The Search for Horsepower
1992 Nissan 200SX rs13
car was bought
on the first of March 2005 near Berlin. The engine
was damaged but the chassis was in good condition and had only 133.000
km on the odometer. The fact that the engine was broke didn't matter,
because i already had an engine i wanted to rebuild. The image right
top shows my first shot of my Nissan 200SX.
engine i already had was taken from my
old '89 200SX which was in a
very good condition. But because i was unsatisfied with the stock power
of the CA18DET i decided to rebuild the engine with a Tomei Piston Kit,
that raises the displacement up to 1852 ccm, in order to gain more
power on lower RPMs. That's why i named it "Project CA19DET".
the following weeks i've ordered lots of parts from countrys all over
the world. Malaysia, USA, Japan, China, Australia...and so on. 3 months
later most of the parts that i needed to rebuild the engine arrived.
The Project was ready to start.
In Summer 2005 we started
building the engine. First we unmounted all parts, so i could work on
them all separately. Although the engine ran fine, a few parts as the
crank, the cylinder sleeves, the conrods and main bearings were in a bad condition.
The bottom end itself was in a good condition so i could
send it to the engine specialist BUCHNER in Rosenheim to bore the
sleeves for the Tomei Piston Kit.
As you can see in the
the right side the head was already ported, but not perfect. So i
decided to port it further by myself. After 2 weeks i was finished.
The original rods were
polished and balanced to the same weight. Before this work,
the stock rods had up to 6 grams difference between each other!!! Now
all four, weigh excatly 650 gram. Further i modified
the fuel rail, to fit the goodrich lines on it.
clean the engine and head
More pictures from the engine rebuild:
thread turning into the
- engine block finished and
About the colour i can
it took me long to find the colour that i wanted. But i think pictures
say more than words. ;-)
Here more pictures from the head:
from the top
- from left
- detailed color shoot
There it is, my new
Turbocharger. The Garrett GT28-R is designed for up to 280-300hp and is
ball beared which helps turbo spoolup. The only thing i had to change
was the factory Garret wastegate, that was too soft to support boost
pressures over 1bar, so i've ordered and installed a HKS one. All oil-
and waterlines were replaced with Goodrich lines.
few Garrett T28R
As next the XS Power Intercooler was to mount. The mounting on the top
and bottom to the chassis I had made byself with metal sheets. For the
pipework I had used Samco Hoses
and few 50mm and 60mm aluminium pipes.
The battery I removed from the front to the back
of the car, because he
was in the way of the only alternativ right choice. How you can see in
the pictures below, after drilling the hole for the piping, I install a
edge protective strip.