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Well I had to sell my 93 Dodge Dakota today :( but I picked up a new project car today a its a red 1987 Nissan 200sx I'm so excited about it I have wanted that car for so long. Its a 2.0L 4cyl with a 5 speed and its rear wheel drive has a sunroof. Its in good shape for the year I will post pics tomarow.
 

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Nice! I love s12's! They are awesome. Can't wait to see pics. Is it a v6?
 

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Its not the v6 :( but I gotta check in the morning I can't remember what the guy said it was but the motor isn't marked that I saw. But I will check and report back in the morning with pics :)
 

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right now clean it up get it running at 100% and relearn stick lol then one day build the motor up/v6 swap and work on handling
 

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Heres some pics from my phone






Kinda hard to read but only 97k on the odo

 

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Very cool man, it also resembles my dad's Subaru XT a lil.


Keep us posted on the build. :thumb2:
 

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right now clean it up get it running at 100% and relearn stick lol then one day build the motor up/v6 swap and work on handling
I love a good project:biggrinjester:imo go with sr20det swap instead of v6, especially if handling is important. Is it 1.8 or 2.0 currently? Wow it's in pretty decent shape!
 

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that's pretty nice! I like the hatchbacks myself. That looks like a CA20E engine. It's a 4 cylinder with 8 spark plugs.

This is a pic of a nice hatchback I seen online
 

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Yep I-4 with 8 plugs still ain't found or for sure what it is lol went digging a bit through the car today found the original spare tire jack and tool kit are on it in good shape and its got the original owners manual.
 

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I told you what it was. It's a CA20E. Common swap is a KA24e or KA24DE.
 

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Oh...



Lol my bad so what's that a 2.0? I'm not really that familiar with these motors thats what I thought it was.
 

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Yes. Nissan uses the first two letters for the engine family. So in your case it's the CA engines. Then next is numbers which refers to displacement in liters. Your's is 20 so that means 2.0. Finally there are a series of letters. You have just the letter E which means single overhead cam.

CA20E

so it makes sense here is the breakdown on the versa. MR18DE means MR family, 1.8 liter, dual overhead cam.
 

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I knew the versa engine well the mr18 part didn't know the last part of the code though.
 
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