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  1. Hey everyone. I need help, tips and pointers from people who have done this before or know information on it. So I don't want people saying "go rb20 it's easy" or asking how much power I want. I'm just getting it together and running standard not going massive power now. I have a r32 skyline rolling shell and putting a series 2 rb25det into it. I have gearbox n the custom mounts to fit the 32, the motor and other bits and pieces. 1st, question would be, is a rb20det radiator the same as a rb25det? If not will a rb25det radiator fit in the standard brackets in the r32? 2nd, the loom and ecu I still need to buy but want to know will it all plug and go or do I need to customize the loom to fit the r32 and if so is it a small easy job or do I need it professionally done? Does someone have a step by step instructions for it? 3rd, when I got the car it came with the exhaust from the cat back but no cat, the bolt pattern is 3 bolts and seems to be 4", now I have looked up r32 and r33 cars and they are 2 bolt does anyone have a idea what the 3 bolt goes to? 4th, can someone tag the how to thread for installing a forward facing plenum on a rb25, I have been searching and can't find it. Thanks everyone in advance, I'm sure I'll have more and more questions but a lot of help would be great thanks Mark
  2. Rb25det into R32

    That's for the help, sorry for getting back late been busy. Well the exhaust doesn't bother me now since I'm getting a turbo back exhaust for it now. I have given up on the forward plenum, was mostly wanting to do it to clean up the engine and because I'm running a intercooler that's one pipe in each side, but just goin standard. I know the r33 and r32 run different plugs to the gearbox but they are the same in mine. Also I know people have had trouble with rb25 gearbox in a r32 because the drive shaft between gearbox and diff are different lengths from r33 and r32, what's the best way around this? I've been told r32 drive shaft and a r33 yoke.
  3. Hey guys I want to increase the power of my ca18de in my s13, I know I can put a turbo on but can't because of p plates and when I'm off my p plates ill have a sr20det to go in. Does anyone have a list of upgrades to get more power and ideas for better cooling and so on. Thanks
  4. Hey all, I have decided to convert my ca18de s13 into a sr20det. How I'm hunting down a ecu wiring loom and bits and pieces but what I really want to know is do I need to get a sr gearbox or will my ca box fit on to the sr? Also will I need to replace the engine cross member with one from a sr20 s13 or just replace the engine mounts?
  5. Sr20det build.

    Hahaha how so you get that from?
  6. More power out of a CA18DE

    Haha holly shit, didn't think I would get this much feedback haha. All good points there, I'm off my p's in June next year and just wanted to have some fun in it now untill the sr20det is dropped in. Wasn't looking at spending alot to get nothing or believing I would make any horsepower haha. I do have a little cooling issue but waiting on the motor so I can put a nice sr radiator in. Don't want to do cams and stuff and already got a nice exhaust on it. I think ill just leave it how it sits and wait and save to deck out the sr. Cheers
  7. Sr20det build.

    Hahha cutie pie? Look who's talking Yeah thought I would need all that. Cheers
  8. sr20de air box cover

    Standard filter is alot better then a pod. Plus the filter is the same as any vs commo. A ryco a360 which K and N do one for only $100 and last for ages.
  9. Hey guys and girls. I have a s13 ca18de and am buying a ca18det. Now I know I can go a sr20det but I'm sticking with the ca. I am buying the DET but the crankshaft is crap and needs replacing, now I have a ca18de that's done just over 100k Kms and was wondering if I can put the head off the DET onto the non turbo block? I have checked and the crankshafts are the same and head gaskets and all that and so far all I can see is that the DET has oil squirters in the block. Has anybody got Anymore information on this and if it would have better compression or would it be worse? I am getting all the parts I need from a friend who has built these motor alot and has heaps of parts for me.
  10. Ca18det build

    Thanks for that dan. I'm the stuff I'm getting has another crankshaft in it aswell. Ill have to just do some more research and figure it all out Cheers
  11. Ca18det build

    Oh ok I thought it mite of been worn bits on the crank and getting it shimmed just cleans that up. Oh well haha Ill have to do some pricing and ask someone who can do it
  12. Ca18det build

    The crank shaft on the DET needs to be shimmed. Why is that and what would happen if I didn't get it shimmed and just left it?
  13. Ca18det build

    I spose that's true, there is a guy who does the heads just down the road from me. Thanks for all your advice. I think ill just get the DET motor and build it and refresh it proper
  14. Ca18det build

    I am going to get a full gasket set which I can get thru work at $180 at discount and going to replace it all, and I can get the crankshaft seals and bearings as well thru my work for a cheap price (not cheap product but because I get team member discount) I'm not sure about doing the piston rings or playing around with pulling out cams and doing valve seats and stuff like that because I haven't done any work on it at all.
  15. Ca18det build

    Sorry I'm buying a ca18det that needs the crankshaft shimmed and its all standard. My mate who has built ca's is giving me a shit load of stuff for $200, gearbox and turbos and everything like that. And I was going to build the ca and clean it up replace gaskets and everything so I know it's a good motor and reliable and just want to make a bit more hp then stock. I have a year till I'm on my opens and want to build it so its tough but not spastic crazy haha
  16. Ca18det build

    Thanks man or the advice. Ill check out your posts. I am getting alot of DET stuff from a mate who has built them. Getting 2 turbos intakes and exhausts pistons and cams a chipped ecu a head a crankshaft and alot of stuff like that. So got to wait and see if the crank shaft is any good and mite put it into the DET motor I'm getting and build it up.
  17. Ca18det build

    Thanks man. So why's it a good idea to our te non turbo intake cam into the DET head? Better cam?
  18. Ca18det build

    I'm thinking of just putting a a new crank in it but ill have to make sure everything is lined up for timing if you know what I mean, and that would be a pain in the ass. I'm not after to make a shit load of HP, I'm after something around 200hp at most at the moment
  19. sr20de air box cover

    Either way is good. KandN panel filter or a closed in pod filter with the pipe down to the front bar.
  20. sr20de air box cover

    In my s13 ca18 under neath my air box is a hole that goes down in front of my passenger front wheel, what you can do is make your air box for the pod and close it all off except that hole and just run a pipe down to your front bar, this way fresh air is forced into the pod filter box, giving you cold air instead of hot air from the engine bay. You can also just use a kandN filter to replace your stock filter and do the trick with the pipe also
  21. Ca18det build

    Crank girdle? I would be using the ca18de block with their pistons and that and just putting the ca18det head into the non turbo block. I would need to tap in for the oil lines or if there is a better way. Any ideas or advice or best ways to do stuff please leave a comment. Thans
  22. Hey guys. I'm wiring up a few gauges onto my s13 ca18de, At the moment it's just water temp and oil pressure, I was wondering if I can just splice them into the original senders on the motor? Not to worried about looks cause in a year a new motor will be going in and gauges will to installed properly. Does anyone know where the coolant temp sender is and which wires to splice into and also with the oil pressure sender? Cheers mark
  23. Gauge wiring ca18de

    Awesome thanks that.
  24. Gauge wiring ca18de

    Haha sorry for that f,ed up message. I used a adaptor in my radiator hose for water temp gauge and I ment I would need a adaptor for the oil pressure sender on the motor, like a brass T piece so I can leave the normal sender that goes to the ECU and then put the sender in for my gauge I have set up.
  25. Gauge wiring ca18de

    Thoughts so, I'm going to need a adaptor and run 2 switches. Because I'm guessing the only coolant temp in on the motor not radiator