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Author Topic: Help, CA18DE block with ET head  (Read 1790 times)

Offline Krisbo

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Help, CA18DE block with ET head
« on: 03:47:25 AM / 12-Oct-05 »
Can I bolt the CA18ET head onto a CA18DE block without any difficulty?
I have an 88 nissan exa (i think they are a pulsar nx in USA) with a ca18de in it but I blew a head gasket and warped the head.
Can I bolt the et head and turbo onto my DE?
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Kris

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Offline Joel07

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Help, CA18DE block with ET head
« Reply #1 on: 08:13:26 AM / 12-Oct-05 »
Yes, there\'s a thread about it somewhere, the head studs are larger and there\'s a few other things that I can\'t remember.

But, why would you want to go backwards?  Just get a turbo manifold for your DE and turbo it that way!  The DE head flows worlds better than the E head.  If you\'re not already there, go to [url]http://www.nissanexa.com[/a] .

Offline Krisbo

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« Reply #2 on: 10:07:49 AM / 12-Oct-05 »
Searched for ages but couldn\'t find it. The DE head is warped to the max from when I blew a head gasket. I have a CA18ET engine that I was going to get put in but my mech is a pain in the arse.
Yeah I\'m on nissanexa.com but nobody there really knows much about CA18ET engines.

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Help, CA18DE block with ET head
« Reply #3 on: 10:11:14 AM / 12-Oct-05 »
Well, I\'d still personally rather turbo the DE.  Guess it would be a good cheap way to do it.  I think you still might have problems with clearance for the exhaust manifold and turbo since it was designed for a RWD application.  Intake manifold should be good since it shoots over the valve cover, just like the stock DE intake.  Good luck...

Offline Krisbo

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« Reply #4 on: 05:45:48 PM / 12-Oct-05 »
Nope, my CA18ET is FWD engine

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Help, CA18DE block with ET head
« Reply #5 on: 06:11:21 PM / 12-Oct-05 »
There was a thread going the other way, someone was trying to put a DET head on a ET block and it could in the old forum too.
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Help, CA18DE block with ET head
« Reply #6 on: 02:58:46 AM / 13-Oct-05 »
A rwd ca18de/det head will bolt straight on to your fwd ca18de. Go to [url]www.nissansilvia.com[/a]. There are plenty of dead ca18de/det\'s around with stuffed bottom ends, but good heads.
You\'d be mad to go backwards. No offence to ca18et guys on here, but the de/det is a zillion times better.

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« Reply #7 on: 08:36:58 AM / 13-Oct-05 »
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You\'d be mad to go backwards. No offence to ca18et guys on here, but the de/det is a zillion times better.


None taken, I agree 100%...

Offline TE27Levin

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« Reply #8 on: 09:46:33 AM / 13-Oct-05 »
Why in the hell would you do that? That is completley ass backwards.
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Oh yeah, I have been rocking this for a while now. It aint so bad.

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Help, CA18DE block with ET head
« Reply #9 on: 04:06:31 PM / 13-Oct-05 »
well if you dont plan on making hords of power later down the road then the et head would work just fine.. you\'ll actually get a bit more of low end torque...... but if you can get a replacment head for cheap id just do that
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