd and we would love to take care of it. As for the butterfly valves I am sorry to hear that, feel free to email or call us so we can assist and take care of any issues/problems you might have so you are 100% satisfied

Thanks for replying. I actually got rid of the knock sensor plug that didn't fit. It was too small for the knock sensor so I chopped the one off of my oem harness and soldered in. I will message you some photos of the pin on the ecu that's missing cus it's a real bummer for anyone trying to run the butterfly valve system like myself.

neftaliesquivel0
08-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Where in the engine is it located? How much will it cost and what does it do?

neftaliesquivel0
08-23-2015, 02:11 PM
Oops I thought he was talking to me lol

codyzsilvia
09-22-2015, 06:24 AM
I have been told a KA24DE alternator with brackets and power steering pump with brackets will bolt right up to CA18DET, can anyone elaborate if this is true or not?
Was given an RB20DET PS pump when I bought the car, it does NOT work with CA18DET, HICAS or not.

naedeloc
09-22-2015, 06:31 AM
I have to stop at my storage unit tonight. I can take a picture of both ka and ca brackets and pumps. If you dont get it figured out by then.

purplove
09-22-2015, 10:40 AM
They will ALMOST bolt right up. Slight modification will be needed, but nothing major.

codyzsilvia
09-22-2015, 11:31 AM
They will ALMOST bolt right up. Slight modification will be needed, but nothing major.


Sweet, I figured as much, thanks a lot. I will be buying a spare CA head and a CA power steering pump this weekend so if the new one shits out on me again, I'll just use the KA pump. Thanks! :2f2f:

humilde_s13
10-19-2015, 07:02 PM
[emoji30] I still got my ca parts no buyers


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cpt_slow
10-20-2015, 06:47 AM
anyone used this before?

https://conceptzperformance.com/Cart/description.php?II=24172

Nismo 30100-RS225 Sports Clutch Kit, Disc Type Coppermix - Nissan 240SX / 180SX / Gazelle S12 / S13 / S14 / S15 CA18DET / SR20DE

wolf904
11-03-2015, 08:23 PM
I do not know if this has already been stated, but q45 ignitors will work on ca18det. You just use one obviously, since they are v8 they essentially are like 2 CA's thrown together lol and have 2 ignitors for each side. Have to use the earlier years, the later years are the sr20 style ignitors. I don't know how many people are still rocking CA in 2015 but figured I'd put this out here.

codyzsilvia
11-04-2015, 05:33 AM
Wow thats good info, thanks. My Silvia came with the CA (1988) so thats what I am rocking for now.

Aesthetics45
11-21-2015, 05:47 AM
Anyone rocking a t28 as well as a partsbymax cobra downpipe with your ca18??

codyzsilvia
02-05-2016, 12:34 PM
Someone on the CA18DET Enthusiasts group on Facebook said that they are using the PBM downpipe with a T28 on their CA and they said no problem. I will possibly be ordering one myself if the current screamer and downpipe I have now won't work.

purplove
02-05-2016, 04:46 PM
First off, I'd like to say that I had no clue there was a ca18 dedicated fb page lol. Second, I highly doubt it'll fit right. It all comes down to which manifold your using. I'm running the ssac manifold and it lowers the position of the turbo quite a bit. What I ended up doing, and what I recommend anyone trying to run a similar setup to do is to simply cut off the 3 bolt flange on both the down pipe and elbow and switch to a v band. I'm using a ISR 3" elbow and a Trust/Greddy down pipe. I cut a little over an inch off of the downpipe before welding on the v-band flange. Then I added a flex section on the downpipe to allow for a little movement. My downpipe is even with the frame rail and is not in a stressed position. With the stock manifold I had issues with my downpipe hitting the frame rail, the v-band would work great for this to cus you could loosen the nut and twist the downpipe to the position that works for you. If anyone needs pics I can provide them upon request, happy CA tuning :2f2f:

codyzsilvia
02-17-2016, 12:36 PM
Anyone here run into issues with a T28 touching the bottom of the factory manifold? I haven't clocked it yet but it appears to me that it will still touch even when I clock it.

blankman1991
08-18-2016, 06:23 PM
hey I'm trying to see if AC can be hooked up in a CA swapped s13. I'm sure it can be done but does anyone know what compressor I can use along with belt and lines?

codyzsilvia
10-10-2017, 12:03 PM
hey I'm trying to see if AC can be hooked up in a CA swapped s13. I'm sure it can be done but does anyone know what compressor I can use along with belt and lines?

Super late on this, but I have been told SR20 AC compressor is same as CA18 (highly doubt it.) You can use usdm 240sx lines. If car is rhd then obviously will need rhd condenser, lines, etc.