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  • 1990 240SX SR20det

    I bought my car in Calgary AB in the May of 2010. Bone-stock KA24E with only 140,000km on it, lady driven and garaged all winter. There was absolutely no rust on this thing, I got under it before I bought it and was amazed at the lack of any rot whatsoever. Paid $3800 and drove her the 14 hours home. All summer she drove like a dream, no issues whatsoever. In September I went back to University and figured I'd get some little things dealt with (burnt out DTRL and a coolant flush) at the shop, as the dormitories don't look to kindly at students doing coolant flushes and oil changes in their parking lot.

    After the shop does the coolant flush...well..Long story short, I have a warped head, blown head gasket, and had been driving with coolant in my oil. Instead of rebuilding the KA24 and turboing it like I had planned, I went for the SR20. Spent the rest of September and early October researching and buying parts for the swap, then started the swap on Thanksgiving weekend. I go to school 5 hours away from my uncle's shop where I did all the work, so I could only work on my holidays.

    It's like Christmas, but at Canadian Thanksgiving

    The early beginning of getting the KA out

    Thee old beast

    The 2nd happiest day of my life

    My cousins that helped me maneuver the engine out

    Let the real work begin


    There really isn't any pictures of the action that went on between the KA removal and the SR being put in. This is mainly because we were working in a tin shop without heat and it was -30 outside. We're not in toques, mittens, and winter jackets because we're Canadian, it's because it was friggen cold in there.

    I returned home from school and a short vacation (Chi vs. Van Game 7: just a few feet from Burrows when he scored, Coheed SSTB tour in Seattle) to make some money at my day job and then finish the swap with any spare time I had.

    My BOV goes PSSSH





    The road in the background is my favourite to drive at home. It's an old highway that is a dead end with no houses.









    JDM TYTE YO! Tach

    The view from my uncle's shop's bay door


    All the work on the swap was done by my father and myself with the help of my cousins, my uncles shop/tools and Zilvia/NicoClub/MCM

    SR20det (light refresh: water pump, sparkplugs)
    Mizu Radiator, Fans, Hoses
    Exhaust 3inch turbo to Resonator, 2-2.5 from Resonator to tip
    Greddy copy FMIC kit
    HKS SSQV Type III BOV

    Otherwise, it's stock.
    Last edited by ZenkiSR; 01-10-2011, 08:26 PM.
    1990 240SX HB SR20DET - http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...-240SX-SR20det - SOLD
    1995 Subaru WRX - http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...995-Subaru-WRX
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    nice car man, i think the light green actually looks good
    The awkward moment when you double Kw of your car by painting the brake callipers red.

    My cars: 1964 EH holden sedan (currently under restoration) and my 1979 chrysler lancer

    It may only be 100 HP, but it goes to the correct wheels!

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    • #3
      MAAAAAAAAAAD car dude! It's funny coz it looks so stock. But is so isn't!!!
      My mind chooses the Magna but my heart chooses the Skyline

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      • #4
        Nice car dude. I love the pig nosed 240sx's. that sr20 is verrrry clean. it does need some new rims though
        Current Car:1995 Honda Accord C27A4 V6
        Dream Cars:
        Nissan S13 KA24DE(JDM!!)
        2nd Gen Cheverolet Camaro "Split-Bumper" With a DZ 302 Motor
        02-05 Honda Civic EP3 Hatch Type R

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The EH Holden guy View Post
          nice car man, i think the light green actually looks good
          Thanks man, it took me forever to warm up to the light green, but I like it now. I still get a lot of crap from people for it though.
          Originally posted by Radz View Post
          MAAAAAAAAAAD car dude! It's funny coz it looks so stock. But is so isn't!!!
          Thanks man, keeping it stock looking was part of the plan. Only real exterior mods that are in the works are Type X spoiler and skirt, wheels, and drop.
          Originally posted by ImprezzaImpressa9919 View Post
          Nice car dude. I love the pig nosed 240sx's. that sr20 is verrrry clean. it does need some new rims though
          Thanks man, The pignose is my favourite S13. New wheels and a full PoweredByMax suspension treatment is in the works for the summer.
          1990 240SX HB SR20DET - http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...-240SX-SR20det - SOLD
          1995 Subaru WRX - http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...995-Subaru-WRX
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          • #6
            That view is freaking amazing!
            My Daily: 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage - First car - Green P Plater

            http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...f-HQ-images%29

            Originally posted by RBenthusiast
            If you don't have to look at it when you walk away, you bought the wrong car.

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