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Old 03-07-2021, 11:55 AM   #1
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Looking for any plug and play engine swap ideas for a 1995 Nissan D21 with the 2.4L/5spd combo.

Want to retain the stick and AC, and I'm not looking to get into a wiring nightmare. Any input or ideas are welcomed.
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Old 03-07-2021, 12:50 PM   #2
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A great engine, except for the timing chain guide: KA24E :-)


What's wrong with yours?
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None that I know of except another KA24.
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A great engine, except for the timing chain guide: KA24E :-)


What's wrong with yours?
Mine is losing coolant into the oil. Head was checked and resurfaced, changed the head gasket, intake gasket, ect.. about to pull it apart again and try another head gasket and intake gasket just to be sure the leak is in the block.
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Probably timing chain worn into a water jacket.




You can always look into a JDM engine. Pull yours, drop the JDM in.
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Probably timing chain worn into a water jacket.




You can always look into a JDM engine. Pull yours, drop the JDM in.
Should I be able to see that if I pull the timing cover off?
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:13 PM   #7
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You might be able to see it just by taking the valve cover off. The coolant passage from the water pump to the block will be on the left side, and that'll be where the chain has rubbed through if that's the problem.

EDIT: One thing to consider about going the JDM route. Not all KA blocks are the same. The D21 KA engines were actually made in Mexico while the 240SX block was made in Japan.

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Old 03-07-2021, 11:37 PM   #8
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a little while back someone did a KA24DE into a 24E/5spd triuck with seemingly no problems. Im not sure if that was because he was a later model truck w/OBD2 and so was the donor motor.
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I was thinking like a NA SR20DE or a VG30E.
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an NA sr20 is so boring. even an SR20DET is pretty boring unless it has a turbo the size of a basketball on it.



vg30. meh. if youre willing to deal with the wiring involved in that you might as well just get something better like a VG33 with a blower and just slap it in.



is this a 2wd truck?
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