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Okay everyone lay of Poida he was only trying to help. :D

Looks like ill be taking it.

This is the last I got from the seller

He lost boost and started blowing pure white smoke and teh intercooler and inlet pipes where full of oil but there was no oil in the catch can.

Apparently if there was oil in the catch can that is a good sign the motor is okay.
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That sounds like it was just a turbo seal failure. If the seal goes you loose pressure as well as oil getting dumped into the intake. As long as it didn't run low on oil being driven home. Few kilometers should be ok.

I once got a gut load of white smoke while cruising along the Hume freeway just north of Euroa behind an interstate coach. Absolutely let loose. Lost power and pulled over straight away. I checked he was ok and gave the driver a lift to the next main town to ring for a backup. It was just before mobiles were everyday common things. He threw me a $50 for that. Pretty cool.
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He sound pretty legit.

Obviously he has said there is no gaurentees but I suppose thats the luck of the draw.

Looks like he wants to get rid of it as they have upgraded.
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As for the pistons in the CA18DE and SR20DE (locally produced engines)
what cars where the ca18de and sr20de released in, in australia. the sr20 was in sss pulsars but where the motors produced locally? pintaras had ca20e but they different to ca18s.
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SR20DE was used in the NX coupe, Pulsar N14, Pulsar N15 and Serena.
CA18DE was used in EXA KN13.

The engines were possibly shiped in as units, not actually built here on assembly lines but I can't tell for sure, I never worked at Nissan. Much of the Nissan product was made from CKD components. I used to drive past the Nissan plant at Centre Rd, Springvale every day. Saw lots of big wooden boxes stacked there as well as going in and out of the factory grounds.
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ahh of course the dirty exa. i thought it was released in something but couldnt think.
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Lets not forget the mighty S15 Silvia! Hey crumz? SR20DET standard, australian delivered model.
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Can anyone recommend a place to take the turbo to in sydney?

And how much to reseal it etc roughly?
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Gemi Coupe wrote:Lets not forget the mighty S15 Silvia! Hey crumz? SR20DET standard, australian delivered model.
Damn straight. But that wasn't until around '99.

And I wasn't saying before that SR pistons will fit CA's, I somewhat doubt it, Just saying that you can get SR forgies f*#cking easy, import or not, and the CA having a similar following should be just as easy.
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you can get SR forgies f*#cking easy ... SNIPO ... the CA having a similar following should be just as easy

If only that reasoning were always the way in the automotive game because unfotunately you can't always bet on it being that way.

If someone has definately researched it and know for sure they are easy to come by then that's great. It means there must be a chain of supply rolling into the country not only for the engines but for parts as well. It's definately not the norm and in some cases, just getting parts for factory distributed cars can mean a wait for an overseas delivery. That is especially true for cars that are only assembled here from imported parts.

Some cars, you can only get replacement parts from the actual company themselves. Not all cars have an after market source of parts available. lets look at gaskets for example... get me an 1990 Audi head gasket, a 110 Landrover diesel inlet manifold gasket, a 1988 Mercedes Benz water pump gasket, a 1978 BMW VRS set... all available from the distributor network only. No aftermarket supply.

Diesel engines are even worse when it comes to parts supply.
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I am getting the motor tomorrow.

Do you reckon its worth while me taking it apart or do you think I should take it to a specialist to have the turbo rebuilt?

I am pretty good with this so don't mind pulling it apart but I have never worked on a turbo myself.

Any ideas appreciated.
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Crumz wrote:
Gemi Coupe wrote:Lets not forget the mighty S15 Silvia! Hey crumz? SR20DET standard, australian delivered model.
Damn straight. But that wasn't until around '99.
Let's not forget the S14 200SX either sold here from 1994 with SR20DET.
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sniper007 wrote:I am getting the motor tomorrow.

Do you reckon its worth while me taking it apart or do you think I should take it to a specialist to have the turbo rebuilt?

I am pretty good with this so don't mind pulling it apart but I have never worked on a turbo myself.

Any ideas appreciated.
definately take the turbo to a specialist, if the shaft isn't balanced properly, it'll fly apart.
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How much do you reckon it will cost to have it rebuilt?
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price will be dependant on application, ring a few places and look for the best price.
You will get a warranty and all new seals, and a turbo built like new to manufacurers specs or better. its worth it in the long run.
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